A blackhead can ruin a beautiful face. Imagine you are getting ready for a date, you have got the right dress on, you are having the perfect hair day, you take a look at yourself in the mirror, and there it is, staring back at you through the mirror, four-five black heads on your nose. It can really be a big letdown. Yes,
is very important. But let us first take a look at what blackheads are and how they get formed.
Sometimes the sebum gland produces excess oil and the toxins in the blood and lymph can also become accumulated over time. The coming together of the oil and the toxins is bad news as this lethal combination can block the skin pores. And this is what leads to the blackheads, whiteheads and acne.
Ways to Blackhead Removal:
There are various ways that can help you remove these blackheads. Antibiotics, oral medications etc. are prescribed as blackhead removal treatments. The antibiotics help get rid of the bacteria that are believed to be the underlying cause of blackheads. The oral medications help in achieving the right hormonal balance as excess hormones is also believed to lead to blackheads.
Then there are gels that help to keep the skin pores clean and prevent these blackheads from appearing. But unfortunately these gels also have some side effects, presumably skin irritation, itching sensation, dry skin and also sickness. And also keep in mind that if you are taking birth control pills, then the gel won't be that effective. Anti-Androgen products help reduce the sebum or the natural oil production thus reducing blackheads. Retinoids and Salicylic Acid help in clearing the skin pores by eliminating dead cells making your skin more clear. You can also use a mask of coriander leaves juice and leave it overnight. There are also various home solutions like curd, honey, lemon juice etc that are effective blackhead removal remedies.
Home Remedies for Blackhead Removal:
You may also want to try out home remedies such as the bentonite/vinegar mask. You can make this mask by combining Apple Cider Vinegar and Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay. The natural mask has been used for centuries and many believe that it gives good results. The bentonite/vinegar mask can suck away any toxin that may be present within the body much like a sponge.
But the problem with these blackhead removal treatments is that they mainly try to eradicate the symptoms of the condition and do not go deep within the body to try and identify what the real causes of these blackheads are. And so while it may seem that the symptoms are gone, in most cases, they make a comeback (because the root causes remain within the body). Also consider the fact that the causes of acne may be many such as a high level of toxins in the body and overproduction from the sebum gland and when the real causes in a person are not identified, the treatment remains just on the surface. And so a solution is needed that can find out all these contributing factors and then treat the body as a whole to solve all these issues. That solution seems to be in the holistic approach.
The holistic approach emphasizes on a healthy lifestyle encompassing of the right diet, healthy mind set, cleansing and detoxifying your body of toxins and achieving the right hormonal balance. The holistic approach also treats the body as a whole and so can go to the root causes of the blackheads and treat the condition effectively. After opting for the holistic approach you will not only be able to cure and prevent the recurrence of blackheads, you'll also be able to achieve a healthier and clear, blemish free skin.