We’re going to show you how to get rid of blackheads fast, along with a skincare routine for men to prevent blackheads from forming. Because, like women, men also desire smooth and perfect skin.
The ones who disagree, are not willing to accept it. Men who have blackheads on their skin, will not have radiant skin. And depending on the severity of how many blackheads one has, they might not be able to leave good impression on people they meet.
Did you know that men are 15% more likely to have oily skin, when compared to women? And blackheads are more common for people with oily skin vs normal/dry skin.
But most men are uncomfortable discussing how to get rid of blackheads, because they are shy, or might see it as a threat to their macho-ism and manliness. But we’re glad you sucked it up today, and searched for a solution to your blackheads problem.
Blackheads may affect different parts of the body but they are more common on the face and no guy who is keen to have a good, radiant skin would like to walk around with them.
It is very common to have blackheads on chin, nose, ears and cheeks.
- How to Get Rid of Blackheads Fast?
- 1. Use Facial Scrubs to Exfoliate the Skin
- 2. Start Using a Face wash Religiously
- 3. Using Baking Soda to Get Rid of Blackheads Overnight
- 4. Mud Mask or Clay Mask to Get Blackheads Out Fast
- 5. Steam Your Face Up to Open Clogged Pores
- 6. Using Lemon Juice to Unclog the Pores of Your Skin
What are blackheads?
They are a form of acne caused when dead cells mix with oil on open pores. They oxidize on the skin’s surface, block the pores, and turn black (instead of just turning into a pimple).
How to Get Rid of Blackheads Fast – The Don’ts
Not knowing how to control your blackheads situation can be a nightmare. But if you think that scratching or squeezing is an easy way to get rid of blackheads fast. Don’t even think about it.
This is a strict NO.
You should never squeeze or scratch blackheads, because this might damage your skin. No one would want that.
Instead, you should follow one or more of the below methods to get rid of blackheads fast, and prevent them from forming.
How to Get Rid of Blackheads Fast?
1. Use Facial Scrubs to Exfoliate the Skin
Speaking from personal experience, start using a facial scrub. Using facial scrubs every 2 to 3 days can help you get rid of blackheads fast. Exfoliating your skin is the best way to cleanse your skin off dead skin cells, and it might also help you to get rid of blackheads overnight (in some cases).
Just be careful not to rub your skin very rigorously, as it might leave your skin red for a few hours. You can get a men’s facial scrub off the shelf, or you can look for a medicated one at one of the pharmacies.
You can also make a home made scrub by mixing sugar with coconut oil, and gently applying it on blackheads in circular motion for a couple of minutes. Rinse it with water then moisturize.
2. Start Using a Face wash Religiously
Washing your face requires more attention than any other part of the body. Most guys get very physical during the day and partake activities that expose the face to a lot of dirt. That mixes wit sweat and the oils from your skin to block your pores.
Make sure you start washing your face at least 2 to 3 times a day: once when you wake up, middle of the day, and before going to bed.
If you’re really curious to get rid of blackheads quickly, you should start using a good men’s face wash, with benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide will help you to remove all the oil and dirt that forms on your skin pores, hence enabling you to get blackheads out over the next few days.
3. Using Baking Soda to Get Rid of Blackheads Overnight
Baking soda is like the universal ingredient of all natural remedies. It is cheap and easily accessible in almost every home. It is a great ingredient to balance the pH level of your skin.
Its particles also come in handy in getting rid of any oil that is clogging your pores.
Mix a small quantity of baking soda (since excessive usage can be abrasive) with water till it forms a thick paste.
Softly apply the mixture on the blackheads in circles for a few minutes. Wash off the mixture then moisturize.
Hopefully, you’ll have a much clearer skin when you wake up the next day. Try it for a few days.
4. Mud Mask or Clay Mask to Get Blackheads Out Fast
Clay mask contains compounds that remove dead cells from the skin and get rid of oil. This is a widely adopted natural remedy, to get rid of blackheads. It works by removing the oil that clogs your skin.
To apply, mix clay with water to form a paste. Gently apply it on your face and leave it in for a few minutes. Don’t let it dry too much, or you’ll look like a stone man.
Wash the mask off with water. It might take some effort to get the hardened clay off your skin. Then, make sure you moisturize the skin, because the clay mask leaves the skin super dry.
5. Steam Your Face Up to Open Clogged Pores
If you can’t step in a sauna or a steam bath you can boil some water in a pot and move it off the stove and into a heat resistant container in a wash basin. Then, cautiously move your face on top of the rising steam (don’t burn yourself), and use a towel to cover your head.
The idea is to let the rising steam hit your face, as it will help open the pores on your skin. The steam will also soften the dry skin on your face, and you’re face will start to sweat. You won’t be able to tell the difference between your sweat and the steam turning into water on your face though.
The sweat washes off the dirt and dead cells. Steam also melts oil from the skin hence preventing it from clogging the pores. All you need is hot steamy water in a basin.
Hold on for as long as you can, and then wash your face with cold water. Don’t forget to moisturize as always.
6. Using Lemon Juice to Unclog the Pores of Your Skin
Using lemon is another home remedy to get rid of blackheads. This is because it has two very essential elements: vitamin C which helps in the production of collagen essential in keeping the skin healthy, and citric acid which clears the dead skin clogging your pores.
Apply squeezed lemon juice on the blackheads, leave it for sometime then wash it off. Make sure to moisturize your skin.
Importance of Why Men Should Moisturize Their Skin
Most men do not apply any cream or lotion on their skin after washing their face or taking a shower. If you have noticed, we’ve asked you to moisturize your face after every treatment for blackheads.
The bad news is that not being able to moisturize your own skin is the root of all your skin problems.
Leaving the skin dry, lets the pores on your skin open up. Hence the oil produced by your skin, clogs up in those pores.
You should invest in moisturizers which are oil free to reduce oil clogs. Also test on a small patch of your skin with the product that you are planning to use, for allergies, reactions or breakouts, as blackheads cause the skin to be extra sensitive.
If you want to prevent any pesky skin problems, you need to start moisturizing your skin. Make it part of your daily routine.
With all of the above remedies, one or two of them should definitely work for you. If symptoms persist, or you are allergic to any of the above remedies, seek a dermatologist’s advice before you try them.