If you thought those over-staying friends from teenage can be removed, forgiven and forgotten, you’re wrong. Those irksome blackheads are tough brutes, excessively common and need to be dissolved and not just removed to get a clear skin.
Getting rid of blackheads for good requires the right products, a regular skin-care regimen and sometimes, the most effective tricks. Hydrogen peroxide or H2O2 is an antiseptic with the potential to prevent future breakouts.
But, before starting with the treatment, we should understand what blackheads really are.
A blackhead is a pore that is blocked with a mixture of dead skin cells, oil and Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) - a bacteria that flourishes on the protein and oil present in your pores and causes breakouts. A blackhead is an open comedo on the skin’s surface that turns black by getting oxidised as a result of exposure to air. Blackheads are really tempting to mess with but, there are better ways to get rid of them. Hydrogen peroxide is one of them.
All you need to do is:
If your blackheads have left scars, hydrogen peroxide can again be used to lighten them. All you need to do is exfoliate, and then using a cotton ball, rub the affected areas with a solution of equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water. Leave it on overnight and wash off in the morning. Your skin will be clearer and brighter with time.
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