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How to Get Rid of Stubborn Blackheads?

Blackheads are the stubborn and most annoying skin condition. They develop when sebum and dead cells combine and clog your skin. Sometimes, cleaning and exfoliation do not work. Then, how to get rid of these blackheads? Keep reading to know about this solution.

If you have a mild type of blackheads, go for a salicylic acid type of scrubs, explains Joshua Zeichner, a board-certified dermatologist in New York. They help to remove excess oil and exfoliate dead cells from the skin.  

But, if your blackheads are stubborn go for retinol creams. Retinol treats the blackheads by reducing dead cells and enhancing skin regeneration, says Marchbein. If your skin is sensitive, start with over-the-counter retinol products.

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Blackheads?If you are tired of using salicylic acid and retinol, seek dermatological advice for oral medication to help clear up blackheads. Some oral medicines like spironolactone may reduce sebum production and help in treating blackheads. 

Lastly, don’t forget to moisturize your skin even if you have acne-prone skin. Treating blackheads with the products mentioned above removes excess oil and can cause dryness on your face.    

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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