Published On: Mon, Sep 14th, 2020

Blackheads: prevention and treatment

Are you worried about those blackheads that appear on your nose and several areas of your face? Besides being annoying and intermittent, blackheads deteriorate your appearance.

Some people pop them to get rid of them, but results are unpleasant and notorious pores. Others choose not to touch them to avoid damaging their skin, but the problem stays there, where everyone can see it. So how can one prevent and treat blackheads?

How to prevent blackheads?

Blackheads are also known as pimples, and they are obstructions in the pores that accumulate dead skin, excess oil and melanin. This pigment is what gives them their black color, but it may also be a result of dirt and dust gathered in that area.

To prevent blackheads, it is crucial to evaluate your skin type. This will let you know why they are appearing. Washing your face regularly with special soap for your skin type is key to inhibiting their presence. If you have oily skin, it might be necessary to exfoliate it weekly too. Make sure to remove your makeup before going to bed, and use specific gels and moisturizers to keep your cutis hydrated, especially if you suffer from dry skin.

Make them go away!

What we mentioned before prevents blackheads, but how can you make them disappear if you already have them?

Try some of this methods:

  • Choose treatments for your specific skin type: This will solve your skin’s specific issues, and will prevent the appearance of new comedones.
  • Use peel-off masks: These cosmetic products stick to the skin in a gentle way, and they will remove your blackheads during the process.
  • Have a skin cleansing routine and don’t forget to exfoliate: Skincare routines are designed to clean your pores deeply and they are useful when trying to get rid of blackheads.
  • Say yes to a professional face cleaning session: If you think that you still have a problem with breakouts, look for professional help. Face cleaning sessions follow all hygiene measures to keep your skin healthy.

After blackheads disappear, it is important to follow the prevention routine we mentioned before. This will avoid them from appearing again. If you have concerns about this issue or you still have blackheads, visit a doctor near you for a medical evaluation and personalized treatment if needed.

by Dr. Marcela Del Carmen García Ventura

Dr. Marcela Del Carmen Garcia Ventura is a Dermatologist with a private practice in CDMX, she graduated from the Bachelor’s Degree as a Surgeon at the University of Colima, later she made the Specialty in Dermatology in the Health Sector, at the Institution of Health and Tropical Diseases, in the General Directorate of Epidemiology, she also has a Certification issued by the Mexican Council of Dermatology.


Dr. Marcela Del Carmen García Ventura is a dermatologist who offers medical consultation in Mexico City. She obtained a Medical Surgeon and Midwife degree from the University of Colima, and then she specialized in Dermatology in the health sector. She has 36 years of experience and she focuses on botulinum toxin application, micropunctions and treatments to improve scars, among others.



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