Blackhead removal can help clear up your complexion and prevent clogged pores from developing into acne. However, no matter how well you take care of your skin, there may still be factors which can worsen acne inflammation. Before blackhead removal, you should study pros and cons and consult with a specialist to reduce the risk of redness, infection and scarring.
- Check acne types; blackheads (open comedones) or whiteheads (closed comedones).
- Prepare your skin before blackhead removal by washing your face. Place a warm washcloth over your face for 10 minutes to open the pores.
- Clean the comedone extractor before and after use with alcohol.
- Use a comedone extractor to gently press and remove the blackheads.
- Use sterile normal saline solution to clean the affected area after removal.
- Apply ice pack to reduce redness
- Use aloe vera to relieve skin sensitivity
- Apply topical antiseptic on the affected area to treat irritation, redness and inflammation.
The most important thing after acne treatment and blackhead removal is to take good care of your skin to minimize redness and scarring. Using sterile normal saline solution on your skin after acne and blackhead treatment is a good way to clean the area and promote skin healing.