Blackheads are a form of acne. To be more specific, they are the first stage of acne. They appear as tiny black bumps on the skin and can be quite unsightly. The most common cause of blackheads is an excess of oil in the skin. Blackheads can be hard to get rid of and if you have blackheads on stretch marks, this can make things even more challenging. Stretch marks are small scars on the skin and you do not want to irritate the skin in these areas. To remove blackheads from stretch marks, there are a few simple steps to follow.
Exfoliate. Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin and encourages new healthy skin cells to grow. Exfoliating regularly helps to get rid of blackheads you have now and prevent them from coming back in the future.
Sit a warm facecloth over the area for a few minutes to open pores. After about three to four minutes, squeeze the blackheads between your fingers lightly to remove them individually. Be cautious not to press too hard, as this can irritate skin and cause damage to your skin. If you are not able to get them all out at once, you can do some now and try the rest another day.
Prepare a homemade blackhead remover product at home. Mix 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon oats to create a thick paste. Apply this to the area and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water and at least some of the blackheads should be gone.
Once you remove blackheads from stretch marks, it is important to take proper preventative steps to avoid having blackheads come back in the future. Wash your face daily and avoid sleeping with your makeup on to prevent blackheads from forming.
Regardless of whether you are trying to remove blackheads from stretch marks on your thighs, buttocks or any other part of your body, be careful not to overdo any blackhead removal method. Stretch marks are areas of the skin that have been pulled tightly and are therefore much thinner than the rest of your skin.
Talk to a dermatologist for a more specific and personalized guide on skin care and how to remove and prevent blackheads.
In 2000 Diana Prince began writing as a journalist for the school newspaper. Later, she took on a lead writing job at a locally published newspaper. Her work has appeared in various magazines and online publications. She has a degree in cosmetology, a certification in personal training and nutrition and holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and journalism from McMaster University.