So first, some background. I wash my hair pretty much every day, and sometimes twice a day, although that’s rare. I switched to more gentle shampoos and conditioners about two years ago, and went through a phase where I wasn’t washing my hair as often but now I’m back to washing once a…
You need to use a clarifying shampoo & conditioner. Try not to wash everyday as the more you wash your hair the more you will need to wash it. Every other day is better, but generally regular washing can dry out your hair in some cases. I personally don’t use dry shampoo as I really don’t think it works, but talcum powder lightly sprinkled on and patted with your hand to get rid of excess tends to work pretty well (even if you have dark hair - I’ve used it on black hair and if you do it properly you don’t end up with grey hair!)
Blackheads are formed from excess oil and dead skin cells that block up the pores on your face.
If you suffer with blackheads using anything oily on your face should be out of the question, adding oil will obviously only make it worse.
If you have dry skin make sure you use a moisturiser that is light and oil-free. If you have difficulty finding one look for non-comedogenic (means does not block pores) on the label :)
Non-comedogenic isn’t scientifically proven but it’s better than using something that will obviously block your pores.
Make sure you exfoliate, but don’t do this everyday as your skin will need a break, 1-2 times a week should do.
This will remove hardened oil from your pores and get rid of any dead skin cells sitting on your face.
Products with witch hazel should help too but don’t overload your face with products as this will give the same effect as oil on your face.
I can’t advise you to get rid of them by squeezing them, but if you can’t resist (after all its the quick fix option) then make sure you use a tissue on both fingers and don’t push too hard, the tissue prevents you from breaking and damaging the skin around the pore - resulting in a huge red patch!
Exfoliating them should get rid of them gradually and gently, then help prevent them.
And lastly, make sure you wash your face of all your make up before you go to bed! Not just face wipes as they don’t help cleanse your pores properly! :)