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How to Remove Blackheads in 5 Minutes - A Simple Guide

Blackheads can be annoying. We feel self-conscious about them as they diminish confidence. Have you ever felt that your blackheads are especially obvious right before a big event? We know how that feels!

We also know that if you neglect immediate action, the pores can grow and, if ignored for too long, can lead to pimples and permanently enlarged pores. That is why we have written this blog for you. Is it possible to remove blackheads in 5 minutes? Yes. And there are 2 answers to this question. Yes, you can remove blackheads quickly and temporarily, and yes, you can clear them and keep them away long term too! Read on to find out about these solutions.

Firstly, what are Blackheads and Why Do They Even Exist?

Blackheads are dark spots on the skin. They are also called open comedones, where a comedo is a small plug made up of sebum and dead skin cells, in a pore or follicle. Closed comedones are known as whiteheads, and open comedones are blackheads. The difference is that blackhead plugs are exposed to the air, oxidise, and blacken.

They are a feature of mild acne, but can occur without any other signs of visible acne. A common misconception is that blackheads are purely the result of lack of good hygiene. This is not completely true, as regularly washing your face may not be enough to tackle blackheads. As with acne, they occur due to 3 main things; genetics, active sebum glands (which is the main cause of most oily skin) and hormonal activity.

How can I Remove Blackheads in 5 minutes? (Temporary quick-fixes)

These tools can help to remove blackheads quickly so that you look good for that event that is coming up. Though they are not a permanent solution since blackheads tend to return, you may find them useful to keep in mind.