Learn 3 reasons why you should not squeeze your blackheads - Garnier SkinActive Learn 3 reasons why you should not squeeze your blackheads - Garnier SkinActive

3 razones por las que no deberías apretarte los puntos negros

Puede ser tentador apretarte los puntos negros que aparecen en tu piel. Su textura y notoriedad en la piel invitan a eliminarlos, pero no debes apretarlos por muchos motivos. Podrías arriesgarte a tener problemas en la piel más dañinos y duraderos si intentas eliminar los puntos negros con los dedos. Lee las 3 razones principales por las que deberías practicar buenos hábitos de cuidado de la piel en lugar de maltratarla. En todo caso, deja que un profesional haga el trabajo si debes eliminar los puntos negros.

1. You Might Not Be Able To Remove The Blackhead

Blackheads can be fairly resilient and hard to remove. You might squeeze and prod without being able to get the blackheads out. This will cause skin irritation and potentially get more bacteria inside the blemish leading to cysts or nodules. In the process you may also stretch your pore which can leave it permanently enlarged. Leave the squeezing to professionals and get a professional facial. They will prep your skin beforehand and also use apparatus instead of the hands which can harbor grease and bacteria.

2. Oil And Bacteria May Cause More Blackheads

Bacteria is embedded within the blackhead and when you expel the blackhead it also releases bacteria which can affect the surrounding pores. It may cause further blackheads down the line. Even if you managed to remove this one blackhead you might be causing more to form by squeezing. “Avoid picking at blackheads! Attempting to extract will introduce additional bacteria and actually cause the opening to get bigger,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “Forcing the contents of the gland deeper and causing scarring. It looks easy to get out but the glands are deeper than you think.”

3. Skin Irritation

Squeezing your skin and applying pressure can really irritate your skin. It can cause inflammation in the area where you tried to remove the blackhead and also leave scarring. Occasionally the tissue surrounding the blackhead can also develop dark spots due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. A blackhead is temporary but scarring and dark spots are not so avoid prodding your skin at all costs.

Instead of squeezing your skin you should use a cleanser such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Pore-Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser and Mask to help deep clean your pores, giving you healthy-looking skin. The creamy clay-based formula multitasks as a detoxifying cleanser or a mask to purify pores. The formula infused with charcoal draws out impurities like a magnet. Another great product to use is Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+Blackhead Eliminating Scrub. Its gel exfoliator deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smoothes the appearance of skin. Formulated with charcoal, this product helps draw out blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities revealing fresh, clean skin.