1. Wash your face twice daily with a mild cleanser to keep oil and dirt buildup at bay. Look for a product that is noncomedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores.
2. Exfoliate once or twice per week. Exfoliation helps remove the dead skin cells and dirt from the skin surface and open clogged pores that may lead to blackheads. Use gentle, circular motions when exfoliating your skin to avoid irritating it.
3. Make sure you moisturize your skin every day with a light lotion designed for oily or combination skin types. Don’t skip this step even if you have oily skin because it will help balance oil production and hydrate the outer layer of the skin so that bacteria can’t enter into pores and cause acne or blackheads.
4. Avoid wearing heavy makeup products like foundation as they can create an ideal environment for blackheads to form on the skin surface. If you do use makeup, look for products labeled non-comedogenic, which means they are formulated without ingredients that are known to cause acne or block pores like oils, waxes and petroleum derivatives.
5. Stay away from greasy foods and excessive alcohol consumption as these substances can contribute to excessive oil production in the body which leads to an overabundance of sebum production on the face causing blackheads or other forms of acne breakouts.
6. Keep stress levels in check by getting enough sleep each night, eating a balanced diet and participating in regular exercise like walking or running outdoors as much as possible. Exercise helps regulate hormones while reducing stress levels so you can maintain healthy looking skin without any unsightly blemishes like blackheads appearing on your face over time.
7. If all else fails, consider using topical creams with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as these are known for their ability to fight off bacteria that causes inflammation and breakouts including blackheads on the face and neck area of the body.