Dr. Oz discussed blackheads and pimples, the war they wage on our faces, how blackheads can be deadly and most importantly, how we can get rid of these pesky blemishes!
Dr. Oz asked seat 76, Anne, to be his helper today. So why do people get blackheads? If the hair follicle cannot get through the surface of your skin, then you get a blackhead. The little black dot is actually the top of the hair follicle that is trapped under your skin.
We all know that when you pop a pimple or a blackehead, that is is not good for your skin. But did you know that if you pop a pimple near a major blood vessel, like the ones behind your nose that go to your brain, it can be life threatening. When you squeeze the pimple, the puss can go inside (rather than just come out the top of your skin)… and this puss can get into your blood stream and go straight to your brain. This is why Dr. Oz calls the area from the top of your nost to both sides of your mouth the “triangle of death.”
What are safe alternatives for getting rid of blackheads? You can use a pimple extractor tool, which is a stick with a loop on the end of it. You put the pimple inside of the loop and push down, then once it pops, you swipe across. Want an even safer way to get rid of your blackheads? Make a mixture of Epsom salt and water to wash the area with blackheads and pimples.