Does clogged pores on your nose and surroundings drive you crazy? The infamous black dots most often bother people with mixed to oily skin, and fighting them is usually a long-distance run. We will advise you on how to come out of this fight as a winner and how to get rid of blackheads once and for all.
1. KNOW THE ENEMY
The first step on the path to perfectly clean skin will be to find out who you are actually honoured with. Blackheads are one type of acne, they are pores clogged with sebum, dead cells and other impurities. They are not black per se, but when this unattractive mixture of impurities comes in contact with oxygen, it oxidises and therefore darkens. And the black dot is in the world.
2. REGULAR CLEANING
Regular skin cleansing is one of the best preventive measures in the fight against blackheads. By cleansing the skin every morning, you remove excess sebum and bacteria, and evening make-up removal removes make-up residues and other impurities. And don’t forget that you should also cleanse your skin after every hard workout. When you sweat, clean your face with at least a damp cloth, because whether you like it or not, blackheads can also cause excessive sweating.
3. PORE CLEANSING PATCHES
Adhesive patches for cleaning pores are a very quick solution. A special glue can remove impurities and ensure visibly cleaner skin, however, it is always only a temporary solution. It does not prevent further clogging of the pores. To help the effect of the patches, steam the skin over hot water before use to open the pores better.
4. CLAY FACE MASK
Clay-based face masks clean cores of cognition more gently than blackhead patches. Use it once a week and you will be a little closer to beautiful skin without imperfections again. Clay helps reduce sebum production, removes dead skin cells from the skin, deeply cleanses pores and destroys bacteria.
5. FACIAL PEELING
The skin undergoes a constant process of renewal, as a result of which new skin cells are constantly formed and the oldest ones die again. In order not to lie fallow on the skin unnecessarily and clog the pores, it is necessary to remove them two to three times a week by peeling. Choose either a peeling with small micro particles or a cleanser containing salicylic acid, which has an exfoliating effect and can dissolve impurities deposited in black dots. Always moisturize your skin after peeling.
6. NO HAND SQUEEZING
While it’s tempting to sit in front of a magnifying mirror and declare an open fight with the blackheads, slow down. This way you could infect the pores, irritate your skin unnecessarily and get even more in trouble. Rather, turn to professionals who have the right tools for blackheads and know how to do it. Schedule a visit every 4-6 weeks.
7. SUNSCREEN WITHOUT OIL
You may have combination or oily skin, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need sun protection. After all those peels, masks and patches, the skin can be weakened and much more sensitive to the sun’s rays. However, avoid dense sunscreens containing oil and choose lighter gels or emulsions that do not burden the skin and clog pores.