One of the most common imperfections that stop you from having perfect skin is blackheads. They are the small black dots found commonly on your nose but possible on your chin and checks. They will occur when there is a build-up of sebum and dead skin cells in an open pore. The sebum will then react with the oxygen in the air creating its dark appearance. Blackheads are common and found with every skin type but keep reading to learn how to get rid of them.
Pore strips are not the solution to go towards when removing blackheads. They may seem very appealing because you get the satisfaction of removing the strip and seeing what you pull out but they are harsh on the skin. The pore strips used on your nose have no active ingredients but rather strong adhesives that pull everything that sticks to it including the top layer of your skin. This can lead to irritation and redness which is not the way to go when trying to remove blackheads.
Salicylic acid is a great ingredient for reducing blackheads because it attracts and dissolves oil.
Unlike other exfoliators that focus on removing substances on the surface of the skin, salicylic acid can get deep into the pores. You can find this ingredient in the form of facial pads, liquid toners, and spot treatments.
Clay is another great ingredient that is used to fight against blackheads. Apply a clay mask once or twice a week to absorb any excess oil that could lead to new blackheads. The clay will work at drawing out impurities within the skin.
Implementing these steps into your skincare routine will help significantly reduce the appearance of the stubborn black dots. If you want personalized tips on how to improve your overall skincare appearance, take a look at our grooming consultation. Until next time!