Are Blackheads Ringing Your Beauty Alarm Bells?

Blackheads, comedones

Blackhead - The mere utterance of the word sends shudders down any beautista’s spine who craves clear radiant skin. Not surprisingly, a sprinkle of blackheads across the nose and cheeks is declared beauty emergency. Blackheads, or comedones as they’re known medically, occur when a pore becomes blocked with dead skin cells and sebum. When they’re exposed to the air, they oxidize and take on their dark color, hence the name “blackhead”. They can affect any type of skin but more commonly occur in people with oily skin. When blackheads are left without treatment, they can grow larger and darker, causing the pore to expand with it.
It’s about time you discovered the most effective ways of getting rid of these annoying skin imperfections and device a plan to prevent further outbreaks.

Squeaky Clean
A proper cleansing routine is the first and most essential step in blackhead prevention. Using a salicylic acid-based cleanser both morning and evening will help to break down debris within the pores, treating existing comedones and preventing the appearance of new ones.

Pore Toned To Perfection
Try using an alcohol-free toner that contains tea tree oil or salicylic acid. Not only will it remove any traces of impurities, it’s anti-microbial and anti-bacterial action will help to close pores and prevent future outbreaks.

Optimally Primed With Exfoliation
Use a fine-grained exfoliating scrub twice a week to smooth the skin and get rid of surface cells that could block pores. Manual exfoliation is key in the prevention process.

Hydration The Life Force Of Good Skin
Even if you suffer from an oily complexion, moisturizing is necessary in keeping skin healthy. Use an oil-free moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid for deep hydration and an oil-free sunscreen with an SPF 50 to keep skin hydrated and protected to perfection.

Mask Of Beauty
Sulfur or clay-based masks work to draw out the congestion, absorb oil, and tighten pores. Apply the mask once or twice a week to make the most of its pore de-clogging and refining benefits. 

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