Do you have unwanted blackheads? Blackheads occur when hormones cause excess oil inside the pore. The excess flow means that oil gets backed up, mixes with built-up dead skin cells and cannot be shed normally. You can be blackhead free in no time, with these simple tips.
Keep your face clean! Wash your face, with a gentle cleanser. If your skin is especially dirty or oily, wash at least twice a day. You can also use a gentle washcloth to add a bit of manual exfoliation, but don’t overdo it. Next, apply a clay mask every couple of weeks to help absorb excess oil from the skin surface. If you have oily skin, you may use oil-absorbing papers to clean the face. Lastly, applying hot steam towels on your face, for 2-4 minutes, will help to soften the blackheads for safer, scar-free removal. Finally, use a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA)/ salicylic acid product to help exfoliate the skin’s surface, and penetrate the pore to dissolve the blackhead plug. Remember, never excessively pinch, scrape, poke, press, or squeeze, as this may result in excess scarring!