What is a blackhead?
It is very common for dead skin cells, makeup and skin oils to collect in our pores. When this happens, you will notice some small bumps in the skin. This is due to congestion. When this bump of congestion is exposed to the air, it will turn black. This is a blackhead. The reason these congested bumps are called blackheads is because the surface of them usually looks dark or black.
What causes blackheads?
- Make-up that doesn’t suit your skin
- Using products that are too heavy for your skin or products that contain a lot of oils
- Not removing your cleanser thoroughly
- Not exfoliating
How can I get rid of blackheads?
Glo Clear Complexion Pads are my top product for to prevent and treat blackheads. These pads are formulated with a potent 5% Salicylic Acid to penetrate and exfoliate congested skin. They are super simple to use so ideal for guys or teens. You simply wipe a pad over the skin after cleansing. Salicylic Acid will penetrate deep into your pores and mop up any excess oil. Clear Complexion Pads are suited to all skin types except dry or very sensitive skin.
When introducing Salicylic Acid to your skin routine, start with just a few nights a week.
Finally, be mindful of the products you put on your face everyday. Ask yourself is your moisturizer very heavy? Is your make-up a mineral make-up or a heavy liquid? Feel free to get in contact if you have any questions 🙂 If you are struggling with blackheads or congestion why not book a skin consultation with me.