Blackheads are the bane of our existence. Usually, they are caused by oil, dirt, fake tan and external debris, most commonly forming on your nose, chin and cheeks into unsightly black dots.
However, we have good news: It’s possible to get rid of blackheads on these areas.
Everyone has oil in their pores, and its an important part of our skin function, but it is possible to MINIMISE blackheads
Blackheads are essentially an accumulation of skin oil and dead cells that get trapped within the pores, because the pores are large, the blockage is visible in the form of a black dot.
It’s important to distinguish blackheads from sebum filaments, which are just discolored oil in your pores. Everyone has oil in their pores, and it’s impossible to eliminate it, but it is possible to minimise blackheads—which are caused by dead skin cells and oil partially blocking part of the hair follicles in your pores.
Warm Weather Is Also a Common Cause of Blackheads
While the weather itself doesn’t cause pores to ‘shrink’ or ‘enlarge,’ the warmer weather triggers our body’s natural response to allow the healthy secretion of sweat and sebum to keep us cool.
Excessive sweating in the summer is one of the various issues that can contribute to pores clogging, along with oil, dirt, fake tan and skin cells—once the gunk has oxidized and darkened, it creates blackheads. Warmth can cause vasodilation [widening of your blood vessels] and relaxation of the erector pili muscles (the muscles that cause goosebumps), and this can make the opening of the pores appear enlarged.
It’s never a bad idea to carry miceller water with you on particularly sweaty days or for after the gym, to wipe away excess sweat, hopefully preventing a buildup of oil and skin cells in your pores.
THE USE OF Products With Salicylic Acid Will Reduce Blackheads
Your go-to ingredient should be salicylic acid to prevent blockages from occurring and help remove what may be already there.
This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) helps remove excess oil as it able to penetrate the oil and exfoliate from within the pore.
We recommend the following O Cosmedics containing salicylic, you will need to speak with an O professional to determine which is best for your skin.
CLEANSE MORNING AND NIGHT
Using Retinoids Will Minimize Pores and Reduce Bacteria Causing Blackheads
We recommend the following O Cosmedics retinols, you will need to speak with an O professional to determine which is best for your skin
Sunscreen Will HELP MINIMISE BlackheadS
Skin Needling Treatments Can Help minimise enlarged pores Reduce Blackheads
In a one word answer… NO!!! Doing this can both bring on more inflammation and lead to scarring.
What are you waiting for? It’s never too early or too late to have healthy, clear, glowing skin!