5 Skincare Tips to Zap Blackheads & Clogged Pores

Clogged hair follicles and pores on your skin give rise to blackheads, one of the most common skin complaints most people have. People with oily skin are more prone to getting blackheads, but that does not mean people with dry or combination skin do not suffer from it at all. There is no way of how one can get rid of oily skin naturally, or even remove blackheads permanently. But we can follow a few simple steps to get rid of them temporarily and reduce their appearance. Here are our tips on how to get rid of blackheads at home, and bring back your flawless glow.

Cleanse

If you are wondering, what causes blackheads? The answer is simple, excess sebum and oil production can result in the occurrence of blackheads on your skin. Practising regular cleansing is our first tip to remove blackheads. It is time to change your daily ritual: cleanse morning and night with a gentle product such as micellar water like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Purifying Micellar Water, which has a 5x cleansing power that pulls out impurities from pollution, dust, makeup, excess oil and sebum. Alternatively, you can also use a cleansing oil or lotion, follow with a spritz of thermal water and finish off by applying an anti-blemish cream. Your skin will be left cleansed and able to breathe.

Steam Your Face

Giving yourself a facial steam will open up your pores. Simply hunch over a bowl of boiling hot water and place a towel over your head. The steam produced will open your pores, making it easier to remove any blackheads. This method is a great way of how you can get rid of blackheads at home. When cleaning your blackheads make sure your hands are squeaky clean, use a paper towel, and wash your hands when done.

Scrub

A great tip to remove blackheads would be to apply a gentle face scrub once or twice a week. This will help in getting rid of your skin impurities - dead cells, makeup, pollution, dust, and grime. Use a fine grain scrub suited to your skin type and make sure you don't rub too hard. A good scrub shoulf exfoliate your skin, unclog your pores, and minimize their appearance.

Using a gentle chemical exfoliator will also help you get rid of your blackheads and reduce their appearance over time. A lightweight serum or essence with salicylic acid will help you with this. Salicylic acid for blackheads is highly effective and removes them from your skin gently. The L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence is a lightweight salicylic acid product that is a BHA product that penetrates 10 layers deep into your skin*.

What are the uses of Salicylic Acid?

1. Salicylic acid for exfoliation gently exfoliates the skin while brightening it and speeding up the skin renewal process. The salicylic acid benefits include that it helps in mildly exfoliating your skin to refining pores and skin texture.
2. Salicylic acid for open pores helps you get rid of all the sebum trapped in your pores and reduces the appearance of blackheads.
3. It is suitable to use salicylic acid for combination skin and oily skin. While using the micro essence with salicylic acid for the face take a few drops of the essence on your palms and gently pat it into your skin. Repeat this process twice a day for visibly brighter and youthful skin.
4. Hence, it is safe to say that is effective to use salicylic acid for concerns!

Masking

Clay face masks are detox superheroes. Clay literally sucks out sebum and impurities. Once a week apply a clay mask to blackheads. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask, Exfoliate & Refine Pores to removes dead cells and blackheads, and deep clean all the built-up dirt and oil from the skin.

If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up for your skin, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask is perfect for you. This sheet mask that holds upto 30X more essence as compared to other masks** that instantly brightens your skin. With this mask, you can amplify the benefits of salicylic acid from the essence to boost your skin’s hydration, to make it smooth, radiant and glowing in just 15 minutes. The face mask has brightening actives that help accelerate skin renewal, refines texture and minimizes pores. Due to the effectiveness of this sheet mask, you can also get rid of blackheads on your skin and reduce their appearance.

Pore Strips

Using a pore strip will help open up your pores and remove the blackheads easily. You can use a pore strip once every two weeks for effective results.

No matter what your skin type is, a simple to follow routine makes taking care of your skin easy and totally worth your time.
Follow these easy tips, invest in the right products, and follow a healthy lifestyle to stay on top of your beauty game, always.

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight