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. Here are our tips on how to correctly remove blackheads and bring back your flawless glow.
Regular cleansing is the first step to avoiding and getting rid of blackheads. Time to change your daily ritual: cleanse morning and night with a gentle product such as micellar water, 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.
2. Steam Your Face
Giving yourself a facial steam will open up your pores. 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. When cleaning your blackhead make sure your hands are squeaky clean, use a paper towel, and wash your hands when done.
Applying a gentle face scrub once or twice a week will rid your skin of 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. The L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Anti-Dullness Scrub exfoliates your skin, unclogs your pores, and minimizes their appearance.
4. Clay Mask
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.
5. Pore Strips
These strips are designed to kick blackheads to the curb. They soften blackheads and draw them out along with any sebum and dead cells. You'll find your blackheads stuck to their surface rather than yours!
Even though it is often tempting to squeeze and pinch your blackheads to try and get rid of them, doing so will only bruise your skin, leaving behind a mark. Making some simple changes to your skincare routine, like the ones mentioned above can help you get rid of blackheads and prevent new ones from forming.