First off, what are blackheads?
Blackheads are an oxidized mix of oil and dead skin cells sitting in your pores and when exposed to air, that’s what causes this mix to turn black.
So if you ever thought “ew, I need to wash my face more!”
..No, this doesn’t mean you’re dirty. So please don’t go scrubbing your face any harder.
Here’s how you can get of blackheads safe and effectively:
A great option is using an enzymatic exfoliator at least twice a week.
These masks are great because they tend to be powerful and highly effective when it comes to addressing not only blackheads but dull and aging skin.
You’ll find these these masks leave your skin much smoother and feeling younger, radiant, and revitalized.
Salicylic Acid Gel
If you’re looking for a way to really dissolve those blackheads away, try leaving a salicylic acid gel on your blackheads.
The great thing about salicylic acid gel is that it can be found in products that are over-the-counter.
For the best results, you’ll want to opt for a leave on product instead go going for a face wash.
The longer the blackhead is exposed to the active ingredient, the better it will work.
After weeks of using a product with salicylic acid gel, you can expect for many of your blackheads to resolve with some loosening.
Retinoids are amazing when it comes to treating blackheads but many people with sensitive skin are loathe to try them.
You can opt for low-strength retinoids like Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment, which tend to be tolerable.
Medication perscribed by a dermatologist can reduce oil and prevent your pores from being blocked.
And not only will they get rid of blackheads but they will also prevent new ones.
This option is recommended for people with severe acne.
Warning: Clarisonic’s can be addicting.
Because they’re fun! 🙂
So with that, be sure not to overdo it as you could cause other acne to flare up.
A micro-needling treatment could be the answer.