Every single person on this planet has a personal vendetta against blackheads because blackheads, no matter how clear your skin and intense your daily cleansing routine, always seem to find a way to make an unwanted appearance in our lives; usually at the worst possible times…
In this article, I hope to help you rid yourselves of blackheads once and for all! I’ve scoured the internet and tried and tested every method for the sole purpose of you my lovely readers being clear skinned and blackhead free. You’re welcome. But, before we get down to the nitty-gritty of complete and total destruction of blackheads, I feel it is only right that we first get to know exactly what they are because after all, knowing what you’re dealing with and how to prevent them before they appear at all is better than any quick fix removal method.
What are blackheads, what causes them and how to prevent the pesky pain-in-the-arses from appearing in the first place?
Blackheads are not necessarily a sign of uncleanliness but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t play a part in their sudden appearance.
Blackheads are actually a mild type of acne which form when a clog develops in the openings of hair follicles on your skin. The sebaceous gland within the follicle produces an oil called sebum which actually helps to keep your skin all lovely and soft but when this oil along with dead skin cells collect in the opening of said skin follicle our good old friend blackhead makes an appearance.
As I hope it was made clear above, Sebum is a good thing and something we all produce, it’s just unfortunate that nothing good can come without a downside.
In order to prevent blackheads from appearing in the first place, a good daily cleansing routine is necessary. We may not be able to control our production of sebum or our skin cells dying but we sure can prevent them sticking around to clog up our follicles.
Unfortunately, no skin care product has yet to provide the total destruction of blackheads so if these little pests happen to manage to make an appearance, we’ve got you covered…
Our Top Tips For Removing Blackheads Once And For All…
1. Use the right cleanser!
Using the right cleanser is probably THE most important blackhead prevention method there is.
This oil-free cleanser is perfect for ridding yourselves of these pests especially if you have oily skin. The wonders of charcoal cleanser is well known and the Biore deep pore charcoal cleanser draws out and traps 2x more dirt and impurities than basic cleanser.
If you want fast and effective, look for a product containing Benzoyl Peroxide though remember it can be harsh on the skin. For a softer, gentler treatment keep an eye out for products containing Salicylic Acid instead.
2. Invest in some hardware…
There’s nothing wrong with investing in a little hardware once in a while, I mean we all know beauty can come at a price.
Cleansing brushes have to be the best thing to come to the DIY beauty lovers since well… ever.
Cleansing brushes help to get right into those hard to reach places that scrubs and face flannels have never quite been able to reach. Their soft but effective bristles are gentle enough on your skin to prevent rashes but harsh enough to remove those stubborn dead skin cells. Don’t believe me? why not give one a try and see for your self. To check out our cleansing brush recommendation click here.
99.9% of people who are prone to oily skin tend to keep their distance from moisturizer in the fear it will just make things worse but believe it or not, moisturizer is actually a good thing!
During your daily cleansing routine, you not only strip away the dirt and dead skin cells from your skin but you also strip away all of its natural oils. Because of this, your skin begins to produce new oils, twice-fold, hence the oily skin.
Moisturizing as part of your daily skin care routine gives your skin the moisture it needs to not want to produce those oils and in turn can actually prevent oily skin which aids in preventing the appearance of blackheads!
4. Avoid make-up… or at the very least, clean it off
Come on people! Admit it, we’re all guilty of it but it’s time to come clean… literally. Falling asleep with a full face of make-up is a breeding ground for blackheads. Full stop. If you truly want to say goodbye to these pests once and for all, you’re gunna have to start washing off that make-up before you hit the hay.
One of the best ways to avoid the comeback of blackheads is by avoiding make-up altogether though that is a tad unrealistic so I recommend having a makeup break once in a while. Going el naturale every now and again will do wonders for your skin, plus, you don’t need make-up to be beautiful!
There are tons of tips and tricks out there to help fight blackhead breakouts but these four simple tips are the ultimate ways to remove them from your life once and for all. It’s all well and good creating concoctions and paying for overly expensive skin peals but the fact of the matter is, a good cleanser, a good facial cleaner and the right skin care routine will do the trick just as good.
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