Whether you're sixteen or sixty, blackheads can be boring.
Although they are completely harmless, they can lead to outbreaks and you can feel pretty confident. Blackheads are an extremely common skin problem, although people with oily skin are usually more susceptible.
But what is the best way to get rid of blackheads? Despite the temptation to get them out of the way, there are various "dos" and "don" in dealing with blackheads. In this post, we explain how to get rid of blackheads and prevent future outbreaks.
What causes blackheads?
First, let's understand what causes blackheads because there are some common misunderstandings.
A blackhead occurs when a pore becomes blocked with a mixture of sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells. Sometimes this clogged pore becomes inflamed or infected and becomes a site or pustule .
The biggest misunderstanding about blackheads is that they are caused by "dirt" that clogs the pores or has "dirty" skin – completely wrong!
The telltale dark hue comes from melanin in the sebum, which oxidizes with the air – not from dirt, as many believe. Blackheads differ from Whiteheads in that they are open while Whiteheads are closed. For this reason, blackheads are dark in color because they are exposed to the air.
What should I not do?
Whatever you do, don't start scratching your skin. It will only irritate the pores, which can lead to a possible infection (a large spot) or scars.
Do not clean too much
Likewise, no blackheads are put on the way when scrubbing or hectic cleaning. If anything, it can actually make it worse because over-cleaning can unbalance the skin and lead to increased sebum production and therefore more blackheads.
Avoid removal at home
In principle, home ownership should be avoided. Although it's tempting, try not to squeeze them, as you are likely to do more harm than good.
Beware of pore strips
You should also pay attention to these popular pore strips. It may be satisfactory to see these black spots all over the strip once removed, but they can irritate sensitive skin. And they do nothing to prevent future blackhead outbreaks, so you're in a vicious cycle.
Don't sleep in your makeup.
We've all heard it many times, but don't sleep in your makeup. It will only clog your pores and encourage more blackheads. If you are often heavily made up, you should follow the routine of double cleaning . This ensures that you don't leave any dirt or debris that could clog the pores.
Ok, how can you get rid of blackheads?
Peeling is really important when it comes to moving stubborn blackheads. By regularly removing dead skin cells, you not only prevent new blackheads from appearing, but also help to release part of the existing material that blocks the pores.
Daily peeling with warm muslin cloth is a good start – just focus on cleaning to gently polish clogged areas. A gentle peeling is also a must. Use it 2-3 times a week for optimal results and smooth, glowing skin.
Remember to be gentle to avoid irritating your skin or pushing the buildup further into your pores.
Use a cleaning mask
Blackheads can also be wiped off with a deep cleaning mask like our Copaiba AHA deep cleaning mask . This removes impurities while the peeling is carried out gently with gentle fruit enzymes.
Don't forget to always moisturize, even if you have oily skin. Oils are essential for maintaining healthy skin, and regular hydration helps you achieve the right balance.
Regular training sessions
Would you like to clean and tighten your pores at the same time? Head outside and sweaty ! Good training (i.e. training when you sweat) also helps remove stubborn, pore-blocking residue and instantly improves mood.
Unfortunately there is no magic cure for blackheads overnight. With a few simple changes to your skin care routine, blackhead breakouts can be reduced and prevented over time.