How to Clean Blackheads? 4 Effective Skin Care Tips to Clear Blackheads
A blackhead is technically a type of clogged pore. Excess sebum and dead skin cells secreted from the pores are filled into the pores. Over time this mixture is exposed to air, which causes it to oxidize. The black image is actually oxidized oil and dead skin cells.
With these two pieces of information, the way to get rid of blackheads is as follows.
- Balancing the skin's sebum (oil) secretion (never drying!)
- Eliminating dead skin cells before they fill the pores.
- To clean the oil and dead cells filled into the pore with substances that can penetrate into the pore.
I have listed below with which products you can achieve these goals. Please keep reading!
1. Clean with an oil-based cleaner
Yes, I know it sounds strange at first, but oil-based cleansing balances the excess oil secretion of the skin.
Its own oil secretion, which makes our skin softer and prevents water loss, is called sebum. Although excessive secretion of sebum causes some problems such as acne, comedones and blackheads; In order for our skin not to age prematurely, to avoid various problems and to have a natural glow, some amount of it must be on our skin.
Foaming cleaners also dissolve this oil layer. The skin with reduced sebum begins to secrete more sebum to protect itself. And if you clean your skin with foaming cleansers every morning and evening, you will secrete more oil. However, when you clean the skin without drying it, sebum is secreted normally, which means the normal secretion of excess sebum that creates blackheads. You will also preserve the natural softness and radiance of your skin.
2.Micro-exfoliate daily with an AHA-based low pH toner:
We know that blackheads are formed by the contact of dead skin cells and excess sebum with air.
If you regularly remove dead skin cells that no longer work on your skin, there will be nothing left to fill the pores, which will clear your skin from blackheads!
Daily tonic application prepared with appropriate ingredients will support the smooth and flawless appearance of your skin. Instead of spraying your tonic on your face, wiping it with a piece of cotton or washable bamboo pads will create a physical exfoliation effect, so your application will be more effective.
3. Cleanse your blackheads with salicylic acid (BHA) serums:
Salicylic acid, also known as BHA, is the only type of acid that can penetrate the pores, as it is a fat-soluble acid. By dissolving the excess oil accumulated in the pores with salicylic acid, you can clean your blackheads and prevent them from occurring again in the future.
Salicylic acid can dry out your skin if used alone. When using salicylic acid serum to solve this problem, looking for added ingredients so that your skin does not lose its moisture will ensure you get the maximum effect. These ingredients may be ingredients that will support the skin's barrier function, such as hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and niacinamide.
4. Use Clay Mask
Clay masks help to open pores by removing oils and toxins from the skin. Clay masks are generally considered a must-have for oily skin.
Some clay masks also contain sulfur. Sulfur is another ingredient that works to break down the dead skin cells that create blackheads.
Clay also provides the oil balance of the skin, makes the skin purify from dead skin by making micro exfoliation.
You can further improve the appearance of your skin by applying the clay mask once a week.
Blackheads make many people unhappy, but I want you to know that it is normal to have some degree of blackheads. However, when it exceeds a certain density, they do not create an aesthetically pleasing image. Blackheads can easily disappear by following a proper skin care protocol .
The truth is, unfortunately, blackheads gradually reappear over time. For this reason, it is important to use the right products on a regular basis so that blackheads do not recur.
I hope this article helped you to clear your blackheads.
With the hope that you can get along with your skin and make it and yourself happy...
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Pharmacist Evrim Damar Guest