September 25, 2021

How to fight blackheads?

Our facial cells are renewed and the sebum is sometimes produced in excess: the pores of the skin become clogged and the black spots appear. This means that we can help our skin to stay healthy, prevent, and get rid of blackheads.

Exfoliate the skin from your face once or twice a week. Use a very gentle exfoliating care so as not to attack your skin and not activate its defenses.

Moisturize your face. No, moisturizing creams do not clog the pores of your skin. This is a misconception. Choose a cream for your skin type: probably mixed or oily.

Gels formulated from salicylic acid deep cleanse the skin and rid it of excess sebum. Sanitized, refreshed, your skin will not be desiccated.

Treat yourself to a facial at home. Start by removing your makeup carefully, erase your face. Boil some water in a saucepan (you can add sage and thyme) and expose your face to steam with a towel over your head. The heat will expand the pores of your skin and you can remove the blackheads easily, without forcing on your skin. Use a comedone disinfected for this operation, or squeeze your skin between two tissues. Pass a cotton pad soaked in disinfectant at the place of the eaten comedone. End the session with a moisturizing and soothing mask.

For followers of Grandma's recipes, here is a homemade scrubbing mask that is easy to make: beat in firm snow a egg white and add a spoonful of liquid honey, slightly warmed for a few seconds in the microwave. Apply the preparation with a cotton pad and leave for half an hour. Rinse with warm water.
 
Our advice
The patches against blackheads are to be avoided when you have sensitive skin.

Acne | Nucleus Health (September 2021)