Blackhead Prevention

The best way in which blackheads can be stopped from ever coming back is to prevent them. There are a number of ways in which blackheads can be prevented, the most important factor in preventing them is to cleanse your face. Here are some of the best ways to prevent blackheads from occurring;
You should avoid using products, such as make-up and moisturizers, that are;

 

  • Thick
  • Creamy
  • Greasy
  • Microbeads

 

These all increase the chances of pores being blocked and therefore blackheads occurring.

 A gentle and water-soluble acne cleanser should be used. Acne cleansers are generally used to remove accumulated oil, make-up, sweat, and dirt on the surface of your skin. In doing so, these products generally make it easier for topical acne treatments to be absorbed. The best acne cleanser to remove blackheads are either;

 

  • Salicylic acid cleansers
  • or Benzoyl peroxide cleansers

 

I would HIGHLY recommend you do not use bar soap. There are certain ingredients within a bar of soap that help to remain in its bar form, but these ingredients can also be very bad for clogging up your pores. As well as clogging pores, they also cause the skin on your face to flake and peel. 

 

Exfoliate your skin weekly, this will remove; 

 

  • Dirt 
  • Oils 
  • Bacteria 
  • Dead skin cells 

 

By exfoliating your skin, it allows your pores to breathe and natural oils are able to pass through them freely and also built up bacteria within pores can be broken down and extracted. 

One of the main causes of blackheads is excess oils that can clog the pores, this is especially common in Oily skin. The best way to get rid of excess oils is by using a clay mask.

 

Preferable one that does not contain; 

 

  • Peppermint 
  • Mint 

 

These will just further irritate the skin. 

Visit your local GP or dermatologist, many people believe that blackheads are just a cosmetic problem, but they are infact a medical problem, and your doctor will NOT laugh at you if you ask them about blackheads. They will most likely prescribe you; 

 

Retinoids, these are a form of vitamin A supplements 

These help to keep oil flowing within the pores. 

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