6 ways to get rid of blackheads
Once you notice blackheads it’s difficult to not pay constant attention to them. Blackheads can affect your skin’s overall texture and appearance and make otherwise glowing skin look less than ideal. The good news? There are effective ways to help prevent and reduce the appearance of blackheads. Ahead, a skin care for blackheads routine to help banish blackheads once and for all.
What Are Blackheads?
Blackheads are caused by excess oil being produced inside of our pores that is unable to escape fully. When this excess oil mixes with dead skin cells and is exposed to air, it oxidizes and turns black. Blackheads can occur in all skin types but since it is linked to excess oil they are found more frequently on oilier skin types. Good skin care habits can help regulate oil production and also lift dead skin cells off the surface of your face. Try following this skin care for blackheads regimen to help clear your skin.
1. Use The Right Facial Cleanser
You should be cleansing your skin twice a day to help regulate your skin’s oil production. Formulas with antioxidants or charcoal can help keep your skin clean, fresh and soft. Garnier’s SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel mattifies oily skin, dissolves dirt, excess oil and makeup from skin’s surface. It also is formulated with charcoal extracts which act like a magnet to lift impurities from skin. With continued use skin’s clarity is visibly improved and pores are diminished looking.
Another great facial cleanser to try, particularly for normal skin, is Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub. Formulated with jojoba beads, it deeply cleanses and polishes to refine the appearance of pores. The formula infused with peppermint instantly energizes skin for a healthy look.
2. Exfoliate Skin
Dead skin cells can contribute to the formation of blackheads so regularly removing them from the surface of your skin will decrease the likelihood that blackheads will form in the first place. Garnier SkinActives’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub is a gel exfoliator that deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smooths the appearance of skin. The formula with charcoal helps draw out blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities like a magnet. Try to exfoliate skin at least once a week if not more often to refresh your surface cell skin layer and remove excess oil and dead skin cells.
3. Face Toner
Face toner can be helpful if you experience blackheads as they can help remove excess oil on your face. Face toners also help balance your skin’s pH, which can help regulate your skin’s barrier function and oil production.
4. Clay Masks
Face masks formulated with mud or clay can help cleanse impurities from your skin and regulate oil production while minimizing the appearance of your pores – this makes them the perfect skin care product to use in the fight against blackheads. Garnier SkinActive’s Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask has a clay-based formula. The charcoal purifies pores and the kaolin clay draws out impurities.
5. Use The Right Face Moisturizer
It’s a common misconception that oily or blackhead prone-skin doesn’t need to be moisturized. Moisturizing your skin is crucial to keep your skin healthy-looking and balanced. Use a hydrating but non-greasy moisturizer such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. It is formulated with an antioxidant complex of Vitamin C and E, pine bark essence, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). It has a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula turning dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even skin tone. It can also help protect your skin from free radicals and the sun.
Retinol or pro-retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and an antioxidant with skin-beautifying qualities. Retinol can be helpful because of its exfoliating qualities and can help keep your pores free of dead skin on skin’s surface. It also helps the appearance of your skin and makes it look even and brighter. You should use retinol in the form of a face serum or moisturizer at the end of your nighttime skincare routine to reap its pore-purifying effects.