Hello dear people! Today I want to discuss with you a very urgent topic, so urgent for anybody, that there is even no heed to explain. Blackheads. What do you think about them? I just really hate them, just because sometimes they can inflame!
And besides, do you remember the skin of the pin-up model? It`s flawless. And we want the same. That is why today I`m going to discuss some important issues with you on how to get rid of the blackheads and how to get a perfect skin like this:
The main thing here is your patience! Lets begin!
1) If you think that the main cause why they are black is dirt, you are wrong. It is an oxydasation that is happening. That is why DO NOT scrub your face. It is useles if you want to remove blackheads. Why? Because it touches only the surface of your skin, but the blackheads are much deeper!
2) and you also do not need to disinfect the skin with blackheads! Because bacteria are not the issue here - instead focus on exfoliating the skin and more importantly the pore.
That is why, in order to get rid of the blackheads, you should use something that will go inside the pores and clean everything out.
First of all, use something containing Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) (or sometimes it is called salicylic acid) , it will help to push the plug out.
There are a lot of products containing this acid, just look for it.
But (!) there is a problem with such type of products and that is that they are pH dependent: it meant that if the pH level gets too high, they basically stop working at all. That is why you need to know such products, that are not pH dependent (they exist)
Here is a list of BHA products that have the correct pH level to actively work on the problem.
For people with very sensitive skin it would be better to use products from Clinique that contain 0.5% BHA at a pH of 4.5 (ish) ... These will be gentler on the skin than the other options which have lower pH levels and higher 1-2% BHA.
Clinqiue Turn Around Concentrate
Clinique Mild Scruffing Lotion (no alcohol)
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip the skin and UNLESS you have dry or combination skin you don't need to moisturise. And here are the possible products:
Proactive Solution - Clarifying Night Cream
Neutrogena - oil-free acne stress control hydrating acne treatment
BUT all skins require sunscreen and these are normally moisturising enough.
But there is another matter, it is called Retin-a. It is a product you should look into as it can regulate how the skin produces new skin cells - making them healthier, smoother and less likely to breakout.
Not everyone can tolerate Retin-a (it has a lot of side effects!!) but it's worth trying.
All skins require sunscreen especially when using BHA and/or Retin-a.
Be kind to your skin and it will respond you!