Blackheads are often misunderstood and always unwanted. You may think it means your skin is dirty but this is not the case, even those with the strictest skin care regime can still fall victim to these pesky critters! If you’re wondering how to prevent or get rid of the occasional blackhead, then the good news is, we’ve pulled together some easy remedies that you can try and wave goodbye to them for good.

Prevention is better than cure

A professional facial will have a hugely positive impact on helping to ensure a clear complexion. The SkinBase Facial™ can vastly improve the appearance of blemishes and you can find out more about microdermabrasion here.

Facial scrubs, exfoliating cleansers or a homemade mixture of water and baking soda can also be used to cut through oil, grease and dead skin cells. To keep blackheads at bay, you should aim to exfoliate at least once a week.

Strip your way to better skin

I’ve always been a fan of pore strips and they were all the rage when I was in my teens. If it’s been a while since you’ve given these old favs a go – now is the time to try! While they are excellent for immediate improvement, they don’t prevent blackheads from recurring so can’t be relied on as the only method. They will however, make a great addition to your skin care routine.

Salicylic acid is your best friend

In the fight to rid your skin of blackheads, you should keep an eye out for beauty products that contain Salicylic acid. This key ingredient penetrates down into the pore, breaking down congestion from within the skin. It is also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid and is brilliant not just for removing blackheads but also overall congestion within the skin. Win win!

Say no to squeezing

It’s time for some willpower ladies. Believe me I KNOW how tempting it can be to have a good squeeze, but this is the worst thing you can do for blackheads. According to the experts, squeezing blackheads at home can cause inflammation, infection, and even result in scarring.

We hope this post was helpful and gave some of you a better understanding of how to get those pesky blackheads under control.

  • Another great way to remove blackheads is with an at-home clay mask and we love these recipes from Hello Glow. You can purchase cosmetic clay at most health food stores and it is effective in removing these pesky blemishes by drawing out impurities.

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