The pesky blackhead is a common problem. But can we ever really get rid of them?

Blackheads are simply blocked pores caused by the overproduction of oil (sebum) from the sebaceous glands in the skin. This natural substance keeps the skin lubricated but too much of it can cause a build-up in the pores. When exposed to the air they simply turn black. Over a period of time the pores begin to enlarge and are therefore vulnerable to becoming blocked again and again, so blackheads can be an ongoing problem.

Blackheads can affect any type of skin, but are generally more common in those with oily skin beginning at puberty when the hormones release more oil to the skin. They are typically found on the T-zone of the face (forehead, nose and chin) and upper back where there are more sebaceous glands.

To prevent blackheads maintain a good skincare routine to remove daily grime and makeup.

Exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin and apply a mud mask to deep cleanse the pores. Of course, there is only so much a homecare regime can achieve therefore for maximum results and to really ‘banish those blackheads’ book a Skinbase Microdermabrasion treatment.

A 30 minute SkinBase Microdermabrasion will remove blackheads often in just one treatment. The clever combination of exfoliating crystals and vacuum suction deep cleanses the pores and simply sucks the blackheads out painlessly with no tissues required! Not only this but because the treatment progressively removes dead skin cells layer by layer it can actually reduce pore size thus diminishing the problem in the future.

For best results maintain with a SkinBase treatment every 4 to 6 weeks whilst following a thorough homecare regime in between. For congested skins and open pores a course of treatment is recommended.

Contact your nearest Skinbase salon for details. To find your nearest therapist just click here!

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