Blackheads - disdainful pores with oil, dust and all things grime. Blekh!
No matter how much you stay consistent with your blackhead busting products, facial appointments, and personal skincare, they still somehow show up, don't they? A nose full of blackheads or cheeks barbed with these black peeps is one of those maddening minuscule things that is enough to win the title of the ever-elusive enemy.
While there is a plethora of blackhead removal strips, scrubs, and treatments available in the market, it is the natural and skin-loving products that win for us at the end of the day. Here we have jotted down 5 ways that you can get rid of these nasties without being harsh with your skin.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
If you haven't done so already, it's high time that you add exfoliation into your skincare regime. Exfoliating and sloughing away dead skin cells and grime with Clarifying Microfoliant Scrub is a good place to start. Pay extra attention to the blackhead-infested area while you're at it and exfoliate weekly. If you’re the kind of person that is all for DIY skincare at home, whip up a sugar scrub with finely crushed sugar, honey, and a few drops of lemon. Apply the mixture onto your T-zone and massage away. Let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse off to reveal flawless, clear skin.
Address the Hidden Sources of Bacteria
If blackheads continue to show up after everything you’ve done, it might be time to look a little deeper as the solution to your problem might be staring you right in the face, or in this case, touching your face. Pay attention to your hygiene and change your pillowcases often. Sanitize your cell phone and be mindful of washing your hair on time. Sometimes slathering on pore-clogging products and makeup packed with oil might be the actual culprit.
Glycolic Acid is Your Best Friend
The strongest AHA, Glycolic acid, works wonders by acting fast and going deeper into the skin to address the problem where it started. While being the most sought-after chemical exfoliant, it also shrinks the pores and minimizes the number of blackheads. If you’re looking for a product infused with glycolic acid, Clarifying Clay Mask is a sure shot way to tackle congestion, remove toxins, and reveal smoother even-looking skin.
Invest in a Good Salicylic Acid
An acid that is oil-soluble and breaks down clogged pores by dissolving oil, Salicylic acid is a skincare ingredient that has stolen the spotlight and with good reason. Applying a thin film of Salicylic acid on the blackhead-infested parts of your face will help fight them over time. While it's not magic, it definitely is a star ingredient that can help your skin tremendously!
Steam Out the Gunk
All the above-mentioned steps work wonders if they are done right after giving steam to the affected area. While full-face steam is great too, using a towel soaked in hot water works just as well. Take 10-15 minutes out to steam your face and follow up with a scrub or mask. Just make sure to avoid touching your face during the process because introducing bacteria and infection is the last thing we want!
Flawless Skin with Arvelon
Investing in good skincare and being consistent with your routine is the only way to keep blackheads at bay. At Arvelon, we believe in addressing skin worries without ever being harsh to the skin. Opt for your favorite products, follow these steps religiously, and get ready to see some noticeable changes in your skin!