Information & Advice
Spots, blemishes and blackheads are the scourge of skin care. Stop blemished skin in its tracks with a little insider information.
Unsightly and oh-so-tempting to squeeze, blackheads may appear harmless but ignore them and they could lead to bigger problems. “If bacteria enter a blackhead, it can cause a spot,” warns facialist Sarah Chapman. As blackheads are the result of a pore-blocking mix of dead skin cells and sebum, regular deep cleansing and exfoliation are your prime prevention methods. Arm yourself with a deep cleansing clay mask, like Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, which contains white clay. “Clay masks are great because they draw out impurities,” says Sarah, who also recommends a mildly exfoliating cleanser. “Regular exfoliation will help lift off dead cells. For blockages salicylic acid is best.” Try Biosource Clarifying Cleansing Gel. For stubborn blackheads, regular facials may help. “Steam facials and extractions done professionally will keep the skin clearer and peels can help on larger pores,” says Sarah.
Deep Cleansing Action: Try Origins Get Down Deep Pore Clay Cleanser; Botanics Pore Perfecting Clay Mask.
Visible Pore Purging: Try Biore Pore Perfect Deep Cleansing Strips.
All-in-one treatment and prevention: Try Bliss Steep Clean Toner Pads.
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