Blackheads can be the bane of our existence.
While these little black dots on our faces are common, they are a relentless type of acne. If blackheads are causing stressful vibes, we’re here to break down how to remove them to keep your skin looking healthy and clean.
Blackheads form when a hair follicle or pore becomes clogged with oil and dead skin cells. When the congested mixture gets oxidized by air, it turns dark, hence what we call a “blackhead.” These small black dots appear on your face, especially on the nose but can also pop up on other areas of the body.
The most common causes of blackheads are excess oil, hormone fluctuations and genetics. They can also occur from lifestyle factors such as improper makeup removal, diet and climate conditions.
It’s tempting to squeeze those pesky blackheads with your fingernails, but in doing so, you’ll be inserting bacteria into the mix and damaging the pore, which can lead to scarring. We offer safe alternatives to blackhead removal with these products.
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