Blackheads are an oxidized version of excess oil and dead skin cells that are trapped in pores due to the exposure to air. “Having these black sprinkles on your nose doesn’t mean that you have bad hygiene, so don’t ever pop them out as it’ll only cause further damage to your skin,” says Dr Low Chai Ling, founder of SW1 Clinic.
The bad thing about blackheads is that they don’t disappear on their own but the great news is that you can get rid of them for good by following a strict cleansing routine with products formulated to target bacteria and dead skin cells. If you want to bail out from these nettlesome black bumps on your nose, scroll down to find out how!
1. Use Products That Contain Salicylic Acid
“Salicylic acid is a great choice to keep blackheads at bay,” says Dr Low Chai Ling. “Preferably, choose a leave-on product that contains Salicylic acid because it will perform better as compared to a cleanser.”
SW1 Clear Tonic is a pre-serum mist that contains Salicylic Acid that sets its heart to eliminate acne, clear clogged pores (blackheads included) and boost skin’s resilience to future breakouts. Spray on a cotton pad and apply to your nose for a more intense application. Your troubled skin will feel calmer and your usual oily sheen will improve drastically too.
2. Exfoliate at least once a week.
A flawless complexion doesn’t happen by chance but is achieved by diligence and a regular cleansing routine that includes a good exfoliation at least once or twice a week to remove dead skin, debris, and oil buildup.
Chai Crystal Healing is a unique 2-in-1 facial scrub that turns into a dead skin-softening mask paste upon application with water, and it transforms back into dead skin-exfoliating crystal scrub when left dry on the face after 10 min. This multi-functioning exfoliator contains pearls that stimulate collagen production for firmer looking skin and its oxygen-generating formula bestow your skin that lovely post-shower radiance.
3. Fix an Ultrasonic Cleansing Facial every six months
Deep Deep Clean is a deep pore cleansing facial which includes microdermabrasion that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry skin and dead skin cells with fruit acids together with the extreme pore plugging ultrasonic cleansing and ends with a skin-specific facial mask to target dull, oily or dry skin.
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When your skin and pores are kept clean and clear from dead skin cells and debris, blackheads and acne will stop knocking at your door for a very long time.