HOW TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS:
THE SOLUTIONS TO TRUST AND THE PITFALLS TO AVOID
Blackheads or “open comedones” are blocked pores that may resemble tiny specks of dirt, but in fact are blocked pores where the mixture of sebum and cells has darkened in contact with the air. They appear most commonly on the nose and central part of the face. To treat blackheads:
• Look for products with salicylic acid. It’s your anti-blackhead saviour
• Still not satisfied? Never attempt a DIY blackhead extraction that can take a minor blackhead problem and turn it into a major breakout!
• See a dermatologist who can prescribe retinoids or perform mechanical extraction
• Don’t use harsh scrubs and astringents, which will only irritate your skin