Most of us have Blackheads, and we all want to get rid of them. Here we try to give you the best tips to get rid of the little dots.

First of all, let’s find out why we get blackheads. The quick answer to that question is that sometimes the skin produces too much sebum. Too high sebum production causes the pores to clog and you get blackheads. Having a lot of blackheads can be due to many different reasons. It can be genetic but can also be due to using the wrong products. Here are five steps to getting rid of blackheads.

BHA acid and salicylic acid against blackheads

What BHA acid (also known as salicylic acid) does is that it dissolves sebum in pores and therefore, with regular use, the blackheads disappear. The acid also contains anti-inflammatory substances that reduce the risk of a blackhead developing into a pimple. However, do not forget that the acid makes you more sensitive to the sun and therefore you should always use a sun protection factor.

Squeeze blackheads or not?

The number one rule that many of us still ignore. If you squeeze a blackhead at home, there is a great risk that bacteria will enter and inflame the blackhead. This can result in pimples and scarring. So as not to aggravate the condition of the skin, avoid squeezing.

Face mask against blackheads

Apply a face mask once or twice a week to help your skin. Clay masks exfoliate and clog your pores. For this to work, you need to apply your mask regularly.

Do retinol work against blackheads and large pores?

Yes! Retinol – also known as vitamin A. Products that contain retinol help to dampen sebum production in your skin, which in turn means that your pores are not as easily clogged. In addition, retinol also reduces bacterial growth on the skin, which counteracts pimples and other impurities.

Remove blackheads at a salon

For those of you who really want to get rid of blackheads, there are skincare treatments to go on. For example, try an AHA oxygen treatment that helps to exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells.

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