One of the most common skin complaints are blackheads. Having blackheads on your face could be distressing as these small bumps are very noticeable. Learn about what blackheads really are, what causes them, and how to treat and prevent them.
Blackheads are the small point-like bumps commonly found on the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Technically speaking, blackheads are open comedones, which are clogged hair follicles. Blackheads may occur with or without acne and can be found in areas other than the face, such as the back, neck, chest, arms, and shoulders.
While blackheads are primarily due to increased oil production and clogging of the follicles, some factors can make you more prone to blackheads. These factors include:
Comedones occur because of increased oil production in the sebaceous glands, or oil glands, in the face. When oil builds up, it clogs hair follicles. If the clogged follicle is exposed to air, it becomes oxidized, turning it into black, hence the term “blackheads”.
Facial treatments are a safe and effective way to treat blackheads. These treatments incorporate the benefits of skin-nourishing products for a healthier, glowing, and bright-looking face.
The SkinCeuticals Purifying Facial treatment is a great treatment choice in removing blackheads. This is a deep cleansing facial treatment that unclogs follicles and regulates oil production. Through the Clarifying Clay Masque, this Purifying Facial treatment thoroughly cleanses the pores to reveal a bright, smooth skin. It also promotes healing of the follicles and prevents the occurrence of acne.
Through simple skin care habits, you can prevent blackheads. Here are some tips to help you prevent blackheads: