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What Causes Blackheads

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Blackheads are a common skin concern that can be frustrating to deal with. They are small, dark spots that appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the nose, chin, and forehead. But what causes blackheads in the first place? Let’s take a closer look.

Blackheads are a form of acne, specifically known as comedones. They occur when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The oil, or sebum, produced by our skin can get trapped in the hair follicles, leading to the formation of blackheads. When the oil oxidises, it turns dark, giving blackheads their signature appearance.

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Oily Skin

So, what factors contribute to the formation of blackheads? One major cause is excess oil production. People with oily skin are more prone to blackheads as their skin produces more oil than others. Hormonal changes can also lead to increased oil production, which is why teenagers going through puberty often experience more blackheads than adults.

We recommend getting a TZone Active Cleansing Facial treatment to combat, reduce and manage oily skin.

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Poor Skin Care Habits

Another factor that can contribute to blackheads is poor skincare habits. Failing to cleanse the skin properly or using products that are too harsh can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to an overproduction of sebum. This can also make it harder for the skin to shed dead skin cells, leading to clogged pores.

We recommend using the H4O™ Oxygen Aqua Remove & Cleanse. Add this to your part of the essential daily cleansing routine to cleanse your skin from everyday makeup, oils and impurities. Pop into our store and our staff will show you how it works.

Environmental Factors

Additionally, certain environmental factors can contribute to blackheads. Exposure to pollution and dirt can clog pores and contribute to the formation of blackheads. Wearing tight clothing or hats that rub against the skin can also contribute to the formation of blackheads.

So, how can you prevent and treat blackheads? The first step is to adopt a proper skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising. Look for products that are gentle on the skin and won’t strip away its natural oils. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are both effective ingredients for treating blackheads and acne-prone skin.

Blackheads are a common skin concern that can be caused by a variety of factors, including excess oil production, poor skincare habits, and environmental factors. By adopting a proper skincare routine and using gentle, effective products, you can prevent and treat blackheads to achieve clear, healthy skin. Remember to avoid picking at blackheads and consider seeking professional help if needed. With these tips, you can achieve the clear, smooth skin you deserve.