Blackheads, the black pits of doom that seem to just appear on your face are not a good look for anyone. They can give the appearance of laziness, immaturity and dare we say it, dirtiness.
Blackheads are on most women’s radar, with them adopting skincare routines to get rid of blackheads and prevent them coming back. Whereas, us men don’t seem to do enough to prevent and treat blackheads. Or, maybe we just don’t know enough about blackheads?
What Are Blackheads?
Unlike acne and pimples which are inflamed, blocked pore openings often associated with redness. Blackheads are plugs within your skin which collect excess oil and dead skin cells within the skins pores. The dead skin cells and oil combine, oxidise on contact with air and result in the typical black appearance associated with blackheads. It’s so important to develop a skincare routine which is suited to you, as people produce blackheads at different rates, or not at all in some cases.
As blackheads are plugs, most treatments are temporary unless you decrease the size of the plug pore – if you don’t, the blackhead will simply just return if you were to only clear the pore by squeezing the blackhead. Typical blackhead treatments such as nose pore strips pull the debris from the pore, resulting in a blank space for a new blackhead to form.