Whenever an aesthetician or facialist ask me what my top skin concerns are, the answer is almost always Ã¢â‚¬Å“enlarged pores and blackheads.Ã¢â‚¬Â And I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Getting rid of blackheads Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and keeping them away Ã¢â‚¬â€œ seems to be one of life’s biggest mysteries.
As a quick recap, blackheads are open comedones that are caused by an overproduction of oil in your follicles. The build-up of dirt and oil on the surface of your skin turns blackish when exposed to oxygen, resulting in those unsightly dots that usually cluster around your T-zone.
While blackheads are often recurring, you can minimise them by cleansing your skin thoroughly and gently, and following with a lightweight moisturiser that won’t send your skin’s oil production into overdrive. Scroll through for our favourite blackhead-busting products!
This story was first published in SHAPE.