Whenever an aesthetician or facialist ask me what my top skin concerns are, the answer is almost always “enlarged pores and blackheads.” And I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Getting rid of blackheads – and keeping them away – 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.