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Blackheads

Published 05/22/2020, by ,
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Blackheads are the result of the accumulation of dead skin cells and sebum present in the skin's pores. The hair canal is blocked by this mixture called keratinocyte, making the skin's natural desquamation process less effective. On contact with the air, the pores take on a black colour. If left untreated, blackheads can turn into whiteheads and then pimples.

Blackheads most often appear on the t-zone (the forehead, nose, corners of the nose, and chin), which is the area of the face the skin tends to get the most oily. Combination and oily skin are most affected by blackheads because their sebum production is too high.

Blackheads can appear if the skin isn't regularly cleansed with appropriate care.
Hormonal changes (puberty, birth control, menopause) make the skin more reactive and act in favour of sebum production.

People with acne often develop blackheads.
The use of so-called comedogenic cosmetics can cause pimples to appear. An unbalanced, highly fatty diet can also lead to the formation of blackheads. Prolonged exposure to the sun and UV rays can be a cause of blackheads.

Once or twice a week maximum, we recommend that you take a steam bath, which will free your pores. This can be accompanied by a gentle exfoliant and a purifying mask.

We recommend that you make an appointment with a specialist (a beautician or dermatologist) if you want to know the correct procedures for major blackheads. If you have dry, irritated, or dehydrated skin, we advise you not to use these active ingredients, which may be too irritating on sensitive skin.

The purifying white, green and pink clays can be applied as a mask to the areas of blackheads.

Tea tree, lavender, geranium and peppermint essential oils are also used against imperfections.

Zinc has an anti-inflammatory and healing action that acts on lesions and blackheads.

Mechanical exfoliation with grains should be avoided as they are too aggressive for the skin.

We advise you to avoid cosmetic products with sulphate, which destroy the skin's protective hydrolipidic film barrier. Feel free to consult our Blacklist for more information on active ingredients that are harmful to the skin.