What Cream(s) Should I Use for Blackheads and Large Pores?
Due to excessive sebum production, certain areas of the face can develop blackheads and large pores. In order to regain healthy skin and restore the balance of the microbiota, it is essential to use specific care, starting with a good face cream.
- What Is a Blackhead?
- What Cream Should I Use To Eliminate Blackheads and Prevent Pores From Dilating?
- Purifying Cream: Side Effects
What Is a Blackhead?
Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are classified as retentional lesions. Linked to acne, blackheads are the result of hyperseborrhea (accumulation of sebum and dilation of pores) and hyperkeratinization (accumulation of dead cells and thickening of the skin). Generally, blackheads, as well as dilated pores, are visible on oily or combination skin or on skin with imperfections. They appear especially on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), the parts of the face where the skin is more oily.
When the sebaceous glands secrete excess sebum, the pores dilate to distribute it on the surface and can therefore be visible. Since they are open, they are more sensitive to external aggressions and imperfections can appear. In parallel to this phenomenon, the pores of the skin are also blocked by keratinocytes. Normally, these cells should desquamate every day, but at the time of hormonal changes or in the event of bad hygiene of the skin or under the influence of the stress, this desquamation is not carried out well. The pores become blocked by these dead cells, but the sebum can still come out, unlike in the case of closed comedones, also called whiteheads. In contact with the air, the sebum will oxidize, creating a blackhead.
What Cream Should I Use To Eliminate Blackheads and Prevent Pores From Dilating?
For skin with blackheads and enlarged pores, the preventive and curative treatment shares similarities with that adopted for blemish-prone skin. In addition to complete skin care packages for this type of skin, it is also possible to use a specially formulated cream to treat sebum production problems.
If you have oily or combination skin, you can use zinc-based products, known for their anti-inflammatory properties. A salicylic acid-based cream is also very effective in unclogging pores clogged with sebum and dead cells.
So, you should choose a non-comedogenic cream like our purifying cream with bamboo extract and 4% zinc PCA. It is a moisturizing cream that is very popular for people with combination to oily skin. Distinguished by its sebum-regulating properties, zinc PCA regulates sebum production to stop the appearance and spread of acne pimples and blackheads. To improve the performance of zinc, a dose of bamboo extract is added to the ingredients. This active ingredient intervenes by accelerating the healing and the reconstitution of the cutaneous cells to erase the imperfections gradually.
Purifying Cream: Side Effects.
If the use of this purifying cream is not recommended to pregnant and breast-feeding women, it is because of the essential oil which it contains. The ingredients including bamboo extract, or the zinc PCA are safe!