If pesky blackheads are rearing their ugly heads, it's time to take action. Blackheads are caused by blocked, clogged, congested pores. When the air mixes with the sebum in a blocked pore it causes oxidation, which gives blackheads their dark appearance. The best way to target blackheads is to eliminate the root cause; excess sebum and dead skin cells.
For starters, cleansing with an antibacterial cleanser such as Exuviance Moisturizing Antibacterial Facial Cleanser will help draw out the impurities that settle in the pores. Twice a day, this cleanser is committed to removing surface oils and reducing problematic bacteria on the skin, preventing pores from becoming clogged. After cleansing, to prevent new blackheads from forming, we suggest following with Exuviance Clear & Smooth Daily Exfoliating Anti-Blemish Pads. These power pads use Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Salicylic Acid to help eliminate excess oil on the skin while promising to keep pores clear.
Incorporating a detoxifying masque into your beauty routine once or twice a week will help you keep new blackheads at bay. Exuviance Purifying Clay Masque uses Polyhydroxy Acid technology to purify the skin, help clear congested pores, and gently exfoliate dead skin cells which can also contribute to blackhead formation.
Remember, it is extremely important not to pick or squeeze blackheads, however tempted you may be. When you notice unsightly blackheads, start treating instead of squeezing! A spot treatment such as Exuviance Blemish Treatment Gel is an ideal choice. This targeted treatment contains Pro-Vitamin A and Salicylic Acid and works wonders on reducing excess oil and refining pores to reveal a clear, healthy complexion.