Blackheads on the face? Don’t make these 10 mistakes

Oh, the blackheads on our faces… Those tiny clogged pores that have been tormenting us since we were in high school, right? If there is something that bothers us since we were teenagers, They are blackheads in certain areas of the face (I point out to you, blackheads on the nose).

Whether because we do not have a good diet, because we overdo some habits or simply because of hormonal factors that favor sebum production, blackheads on the face are extremely common. We have all suffered them to a greater or lesser extent. Of course, it is super important that you understand that you cannot close open pores. It is an impossible mission. Having pores is NOT a problem… The problem comes when they are dirty, so the only thing you can do is clean the blackheads. And now that you know you’re not alone in this, we also want you to know that you may be promoting the appearance of blackheads on your face (without knowing it). But…

What are blackheads on the face?

Blackheads on the face are clogged pores on the skin that appear due to the production of sebum. This fatty substance accumulates in the pores like a “plug”, mixing with cellular debris. When it comes into contact with air, this mixture darkens, acquiring a dark, almost black tone… Hence, clogged open pores are called blackheads.

Identifying the cause of blackheads is the first step to finding the solution, don’t you think? And since skincare and facial treatments are our hobby, we have researched the topic in depth to know how to remove blackheads from the face.

Things as simple as your foundation, pillowcases, or makeup brushes can be the culprit behind clogged pores. And although not everything is in your hands, here are 10 things that you should avoid *at all costs* to reduce the appearance of blackheads on your face, nose (and on your skin).

1.Blackheads on the face: change your pillowcase

Blackheads on the face change your pillowcase

Do you have blackheads on your face and (more) on your nose? Well now yes: “check it with your pillow”, you may be sleeping with your worst enemy. If you think about it, it makes sense. We spend 8 hours a day with our face pressed to the pillow (sometimes less, other times *a lot* more) and, without wanting to scare you, your pillowcase can be a real nest of bacteria. The dirt accumulated in our hair, hands and skin spreads across the pillow during the night, moving to our face, thus causing the clogging of the pores and the appearance of (the dreaded) pimples.

Experts explain that, although you may not notice it, pillows fill up from dirt, dust, oil…So, if you are one of me and sleep like a dormouse, change your pillowcases (and towels) regularly or get ready for an invasion of blackheads on your face that will appear without warning.

2 Blackheads on the face: facial cleansing (x2)

 

To mitigate the number of blackheads that appear on the face, facial cleansing is ESSENTIAL. Furthermore, it is not enough to do it once a day: it has to be twice. Taking into account that blackheads are a cocktail of grease and dirt, you have to prevent them from accumulating in your pores by doubling the cleaning. Simple but effective.

3 Blackheads on the face: what makeup do you use?

Blackheads on the face what makeup do you use

I know, many times we use makeup to hide pimples and imperfections, but did you know that it can also be their cause? Oily and sensitive skin, in particular, is affected by poor choice in the form of foundations, concealers, blush and powders, which clog pores and cause blackheads to appear on the face. The solution? Very simple: always choose lighter and non-comedogenic foundations. However, that’s not all: makeup brushes can also be the cause. How often do you clean them? Remember to clean your makeup brushes and sponges once every fifteen days.

 

4 Blackheads on the face vs alcohol…

Aside from the dreaded and hateful hangover, overindulging in alcohol can have repercussions on your skin aka acne breakouts and blackheads on your face. Alcohol secretes toxins that the body – and especially the liver – will have to eliminate later, and if you consume it in excess you prevent the process from developing as it should.

That is why it is essential that you be as rigorous with your pre- and post-party cleansing, as well as that you drink a lot of water to hydrate your skin and help eliminate these toxins

 

5 Blackheads on the face: pay attention to your diet

Tell me no more, you love cheese and ice cream is the unquestionable mantra of your Netflix marathons. As if he saw it. But if you have too many blackheads on your face and suffer from pimples, be careful: you have to reduce dairy products to avoid pimples. Milk, yogurt and cheese (rich in fatty acids) will promote the inflammation of blackheads and contribute to a hormonal imbalance in general. This will cause pimples to appear. Have you tried plant milks?

However, this does not end here. To eliminate blackheads on the face, nose, chin, etc. Diet will be your best ally. Let’s see what we should and shouldn’t introduce into our anti-clogged pore menu:

Foods that you should not consume in excess (they can increase blackheads and acne)

  • Sausages and red meats.
  • High-fat dairy products: whole milk, melting cheeses, creams, creams, ice cream…
  • Fried and pre-cooked foods.
  • Sugars and refined flours.

Foods that prevent blackheads and pimples on the face:

  • Fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Cereals
  • Nuts
  • Foods rich in healthy fats: oily fish, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado…

 

6 Blackheads on the face: do you do sports?

Blackheads on the face: do you do sports?

Whether you are a runner, yogi or an avid walker… removing excess sweat from the skin after each session is *super* important to prevent blackheads on the face. Take advantage of those relaxing showers that you take after each marathon to leave your pores clean and free of toxins or remember to always carry a facial toner or micellar water in your bag. You’ll thank us.

 

7 Help yourself with a mask for blackheads

Peel-off masks can be your best allies to control the appearance of blackheads on your face. Put it on twice a week and let it act for as long as necessary (according to instructions). Once removed, use an astringent toner to help soothe the skin and seal the pores. Ready!

8 Blackheads on the face: do you have an extractor?

Me neither, to be honest, although the reviews and sales on Amazon sometimes make me think that I “need” a blackhead extractor in my life. lThe blackheads on the face are very stubborn and the truth is that there are no quick solutions. Dermatologists and skin care experts agree that the best way to avoid clogged pores is to carry out a daily facial cleansing routine (morning and night). However, it is true that these “gadgets” can help as long as we do not have other skin problems such as dermatitis or rosacea. A blackhead extractor or suction is a device specifically designed to extract dirt from the pores, eliminating accumulated oil while exfoliating the skin. But not all of these suction cups are the same nor do they work for everyone, so we advise you to start by adjusting your beauty routine and, depending on how your skin reacts, consider getting the No. 1 on Amazon. Ahem.

 

9 Blackheads on the face: professional extraction

Blackheads on the face: professional extraction

Do you have clogged pores and haven’t tried blackhead extraction yet? You are already booking your treatment. You will not only be able to get rid of blackheads on your nose, but also on your entire face. Keep in mind that a good professional will know better than you how to remove blackheads from your face, so it is recommended that you put yourself in their hands (before you start playing with the extractor yourself).

The extraction of blackheads and comedones is usually part of a facial treatment. However, it is important that you keep in mind that they must personalize your treatment (it is not enough for the beautician to start tightening your pores as if there were no tomorrow). There must be a general assessment of the skin and a previously explained protocol to follow. Furthermore, removing blackheads is not enough; always choose a complete treatment based on peeling, radiofrequency or a mask. Performed regularly, extractions help reduce acne breakouts by cleaning the pores, preventing them from turning into pimples and blackheads.

What is blackhead extraction?

  • Step 1: The esthetician prepares your skin with steam. This will soften the “plugs” that toxins form and dilate the pores so that waste comes out easily. You can also perform an exfoliation to remove dead skin.
  • Step2: Next, the beautician with fingers wrapped in cotton or other fabrics begins to apply pressure on each blackhead. Other professionals use the blackhead extractor.
  • Step 4: Once the blackheads have been “unclogged”, a product will be applied to keep the pores closed and help hydrate the skin.

 

10 Blackheads on the face: sleep well

(And remove your makeup before bed, please.) If you get a lot of blackheads on your face, going to bed with makeup on is one of the worst things you can do to solve it. On the other hand, do you sleep well? Lack of sleep can promote the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blackheads. If you don’t know the term “beauty sleep”, we’ll explain it to you: 8 hours of sleep every night is one of the beauty secrets to having beautiful skin (and a rested mind). When you don’t get enough sleep, the body secretes more cortisol, a hormone that causes sebum secretion and directly affects collagen production and skin elasticity. So now you know, fewer blackheads on your face by spending more time “under the duvet.”

Whether because we do not have a good diet, because we overdo some habits or simply because of hormonal factors that favor sebum production, blackheads on the face are extremely common. We have all suffered them to a greater or lesser extent. Of course, it is super important that you understand that you cannot close open pores. It is an impossible mission. Having pores is NOT a problem… The problem comes when they are dirty, so the only thing you can do is clean the blackheads. And now that you know you’re not alone in this, we also want you to know that you may be promoting the appearance of blackheads on your face (without knowing it). But…

What are blackheads on the face?

Blackheads on the face are clogged pores on the skin that appear due to the production of sebum. This fatty substance accumulates in the pores like a “plug”, mixing with cellular debris. When it comes into contact with air, this mixture darkens, acquiring a dark, almost black tone… Hence, clogged open pores are called blackheads.

Identifying the cause of blackheads is the first step to finding the solution, don’t you think? And since skincare and facial treatments are our hobby, we have researched the topic in depth to know how to remove blackheads from the face.

Things as simple as your foundation, pillowcases, or makeup brushes can be the culprit behind clogged pores. And although not everything is in your hands, here are 10 things that you should avoid *at all costs* to reduce the appearance of blackheads on your face, nose (and on your skin).

1.Blackheads on the face: change your pillowcase

Blackheads on the face change your pillowcase

Do you have blackheads on your face and (more) on your nose? Well now yes: “check it with your pillow”, you may be sleeping with your worst enemy. If you think about it, it makes sense. We spend 8 hours a day with our face pressed to the pillow (sometimes less, other times *a lot* more) and, without wanting to scare you, your pillowcase can be a real nest of bacteria. The dirt accumulated in our hair, hands and skin spreads across the pillow during the night, moving to our face, thus causing the clogging of the pores and the appearance of (the dreaded) pimples.

Experts explain that, although you may not notice it, pillows fill up from dirt, dust, oil…So, if you are one of me and sleep like a dormouse, change your pillowcases (and towels) regularly or get ready for an invasion of blackheads on your face that will appear without warning.

2 Blackheads on the face: facial cleansing (x2)

 

To mitigate the number of blackheads that appear on the face, facial cleansing is ESSENTIAL. Furthermore, it is not enough to do it once a day: it has to be twice. Taking into account that blackheads are a cocktail of grease and dirt, you have to prevent them from accumulating in your pores by doubling the cleaning. Simple but effective.

3 Blackheads on the face: what makeup do you use?

Blackheads on the face what makeup do you use

I know, many times we use makeup to hide pimples and imperfections, but did you know that it can also be their cause? Oily and sensitive skin, in particular, is affected by poor choice in the form of foundations, concealers, blush and powders, which clog pores and cause blackheads to appear on the face. The solution? Very simple: always choose lighter and non-comedogenic foundations. However, that’s not all: makeup brushes can also be the cause. How often do you clean them? Remember to clean your makeup brushes and sponges once every fifteen days.

 

4 Blackheads on the face vs alcohol…

Aside from the dreaded and hateful hangover, overindulging in alcohol can have repercussions on your skin aka acne breakouts and blackheads on your face. Alcohol secretes toxins that the body – and especially the liver – will have to eliminate later, and if you consume it in excess you prevent the process from developing as it should.

That is why it is essential that you be as rigorous with your pre- and post-party cleansing, as well as that you drink a lot of water to hydrate your skin and help eliminate these toxins

 

5 Blackheads on the face: pay attention to your diet

Tell me no more, you love cheese and ice cream is the unquestionable mantra of your Netflix marathons. As if he saw it. But if you have too many blackheads on your face and suffer from pimples, be careful: you have to reduce dairy products to avoid pimples. Milk, yogurt and cheese (rich in fatty acids) will promote the inflammation of blackheads and contribute to a hormonal imbalance in general. This will cause pimples to appear. Have you tried plant milks?

However, this does not end here. To eliminate blackheads on the face, nose, chin, etc. Diet will be your best ally. Let’s see what we should and shouldn’t introduce into our anti-clogged pore menu:

Foods that you should not consume in excess (they can increase blackheads and acne)

  • Sausages and red meats.
  • High-fat dairy products: whole milk, melting cheeses, creams, creams, ice cream…
  • Fried and pre-cooked foods.
  • Sugars and refined flours.

Foods that prevent blackheads and pimples on the face:

  • Fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Cereals
  • Nuts
  • Foods rich in healthy fats: oily fish, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado…

 

6 Blackheads on the face: do you do sports?

Blackheads on the face: do you do sports?

Whether you are a runner, yogi or an avid walker… removing excess sweat from the skin after each session is *super* important to prevent blackheads on the face. Take advantage of those relaxing showers that you take after each marathon to leave your pores clean and free of toxins or remember to always carry a facial toner or micellar water in your bag. You’ll thank us.

 

7 Help yourself with a mask for blackheads

Peel-off masks can be your best allies to control the appearance of blackheads on your face. Put it on twice a week and let it act for as long as necessary (according to instructions). Once removed, use an astringent toner to help soothe the skin and seal the pores. Ready!

8 Blackheads on the face: do you have an extractor?

Me neither, to be honest, although the reviews and sales on Amazon sometimes make me think that I “need” a blackhead extractor in my life. lThe blackheads on the face are very stubborn and the truth is that there are no quick solutions. Dermatologists and skin care experts agree that the best way to avoid clogged pores is to carry out a daily facial cleansing routine (morning and night). However, it is true that these “gadgets” can help as long as we do not have other skin problems such as dermatitis or rosacea. A blackhead extractor or suction is a device specifically designed to extract dirt from the pores, eliminating accumulated oil while exfoliating the skin. But not all of these suction cups are the same nor do they work for everyone, so we advise you to start by adjusting your beauty routine and, depending on how your skin reacts, consider getting the No. 1 on Amazon. Ahem.

 

9 Blackheads on the face: professional extraction

Blackheads on the face: professional extraction

Do you have clogged pores and haven’t tried blackhead extraction yet? You are already booking your treatment. You will not only be able to get rid of blackheads on your nose, but also on your entire face. Keep in mind that a good professional will know better than you how to remove blackheads from your face, so it is recommended that you put yourself in their hands (before you start playing with the extractor yourself).

The extraction of blackheads and comedones is usually part of a facial treatment. However, it is important that you keep in mind that they must personalize your treatment (it is not enough for the beautician to start tightening your pores as if there were no tomorrow). There must be a general assessment of the skin and a previously explained protocol to follow. Furthermore, removing blackheads is not enough; always choose a complete treatment based on peeling, radiofrequency or a mask. Performed regularly, extractions help reduce acne breakouts by cleaning the pores, preventing them from turning into pimples and blackheads.

What is blackhead extraction?

  • Step 1: The esthetician prepares your skin with steam. This will soften the “plugs” that toxins form and dilate the pores so that waste comes out easily. You can also perform an exfoliation to remove dead skin.
  • Step2: Next, the beautician with fingers wrapped in cotton or other fabrics begins to apply pressure on each blackhead. Other professionals use the blackhead extractor.
  • Step 4: Once the blackheads have been “unclogged”, a product will be applied to keep the pores closed and help hydrate the skin.

 

10 Blackheads on the face: sleep well

(And remove your makeup before bed, please.) If you get a lot of blackheads on your face, going to bed with makeup on is one of the worst things you can do to solve it. On the other hand, do you sleep well? Lack of sleep can promote the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blackheads. If you don’t know the term “beauty sleep”, we’ll explain it to you: 8 hours of sleep every night is one of the beauty secrets to having beautiful skin (and a rested mind). When you don’t get enough sleep, the body secretes more cortisol, a hormone that causes sebum secretion and directly affects collagen production and skin elasticity. So now you know, fewer blackheads on your face by spending more time “under the duvet.”

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