Blackheads are a bothersome condition that effects lots and lots of people but - it's also one that is very easily treated.
It takes time and patience but the results are worth it.
You do not need to disinfect the skin with blackheads as bacteria are not the issue here - instead focus on exfoliating the skin and more importantly the pore.
Below are a list of BHA products that have the correct pH level to actively work on the problem.
For those with very sensitive skin I've included two products from clinique that contain 0.5% BHA at a pH of 4.5 (ish) ... These will be gentler on the skin than the other options which have lower pH levels and higher 1-2% BHA.
Use a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip the skin and UNLESS you have dry or combination skin you don't need to moisturise.
BUT all skins require sunscreen and these are normally moisturising enough.
Retin-a is a product you should look into as it can regulate how the skin produces new skin cells - making them healthier, smoother and less likely to breakout.
Not everyone can tolerate Retin-a but it's worth trying.
All skins require sunscreen especially when using AHA/BHA and/or Retin-a.
Be kind to your skin.
Low pH BHA products aimed at normal/oily/dry skin types.
Proactive Solution - Clarifying Night Cream Neutrogena - oil-free acne stress control hydrating acne treatment Paula's Choice - 1%-2% beta hydroxy acid gel/lotion/liquid
Higher pH BHA products aimed at very dry/or sensitive skin types.
Clinqiue Turn Around Concentrate Clinique Mild Scruffing Lotion (no alcohol)
Yes, you can make these home remedies from your everyday kitchen or home ingredients that you may already have on hand. You may not think of some of these ingredients as acne treatments, but these little-known secret ingredients can really clear your skin up. And you will learn of other factors that will help you have beautiful skin too!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
12:10 PM Bronzi 7 comments