All about blackheads and enlarged pores
Large pores and blackheads are often mistakenly associated with oily skin. And yet, these imperfections affect all skin types, regardless of age. Making the complexion hazy and dull, they are today the first beauty concern of all women. If you're obsessed with it and looking for the ultimate technique to tighten large pores and gently remove blackheads, read this article!
How to identify blackheads and enlarged pores?
Before tackling the problem, it is prudent to take the time to identify it correctly. It is not uncommon for blackheads to be confused with other types of comedones. These are actually small sebum plugs. When we produce excess sebum, we can no longer evacuate it correctly and on time.
Suddenly, they accumulate in the pores, giving an uneven and rough appearance to the skin. Then in contact with the air, the sebum which is naturally white oxidizes and becomes black. Although large pores and blackheads particularly affect oily and combination skin as well as young people, they can also appear on dry, dehydrated or normal skin.
Blackheads never go alone without large pores and vice versa. You should know that the pores are responsible for the proper functioning of the skin, because they are used to evacuate sebum, dead cells and sweat. Unfortunately, when we don't make a habit of cleaning and unclogging pores, they end up clogging. To be able to evacuate excess fatty substances, they are forced to expand.
Dilated pores and blackheads appear most often on the T-zone where we see the most excess sebum. When the pores enlarge, blackheads settle there too.
Enlarged pores and blackheads: what are the causes?
There are many factors that promote the appearance of dilated pores and blackheads. First, it happens when you don't adopt an appropriate beauty routine. Skin needs to be cleansed, exfoliated and moisturized regularly to prevent clogged pores. That's not all, these imperfections appear because of:
- beauty products that are not suitable, too aggressive, too detergent or too greasy
- excessive diet, tobacco and alcohol
- stress, fatigue and pollution
- hormonal changes
- from prolonged exposure to the sun
- hormonal changes during adolescence, menopause or due to contraception.
All our tips to put into practice
Fortunately, for every problem, there is always a solution. First of all, avoid crushing your blackheads as this risks revealing unsightly scars. Worse still, it can cause severe inflammation. Then, adopt appropriate care to pamper your skin, prevent and fight blackheads and dilated pores. If you like to wear make-up, avoid occlusive products that may clog pores and prevent the evacuation of fatty substances.
First stage :
Every day, morning and evening, make-up must be removed to remove all impurities such as make-up, pollution particles, excess sebum and sweat. You can use our Micelliance micellar water for make-up removal. It gently cleanses and moisturizes.
Second step :
It is necessary to clean the skin in depth to unclog the excess of greasy substance which lodged in the pores. For this, you can adopt our Cleanactyl anti-imperfection cleansing gel. Once rid of all impurities, the skin regains its radiance.
Third step :
Once the skin is completely clean, it must be moisturized with a suitable product. Know that even oily skin needs good hydration because if it is rich in lipids, it can be poor in water. Our intense Act-5 treatment not only deeply hydrates your skin, but also prevents the appearance of blackheads, smoothes skin texture and regulates sebum production.
Aside from your daily beauty routine, there are also weekly treatments to strengthen the skin barrier, eliminate dead cells and stubborn impurities and promote cell renewal.
- The facial sauna
We all know the benefits of homemade facial sauna to purify the skin. Just take a bowl of boiling water and add a few drops of essential oils of lavender and tea tree known for their respective properties: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and soothing. It is necessary to put the face above the water and cover the head with a towel for 5 to 10 minutes. In contact with heat, the pores will open and this allows them to easily evacuate all impurities. Your skin will be deeply cleansed to regain its natural glow.
It is very important to exfoliate once or twice a week depending on the type of skin. At Nubiance, you will find a gel combining mechanical exfoliation with apricot kernels and enzymatic exfoliation with AHAs for better results. Exfoclear unclogs pores, promotes cell renewal and boosts collagen production.