I would say that those painful under-the-skin pimples that pop up around periods are the absolute worst. Whiteheads are also annoying, especially when those big fat craters appear partway through a day without you noticing. Some might say blackheads are the least annoying because they’re smaller, but no one wants them, either.
There are lots of tips and tricks to get rid of blackheads, but my skincare philosophy is that it’s better to prevent something than have to treat it. There are some good skincare habits to follow that can reduce the likelihood getting blackheads. What’s more, there are somethings that you should avoid doing to keep your skin clear. I’m here to talk about the latter. Listen up! These six things are actually making your blackheads worse.
Not Removing Your Makeup Before BedThere are many reasons why you should always remove your makeup before bed. One big one is that it can lead to breakouts including blackheads, whiteheads, and irritation. It only takes a couple of minutes to wash your face. Are those few minutes of effort not worth it? The answer is always yes. If you're not convinced, consider this. How much time, effort, and money do you spend trying to clear up your skin? Image source: Instagram/kelseyevett
Constantly Touching Your FaceYou might be in a bad habit of doing this and not even realize it. It's something that you need to be conscious of because it's often something we do subconsciously. Think about the way you rest your chin in your hands, or grab your cheeks when you're embarrassed. If you're obsessed with picking and poking your face, that's more of a problem. All of the touching spreads bacteria from your fingers to your face which can lead to blackheads. Image source: Instagram/kism_pic
Using The Wrong Makeup ProductsMakeup formulas have come a long way, but there are still some that are better than others. If you're prone to breakouts, it's imperative that you're choosing the right formulas. Look for oil-free products that are non-comedogenic. The latter term is a fancy way of saying that they won't clog pores. Clogged pores are what lead to blackheads and whiteheads so we want to avoid those at all costs. Image source: Instagram/thebeautyradar
Becoming Obsessed With Squeezing ThemI know that it's soooo tempting to squeeze blackheads, but you're not a professional aesthetician and picking your face can lead to more trouble. The issue is that those of us who aren't professionals are too rough, not sanitary enough, and/or use the wrong method. A lot of people tend to go wild with blackhead tools with can cause trouble. In the end, it can lead to irritation and damaged pores. Image source: Instagram/lapecosaprecios
Not Keeping Your Phone And Accessories CleanThink about everything that comes in contact with your face. Makeup brushes, phones, hands, headphones, hairbands. When was the last time you disinfected any of those? Exactly. Well, those things are basically carriers of bacteria. When they're rubbing against your skin, the bacteria can transfer. And you know what that means. Blackheads. Image source: Instagram/mobilestuff.ilgn
Choosing The Wrong Hair ProductsIt's not just skincare products we have to take into consideration. Oil-based hair products can cause as much trouble as makeup. Take a look around your part line and on your forehead. If these are the areas you're prone to blackheads, you're likely using a hair product that's contributing to the problem. Consider shampoos, conditioners, gels, hairsprays. Then switch to a lighter formula. Image source: Instagram/ogx_beautya
What products do you use to reduce blackheads? Let us know in the comments!
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