Comedones, more commonly known as "blackheads," are caused by clogging of pores with sebum, dust, and dead epidermal cells. It is imperative to get rid of blackheads, otherwise the skin will look unattractive and unkempt.
Dust and dirt on the skin is not the main cause of comedones. Therefore, constant aggressive face cleansing will not solve the problem of clogged pores. However, the obligatory skin cleansing procedures cannot be neglected. Be sure to remove your makeup and wash or use lotion before bed.
The cleanser mix is very good for clogged pores, which is easy to make at home. Grind oatmeal, flaxseed, large leaf green tea and lime blossom in a coffee grinder. Add green or white clay to the mixture. All components must be taken in equal amounts. Dilute the mixture with water until viscous and apply on the skin for 3-5 minutes. Then wash with water, massaging problem areas. This product absorbs sebum well and also has a mild peeling effect.
Use a blackhead scrub twice a week. It is advisable to choose products that are not too aggressive. That is, the option with ground apricot pits is not the best solution. Pay attention to scrubs with polymer balls as abrasive particles, as they do not injure the skin. But the most optimal way to cleanse skin with clogged pores is peels containing glycolic and salicylic acid, which. These active ingredients effectively eliminate existing comedones and prevent the appearance of new ones.
The blackhead removal procedure can be performed once a week. Steam your face with chamomile, sage, or linden. Steam your face for 15 minutes. Then wash your hands thoroughly with soap and rubbing alcohol on your nails. Wrap cotton pads around your fingertips and gently squeeze out the comedones. If any black dot does not squeeze out, leave it so as not to injure the skin.
After steam cleansing your face and removing blackheads, wipe your face with salicylic lotion or hydrogen peroxide. Alternatively, rubbing an ice cube over your skin will help tighten pores and soothe irritation. It is advisable to make cosmetic ice from herbal decoctions.
Make masks for blackheads at least twice a week: from white, blue or green clay, as well as from beaten egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Another good comedogenic mask is a mixture of a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. If the skin is oily, apply masks all over the face, if dry, then only on the T-zone.