You might claim to love your skin but do you know how much stress it goes through every day? All the dirt and grime from the air settles on your skin causing your hair follicles to get blocked, leading to the skin problems you dread the most—blackheads and whiteheads! Yes, we know how those packed schedules leave you with little time to hit the salon even for a mandatory cleanup every month. So here are some easy ways to banish blackheads/whiteheads at home…
The real difference between blackheads and whiteheads
 

The real difference between blackheads and whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are both clogged pores but their pore openings are different. In a blackhead, the pore at the surface of the skin is open. These pores are filled with oil and dead skin but are open on top. The skin is exposed to environmental pollutants that ultimately cause the bacteria inside the skin to oxidise and darken. A whitehead, on the other hand, is a clogged pore but here, the pore is closed leaving no room for air to enter it. Hence, the debris inside remains white. Moreover, whiteheads are a tad more sensitive than blackheads and are bigger in terms of size too.

Gentle exfoliation works like magic
 

Gentle exfoliation works like magic

We can’t stop underlining the fact that when your skin is facing the issue of recurring blackheads and whiteheads, using a face scrub should be the only promise you must make to your skin. As a rule, opt for an exfoliating scrub once a week if you have regular or oily skin and once in ten days if you have sensitive skin. Is our super skin go-to? Brown sugar mixed with milk for dry skin or ground coffee with water for an instant pick-me-up.

There is no shortcut to moisturising
 

There is no shortcut to moisturising

One of the best ways to keep your skin clean and free of impurities is by keeping it moisturized, and who better to do the job that the tried and tested Ponds Silk Cream Moisturiser. It’s soft, smooth and blends in perfectly leaving the skin supple and fresh. Moreover, it has a 24-hour moisture lock formula, which means your skin will be hydrated and nourished throughout the day so there’s no chance of impurities settling in. This product isn’t greasy at all so it makes your skin look vibrant and non-sticky.

Hydrate your body
 

Hydrate your body

You may have visited several dermatologists to find solutions to blackheads and whiteheads. But they’ve repeatedly told you one thing and that is to consume of 8-10 glasses of water every day. The science is simple—water flushes out all toxins in the body making your skin look healthy and nourished. If the body is dehydrated and your skin pores become clogged, there is an imbalance in the pH of the skin leading to bacteria storage in the body, which ultimately shows on your skin in the form of acne, blackheads, whiteheads etc. So drink up!

Exercise regularly for glowing skin
 

Exercise regularly for glowing skin

We’ve seen several transformations where a girl with problematic skin has improved her skin drastically by exercising regularly. Wondering how that happens? When you exercise, there’s an increase in blood circulation which lends your skin oxygenated blood—something that naturally makes the skin glow. Not too much to ask for if you’ve always wanted gorgeous skin, right?

Now that we’ve learnt how to get rid of those unsightly blackheads and whiteheads, put these tips to use and achieve problem-free skin!