Blackheads, this one nightmare of a word is enough to bring images of pesky spots to our mind. And if you’ve been dealing with these teeny tiny but ugly looking spots for quite some time now, we get you, the journey wouldn’t have been easy. But here at BeBeautiful we always believe in simplifying things for you, whether its skincare, makeup or hair. So here we are with THE skin care routine that will fight blackheads as if they never existed!
Foaming face wash
Pollution, dirt and oil sit on your skin all day, gradually seep into the pores get mixed with sebum and cause blackheads, acne and several other skin issues. Therefore, it is important to wash your face with regular water and a deep cleansing face wash. Stick to washing your face only twice daily, however, use an effective cleanser such as the Pond’s Pure White Anti-Pollution Face Wash. The activated charcoal extracts all the dirt and leaves your skin feeling clean, smooth and soft.
The dirt that gets collected in your pores can be brought to the surface with the help of an exfoliator. Scrub your skin at least once a week to get rid of dead skin cells and impurities. The St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub gives skin a radiant glow without making it dry.
Invest in a good makeup remover and get rid of every trace of your foundation/cc cream before hitting the bed. Makeup that stays in your pores cause clogging and invites an array of bacterial infections and blackheads. An oil based makeup remover such as the Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Make-up Remover, which dissolves and removes the most stubborn makeup in seconds.
Shower after workout
Vigorous workouts open up your pores to release sweat, therefore it is advised to take a quick shower after an intense workout so that the oil, sweat and bacteria does not get trapped in the pores and invite acne, breakouts and blackheads. Carry a body wash in your gym bag to take a quick shower and not carry the germs and bacteria back home with you.
Products that do not block pores are referred to as non-comedogenic. Those with oily skin type are often recommended to use non-comedogenic makeup so that the oil and makeup does not get trapped into the skin. Lightweight foundation formulas or CC creams won’t block pores and yet give you the coverage you’re looking for. Try the Lakme Complexion Care Face CC Cream which blends effortlessly hiding visible marks and blemishes.