Blackheads are basically the result of not taking good enough care of your skin — there, we said it! When you don’t exfoliate your skin or pamper it with a regular facial, your pores get clogged due to the buildup of dead skin cells, excess sebum, dirt, and impurities. It then forms a black bump on your skin, which is what we call a blackhead. But fret not; as annoying as blackheads are, there are quick ways to get rid of them for good.
To ensure your skin remains healthy and blackhead-free, we’ve listed down five easy-peasy ways to get rid of blackheads. Check ‘em out.
- 01. Wash your face twice a day
- 02. Scrub at least once a week
- 03. Put on a clay mask
- 04. Always remove your makeup
- 05. Give sheet mask a try
01. Wash your face twice a day
Washing your face twice — once in the morning and once before hitting the bed at night — can greatly help keep blackheads at bay. Wash your face with a pore-clearing face wash like the clean Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash. It’s formulated without baddies and harsh chemicals like salicylic acid, mineral oils, alcohol, dyes or perfume, making it perfect for fighting clogged pores and excessive oil. It has ingredients like witch hazel, zinc and thyme that gently cleanse out dirt, oil and makeup from your skin without leaving it dry and taut.
02. Scrub at least once a week
Exfoliation is absolutely necessary when it comes to getting rid of blackheads. If you don’t exfoliate at least once a week, the dead skin cells can buildup and clog your pores, leading to more blackheads. So, use a nice scrub like the Pond's Bright Beauty Sun Dullness Removal Daily Facial Scrub once or twice a week to deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Formulated with special tansolve beads and brightening cream, this scrub effectively removes blackheads, dirt, oil and impurities from your face. It also lessens dark spots and suntan to make your skin soft, smooth and even-toned.
03. Put on a clay mask
Clay masks are amazing to unclog your pores and cleanse out the excess oil and dirt from your skin, which in turn helps clear out blackheads. Just take a coin-size amount of the Lakmé 9To5 Moist Matte Clay Face Mask on your palm and apply it on your dry skin; let it sit for 10 minutes before gently massaging and washing off with lukewarm water.
The green tea extracts, glycerin and kaolin and bentonite clay in its formula help absorb dirt and impurities from your skin. It tightens your pores, removes dullness and moisturises your skin to give it a matte-looking, cleansed and refreshed finish. Use it twice a week and bid adieu to blackheads.
04. Always remove your makeup
One simple way to get rid of blackheads is to make sure that you always remove makeup at the end of the day. If left overnight, your makeup can clog up your pores (even the non-comedogenic types) and lead to more blackheads. So use the Simple Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water to wipe away all the makeup off your face before you hit the bed.
This will cleanse your face, wipe off all the greasy residues that can clog your pores, and give you matte, fresh, balanced skin. With no baddies in it, this micellar water uses thyme, zinc and witch hazel in its formula and is suitable for even sensitive skin.
05. Give sheet mask a try
Sheet masks nourish your skin and eliminate impurities from your face. That’s why turning to sheet masks once or twice a week can help keep your skin healthy and also keep blackheads at bay. Just put on a nice sheet mask like the St. Ives Glowing Apricot Sheet Mask for 15 minutes, massage the leftover serum into your face and enjoy blackhead-free skin.
This mask is dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, cruelty-free, and free of parabens, making it perfect for all skin types. The apricot fruit extracts in this mask add a radiant glow to your face and, most importantly, keep blackheads off your skin!