What are blackheads?
Skin care routine to prevent blackheads Basically blackheads are a common type of acne spot. It forms when your pores are open and they clogged with excess oil (sebum). They are found on anywhere on the face but mostly they appear on the nose, forehead and cheeks. You can also get rid from them and can stop them to appear by following these steps.
Start with washing your face daily:
If you want a clear face looks so you should take more water inside your body. It will keep hydrated your skin and also save you from different skin issues. Other than this it’s also an important thing or step to wash your face daily with water and chemical free soaps or face wash. You can also follow these two essential steps for a normal routine: gentle cleansing and moisturizing.
There are also some other recommendations to keep you’re your skin away from blackheads by doing these following steps on daily basis, or following them twice in a week or on different days which are suitable for your skin care. Here are also some recommendations given by dermatologist:
1. Skin cleanser: free and clear or Vanicream gentle facial cleanser.
2. Benzoyl peroxide wash
3. Moisturizer with SPF
4. Oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer
5. Topical retinoid
6. Skin serum
What is the role of salicylic acid in skin care? When and how we can use these?
Salicylic acid is commonly known as acne-fighting skin care ingredient which works against acne lesions and breaking down them. Some of the skin care products are also contain salicylic acid in them but they tend to be overly drying and also difficult to use these products on daily basis. There are some tips of when and how we can use salicylic acid.
When you can use? you can use them during the cleansing or moisturizing of your routine.
How can you apply? You can apply this on your whole face and also on the spots treatment where you got blackheads.
What are retinoid?
They are commonly known as vitamin A derivatives. They are commonly used in anti-aging skin care products. Topical retinoid is the first-treatment for treating and prevent blackheads. It works to affecting skin cell growth and also by unclogging blocked pores. They are essential parts of our skin as they prevent acne formation.
However topical differin is also available while more potent retinoid are also available by prescription. They make take 3 months to show their results.
More important instruction for the use of retinoid is that they increase UV light sensitivity and can also cause increasing the risks of sun bun. You must do more protection of your skin while using topical retinoid. The most important thing is this it should not be taken by those who are planning pregnant and already pregnant.
When you can use retinoid?
You can use at night but don’t apply it for whole night just apply it for 20-25 minutes then wash your face. Apply it every night but if it causes dryness or irritation so don’t use it on daily basis. You can use it every other night or every three nights.
How can you apply this?
When you are going to apply this just apply a pea-sized amount of it and spread all over the area where you got acne.
It is an important and final step in a daily skin care routine. There are many kinds of moisturizers available in the market but try to use only those which are suitable for your skin. Emollients are moisturizers which are thick and help to keep hydrated your skin that flakes or peels.
Uses of hydrating serums are a great way to rehydrate your skin but its best to use it overnight. Moisturizers are also different for different type of skin. For oily skin types, you can also use lotion in fewer amounts to feel better and to make less oily skin. The properties of good hydrated serum are that it promotes healthy skin and help to calm the skin and protect it.
When you can use this?
There are two options to use them first in morning and second at the night. You can also use it on daily basis.
How you can apply it?
You can apply few drops of it on your face and then just gently massage that on your skin.
Avoid comedogenic products:
If you are using comedogenic products so they can lead to clogged pores that cause an increase the blackheads growth. If you don’t want that they should not come again so try to use non-comedogenic products which are oil-free and also help to maintain good skin.
Whenever you are purchasing any cleanser and moisturizer so keep it in your mind that they should be light weight and gentle on skin. If you will use heavy products so they can cause irritation and can also prone to acne spots.
We mostly considered that face masks are not needed but they help to prevent blackheads. They may give you many benefits from cleansing to exfoliating to moisturizing. There are many different kinds of masks which may be applied as a mask on the face or which may not be. Clay mask and charcoal they both work to prevent the formation of blackheads and also help to remove or take away impurities out of your pores. However masks can dry out your skin so you should use them only a few times per week.
Always keep in your to use only those stuff on your face which are suitable on your skin. If you are using any stuff without following instructions so it can be worst for you as it can cause skin problems, increase acne and also rashes on your face. So always follow the instructions and take precautions for better results.
When you can use face masks?
You should use face mask after exfoliation step of your routine. But use it only 1 or 2 times per week.
How you can apply it?
Firstly follow the instructions then apply it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing.