Bondi Beauty’s beauty editors answer your beauty questions for this week’s Q&A on the best skincare products which really do get rid of blackheads. We promise.
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Dear Bondi Beauty,
I am so sick of blackheads. It doesn’t matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get rid of them. The annoying part is, I do regularly get treatments at my local spa clinic, to help me manage them, but it’s so expensive. And within a week of having a proper treatment done, they just come back. Especially when I wear makeup every day. Can you recommend anything to help me manage it at home?
Blackhead true are annoying. And if left untreated, they can become a lot worse, developing into inflammation spots on the skin. And there’s nothing worse than trying to treat them professionally to find them return within a few days of having them removed.
Makeup clogs pores and can create blackheads. Especially if you are not using the right products to help keep pores well protected throughout the day (and night) to fight bacteria. This also includes the type of skincare products you use which help to remove the dirt and grim from pores, and keep it out.
Skincare products which are designed to detoxify the skin and deeply cleanse away any residue from the day are recommended, as they will prevent any bacteria from staying in the pores after cleansing. Which ultimately can results in breakouts, especially blackheads around the nose, chin and forehead area.
Check out the products below which really do work to unclog the pores to help reduce and even prevent breakouts of blemishes, especially blackheads.
The new Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub RRP $40 is a great product to add to your nightly skincare regime. It’s a dual-action retexturing scrub which physically and chemically exfoliates. It contains a high potency AHA, which will help loosen and lift dead skin cells, whilst the lemon peel powder and sugar exfoliant will gently sweep away rough skin. It also contains holy basil and chamomile to help sooth and calm the skin.
For something a little more high-end, try the Cosmedix Purity Detox Scrub RRP $74 uses a multi-layer detoxification system with a cocktail of gentle natural manual exfoliators combined with salicylic acid to work deeper within the skin to remove any bacteria, dirt and grime. The scrub acts as a detoxification system for the skin, helping to remove excess impurities, cellular debris and residue, whilst reducing the appearance of visible pores and imperfections. It also contains natural poppy and date extracts known for softening the skin and leaving it well moisturised.
If your budget is a little tight, Burt’s Bees have released a great NEW exfoliating clay mask RRP $13.96, which is essentially a 2-in-1 product which will both exfoliate and treat the skin at once, by removing excess oil and eliminating impurities while instantly mattifying the skin. Formulation of the mask is 99.1 percent natural and features the superfruit Kakadu Plum, rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, to help refine pores for a smoother, healthy-looking complexion. The purifying benefits of clay helps to absorb excess oil and extract dirt.
You might also want to try the Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask RRP $44 which contains a balanced combination of kaolin clay and humectants to removes impurities from the pores, whilst maintaining hydration. It’s great for unclogging pores from oil, dirt and toxins and is also beneficial for promoting blood flow to rejuvenate skin. Skin is not only cleaner and fresher, you will also notice a reduction in pore size, which is beneficial for reducing blackhead breakouts as well.
Another great ingredients known for combating blackheads, breakouts and acne, is Tea Tree and Green Tea. Both of these ingredients work to dissolve and kill off bacteria in the pores which is known for producing blackheads, breakouts and acne. Innisfree have a beautiful range of Tea Tree and Green Tea skincare products designed to keep the pores cleaned and protected against these bacterias to help combat blackheads in particular.
Try using the Innisfree Derma Green Tea Probiotic Cream RRP $42 which uses fermented green tea probiotics, which, proven to aid with the composition of the skin’s microbiome protecting it from bad bacteria. Using a special derma formula, this cream will also deeply moisturise, repair and protect the skin barrier from external aggressors such as free radicals and provide 48-hour hydration to the skin.
The trend of vitamin C in skincare is not slowing. Most popular beauty brands like natural beauty brand Innisfree and well loved mainstream brands like Clinique have now developed their own version of a vitamin C product ids part of their range. Whilst others are a little late to the party and have either just recently launched one, or are still in the process of developing them, it seems everywhere you turn there is a C infused beauty product now available.
Peter Thomas Roth was one of the first to jump on the Vitamin C bandwagon, developing an extensive range of dedicated C infused products which not only help with pigmentation and control breakouts, but also combat the signs of ageing and nourish the skin as well.
Their new facial scrub to brighten and polish the look of skin with the future of Vitamin C is a product
This invigorating scrub, boosted by Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, is packed with an array of beads and spheres to help visibly improve the look of dullness and provide effective results using its multidimensional exfoliation process to remove excess dead skin, clear the pores of grime and dirt and them nourish and protect the skin using the strength of their revolutionary THD Ascorbate Vitamin C.
This ultra C is a stable scientific breakthrough ingredient which has proven to be fifty times more powerful than traditional Vitamin C.
Use 2 to 3 times a week to keep skin clean, nourished and protected.
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