Tips on managing blackheads, whiteheads, oily skin and enlarged pores:
Using the correct skincare products at home and CONSISTENTLY is key.
- Do not apply comedogenic/greasy skincare, makeup and sunscreen products
- Do not go to bed with makeup and sunscreen residue on your face.
- Cleanse face with a gentle cleanser of around pH5.5. Do not use wet wipes as a cleansing routine. Double cleanse if you had makeup or sunscreen on your face. The ACnClear and PigmentoB cleansers are mild, unclogs pores and do not strip the skin of its natural protective barrier. Our cleansers can also be used as an alternative to facial shaving creams for men. Try our cleansers for a refreshing, clean and balanced feel.
- Over cleansing or use of harsh topical creams for the treatment of acne can lead to over secretion of oil/sebum through a mechanism that compensates the “drying out” effect of such products.
- The ACnClear and PigmentoB creams are non comedogenic and suitable for both men and women of all ages. They unclog pores through the reduction of excess oil, removal of dead skin cell buildup and ant-bacterial benefits by means of its combination of active ingredients.
- The Balancing Serum is an amazing product and balances excess oil. It minimises appearance of blackheads, whiteheads and enlarged pores. This serum renders the skin, neither too oily nor too dry.
Extraction or Physical Removal of Blackheads and whiteheads:
There are many salon treatments offering the removal of comdones such as blackheads and whiteheads. It is important that it is done in a sterile manner and by a professional skin aesthetician.
Description and Signs:
Blackheads and whiteheads are very common. They affect people of all ages but are most prevalent in adolescents during puberty. They not only look unsightly, but can also cause pain and redness. Fortunately, there are professional whitehead and blackhead treatments available that are effective and successful for most sufferers.
These are characterised by flat brown or black dots that vary in size and are often located on the face. They may become inflamed as a result of infection, which can cause a reddening of the surrounding area.
These are raised bumps that, as their name suggests, are white or slightly yellow in colour. They vary in size and most commonly seen on the face.