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4 tips to say goodbye to the most stubborn blackheads to help return your bright skin

When the hair follicles are clogged with dirt, excess oil and oxidized, the acne nuclei will turn black. The common name for this type of acne is blackheads. They appear more often on the nose, cheeks and chin.

Use cleansing oil

Makeup removal is an indispensable step in your daily skin care routine. A good makeup remover will remove dirt and makeup on the skin, help the skin clear and limit the formation of acne.

You need to prepare a clean towel or cotton pad soaked in warm water, a cleansing oil suitable for your skin and clean hands.

Step 1: Place a warm towel on the areas with blackheads for 3 minutes to open the pores. Pay attention to the temperature as overheating can cause skin burns.

Step 2: Apply makeup remover oil to the skin and massage for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3: Emulsify makeup remover oil. Use gentle pressure on areas with lots of acne and excess oil to be able to clean without causing skin damage.

Step 4: Wash your face with a mild cleanser.

Step 5: Moisturize the skin with toner or use a paper mask so that the skin does not produce much oil.

This method is not new, but it is an easy method to do at home, even the most sensitive skin can do it.

Chemical exfoliation

Exfoliation is the removal of dead cells and excess stratum corneum so that the skin is more open, helping the skin care steps to be absorbed. But chemical exfoliants can also treat blackheads if you use them regularly. You can choose chemical exfoliants that contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid. Give preference to products that contain BHA or if your skin is easily irritated and sensitive, you can use products containing AHA. 


Use a clay mask

The clay mask has a cleansing effect, crept into the pores and sucks away the dirt and excess oil left inside the skin. In the clay mask contains minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium ... are substances that help restore, absorb toxins and heavy metals on the skin. If you make it a habit of using a clay mask twice a week.

Use BHA and retinol

BHA is an oil-based inorganic acid that has the ability to penetrate deep into the pores, breaking down dead cells and dirt, thereby helping to improve and prevent blackheads in the skin. Retinol has a cell-binding effect, neutralizing free radicals and promoting collagen production, while antibacterial and improving acne on the skin.


Combining BHA and Retinol to treat blackheads is not a bad suggestion because it can prevent blackheads long-term. The recommended amount of BHA is 2% and retinol at 0.3%, after acclimatizing retinol can be increased to 1% to avoid irritation on the skin.

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