Make these simple changes to your skincare routine and say bye-bye to those pesky blackheads forever!
But wait, what exactly are blackheads, anyway?
Blackheads are a buildup of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells in the pore that oxidize and turn black after being exposed to air. They can occur anywhere on the face, and to what degree blackheads appear varies for each individual (i.e. people with combination and oily skin tend to get more blackheads).
If you're ready to have even clearer and healthier skin, try the following dermatologist-recommended tips:
Avoid using nose strips, as they only strip off the superficial part of the blackhead. Plus, the removing of the strip may actually be more irritating than beneficial for your skin
Don't squeeze your blackheads, as doing so will only cause irritation, inflammation, and scarring
Consider switching your makeup to lighter, mineral-based makeup, as it's not only less clogging than heavy, long-lasting makeup, but it can also help draw out oil from your face (similar to clay masks)