Are blackheads your pet peeve? These unsightly comedones that settle on our chin, nose, forehead and keep coming back despite rigorous cleansing of the face. How do blackheads appear? How to eliminate them without leaving your skin there? Here are our natural tips for getting rid of it without damaging your skin and displaying flawless skin.
What are the causes of blackheads and how to prevent them?
The blackhead is an accumulation of sebum that lodges in the enlarged pores. The sebaceous glands become blocked, thus trapping dead cells, pollution and other impurities. The black point oxidizes on contact with air, giving it that unpopular appearance.
The basic rules: we adopt impeccable hygiene
It cannot be repeated enough, but the golden rule is impeccable hygiene. Avoid touching your face with dirty hands, disinfect your cell phone as often as possible, use a towel reserved for your face and change your pillowcases regularly.
We avoid fiddling with blackheads
Spending hours fiddling with your imperfections, each time you pass in front of a mirror, to the point of causing lesions can sometimes leave irreversible marks. Even if this is tempting, so don't try to squeeze your comedones out to get them, or you risk making the situation worse by causing inflammation, acne pimples and ugly scars.
Blackhead Extraction: If You Touch It, Do It Right!
To perform a gentle extraction, head to the beauty institute! Beauticians have mastered the right actions to eliminate blackheads and purify the skin without creating a lesion, they will prevent you from scarring.
If you want to do it yourself: proceed methodically and delicately.
Start with a steam bath. Simply boil some water. You can also add a few drops of purifying essential oils of tea tree, rosemary or true lavender. Lay a towel over your head and place your face over the hot water. Five minutes is enough. The steam will open your pores and you will enjoy the sanitizing benefits of essential oils. Once the pores are open, you can use a blackhead remover. This small utensil should be handled with care: press lightly on the area concerned. The blackhead will come out of the clogged pore, but don't overdo it as the skin scars easily. A healthy skin begins with regular care.
We adopt a healthy lifestyle
Other factors can be involved in the appearance of blemishes. For example, sugar and alcohol are the main culprits of blackheads and comedones. Women's cycles, hormonal imbalances, stress, lack of sleep, hydration, physical activity, pollution and even tobacco also weigh in the balance.
Finally, we do not teach you anything: beauty is also on the plate. So favor fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Eating a varied and balanced diet will provide your skin with all the right nutrients that will make you feel good.
Adopt an organic skincare routine adapted to prevent and permanently eliminate blackheads
Purify your skin in depth with the double cleansing technique
Inspired by Korean layering, the double cleanse is done in two steps: the application of a cleansing oil first and the use of a gentle cleanser second.
We opt for Organic Cleansing Oil: its gel-in-oil texture melts on the skin. Lipophilic, it attracts fatty substances and gently loosen them. Surprised, on contact with water it emulsifies and turns into milk. The oil dissolves makeup and pollution particles accumulated on the face. This is the most effective and gentle way to remove layers of makeup, even waterproof ones. Ladies, especially never go to bed without removing your makeup, this is the best way to suffocate your skin and accelerate the appearance of blackheads, wrinkles and fine lines!
Once cleansed, you can immediately proceed to the cleansing step with our Green Banana Bio-Active Cleansing Gel. Formulated without soap, with mild surfactants adapted to the pH of the skin, the Cleansing Gel gently removes the last impurities, without drying the skin. Performed daily, double cleansing is an essential step in restoring radiance to the complexion, purifying the epidermis, reducing the appearance of blackheads and promoting better penetration and action of future skincare.
Smooth the skin texture with a clarifying lotion
After the double-cleansing, the pores are tightened and the skin texture is smoothed with the Organic Clarifying Lotion. Formulated with the Bio-active Green Banana, Lactic Acid and Citrus Water complex on hypoallergenic, the lotion, to be used as a tonic, will get rid of the last impurities while stimulating cell renewal. The pores are tightened. The skin is clear, fresh and toned.
Moisturize and regenerate your skin with a light non-comedogenic cream
The skincare routine ends with the application of Organic Soothing Radiance Jelly. Its light texture hydrates and regulates sebum production thanks to the Bio-Active Green Banana with balancing properties. Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid provide long-lasting hydration and help prevent overproduction of sebum.
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Exfoliate your skin once a week
After the double-cleaning as a basic treatment, a shock routine must be adopted from time to time. The Organic Exfoliating Peel is perfect for revitalizing the skin and activating cell renewal. Formulated with fruit acids and jojoba beads, it must be left on for at least a few minutes for the AHAs to act by “nibbling” on the dead cells. Is your skin reddening? Do not panic ! It is temporary, it just means that the product works and activates the blood microcirculation. The Exfoliating Peel can be used once or twice a week. It tightens the grain, eliminates blackheads and acne scars to bring radiance to the complexion.
For purified skin, follow the peel with the Organic Purifying Mask. Composed of Yellow Clay, purifying Kaolin, Bio-Actif Yellow Banana and soothing Fucocert, it gently detoxifies the skin. A real cocooning moment for the skin! Combined with the peel, this magical duo restores radiance and eradicates blackheads.