Blackheads form when oil, dead skin, and bacteria combine to produce a gluey gunk (to be scientific) that lodges in your pores, oxidizes, and turns black. They’re a very pesky, very common trait of oily and combination skin that’ll keep coming back unless you treat your skin properly. Here’s the three-step strategy for keeping blackheads at bay.
If you don’t see results with this strategy, you’re likely not dealing with blackheads but rather sebaceous filaments (oil lining your pores). Sebaceous filaments look similar to blackheads but are generally smaller and lighter. Like blackheads, they’re a very common trait of oily skin. I have them on my nose (hi, Rob here), and while you can’t actually get rid of them, you can greatly lessen their appearance by adopting a proper skincare regimen. The right cleanser will wash away excess oil and a quality moisturizer will regulate oil production—preventing build-up in your pores.
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