Noticed the tiny black bumps on your skin that never seem to go away and tend to make your pores look larger than they actually are? Those are most probably blackheads and they usually appear on areas like your nose and chin.
Blackheads form as a result of clogged hair follicles and are considered a mild form of acne. Thus, going for an extraction facial in Singapore is necessary to remove them without hurting your skin barrier.
But before doing so, you may wish to try some home remedies that will help to reduce the appearance of those unsightly blackheads. Read on to find out more.
1. Use a cleanser containing salicylic acid
Salicylic acid is often included in acne treatments as it is a powerful yet gentle ingredient that breaks down excess sebum and dead skin cells to prevent clogging of your pores. Hence, incorporating a cleanser that contains salicylic acid into your daily skincare routine may help to reduce the occurrences of blackheads in the long run. Additionally, it also aids in ridding your skin of any dirt, oil and makeup accumulated throughout the day.
2. Exfoliate once or twice a week
Apart from cleansing, exfoliating at least once a week is the key to achieving bright and clear skin – this is also why an extraction facial usually starts off with these two steps. We recommend using acids to exfoliate instead of harsh scrubs that can cause micro-tears in your skin. Glycolic acid is a common type of AHA that works by removing the top layer of your skin so that the dead skin cells no longer clog your pores, causing blackheads to appear.
3. Use a clay mask
Excess sebum is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to blackheads so using a clay mask that will draw oils and toxins out of the skin is a great way to reduce the appearance of blackheads. Some clay masks may also contain sulfur, an ingredient that breaks down dead skin cells.
4. Only use non-comedogenic products
Just like how estheticians take note to use only non-comedogenic products during an extraction facial, the same theory should apply to your skincare routine too. Non-comedogenic simply means it does not clog pores, which is exactly what you need if you are dealing with blackheads. You will have to read labels clearly and research more before making a purchase.
5. Avoid pore strips
A common misconception you may have is that using a pore strip will help to extract all the gunk in your pores. While this may be true, it also means extracting all the natural oils and causing your skin to overcompensate by producing more sebum. When this happens, more blackheads form. It is recommended that you avoid pore strips to prevent doing more harm than good.
Try going for an extraction facial in Singapore
While the tips mentioned above will surely help, they require patience and consistency before results show up. If you would like an alternative that is equally effective but is also a quicker solution, consider going for an extraction facial.
Here at Indulgence Beauty, our Signature Extraction Facial Treatment has been touted as one of the best in Singapore, all thanks to our experienced estheticians and the techniques they use.
Only manual extraction is used by manipulating the skin around the blackheads to remove them. as This is a much more precise and cleaner method of extraction that will not injure your skin barrier.