Forty-five percent of Australians have experienced problems with acne and more than three-quarters of Australians have felt self-conscious about their skin.
Of all the different types of acne, blackheads and how to remove blackheads are terms that are the most common for people to seek solutions to.
Here we explore exactly what blackheads are, their causes, what to avoid in treating them and how to treat and prevent them.
What are Blackheads?
Like other forms of acne, blackheads are formed when a hair follicle becomes clogged or plugged with sebum (natural skin oil), dead skin cells and bacteria.
When the skin over the bump stays closed, the bump is called a whitehead. When the skin over the bump opens, exposure to the air causes it to look black. This is referred to as a blackhead.
Blackheads are common on the face but can appear anywhere on the body.
Blackhead Removal - How to Cleanse and Exfoliate
Blackhead mask peels and strips or squeezing blackheads can damage the skin tissue, causing scarring and leaving the skin open to bacteria that can form more acne.
Harsh acne cleansers and exfoliants can strip the skin of hydration and damage the natural skin barrier that aids healing and gives skin its radiance.
SkinB5 uses a revolutionary mixture of Vitamin B5 with other essential skin health vitamins and Australian botanicals to deliver a simple three-step acne solution that targets all acne from the inside out. These steps include:
To help these steps, SkinB5 has created a number of easy to use products. When cleansing the skin, SkinB5’s Acne Control Cleansing Mousse and Acne Control Australian Botanicals Cleansing Mousse both work to:
- Deeply wash the skin
- Unclog the pores
- Remove dead skin cells without drying or damage
After cleansing, the Skin Purifying Mask can be used to:
- Detox, purify and soothe acne-prone skin
- As a spot treatment and speed up acne treatment
- Mixed with a foundation to create an anti-acne matte foundation
Acne Prevention from Within
Less than a third (30%) of Australians take a supplement specifically for their skin.
Yet at the core of SkinB5’s incredible success is the natural multifaceted power of vitamin B5. It’s most effective when taken orally.
That’s why Step one of the SkinB5 system is to give the skin everything it needs from a biochemical level to heal and glow.
However, SkinB5’s Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins support the skin and so much more:
- Support sebum metabolism
- Support sebum metabolism
- Support healthy hormone production
- Reduce skin inflammation
- Improve immunity
- Reduce symptoms of stress
- Promote healing and cell regeneration
Blackhead Removal and Prevention Commandments
Blackhead removal and prevention begins within and should include thorough but gentle cleaning. Key learnings for those seeking to live free of blackheads are: