If you haven’t experienced it, you are one of the lucky ones. You wash, scrub and pinch that blackhead, but in a few weeks it’s there again. Why is that so?
If you are like me, you’ve had that blackhead that it’s clinging to its life in the middle of the nose and no matter how many times you pop it, it reappears. Surprisingly, it is not as uncommon as you might have imagined.
The probable causes
One of the reasons it might be so, it’s because a cluster of bacteria or oil glands constantly cause inflammation. It may also be the case that they are not actually blackheads –they might be simply enlarged pores –a condition is called trichostasis spinulosa and it’s often misdiagnosed. Trichostasis spinulosa is characterized by a combination of bacteria, oil and a cluster of very small hairs that look like black dots on the nose.
The best way to eradicate blackheads is following a consistent skincare routine –cleanse, tone, moisturize every day.
Skincare routine example
- Wash your face daily and gently cleanse –look for cleansers that are oil-free and lightweight.
- Moisturize with a non-comedogenic product –lightweight, and gentle on the skin, as a heavy product can make you more prone to acne spots.
- Face mask: Choose clay or charcoal masks after a mild exfoliation no more than twice a week.
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