Everything you need to know about blackheads
Don't you know what those black marks you have in the nose area are? If until now you have always thought that they were freckles, I am sorry to tell you that you have been confused all this time! Those little black spots are called blackheads and today I am going to explain what they are and why they are appearing on your face.
What are blackheads on the face?
Blackheads are the clogging of the hair follicles in the skin . These follicles are made up of hair and a sebaceous gland that produces sebum to help keep the skin hydrated and healthy . Does the term “ sebaceous gland ” ring a bell? No wonder! Because, although they generate many benefits for our skin, they also often bring acne with them . Therefore, it could be said that blackheads are the consequence of acne , right? Although they are not inflamed like some pimples, it is true that blackheads are dark in color and have a certain relief .
How are blackheads created on our skin?
Yes, the sebaceous glands are necessary to keep our skin in perfect condition. However, when these glands create too much sebum , it accumulates along with our dead skin cells , thus forming a kind of " plug " that clogs the hair follicle.
These " plugs " are what we call blackheads . And why black? Well, because they turn dark when they come into contact with oxygen from outside. This process occurs as a result of the oxidation suffered by that hair follicle . (Do you know what color an apple turns when you cut it and leave it on the table for a while? Well, that!)
However, there are many other factors that favor the appearance of blackheads (not only on the face, but you can also have them on the back, on the chest, on the neck...)
External factors such as pollution , makeup on the skin or dust from the environment can cause the cellular debris of our skin (that is, dead cells ) to increase and produce a greater plugging or obstruction of the hair follicles in our body. . Therefore, the more clogging , the more blackheads.
How to treat skin with blackheads?
It is clear that caring for and treating the skin is essential (not only to get rid of blackheads, but also to keep it hydrated and healthy ). But, for this, we must first know what our skin type is , since depending on our type of face ( dry, mixed or oily ) we will use some products or others. (If you still don't know what your skin type is, I recommend you take our free Skin Test ).
The best thing to treat our skin is to have a complete facial (and body) routine . Especially if it contains a good serum that suits your skin type and a moisturizer that gives you the juiciness and light that your face needs.
Also, if your problem is blackheads , I also recommend exfoliating your skin once a week and sleeping without makeup to allow the pores of our face to breathe while we rest.
However, keep in mind that you not only have to take care of the skin from the outside, but it is also essential to give it the importance it deserves from the inside, thanks to epigenetic factors (such as diet , hormones , race and style ). of life of each person).
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