Blackheads: Tips to Reduce the Recurrence

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Have you noticed that no matter how careful you are with removing your blackheads, they keep coming back so often?

Well, here are some tips to reduce how often they recur!


Using a clean, hot towel is more hygienic than using equipment such as steamer machines. Bacteria can build up inside these appliances as it is quite difficult to completely clean them. Just use a hot towel to loosen up your pores and get them ready for extraction. Test the temperature on your wrist, make sure you don’t burn yourself. Simply place the towel on areas you want to target and wait for it to cool down.


Although it is recommended to go to a dermatologist to remove blackheads, we know that some of you prefer to do it yourself at home. It is best to use a dermatologist approved comedo remover tool to extract your blackheads. After the sebum has been squeezed out, wipe it with a clean tissue and continue until you have removed all your blackheads.



Because your pores are a tad stretched out and dilated from extraction, you need to apply a clay mask, such as the INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. A clay mask will help temporarily tighten pores, purify and minimise follicle appearance as well as absorbing excess sebum.


Although you will never be able to completely make your blackheads disappear, by incorporating the tips above, you can reduce the amount of time you spend in the bathroom. Just remember, if you are going to do it yourself, make sure your hands are clean and your equipment sterilised before you start.
Other tips to help remove blackheads and reduce their recurrence rate can be found here.

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All you need to know about Acne can be found here.

How to achieve glass skin can be found here.

The importance of incorporating double cleansing into your skincare routine can be found here.

A review of the Neogen Green Tea Cleansing Stick can be found here.

An in-depth post detailing all 10 steps of the Korean skincare routine can be found here.


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