Clear and simple skin – blackheads & blackhead removal

By Raj Phull 13th May 2012 Category: Advice

The very common problem of blackheads can be distressing for those who suffer from them. Blackheads can present themselves at any time after puberty and appear as unsightly black (or even yellow) dots on the skin. In effect, a blackhead, also known as an open comedo, is a clogged hair follicle, after excess oils have accumulated in the duct of the sebaceous gland. The sebum oxidises when exposed to the air, giving it that dark colour.

These annoying, unsightly spots are not caused by poor hygiene or bad diet, although anything applied to the skin which increases the surface oil can make them worse. Using oil-free make-up and avoiding thick, greasy moisturisers can therefore help to keep your face free of blackheads.

Blackheads can be treated, however. One treatment involves microdermabrasion, where micro-crystals are finely sprayed over the face, which removes the very top layer of the skin. It is a skin treatment that can be used to improve a whole host of skin conditions and can certainly help with the appearance of blackheads.

Another excellent treatment involves a chemical peel for the face. These are safe, highly effective treatments which can rejuvenate the skin by removing its unwanted top layer. At sk:n clinics it is simple and painless – the skin is gently rubbed with InnerPeel™; a non-toxic chemical solution which is then absorbed. The improvement in the condition of the skin can be virtually instant, with many people who have undergone the treatment remarking that friends noticed the fantastic difference in their appearance straight away. The sk:n chemical peel is a great way to rid yourself blackheads and also gain more glowing, youthful-looking skin.

Using gentle exfoliators can also help remove blackheads, although not harsh products which can cause the skin to react and make the problem worse. It is worth viewing those in the sk:n shop & there is one for each type of skin.

To resolve blackheads with a first-class dermatological treatment, contact sk:n clinics for a free, no-obligation consultation & beautifully clear skin awaits.

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