The New Years Guide on getting rid of Blackheads!
Photography By Ilya Pavlov - Unsplash
When you meet someone for the first time, it’s your eyes that first connect, next you may quickly scan their face then check out their teeth as they are speaking and finally you may look to see what they are wearing - right?
First impressions are important to most of us, especially when you are meeting someone for the first time. Whether it is someone you really like, a potential client that you want to win over or a prospective new employer, putting your best foot forward is the behavior we tend to have.
Did you know within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to start determining traits like trustworthiness.
On average, people in the USA spend $300,000 in their lifetime on beauty products.
Do you know what causes blackheads to show on your skin?
Basically, blackheads are clogged hair follicles which occur when dead skin cells and oils collect and clog the opening of a hair follicle. The collection of skin and oil is then exposed to the air, which causes it to look black. The fact is blackheads appear dark or black because it is oxidized, not because your skin is dirty.
Why does it seem everytime you have a very important interview, client meeting, date or speaking engagement you wake up with that very large whitehead on your cheek the morning of your event- you know the one you can’t possibly cover with makeup? It’s the same basic reason blackheads are formed. When the opening of hair follicles in your skin gets clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, it creates a bump. If the skin stays closed it creates a whitehead.
Be ambitious about your skincare goals this year.
On an average, women spend 25% of their “monthly beauty budget” on skincare alone. A youthful appearance is on the forefront of most people's minds, regardless of age or gender. At the top of the list is getting rid of acne, clearing up blackheads, shrinking pore size and fading or eliminating hyperpigmentation (dark spots).
We typically find those with oily and combination skin types get blackheads; primarily in their T-zone, than those with Dry Skin. The question I get every week when discussing skin concerns with my clients, is what is the best product and tools to use to get rid of blackheads and how to prevent them from coming back?
Start with the basic fundamentals of caring for your skin and good habits with your At-Home skincare regimen.
Wash your skin twice a day (morning and bedtime) using lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser. If you exercise, it's best if you shower and wash your face (three times a day) following your workout. Sweating can lead to bacteria and oil on your skin, which can cause blackheads.
I strongly recommend using a face cleanser that has salicylic acid. To see the best results, using a product with the maximum strength salicylic acid allowed in over-the-counter products, is where you will get the best results. HD Beauty Boutique and Skincare has created a fantastic product, HD Clean Salicylic Face & Body Wash, that is one of our top sellers. This powerful cleanser penetrates pores to remove dead skin cells and excess oil. The beautiful thing about this product, it is designed to use on your face and body, to treat blackheads wherever they are. It exfoliates while it gently cleanses, washing away dead skin buildup that causes blackheads.
Use Toner daily; after cleansing your face, which increases your skin’s luminosity. We have created a toner in our skincare lineup “The HD Reappear Resurfacing Gel Pads”, that has Glycolic Acid, Algae Firming Peptides and Botanical Extracts which minimizes the skin build-up that causes acne lesions, hydrates, calms skin inflammation, and boosts collagen production. Makes for a toner that brightens skin, clears dead skin cells, and minimizes bumps.
Get your aesthetician recommended skin routine for the perfect skincare balance
For best skincare results, visit a licensed aesthetician who can evaluate your skin and get you started on the perfect beauty regimen for your skin type and current skin problems. It’s like hiring a personal trainer for your skincare…...completely worth the time and investment, as the results will be cleaner, glowing skin.
HD Beauty | The Skincare Boutique knows the importance of looking and feeling confident in your own skin every single day. Our formulas are uniquely designed to improve skin health and repair damage that causes specific skin conditions and visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, acne and hyperpigmentation. Our products offer a bridge between prescription-based products and over-the-counter cosmetics. They are backed by medically accepted science that proves their effectiveness.
We’ve developed an integrated skincare approach that ensures optimal results
Quality Products can be the breakthrough you’ve been looking for.
High grade skincare products and chemical exfoliants from you aesthetician, can be used to help decrease the rate of blackheads.
There is no cure to completely eliminate blackheads from producing, as our body is continually producing oil and the environment we live in showers us with dirt throughout the day. There are definitely steps you can take to clean them up and have healthy beautiful skin, while keeping the blackheads at bay.
Our In-House Picks for Acne & Oily Skin:
Cleanser: HD Clean Salicylic Face & Body Wash
Toner: HD Reaapear Pads
Gel: HD Reeapear Gel
Moisturizer: HD Clarifying Moisturizer
Mask: HD Revive Pumpkin Mask
Sunscreen: Broad Spectrum SPF 30+, Chemical free tinted moisturizer with zinc and titanium plus antioxidants to prevent future damage.
Make the commitment to get monthly facials with a licensed aesthetician
Use high quality products
Implements masks into your skincare routine weekly
Tips from the Pros:
Avoid using oil based skincare products and skin products that contain alcohol.
Squeezing or scrubbing at blackheads can make them worse. Leave this to the professionals!
Adding a Mask to your your skincare regimen can have dramatic results on your skin.
Create a good habit of cleaning your makeup brushes, sponges and tools once a week, with warm soapy water. Dirty brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause skin irritation and breakouts.
Clean pillowcases is key to keeping your skin free of bacteria. Try one of the latest silk pillowcase Brands like Slip, Drybar Slumber Party or Skin Laundry Sleepcycle Cleanskin Pillowcase.
The goal of this article was to give you the tools to begin the process of clearing up your skin and the resources of what type of products to use, to create beautiful skin that will glow.
With a shared goal of wanting beautiful skin, allow us to help you with step up you skin care game, while providing you with the latest technology in skincare treatments. Our In-House Products will be hand selected for you and will be the perfect match for your skin type and current needs.
Having beautiful skin doesn't have to be complicated as some would have you think. Having the right teacher, products and routine, is the key ingredient to obtaining the knowledge and guidance needed. Reach out to a qualified aesthetician in your area to get started. If you don't know of one, going to sites like Yelp and reading reviews from clients is a great starting point.
If you are located in San Diego, we would be honored to be your Skincare Advisor, accountability partner and coach rolled into one, reach out to schedule your appointment Melanie White at HD Beauty Skincare Boutique @ 619.838.5353, Celebrity Aesthetician.
At the end of the day, having confidence in your own skin is truly the asset you want to feel your best.
It will be a commitment of your time and investment, in scheduling regular skincare habits; however, like anything you work hard towards achieving, the payoff is so sweet! New Year - New You!