You know those pesky dark spots that appear on your face – more commonly on the nose and no matter how much time you spend squeezing or scrubbing they just won’t budge! These are called blackheads and we’re going to give you some tips and product recommendations to help you treat and prevent them from coming back.
How do blackheads form?
Blackheads are clogged pores/hair follicles that get built up with excess sebum (oil), dirt, skin cells and bacteria. when these clogged pores and follicles get exposed to the air they oxidize, causing them to turn black on the surface.
Why do blackheads form on the nose?
Blackheads can form anywhere on the face/body but the most common place you’ll see them is on the nose. This is because our nose has more oil glands than the rest of the face and more oil = more opportunity for a blackhead to form.
Blackheads VS sebaceous filaments
It’s important to understand that not every black spot on your face is a blackhead. What you’re noticing on your nose and cheeks could also be sebaceous filaments, (pores) which are a normal and important part of your skin’s health. A sebaceous filament is responsible for allowing oil to flow onto the skin, helping to keep it hydrated and protected. However, when sebaceous filaments fill with fats and oils they appear dark, which gives them an appearance similar to that of a blackhead.
How do I get rid of Blackheads?
There are many different things you can do to help clear your pores and keep them blackhead free!
Cleansing your face every day is the most effective thing you can do to help keep your pores clear and clean. You should always wash your face twice a day, especially after you’ve been sweating.