How to prevent blackheads? Consider weekly exfoliation. Exfoliating the skin helps get rid of excess oil and dirt that contribute to acne.
Note that you can exfoliate physically with the use of a towel or products. Whatever method you choose, please be gentle with your skin. Also, don’t forget to apply a moisturizer after.
Consider using salicylic acid or retinol
How to prevent blackheads? If you want to be proactive in preventing blackheads, you might want to consider using products that contain salicylic acid or retinol.
Salicylic acid helps breakdown sebum. However, it’s not advisable to use products that contain it daily as it may irritate the skin.
Retinol, on the other hand, helps in a lot of things. It can reduce the amount of sebum, have anti-inflammatory properties, and helps improve overall skin appearance.
Before using any skin care product containing salicylic acid or retinol, please consult your dermatologist and don’t forget to perform a patch test.
Be careful with your makeup choice
People with blackheads don’t have to stop using makeup. However, it’s highly recommended that you use makeup that does not clog the pores (non-comedogenic).