When a sebum or dead skin cells are trapped inside the pores, blackheads or whiteheads are formed that are called comedones. These ingredients will penetrate deep into the pores to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, clean dirt and excessive oil that will effectively remove and also prevent blackheads!
Salicylic acid – BHA
Salicylic Acid gently exfoliates dead skin cells and penetrates deep into the pores to unclog them. BHA helps to deep clean the pores by flushing out oil, dirt and also minimizing the pore size. Regular use of salicylic acid in your skin care routine will not only reduce blackheads and whiteheads but also prevents them, resulting in clear skin. It is also a very well known ingredient to reduce acne and also prevent further breakouts.
To use – You can find salicylic acid serum or the most effective way to use it as a face wash or a cleanser.
Clay and charcoal help to purify and detox the skin for a healthy clear skin. It deep cleans the pores by removing dirt, impurities and toxins that is stored in the epidermis. Pimples and blackheads are absorbed into the clay bed, resulting in accelerated healing and nourishment of the skin.
To use – Apply a even layer on the blackheads and leave it on for 5-10mins and rinse off.
Retinol encourages cellular turnover and stimulate collagen production. It also stimulates skin cell proliferation, which restores thickness to the skin, making it firm & youthful. They prevent cells from sticking together that clog pores thus helps to treat and prevent blackheads.
To use – As the serum is very potent, use 1-2 drops before going to bed on a clean face twice a week. Once your skin is comfortable with the serum use it on alternative day. You can also mix it with a moisturizer if you have sensitive skin.
Lactic acid gently exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin and also accelerates skin renewal process for a smoother complexion. It is one of the mildest AHA which can be used by beginners or sensitive skin. Start with 5% lactic acid and slowly increase the percentage .
To use – Apply 2-3 drops on clean face and follow up with a good moisturizer.
Niacinamide also known as vitamin B3, is one of the most popular skin care ingredients. It helps to balance the oil, control sebum activity & reduce pore congestion. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, that fights acne causing bacteria. It strengthens and repairs the skin barrier for a smooth healthy and brightened skin.
To use – Use it in your night time skin care routine and follow up with a good moisturizer.