Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Customer Question: "How do I take care of blackheads that won't come clean?"

Dear Tessa,

You inquired about a common issue with women your age (20 and up) but can be removed safely and in the comfort of your home.

Blackheads need to have steam applied to open pores and soften the sebum (hardened dirt and oil). The best option is to extract blackheads immediately out of the shower. Great care needs to be taken not to damage skin while extracting the blackhead. Wrap each index finger with a tissue around the fingernails to prevent them from digging into the skin. Apply pressure evenly until the debris comes out.

In order to keep the blackheads at bay, we recommend starting the Daily Botanical Enzyme Peel twice per week to dissolve excess oil and debris from the surface of the skin. You could also try our Mineral Mud Mask once a week to help pull out any stubborn debris left in the pores.

I hope this was helpful! Thanks for writing.