We know... We know how much you want to get rid of your blackheads. In the winter, they ruin your life by giving your make-up a rough edge. In summer, they glow under your sun protection like luminous lights. And when you remove them, they come back. Nose, cheekbones, chin, forehead, we explain the causes of blackheads on the skin and how to get rid of them without stress and with Saeve.
What is a blackhead?
In the beginning was the pore. This tiny orifice is essential to the skin. It allows its breathing.
If we go back up through the channel of this little pore, deeper into the dermis, we find the hair follicle and the sebaceous gland. The sebaceous gland is in charge of producing sebum, which moisturizes and protects the skin due to its pH, acting as a barrier against microbes.
In an ideal world where we live very happily, the pore, the hair follicle and the sebaceous gland live a quiet and smooth life.
However, the picture is not always so idyllic. In fact, depending on the person, we can find ourselves faced with two problems:
- Either the canal becomes internally clogged by excess sebum production happily mixed with dead skin. A blackhead is then formed.
- Or the pores of our skin are open wide like the beaks of hungry birds where everything rushes in. The canal is blocked externally.
In fine, the amalgam stuck in the canal will oxidize in the air to give us the famous blackhead, which exasperates us. Note that blackheads are not systematically associated with acne and that everyone can be concerned. They are often found on the nose and chin.
What lifestyle should I follow to keep my skin free of blackheads?
Of course, your pores may be dilated because you work in an overheated environment or because you are just getting older.
However, the denaturation or overproduction of sebum is also an expression of what you can ingest. Sebum is a lipid. The thicker or more acidic it is, the more likely it is to clog the seborrheic duct.
In the case of blackheads, it may be possible to suggest that a dietary adjustment should be made immediately.
First, check your hydration. Water drains and eliminates excesses, including those of the skin. Note that a dehydrated or malnourished skin will tend to become more rigid. It will therefore have difficulty eliminating sebum and will see its pores dilated.
1.25 liters per day is the minimum.
As far as food is concerned, anything that is processed and heavy during digestion leads to storage by the body in the form of fat. This can lead to a change in the nature of the sebum.
What key to eliminate blackheads? Targeted cleaning!
Quickly put away those fingers that we don’t want to see. Carefully avoid squeezing - shamelessly - your blackheads. Not only do you risk infecting the area and getting pimples. But you can also create sunburned lesions that will leave marks on your face.
You can't say we didn't warn you. Leave yourself alone. Go for a walk and when you get home, give your skin a thorough cleaning.
This is the first solution to fight blackheads: daily skin cleansing. To do this, we have created the Pur Paradisi range to get rid of the imperfections that spoil our lives.
At the heart of this purifying range with concentrated extracts of pink grapefruit titrated in fruit acids, it was obvious that we could not bypass the Purifying Cleansing Gel step.
Refreshing and soothing, this gel has a sebum-regulating action thanks to its zinc salts, astringent action with burnet and purifying action with pink grapefruit.
And to complete this cleansing and remove daily impurities, apply the Purifying Skin Perfecting Lotion. This gesture is ideal to perfect the cleaning with precision. It contains Lavandin for a disinfecting and healing effect on the skin. The skin texture is refined, and the pores are tightened.
Serum and mask, the blackheads' pet peeves
It is obvious that cleaning will not be enough to eradicate the problem in the lower layers of the skin. To calm down your dry-cleaning ardor, you'll have to dislodge the madmen.
To clear up blackheads without breaking them out, use the Purifying 2-in-1 Exfoliating Mask regularly.
During the application, the fine clays with absorbing properties will draw the impurities outwards. Then gently massage your face. Microbeads of wood bark will then exfoliate blackheads. Your skin will be free, liberated, refined and soft in just 10 minutes.
To stay in control, use the Anti-Imperfection Purifying Botanical Serum oil-free. Because treating deep down allows you to completely wrap up your routine. Our serum was awarded "Top Innovation" at the 2019-2020 Victoires de la beauté.
It is to be combined with the Purifying Botanical Fluid. The goal? A flawless skin in all circumstances. Concentrated in titrated Grapefruit Extract and Mandarin Nobiletine with purifying and sebum-regulating properties to help rebalance the skin and reduce all imperfections.
And if a pimple appears, don't panic, we have our SOS treatment, the Intensive Anti-Imperfection Corrector. With its localized and targeted action, it favors the reduction and disappearance of imperfections. This treatment is so effective that the skin's surface becomes clear, smooth and homogenous, as if nothing had happened.
And there you have it, your effective The Purifying Ritual "Zero Defect Skin", targeted with a sparkling fragrance. A heart of distilled essences of fresh Grapefruit and Petitgrain is softened by a hint of Lavender and White Musk, to give your skin and your morale a boost.
No more blackheads on the horizon!