Enlarged Pores & Blackheads how to minimize them.

Enlarged Pores

Enlarged Pores & Blackheads how to minimize them

Blackheads and enlarged pores are stubborn skin concerns for most Kenyan women and men—you may feel as though you’ve tried every skincare product in Kenya to get rid of them only to find what you used made matters worse or didn’t help at all. Using the right skincare products consistently can help minimize these issues, but you need to know exactly what works and what doesn’t, as well as how enlarged pores and blackheads form in the first place. As always we’re here to help!

What Causes Enlarged Pores and Blackheads?

It all begins when your oil glands make too much oil. This excess oil mixes with other substances (such as dead skin) in the pore, causing a clog. Not surprisingly, this clog makes it difficult for the oil to flow freely, which causes the pore itself to enlarge,reason why you a skin cleansing routine read more here.
Even though the pore enlarges to provide extra room for the oil to flow out, the oil still can become trapped (especially around the nose) by dead skin. Once this occurs and the oil and dead skin at the end of the clogged pore is exposed to the air, it oxidizes, forming a blackhead. Yuck!

What You Can Do About It

Knowing which parts of your sskincare routine could be making the problem worse, as well as which products are going to deliver the best results is your best defense against blackheads and enlarged pores. Follow this guideline to get the smooth, clear complexion you want!

1..Don’t use bar soap or other skincare products that clog pores. The ingredients that keep bar soap it in its solid form can clog pores. You should also avoid products that are overly emollient (meaning thick or greasy creams)—especially if you have oily skin,you can use the dermaperfection liquid wash as its more gentle to the skin you can but it here.
Only use gentle, water-soluble cleansers(read more on types of skin cleansers here) like the dermaperfection skin cleanser and avoid products with drying, harsh ingredients. Surprisingly, these can make oiliness worse.Read more on how to choose the right kind of skincare products here.

2..Avoid scrubs and cleansing brushes with stiff bristles. You can’t scrub away blackheads and the harshness just makes skin dry and flaky, creating more dead skin that can block pores.
3..Never go to bed without washing off your makeup. Neglecting to thoroughly, but gently, remove all your makeup can make clogged pores worse.
4..Exfoliate with a completely non-abrasive, leave-on salicylic acid (BHA) liquid to shed built up surface dead skin that would normally gather in the pore, stretching it out, and risk turning into a blackhead.
One more point about BHA, because BHA is able to exfoliate inside the pore, it can help return the pore to its normal shape and allow for a more even flow of oil. It really is amazing how well this works. Our don soap with Salicylic Acid can show improvement the first time you try it.
4..Use products loaded with niacinamide. Once a pore has stretched beyond its normal size, niacinamide can help provide a “tightened-up” look by boosting skin’s healthy natural quality. The research about niacinamide and its benefit for skin is truly impressive.

Other Considerations

Absorb excess oil. Clay masks such as our dermaperfection clay mask can temporarily help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores due to their oil-absorbing properties (as long as they do not contain harsh ingredients).
You can also try an oil-absorbing product meant to be worn under makeup, like our A3 Magnifica Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology.
If stubborn blackheads won’t go away, consider extraction from a well-trained aesthetician. An aesthetician who knows what they are doing can extract blackheads without damaging your skin. But don’t try this on your own—aggressive squeezing, poking, and prodding of a blackhead can aggravate skin and cause a bigger problem than what you started with.
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