To start though, let’s take a look at what they actually are. Blackheads are small bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles. They are called “black heads” because the surface of the bump itself looks black. They form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin.
Getting rid of blackheads involves a multi-pronged approach, using a few different beauty products. We recommend:
The Korean Double Cleanse method is a central part of the Korean Beauty Routine and is famous for several reasons:
1.It’s great at getting rid of makeup and dirt that accumulates throughout the day.
2.It guarantees clean skin, which is great for removing blackheads.
Exfoliators clear out dead skin and promote cell turnover, which is essential to prevent the blocked hair follicles that cause blackheads – just don’t scrub too hard or too often – once or twice a week is plenty.
BHAs or Beta Hydroxy Acids work by “de-gunking” your pores. Since BHAs are oil soluble, they penetrate through the oil that’s clogging your pores and exfoliate all of the dead skin cells that have built up inside. BHAs also have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, help reshape your pores, and allow your other skincare products to better penetrate your skin.
Clay works as a vacuum on the face, suctioning out blackheads, dirt and impurities. It can be used three ways: 1. As a spot treatment for acne 2. To remove blackheads (instead of strip masks) 3. As a full face mask
Rich, thick moisturisers that are heavy on the oils are to be avoided to minimise blackheads. Instead, opt for something light but hydrating.
JJ Young Black Cleansing Stick– This pH balanced cleansing and exfoliating black stick is for oily and combination skin, and works to remove blackheads without causing any irritation.
APLB Eggplant Peeling Pad Toner – These handy exfoliating pads remove dirt, sebum, dead skin cells and unwanted gunk from the pores. They are quick and easy way to care for your skin on-the-go.
COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid – this is a powerful BHA skin treatmentthat is designed to prevent the formation of blemishes before they even occur. It is an oil-soluble chemical exfoliant that clears dead skin cells from deep within pores to minimise their appearance and prevent breakouts.
Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask won Sure Magazine’s “No 1 Facial Scrub of the Year”. This nourishing wash-off face scrub moisturises and exfoliates your skin through a mixture of self-heating and gentle granular exfoliation. It sloughs away excess oil and grime to open up your pores and allow the skin to fully absorb the minerals and vitamins it contains.
COSRX Oil Free Moisturising Lotion – designed with all natural Birch Sap, this moisturiser is designed to improve skin tone and texture for healthier, more hydrated skin.
(Real results using Subi Holo Dream)
Subi Holo Dream Brightening Pore Minimizing Face Mask- this unique mask not only detoxifies skin and clears pores, it leaves you with a subtle holo glow up that fakes perfect, radiant skin.
JJ Young Pore Erasing Stick – this intensive pore erasing stick easily removes sebum and blackheads from the T-Zone with a mix of rice and oat flour, charcoal, cacao, tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus. It is perfect for keeping skin clear of congestion.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is one of the most popular Korean beauty products on the market. Containing clay from volcanic Jeju Island, it works as a vacuum on the face, suctioning out blackheads, dirt and impurities from the skin.
JJ Young Charcoal Sheet Mask - This is not your regular sheet mask! The unique 3D pore tightening mask dries to firmly fit your exact face shape. Peel it off to remove sebum and impurities and deeply cleanse your pores. It’ll leave your face visibly firmer, smoother and more hydrated.
What are the best Korean Beauty products for blackheads you’ve found? Let us know in the comments!
"K-Beauty prizes congestion-free, smooth, clear skin so it stands to reason that they have some of the best products for blackheads on the market."- STYLE STORY
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