Everyone is always concerned about "blackheads" - no matter what age or skin type. Even dry skin can have blackheads around the nose or perhaps around the "mask lines" that we have become so accustomed to wearing the past few years. So, here are some quick and easy solutions to banish blackheads, but first:
What is a blackhead exactly?
A blackhead is commonly visible on or around the nose. Its a backup of oil and bacteria in the pore, which causes it to “pop up” to the surface. The “gunk” meets the air which is then oxidized and it causes the black or dark appearance.
How can you banish them?
After cleansing, a must: use the Cinq Mondes Purifying Precious Elixir. Apply a drop or 2 (depending on face size and area you need to cover) and massage in to area of concern.
This will unlodge black heads as you massage it on the skin. It could be mixed with a nickel size of the Cinq Mondes Flowers Cleansing Balm, or the Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Cleansing oil. This can be performed up to 3 times per week or daily if you have an oily or combination skin.
An optional step that can be done 1-2X week, depending on the condition of the skin: Mask with the Cinq Mondes Kaolin and Flowers Clay Mask or Elemental Herbology Purifying Clay mask, all over the face for an oily/combination or locally on the nasal labial folds or where needed over the area you applied the Purifying Precious Elixir. Leave this on for 5-10 minutes (it should dry but not too dry). Remove with a warm, damp cloth or disposable cotton pads.
Special tip about cleansing:
always remove makeup before bedtime. Makeup is a culprit for "blackheads". Our favorite makeup-up remover cleansers are:
|Cinq Mondes Five Flowers Micellar Cleansing Water||Pre-cleanse eye makeup removal (including waterproof mascara)||Lotus Flower, Frangipani, Ylang Ylang|
|Cinq Mondes Flowers Cleansing Balm||Deep clean the pores and remove all face makeup (not eyes). All skin types, especially those with normal to dry, dehydrated or mature skin.||Mango Butter, Passion Fruit Oil, Hibiscus|
|Elemental Herbology Calm & Soothe Cleansing Balm||Deep clean the pores and remove all makeup including the eyes. All skin types benefit, especially dry, mature or sensitive skin.||Argan Oil, Cocoa Butter, Inca Inchi Oil, Sesame Oil|
|Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Cleansing Oil||Cleanse and remove all makeup. Oil cleanser for normal or combination skin.||Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil|