If you experience blackheads, you'll know how frustrating they can be. While they can heal on their own, their appearance can be unsightly and may affect your confidence. If you want to accelerate the process, you may find that adopting a preventative and healing daily skincare routine can help.
Proactiv Complete is a solution that's designed to help clear your breakouts and prevent others from happening. When you use Proactiv Complete regularly, twice a day, you'll find that blackheads are reduced and that your skin is clearer.
Step one of the Proactiv Complete System is cleansing. Our Proactiv Complete Whipped Exfoliator is a gentle exfoliating cleanser with Synscrub spheres to leave your skin feeling clean, fresh and smooth. It also includes salicylic acid, which helps to unblock your pores in preparation for Step 2.
Next, our Proactiv Cream Gel Solution works its magic. It includes our exclusive CombiActiv technology, which has been specifically designed to target the four main causes of breakouts, blemishes and blackheads. Clinically approved and dermatologically tested, our Cream Gel Solution works to help clear your existing breakouts and prevent future ones from occurring. it also helps to improve radiance and texture by purifyng and cleansing your complexion
The third step is our Proactiv Water Gel Hydrator. infused with water and salicycli acid, this lightweight formula hydrates your skinwhile still fighting blackheads, breakouts and blemishes.
What is a blackhead?
A blackhead is referred to medically as an "open comedo". If there is more than one, they are called "comedones". The black or yellowish mark is a plug in the pore caused by excess oils that have collected in the duct of the sebaceuos gland.
The blackhead itself is a combination of keratin and modified sebum (oil from the gland), which blackens as it oxidises. When the blockage is excreted, it may look dark at the top and more yellow underneath.
Blackheads tend to occur in follicles that have a wider than average opening.
How to prevent blackheads
To help reduce the chances of blackheads recurring, it's important to set aside time to routinely clean your face thoroughly morning and night.
Wash your hands prior to applying the Proactiv Complete range. Follow the instructions on your Proactiv Complete packaging and be sure to use your products regularly and consistently To get a better view of the area you're working on, you may want to use a magnifying mirror.
Additional practices such as steaming may help. For example, you could lean your face carefully over a bowl of hot (not boiling) water and/or taking a hot shower. Steaming will soften the skin and open the pores, allowing you to remove any blackheads. Holding a hot facecloth to your face will soften your skin and open pores too.
Either side of your daily skin care routine, keep hand to face contact to a minimum. Also, try not to touch, pick or squeeze blackheads and whiteheads to avoid scarring sensitive facial skin and to prevent bacteria in blocked pores from spreading.
While blackheads can heal naturally, blackhead remover applications are available that will help accelerate the process, clearing your pores more quickly and leaving you with a glowing, vibrant complexion for longer. The Proactiv Complete 3-step plan works to cleanse, clear blemishes and hydrate you r skin to tackle breakouts head on.