Show the door to those blocked up pores

The results are in. Blackheads have, are and will, NEVER be a #vibe. Clean & clear skin is in and here to stay our friends. Get rid of those pesky, black pores lurking on your face with these three easy steps to radiant, clear and blackhead free skin. 

But before we delve into the nitty-gritty of the situation, it’s important to understand what a blackhead is.

Not just tiny black dots on your skin, blackheads are actually clogged hair follicles, resulting in small, raised bumps that are black or dark in appearance. Usually found on the face area (although blackheads can form anywhere), the pores become clogged due to an excess build-up of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.

How to prevent blackheads: 

Exfoliate to retaliate
If you ask us, exfoliation is way too underrated for the critical role it plays in your skincare routine. It’s a must for healthy, radiant, blackhead free skin and should definitely not be overlooked!

Exfoliating gently brushes away dead skin cells from the face. This leaves the skin smooth, soft and glowing (fresh like a baby's bottom). Seeing as we have already learned that a build-up of dead skin is a leading cause of blackheads, you don’t have to be a genius to understand why exfoliation is so important in preventing blackheads, do we? 

Not only this, by gently massaging the coarse exfoliation granules into the skin, you are stimulating blood flow and circulation. This prompts new skin cells to grow and aids in a more youthful appearance - booyah!  

DON’T PICK! It won’t do the trick! 
Ladies, this applies to all of you! We know how tempting it can be to have a good old ‘pick-fest’ on your face and really ‘go to town’, squeezing and squishing all those blackheads but trust us, the reward is MINIMAL in contrast to the damage you are doing to your skin! 

When you pick at your spots/ blackheads, any bacteria inside the blocked pore is transferred onto your fingers. As soon as you touch another section of your face this same ‘blackhead causing’ bacteria is transferred into every other pore those fingers touch. The end result? More blackheads forming all over your face in pores that previously weren’t affected.

Moral of the story? As frustrating as it can be to have blackheads, please don’t pick. Trust us, in the long run, when your blackhead free, you’ll thank us!

Try a mask to master this clogged-pore task
Try shaking your skincare routine up every once in a while with a face mask formulated to target and reduce blackheads. Using a mask 2-3 times a week is a great addition in your plight against blackheads, especially if the ingredients in the mask have been proven to improve the skin and appearance of pores.

Activated Charcoal: 
The latest craze in the health food world and used in Western Medicine as a key ingredient to draw toxins out of the body, Activated Charcoal is gaining some serious street cred! When used in skincare products, Activated Charcoal draws bacteria, toxins, dirt, and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.

Coconut oil: 
It’s no secret that coconut oil is rich in fatty acids (it’s fat after all!) These fatty acids are extremely nourishing and deeply moisturising, helping hydrate and condition your skin better than any other oil. What most people don’t know about coconut oil is that it also has anti-microbial properties. This makes it highly effective in purifying the skin and aiding the prevention of acne breakouts.

Aloe Vera:
If you’ve ever been told by your grandmother to rub some aloe vera into a wound to help it heal, you would know that aloe vera has some serious superpowers! Jam-packed full of anti-inflammatory properties and rich in polyphenols (antioxidants), aloe vera hydrates and nourishes the skin, without making it greasy. This is key in minimising the appearance of blackheads and promoting radiant skin without clogging new pores. 

Now for what everyone really wants to know… How to evict these overstaying tenants from your face? BOOST your skin with our 2-in-1 BondiBoost™ Activated Charcoal Mask. Pop one of these bad boys in your cart and say “adios amigos” to blackheads and “hola” to fresh, radiant, blackhead free skin! 

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