Skincare Basics: What are Blackheads?

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Skincare Basics: What are Blackheads?

Blackheads are that pesky build-up of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells in your pores. They're the reason you get those little bumps on your nose when you squeeze them. But what the heck is a blackhead anyways? It's a common misconception that blackheads are caused by dirt or bacteria, but it turns out they're actually just clogged pores!

These days there are so many skincare products to help control breakouts- from toners that balance out moisture levels to exfoliators that slough away dead skin cells. But when it comes to blackheads, the primary cause is pores that are clogged with excess oil. Therefore, when you're trying to prevent and treat them, you want to focus on improving your skin's ability to remove these excess oils and look to your skincare routine to see what's going on.

 So if your skincare routine isn't working for treating blackheads, here's what might be going wrong :

  1. You're not cleansing properly. It's essential to use a cleanser that won't leave excess residue on your skin which could clog up your pores and cause blackheads. Try something gentle like Invigorate Face Wash from Cobalt.
  2. You're not exfoliating enough. When it comes to getting rid of blackheads, exfoliation is your best friend. Over time, dead skin cells can build up and clog up your pores, making them more likely to turn into pesky breakouts. Try a gentle scrub like the Revitalize Face Scrub.
  3. You're using the wrong moisturizer. Look for something that's formulated for men, like the Recharge Face Moisturizer that's loaded with cutting-edge ingredients and that hydrates and replenishes your skin.

Blackheads are a pain, but they are easily treated. With Cobalt men's skincare, you have everything you need to get your skin in the game, and with these tips, you're all set.

For more information on how to treat blackheads and other common skincare concerns, head over to our blog

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