How To Stop Blackheads & Spots

Need to know how to stop blackheads and spots in their tracks? No problem, Garnier and Davina have all the inside knowledge from the experts. Watch here.

What causes spots?

Spots are caused when oils and dead skin cells get trapped in our pores. This causes bacteria to build-up on the skin, resulting in inflammation, which causes red angry bumps and whiteheads.

What skincare products should you use to get rid of spots?

Develop your skincare routine and stick to it. Make sure that you cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and evening every day. For cleansing, pick a cleanser for oily skin or a face wash for oily skin, and make sure that you thoroughly remove the grease, dirt and bacteria from your skin. Then, tone to tighten your pores. This also helps reduce shine and oiliness. And then finally, moisturise to nourish your skin barrier. But, choose a mattifying moisturiser if you’re prone to shine as this can really help to combat it.  

Make sure that you exfoliate a couple of times a week; this is really important for unblocking pores and then use a mask containing charcoal or clay, as these are really effective for drawing impurities out of the skin.

How can you get rid of spots fast?

The bad news is that there are no quick fixes; the most important thing that you can do in the long run if you have spots is to stick to your skincare routine.

Whatever you do, don’t squeeze or pick. This can cause infection, which leads to scarring. I would suggest, instead, using a mask such as Garnier’s Pure Active 3in1 Clay Mask a couple of nights a week because this is really effective at drawing impurities out of the skin.