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The Best Way To Get Rid Of Blackheads & Spots

Need to know the best way to get rid of blackheads and spots fast? Watch what Davina and our skin care experts have to say in this new video from Garnier.

What are spots and blackheads?

Blackheads are caused by a mixture of excess oils and dead skin cells getting trapped in our pores. If the pores don’t unblock then bacteria and inflammation set in, causing angry red bumps, spots and whiteheads to form on the skin.

Why do we get spots and blackheads?

Interestingly, the causes of blackheads and spots are the same and the reason for this is because blackheads lead to spots if your pores don’t become unblocked.

The three main causes of blackheads and spots are; firstly, excess oil production on the skin; secondly, a build-up of dead skin cells, which block the pores; and thirdly, the presence of bacteria, which causes inflammation of the skin.

What can you do to get rid of spots and blackheads?

I would say develop a skincare routine and stick to it. Make sure that the products you’re using are specifically tailored towards skin that is prone to breakouts because using the wrong products can add to the problem.

Start by cleaning, toning and moisturising. Use a face wash or cleansing lotion a couple of times a day to really remove grease, dirt and bacteria from your skin; toning to tighten pores and moisturising to nourish the skin’s barrier. You should also exfoliate or scrub a couple times a week to unblock your pores and use a face mask to draw impurities out of the skin.

If you suffer from spots and your skin is red, angry and bumpy, you may also want to look for products that contain soothing ingredients like zinc or witch-hazel to really calm the inflammation.