We’ve all had a brush with blackheads at some point. They’re caused by excess sebum clogging your pores and mixing with dirt and dust. This creates a ‘plug’ in your pores. Besides looking unsightly, they could lead to more serious ailments like acne and inflammation. So how do we prevent them? By following these three simple steps:
The easiest rule to follow: stop touching your face. We do this subconsciously — scratching our chins, rubbing our eyes. But think about where you’ve been all day and what your hands have been touching — the escalator at the mall, the table at the office or school canteen, public toilets… and now think about all the germs and dirt your hands and fingernails are collecting.