Blackheads are ruining your appearance: Causes and Treatments

Blackheads are like acne on your nose and cheeks. Many women, especially of A younger age, come to our clinic concerned about dullness of their face. Most times it is because of clogged pores and blackheads that makes their skin complexion seem darker.

Clogged pores are the initial step to blackheads. Blackheads form when a hair follicle becomes plugged with oil and dirt. Dead skin cells collect on the surface and clog skin pores. We say blackheads are like acne because when you pop them, gunk will come out which is essentially the build-up of dirt and oil.

Collection of such impurities on the surface of your skin can be detrimental to your beauty in the long term. It’s time to learn the root cause and treat it! Your skin is an essential part of your outer appearance and beauty.

What happens is…

Our skin has a cycle of producing oils and discarding dead skin cells which is linked to our hormonal system. We have our hormonal ups and downs in our life (especially during adolescence) and when the skin starts producing excess amounts of oil due to hormonal misbalance, all the bacteria from dirt and sweat gathers around the already clogged pores, causing blackheads. The sebaceous glands naturally secrete oils called sebum which are stored in the hair follicle. Sometimes the follicle’s job is to overflow once it becomes full, thus keeping the skin healthy and moisturised is important. The skin is made up of pores so when they appear to be plugged with impurities, our appearance seems duller and out of life.


Much like acne, scarring from irritating the blackheads is harder to rectify than the actual outbreaks. Avoid harsh treatments like excessive exfoliation and quick-fix remedies that can cause skin scarring and leave marks on your skin.

Treat it!

To revive your pores and rejuvenate your skin, exfoliating treatments namely DermaSweep or Dermapod are suitable for all skin types. While blackheads and whiteheads may look different, they have similar causes and same treating procedures.

DermaSweep increases circulation to enhance oxygenation by gently zapping the impurities out of your skin. If you need one skin treatment done, it is the perfect beauty therapy! Dermapod is an advanced 3-in-1 treatment which combines traditional microdermabrasion with photo biostimulation and micro currents technologies for complete facial rejuvenation.

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