Are blackhead patches really just a temporary solution? If not used properly, they also cause skin damage and become more sensitive? Find out now
What is a blackhead patch?
Blackhead remover patches are quite popular products on the market. According to the online advertising, this product is special in that they can remove acne, or sebum in the nose area with just a few simple steps. Just wet the skin of the acne area, stick the blackhead patch on, wait for about 10 minutes and then peel it off, you can see the “results” immediately. The nose area will become smoother, brighter, and acne will be completely eliminated.
Real effectiveness of blackhead patches
After peeling off the acne-affected skin, the patch will “leave” traces of blackheads and sebaceous fibers. And you start to believe this acne patch really works.
However, we would like to note to you that acne patches do not completely solve acne deep in the pores, they only deal with acne kernels floating on the surface of the skin.
Like using a lawn mower. You can only cut the grass on the yard, not the roots. The mechanism of action of the blackhead patch is similar. This product is not capable of thorough cleaning. What’s more, some patches contain alcohol or pore-minimizing ingredients that can irritate the skin and make it more sensitive.
According to research by dermatologists, pore size is completely dependent on genetic factors. So if using acne patches to get rid of obnoxious blackheads and shrink pores is impossible. On the contrary, peeling off the patch also makes the skin more vulnerable and opens the pores much more.
Therefore, acne patches can really remove blackheads and sebaceous fibers but like a double-edged sword, they can also cause deeper damage and sensitivity.
How to effectively treat blackheads?
Instead of patches, the Paula’s Choice team suggests a few alternatives:
Choose a gentle cleanser
Facial cleansers play an important role in helping to unclog pores and prevent blackheads as well as hidden acne effectively. Prioritize choosing mild cleaning products with a pH of 5.5-6.5 containing mild, benign natural extracts.
Choosing the wrong facial cleanser is also one of the reasons why the skin’s moisture barrier is severely affected. This is why you often feel tight after using the wrong cleanser.
Using chemical exfoliators containing BHA
BHA is also known as the familiar Salicylic Acid. As an oil-soluble acid, chemical exfoliants containing BHA immediately penetrate deep into the pores, removing blockages for clear and acne-free skin as well as reducing skin rashes. redness, irritation.
Especially with blackheads and clogged pores, you can’t ignore Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and Skin Perfecting BHA 9 .
Combined with 10% Niacinamide Booster will help enhance sebum control, shrink pores, prevent acne recurrence.
Combination clay mask
Clay masks are a popular product because of their ability to absorb excess oil on the skin extremely well. Regular use 2 times a week will help the skin become clear, reduce the condition of blackheads and minimize pores.
Use the right moisturizer
A few notes when choosing a moisturizer for acne-prone skin:
- Light texture, fast absorption. Can refer to gel texture, light lotion.
- Free of alcohol, parabens, fragrances. These are bad ingredients that are very irritating.
- Extracted from nature, gentle such as: green tea extract, chamomile, jojoba oil.
- Contains essential vitamins: Vitamin B3, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E.
A few notes when taking care of blackhead skin
- Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for comprehensive skin protection.
- Maintain a moderate living habit, drink enough water, supplement vitamins and minerals for healthy skin from deep inside.
- Do not touch the pimple or squeeze it.
- Use Benzoyl Peroxide to spot acne if it is inflamed to avoid infection as well as prevent scarring on the skin.
- Do not abuse acne patches, acne patches too much.
- Limit makeup if not necessary.
Above is information about Blackhead Patch as well as the truth about the effectiveness of this product. If you have any questions, please contact Paula’s Choice Cosmetics Vietnam at hotline 0973 78 2001 or 1900 6409 for the fastest advice.