Oil & Blackheads: What’s The Link & How Do You Treat Them?

Oily skin can be a beauty blessing in many ways! Its natural lubrication keeps skin supple and prevents dehydration, which means the formation of wrinkles is typically delayed for much longer than for your dry-skinned sisters. However, oily skin does tend to be more prone to blackheads, spots and even acne - but why? And what is the best way to treat blackheads?

What's The Cause of Blackheads & Spots?

Your body creates a natural oil called sebum which helps to form a beneficial protective barrier for your skin. Those oily skin types tend to overproduce this oil, which can then combine with dirt from the environment, make-up and dead skin cells to clog the pores. Since pores are meant to be free-flowing highways rather than dead-end streets, it’s these blockages that are responsible for blackheads and pimples. Thankfully treatment for oily skin and stopping the formation of blackheads and spots is simpler than you may think. Don't be tempted to squeeze, which will only make your skin inflamed and angry - an easy-to-follow skincare routine is the answer.

3 Steps to Treat Blackheads & Spots

STEP ONE: Choose the Right Cleanser
Start by ditching any drying soaps and instead cleanse your skin thoroughly, morning and night. You’ll find that soap-free options are available in both traditional cleanser formulas and washes. Look for a soothing solution like a cleansing gel that contains salicylic acid, which is known to help dissolve excess sebum and impurities. Our Pure Active Charcoal Anti Blackhead Cleansing Gel is a specifically designed daily wash that helps to unclog pores, visibly reduce blackheads and remove excess oil.

STEP TWO:Rremove Dead Skin Cells
Exfoliating is a good way to get rid of the natural build-up of dead skin cells & pollutants which your skin is commonly exposed to. This will keep pores clearer, and free up the new fresh skin cells underneath the surface. Pure Active 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub & Mask is an innovative formula that uses the natural power of purifying charcoal as your secret weapon against even the most resistant blackheads and spots! Even better, it’s designed to be used as a wash, a scrub and a mask.

STEP THREE: Use Masks & Moisturisers
Using a specialised face mask regularly can help to lift any remaining blockages in the pores. Certain masks contain naturally blemish-fighting ingredients such as charcoal and clay, which are excellent purifiers and are effective in removing excess oil, toxins and dirt from the skin. Think of these ingredients as mini vacuums for cleaning your skin. Pure Active Charcoal Anti-Blackhhead Peel Off Mask is a liquid mask that solidifies & pulls off like a strip, taking impurities with it. As the finishing touch to your routine, never be afraid to moisturise - even oily skin needs hydration to function properly. Choose a lightweight formula that will hydrate your skin without weighing it down with even more oil.

Tackling oily skin and its associated blackheads and spots doesn’t need to be complicated - if you follow our steps, it can be as easy as 1-2-3.