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You have tiny black dots (blackheads) on your skin, usually on and either side of the nose. Occasionally on the forehead and cheekbones.
You also have open pores, little ‘holes’ that’re visible on your skin – again usually around the nose area.
A good scrub followed by a nose-strip (try Biore branded ones) or clay-based face mask will help to lessen the look of superficial blackheads but not the deepest ones. Do this once a week after a steamy shower.
If open pores are your issue, there are lots of products that you can apply to the areas to camouflage the open pores. These clear gels ‘fill’ the pore temporarily. Products like the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer and Nanoblur.
Blackheads and Visible Pores are treated in the same way. You need to regularly scrub your skin, use a light moisturiser and – most importantly – use a Salicylic and/or Glycolic Acid product to keep your pores clean.
You can’t ‘close’ open pores permanently but clean ones are much less visible.
As for popping/extracting blackheads, it’s best to get this done professionally. Go to a salon to have your skin steamed, they will then remove blackheads with a special tool. Do it yourself and you risk scarring your skin or turning those blackheads into painful spots.
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