Blackheads Yuck!

Willow Bark helps clean pores without the harshness of salicylic acid

Blackheads develop when a pore gets clogged by bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells. When the plug oxides, it turns black. Blackheads often occur in the T-zone of the face where there’s a greater concentration of sebaceous glands.

As desperate as we may be to get rid of them, excessively scrubbing doesn’t help and can further irritate the skin. Instead, cleanse daily with a gentle exfoliant that clears your pores.

Lavender and Oats cleanser by Second Nature Skin contains oatmeal and yucca root powder for gentle, daily exfoliation. It has no detergent, so it cleanses without stripping your skin’s natural oils. The oatmeal also soothes and softens your skin.

Salicylic acid is often recommended to help unclog pores, but it can be too harsh for people with sensitive or dry skin. Lavender and Oats cleanser has willow bark, a gentler alternative (and botanical forerunner to salicylic acid) that performs just as well.

Dead Sea Mineral Mud will also help absorb excess oil. Containing dozens of skin nourishing minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium, it helps draw out impurities and tighten pores.

Gentle steaming for 5-10 minutes is another effective way to loosen blackheads. After cleansing, sit with your face over the steamer, or bowl of hot water, keeping at least 6-8 inches away to avoid burning yourself. Sensitive skin types shouldn’t steam longer than 5 minutes.

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