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Impurities and blackheads: how can you avoid them? Impurities and blackheads: how can you avoid them?

Impurities and blackheads: how can you avoid them?

Times of stress, too much fatty or sugar-rich food, overexposure to the sun...They can all lead to impurities and blackheads in the T-zone. We tell you how to banish impurities and bid adieu to blackheads (the gentle way, of course)! 

A quick explanation

Impurities – and, by extension, blackheads – often appear in the T-zone, which comprises the forehead, nose and chin. 

A combination of excess sebum and dead skin cells causes pores to become clogged, resulting in the formation of blackheads. Urban life, exposure to pollution and poor lifestyle habits are all factors that can be responsible for impurities on your face.

How to prevent them?

Firstly, don't pick at blackheads! This can make them even worse! Secondly, make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly every day. Ideally, you should use the double cleansing method, which involves using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one.That way, you can be sure of removing all those nasty particles that have built up on your skin during the day.

Many people wrongly believe that cleansing oils will make their skin greasy and aggravate sebum production, but actually, the opposite is true! Oils attract other oils, so a cleansing oil works like a magnet, lifting away traces of makeup, pollution, dust and dirt on the surface of the skin. By using a water-based cleanser immediately afterwards, you can remove any remaining oils and purify the skin surface. 

Charcoal: your secret weapon to fight impurities!

You've probably heard of charcoal face masks – and for a very good reason! Charcoal is your go-to ingredient if you want to get rid of pesky impurities! With both purifying and detoxifying properties, it helps to eliminate impurities and control excess sebum. 

Our recommendation: If you have combination or oily skin, apply a charcoal mask and/or nose strip once or twice a week. For those with normal or sensitive-prone skin, once a week is enough. Charcoal is a powerful ingredient, and if it's used too often, it can make your skin feel tight.