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Preventing & Getting Rid Of Blackheads On Yo’ Face

Photo by Emily W

If you’re a man struggling with a "case of the blackheads" and would like to eliminate them from your complexion ASAP, you're reading the right article. Below are some suggestions for taking down these unwanted and annoying facial formations.


Exfoliate... Gently

One of the top causes of blackheads is clogged pores. The excess oil produced by the sebaceous gland, mixed with dead skin cells tends to clog open pores , resulting in the development of blackheads. Gentle exfoliation can help prevent the development of blackheads by penetrating the surface of skin and unclogging stuff. Exfoliation can also help clear out existing blackheads, digging deep into pores and flushing out dirt and bacteria.

Pick up a gentle exfoliator like our Mug Scrubber to deeply cleanse, without damaging that precious dermis.


Mask... With Clay

Clay masks are super effective for preventing and treating blackheads. They help remove dirt and oil from pores before blackheads get a chance to rear their ugly heads.  These masks are highly effective in detoxing skin as well. For pre-existing blackheads, such concoctions help loosen dirt and oil lodged in pores to easily clear them out.

Anthony Deep Pore Cleansing Clay is a great option to consider -- especially given its gentle formula featuring Kaolin Clay and Vitamins A, C and E.


Mask... With Charcoal

Charcoal masks share a common goal with their Clay counterparts - improving the health of skin by drawing out and detoxing impurities that tend to clog pores. However, Charcoal is believed to be a more effective active ingredient at gently lifting dirt and oil from cluttered pores.

For the best of both worlds, check out Brickell's Purifying Charcoal Face Mask - an all-natural Charcoal mask that also contains Kaolin Clay.


Cleanse That Mug

When choosing a face wash, the key is to avoid drugstore cleansers that often contain harsh chemicals. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser that contains Glycolic Acid -- as it's highly effective at breaking down dirt, oil and bacteria lodged into pores.

Jack Black's Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser is a good option to clean out grit and send blackheads packing.



Always Moisturize

Most gents point to oily skin as the culprit for the blemishes they must manage. The reality is that moisturizing daily will not only help minimize these skin woes, but will also help reduce the amount of oil a face produces. Exfoliating, cleansing and face masks can dry out skin over time, so a great moisturizer can bring things back in balance.

Grooming Lounge Mug Moisturizer absorbs into the skin easily and won't clog pores. So, it's kind of a winnner.

That's zit... our story is over.


This article was written and appeared on Grooming Lounge and our Founder, Mike Gilman, were quoted a lot, so we borrowed the article. Giving them credit -- hope it's OK.

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