How using face masks can eliminate blackheads

best face mask to eliminate blackheads
  • Ali

I’m sure most of us have used a blackhead mask in the past especially as a teenager. But even if you’re well past your teen years (ummmm I’m raising my hand here), I know that blackheads can still rear their ugly heads. As a health and menopause coach, I chat with plenty of people who are experiencing acne well into their 30s, 40s, and beyond. And menopause is no certainty that you’ll escape the menace of blackheads or acne, I help lots of women that are going through menopause and having problems with breakouts as if they were a teen!

What are Blackheads

Blackheads are essentially clogged hair follicles that are full of excess sebum and debris. The overflow of sebum and debris oxidizes in the top layer of your pores, think how the surface of an apple once cut turns brown) resulting in those black dots inevitably taking up residence on your skin. They are usually formed in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and are one of the most common forms of acne. To kick them out, many people are now trusting in the power of essential oils and oil pulling masks. Both can be very effective, especially for sensitive skin, as a gentle and holistic way to banish blackheads. 

Dr. Naissan Wesley is an aesthetic and surgical dermatologist. She wrote the chapter on "Beauty and the Aging Face" for Dermatology, the prominent textbook that other dermatologists learn from and says

“Since blackheads and acne are often associated with certain bacteria, such as P. acnes (Propionibacterium acnes), the antimicrobial properties of some essential oils can be beneficial.” She recommends finding a brand that engages in practices to ensure the purity and quality of the product. 

Continuing she says "I like Arbonne essential oils because their 100% pure essential oils follow strict seed-to-source standards from growth in the field to harvest." Being a skincare label reader is essential if you are goign to use the best products and spend your money wisely on getting the best results. 

For me the combination of essential oils and masks can work wonders on the skin. I’m excited for the new launch of the Arbonne Oil Balancing Mask with Red Clay as it will become part of my weekly skincare/self care ritual.

It’s both mattifying and moisturising and utilises the oil pulling properties of vegan red clay to draw out pore clogging sebum, dirt and debris while the blend of self-neutralising acids helps renew the appearance of open pores and brighten the complexion.

You can visibly see the mask absorb oil as it dries so you’re aware of areas where excess oil is lying and can target these through your normal skincare routine too. Rosemary oil and dandelion and turmeric extracts maintain the shin’s moisture for a well balanced finish. And what’s even better it’s good to all skin types, even sensitive skin, being vegan and dermatologist tested.

To try this mask with a 20% discount message me or use the link to order.