Skin Care Tips: How to Ditch Blackheads for Good
Follow this step-by-step skin care guide to rid your oily skin of stubborn blackheads to have clear skin -- finally
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To share a little background on these skin imperfections, blackheads or comedones (the medical name for them) are an inherited genetic predisposition, so they are genetically programmed to occur or not occur, says Lancer. And if you have the genetics for them -- lucky you -- then your lifestyle choices make blackheads come to a visible status. In short, all the things that we know aren't good for us such as caffeine, alcohol, dairy products and a diet high in carbohydrates and fat can also cause a bad case of blackheads. Oh, and surprise, surprise … stress also makes them worse because it influences hormone production, which produces little spikes of testosterone, and testosterone predisposes skin to blackhead formation. The longer blackheads go untreated, the more they expand your pores, and the longer they stay expanded, the bigger your pores become.
But before you bust out your magnified mirror and start picking your face, read this guide to ditching blackheads for good.
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