Having regular Microdermabrasion treatments are able to fight against blackheads…

What causes blackheads?

All over our skin are our pores, they are especially visible on the nose, forehead and cheeks are they are larger there. At the base of every pore is a hair follicle which your body hair grows from. In addition to this the pores help to keep our skin healthy and protected via the secretion of oil and sweat. Sometimes, our pores get congested with oil which then traps dead skin cells which would usually naturally flake away. From this a solid mass is is formed called ‘comedone’, when the top of this is exposed to the air it oxidises and turns black, hence the name “blackhead”.

How does a Microdermabrasion Treatment help?

Gentle abrasive crystals are passed over the skin during a Microdermabrasion facial. This helps to loosen any dead skin and remove the top part of the blackhead which is on the surface. The vacuuming stage then removes any particles along with dirty and dead skin build up, eliminating skin debris and minimising imperfections, blemishes, wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.

In addition, Microdermabrasion also speeds up cell renewal, which means that your skin will ‘slough’ more quickly and efficiently. Therefore blackheads are far less likely to form. So it’s a combination of deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and rejuvenation of your skin’s renewal processes, which makes Microdermabrasion so effective. 

What can I do at home?

As well as regular Microdermabrasion facials, we would recommend you take a look at your home skin care routine. Cleanse your skin every single night before bed. Exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator twice a week.

Medicare Cosmetics highly recommend the Medik8 Pore Minimising Scrub which uses a powerful complex of chemical and physical exfoliants to completely transform the appearance of your skin. Salicylic and mandelic acid dissolve deep-seated impurities and oil to decongest and tighten pores, while natural jojoba grains gently slough away dead skin cells to help perfect the texture of the complexion. Pores are left virtually undetectable and skin feels soft, smooth and supple.

For more information about the Medik8 products that we stock or if you would like some advise on your skin complaints please contact us.