The skin produces too much oil it mixes with dead skin in the pore, forming a clog that causes it to enlarge.

If the oil becomes trapped by the dead skin, it oxidizes, forming a blackhead.

What You Can Do About It

If you serious about removing your blackheads and shrinking your pores, then act now and get some skin care products that will clean this mess up!

What Causes Enlarged Pores and Blackheads?


It all begins when your oil glands make too much oil. This excess oil mixes with other substances (such as dead skin) in the pore, causing a clog. Not surprisingly, this clog makes it difficult for the oil to flow freely, which causes the pore itself to enlarge.

Even though the pore enlarges to provide extra room for the oil to flow out, the oil still can become trapped (especially around the nose) by dead skin. Once this occurs and the oil and dead skin at the end of the clogged pore is exposed to the air, it oxidizes, forming a blackhead. Yuck!

What You Can Do About It

  • Don’t use bar soap or other skincare products that clog pores. The ingredients that keep bar soap it in its solid form can clog pores. You should also avoid products that are overly emollient (meaning thick or greasy creams)—especially if you have oily skin.
  • Only use gentle, water-soluble cleansers and avoid products with drying, harsh ingredients. We love the TCA cleanser and the Deep Purifying Face Wash Organic (clay based).
  • Avoid scrubs and harsh cleansing brushes with stiff bristles. You can’t scrub away blackheads and the harshness just makes skin dry and flaky, creating more dead skin that can block pores.
  • Never go to bed without washing off your makeup. Neglecting to thoroughly, but gently, remove all your makeup can make clogged pores worse.
  • Exfoliate with a completely non-abrasive to shed built-up surface dead skin that would normally gather in the pore, stretching it out, and risk turning into a blackhead.
  • One more point about BHA, because BHA is able to exfoliate inside the pore, it can help return the pore to its normal shape and allow for an evener flow of oil. It really is amazing how well this works. Our Bio Gorgeous Peel can show improvement the first time you try it, amazing products that will shrink your pores too. Get an Exfoliating as well and use it every day!
  • Use products loaded with niacinamide. Once a pore has stretched beyond its normal size, niacinamide can help provide a “tightened-up” look by boosting skin’s healthy natural quality. The research about niacinamide and its benefit for skin is truly impressive. Try our Niacinamide +B3 Rescue Serum Organic for a concentrated yet gentle formula that also contains antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients!

Bio Gorgeous Peel

Other Considerations

For particularly stubborn blackheads, consider the following additional measures to see if they can get you even better results:

  • Absorb excess oil. Clay masks can temporarily help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores due to their oil-absorbing properties (as long as they do not contain harsh ingredients).
  • If stubborn blackheads won’t go away, consider extraction from a well-trained licensed aesthetician. A licensed aesthetician who knows what they are doing can extract blackheads without damaging your skin. But don’t try this on your own because aggressive squeezing, poking, and prodding of a blackhead can aggravate the skin and cause a bigger problem than what you started with and might live you with scarring.

References for This Information

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, March 2008, pages 170-176
Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 31, Part 2, 2005, Discussion 865

The moment when you are in your shower, you spend some time pondering how you will begin your day. When it is the end of the day, you want to relax. At the same time, you want to engage in a routine that will leave your skin healthy and glowing. In order to make sure that you get the benefit and not get any skin allergies, you will have to pick the products carefully. Right from scrubs to moisturizers, you will have to study the products to be able to benefit from them. A whitening body scrub is growing popular and not just women, but men are investing in it.

While there is always a debate on whether to buy the scrubs especially body whitening, you should look at the benefits to be able to decide better.

#1. Clears the Dead Skin:

The whitening body scrub comes with particles that will help you clear the dead skin and cells. Most of the times it is not the tan but the cells that your body sheds get accumulated and gives you a darker shade. All you need to do is scrub it off and get a rejuvenated skin. Your loofah or magic stones will not work in most of the cases. You will need certain ingredients that will release and loosen them out from your skin. So, you should think of investing in the body scrubs.

#2. Refreshed Skin:


When you incorporate the use of whitening body scrub on a regular basis, you will witness a change in your skin texture. Every time you use the scrub, it will exfoliate your skin and give you a sense of refreshed skin. With each wash, you will notice slight changes in your skin. Your mood is uplifted automatically. It depends on the brand that you invest in and how it reacts to your skin. So, make sure you read well before buying the whitening scrub.

#3. Using the Right Way:

There are care instructions that any whitening body scrub comes with. You will have to read that little piece of literature to know how to use it in right way. When you massage in the right way, you will be able to benefit from it in a better way. So, do not just rush to shower and get your body and face washed with the scrub. Take your time and massage it in the right manner so that you can get the right results. When you use it in the way it is prescribed, you will find your skin smoother and nourished.

#4. Knowing to Stop:

Each whitening body scrub does come with its specifications. Many people complain against such scrubs without knowing that they do warn the users against possible reactions. So, every user should be discreet in using any skin or cosmetic products. Read the user manual carefully. If you witness any reactions, you should simply refrain from using the body scrub. Also, you should know how many times to use it in a day or week. Using it more than specified times will only lead to reactions.

#5. Herbal or Natural Ingredients:


The cosmetic industry is growing, and awareness of the user needs investing in launching products that are safe on different skin types. Most importantly, they are coming up with herbal or natural ones. So, you will find that most of the skin whitening products are safer to use. You simply have to go through the ingredient list to know if you are not allergic to any of the given ingredient. All you have to do is research on the products that are available online or over the counter with natural ingredients.

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Exfoliants don’t have to be harsh to be effective! A good skin care regimen reveals a brighter, healthier complexion which translates to an even skin tone and softer, smoother texture.

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