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It’s nothing more frustrating than to wake up with pimples and blackheads on your face when you have a date. Not only that, but this is a special event date and you’re going to be surrounded by bougie (Bourgie/Bourgeois) people. Let’s face it, no one is fond of pimples and blackheads, especially when we need to look flawless.

Unfortunately, the high temperatures in the summer can make acne worse, as our skin produces more sebum when it’s hot outside. Without taking care of our skin, acne or pimples and blackheads can become a constant nuisance.

Black girl face art photo-by Jessica Fellcio
You don’t have to hid under makeup any longer. Clear skin can be yours with proper cleaning.

If you want to make sure you have pimples and blackheads out of your sight for good, prepare and follow through with an adequate skincare routine daily!

You see, it is not enough to treat pimples and blackheads when they show up or cleanse your face now and then. They will continue to appear as sebum and dirt accumulate in your pores.

What Causes Pimples and Blackheads

In order to know how to deal with acne and relationships, you need to be fully aware of how the problem arises. Both pimples and blackheads appear when your skin’s pores get stuffed with debris and sebum.

Blackheads appear as a result of sebum getting trapped inside the pores until it oxidizes. Then the bacteria becomes dark colored, pimples appear when dust or even bacteria gets trapped inside the pores.

Bacteria can easily spread and multiply, creating more pimples and blackheads. This is why skincare professionals highly recommend you do not pick your face. 

Resist the temptation to pop your pimples and use an effective pimple treatment instead. This way, you will make sure an existent pimple will not reappear enlarged. Not only that, but there won’t be any other surprise pimples and blackheads to deal with the next day.

Managing Blackheads

Can you still be attractive with acne? Of course, you can, but you’d look so much better with clear skin. Blackheads are the most undesirable skin issue because it is difficult to get them out of your face. The dirt trapped inside the pores is so stubborn it’s not enough just to clean your face. You need to do much more to get rid of acne.

You can still be attractive and have pimples and blackheads.

Again, you should not try to free your pores from blackheads with your fingernails. If you do so, you risk damaging your skin. It’s possible to create small wounds and scratches, which represent more problems in your skin that can turn into an open door for bacteria.

Not to mention that forcing a blackhead to get out can lead to nasty-looking spots and even bruises on the surface of your skin, so do have this in mind before picking at it.

Dermatologists recommend applying salicylic acid or retinoids on the blackheads. The best part about these substances is they can also be used for treating pimples. They will dry the blackheads after a few days of use. In a short time, most of the blackheads will be gone, while others will be just loosened up.

You can try these masks as well, for an effective and gentler blackhead removal. Not everybody enjoys the drying action of salicylic acid and retinoids.

Cleanse Your Skin Regularly and Use an Exfoliator

Dating someone with acne can be embarrassing for some people, especially the one having the skin problems. Once you manage to get rid of pimples and blackheads, the biggest challenge is to keep them away for good. Well, this is not possible if you don’t have a proper skincare routine.

You need to make sure your face is properly cleaned, moisturized, and protected. In addition, pay attention to your pores so you are not inviting dust, bacteria, and other types of debris. If you don’t, not even the best acne treatment will work.

Continue to keep your skin clean once you find a regime that works.

Clean your face twice a day, in the morning and evening, and never go to bed while still wearing makeup, no matter how tired you are. Use an adequate toner on a clean face to shrink pores in order to prevent anything from getting trapped on the inside.

Once a week, use a good exfoliator. This will help you remove dead skin cells off the surface of the skin, together with excess sebum and other debris. Dead skin cells can also be held responsible for the appearance of pimples and blackheads, so it is good to remove them when the time is right.

However, you should not exfoliate more than once a week, however, twice a week may be appropriate if you have oily skin. Exfoliating the skin too much can lead to a dry, sensitive, and irritated skin, so it’s not worth it.

Apply a Moisturizer and SPF Cream

Besides making sure your face is clean every day, we recommend giving your skin everything it needs to stay healthy. This means using an adequate moisturizer, cleanser, tonic, exfoliator, and acne cream appropriate for your skin type. Using the wrong kind of products, just because a friend uses it, may not provide the level of care your skin needs.

Do not hesitate to use SPF creams regardless of the time of the year. You see, there are UVs throughout the year which can trigger acne problems even in the winter. So, the experts recommend using SPF30 or higher on your face each time you walk out of the house.

This way, you will not just prevent the appearance of pimples and blackheads, but will also make sure your skin will not age prematurely because of UV action.

Both acne and dating are stressful occurrences. Once in a while, it would be great to get a professional skin care treatment or a spa day to help relieve the symptoms of stress.

Beauty salons work with special products to detox the skin to get rid of pimples and blackheads. They have the tools to get an in-depth cleansing of your skin. By promoting personal care or healthy skincare, you will keep soft and supple skin and stimulate skin cell regeneration.

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