Blackheads, medically termed “open comedones,” form when old skin cells, oil, and bacteria clog the pores. These small dark spots can develop on the skin of people with or without acne. The microscopic glands in the skin, called the sebaceous glands, secrete an oily material called sebum to protect the skin and keep it supple. When sebum gets trapped in the opening of a pore on the surface of the skin, skin debris and bacteria accumulate and form a blackhead. Sebum contains pigmented melanin, which becomes dark when exposed to air, resulting in the dark color of blackheads. People have tried a wide range of products and techniques to eliminate these stubborn imperfections, and we now offer a product that will help your skin in more ways than one.
The Clarisonic Cleansing Brush
Although pore-cleansing strips may be good for removing existing blackheads, the best way to deal with blackheads is by preventing them before they develop. Fully cleansing your skin to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and bacteria is the first step to reducing the chances of blemishes forming. With its patented sonic frequency of over 300 movements per second, the Clarisonic cleansing brush gently yet thoroughly removes six times more makeup and two times more dirt and oil than just washing your face with your hands. This Clarisonic skincare device is great for all skin conditions and types, including oil-prone skin, because its gentle power efficiently cleanses the skin without being abrasive. Combined with an effective cleanser, Clarisonic can help reduce the chances of getting blackheads.
The Clarisonic cleansing brush can also help treat existing blackheads because it clears pores and is clinically proven to improve the results from both professional skin treatments and personal skincare regimens. Clarisonic cleans deep down into pores, and pairing it with a salicylic acid formula will break down the oil in clogged pores and dissolve existing blackheads while also preventing future ones from developing. Because of its deep, thorough cleansing abilities, Clarisonic prepares the skin so that skincare products, such as acne medications, are able to penetrate deeper into the layers of skin. Rather than sitting on top of dirt, oil, or makeup on the surface of the skin, skincare products are more effective for preventing blackheads and other blemishes after the cleansing brush has been used. The Clarisonic brush can help you achieve smoother, healthier, and more radiant skin.
If you’re plagued with stubborn blackheads, Colorado Skin & Vein offers the Clarisonic cleansing brush as well as SkinMedica® products to prevent and treat blackheads and a variety of other skin problems. Please call (303) 683-3235 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation. Youthful, clear skin is just around the corner!