Blackheads and blocked pores in Cape Town

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Yemaya Spa & Hair

The Point Center, 76 Regent Road, Seapoint, Cape Town

from R400
(65 reviews)

Angsana Spa at Vineyard Hotel

60 Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town

from R450
(2 reviews)

View Health and Skincare Clinic

Devonshire Court, Recreation Road, Fish Hoek, Southern Peninsula, Cape Town

from R670
(14 reviews)

Sorbet Camps Bay

Shop 109 The Promenade Victoria Road Camps Bay Camps Bay Western Cape

from R120
(0 reviews)

Le Papillon Wellness and Beauty Studio

50 Buitenkant street, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa

from R550
(57 reviews)

Adore Day Spa & Laser Centre

23 Lourensford Road, 7130 Somerset West, Cape Town

from R400
(34 reviews)

Smart laser Plattekloof

c/o Olienhout Ave and Plattekloof Road, Spar Shopping Centre, Plattekloof, Cape Town

R850
(45 reviews)

Smart Laser Blouberg

55 Porterfield Road, Blouberg, Table View

R850
(34 reviews)

Elemental Health & Beauty

Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Melkbos, Cape Town

from R320
(18 reviews)

JustBe Aesthetics

77 Keurboom Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

from R450
(25 reviews)

Per Donna Beauty & Wellness Clinic

6th Avenue, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town

from R420
(22 reviews)

Oasis Beauty and Massage Centre

Mayfair, Century way, Cape Town

from R400
(24 reviews)

Smart Laser Rondebosch

Rondebosch Village, Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

R850
(34 reviews)

Sapphire Spa

O on kloof boutique hotel and spa, 92 Kloof Road Bantry Bay, Cape Town

from R410
(15 reviews)

Sense Spa

The Watefront, Cape Town

R760
(0 reviews)

Little Daydream Mobile Beauty

89 Kloofnek road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

from R390
(26 reviews)

Aurora Beauty & Wellness Spa

12 Park Lane, Century City, Cape Town 7441

from R480
(44 reviews)

Yemaya Constantia Village

Shop 5, Old Village Constantia, Cape Town

from R600
(12 reviews)

International Academy Student Salon

4th Floor 80 Strand Street Cape Town CBD

R420
(1 reviews)

Smart Laser Durbanville

Unit 37 B Durbanville Village Square (Corner of Oxford and Queen street Durbanville)

R850
(35 reviews)

Smart Laser Vredekloof

Shop 11, next to the Woolworths exit, Glengarry Shopping Centre

R850
(33 reviews)

Smart Laser Kenilworth

74 Loch Road, Kenilworth, Pick & Pay Express Ext

R850
(33 reviews)

Jia Life Wellness Spa

1 Ravenscourt Rd, Parklands, 7441

from R210
(1 reviews)

Oriental Spa

16 Jim Fouche Avenue, Plattekloof 1, Cape Town, 7500

from R250
(0 reviews)
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Bodily Beauty

3 2nd Avenue, Grassy Park, 7941 Cape Town

(23 reviews)

Sublime Skin and Body

16 Crassula Way, Pinelands, Cape Town

from R350
(50 reviews)

RUBY'S ETHNIC FLAIR,BEAUTY AND NAILS

52 SEAPOINT MAIN ROAD, SEAPOINT

from R290
(32 reviews)

Desert Rose Health and Beauty

Mezzanine floor, Bank Chambers bldg, 144 Longmarket street, Cape town

from R575
(5 reviews)

Body Basics Massage On The Move

10a Max Street Rugby, Milnerton, Cape Town

from R400
(7 reviews)
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Glasshouse

Shop 5A.3, Silo 5, South Arm Road, Waterfront, Cape Town

from R500
(48 reviews)

McQueens Beauty Collective

Shop no.4, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town. 8060

from R360
(24 reviews)

The Glam Bar

Winston Place, 65 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town

from R380
(62 reviews)

Yemaya Kloof

1st Floor, Lifestyle on 50 Kloof Street. Gardens, Cape Town

R755
(18 reviews)

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

R950
(0 reviews)

Ohmm Face & Body

Shop 2B, Dean Street Arcade, Corner Dean Street and Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town

from R420
(0 reviews)


 

What are the blackheads? 

Black heads, known as an open comedone, is a blocked pore. Blocked pores or comedones occur when the pores of the skin becomes blocked with an oily substance known as  sebum or with dead skin cells. The dead skin cells or sebum build-up which is blocking the pore reacts with the oxygen in the air and it turns black (oxidisation). Acne lesions are closed , whereas black heads are open. They  look like specks of black siting on the skin and can be found on the face, neck, ears and back. Black heads are easily formed on the chin and nose where there is a build-up of excess oils.

 

What causes blackheads?

Black heads appear when your hormones increase sebum (oily substance) production.

Blocking or covering of pores with cosmetics

Excess sweating

Shaving and opening up the hair follicle

Steroid based drugs

High humidity

 

How to prevent blackheads from forming?

Black heads can be prevented or treated with a careful cleaning regime, which includes decent facial products.

 

What are the best treatments for blackheads?

Microdermabrasion

Chemical Peel

Deep Cleanse skin facial

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