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 R500
(2 reviews)

View Health and Skincare Clinic

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

from R670
(14 reviews)

Sense Spa

The Watefront, Cape Town

R760
(0 reviews)
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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)

Ohmm Face & Body

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

from R420
(0 reviews)
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Body Basics Massage On The Move

Milnerton, Cape Town

from R400
(8 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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