Blackheads and blocked pores in Southern Suburbs

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Gingerlily Aesthetic & Beauty Spa

29 Buckingham Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town

R895
(147 reviews)

New Image Beauty Day Spa

Palmyra Junction Shopping Centre, Palmyra Rd, Claremont, Cape Town

from R295
(50 reviews)

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2 Fairway Business Park, Stibitz Street, Westlake Business Park, Cape Town

R645
(0 reviews)

Lavish

14 Lee Road, Claremont, Cape Town

from R295
(33 reviews)

Ginkgo Petite Spa

The Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel Cnr. Phyllis & Newlands Road, Claremont, Cape Town

from R550
(17 reviews)

JustBe Aesthetics

77 Keurboom Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

from R450
(67 reviews)

Gold Leaf Spa

Harry Goeman centre, 151 Main road , Bergvliet, Cape Town

from R200
(23 reviews)

Smart Laser Rondebosch

Rondebosch Village, Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

R650
(102 reviews)
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Be-Dazzle Hair, Beauty and Slimming Salon

Retail business Park, 81 Chichester Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town

from R300
(103 reviews)

Pure Indulgenz

19 Maidstone Road, Heathfield, Cape Town

from R350
(173 reviews)
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Spa at Banksia

14 Banksia Road, Rosebank, Cape Town

from R420
(15 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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