Many people suffer with blackheads at some point in life. There is a well-researched link between heightened stress levels and the appearance of more blackheads. When a person is stressed, the production of the 'stress hormone' cortisol also increases; this in turn augments the production of sebum or oil, making blackheads (and acne generally) significantly more likely.
Another common cause of blackheads and congested skin is eating a poor diet - especially too much dairy and carbohydrates, and not enough green vegetables and fruits (especially berries). Adding more green vegetables, like broccoli and spinach, and fruits high in antioxidants, such as blueberries, strawberries or currants, will strengthen the skin's ability to fight infection and heal itself.
Another effective way to rid yourself of a blackhead breakout is by maintaining a good skincare regime that removes makeup, surface dirt, and dead skin cells.
Other popular treatments for removing congestion are Aesthetic Facials, involving steam and extraction and microdermabrasion for medical grade exfoliation.
Our skin experts utilise 4D skin analysis to diagnose congestion and prescribe tailored treatments at consultation.