Although no one can really see your blackheads or large pores from far away, those little black dots or small indents can make you feel insecure or conspicuous.
Hence, we asked beauty editor of 15 years and Mamamia’s executive editor Leigh Campbell to share her wisdom on how to get rid of blackheads and big pores on the You Beauty podcast. (Get it in your ears below…)
What are blackheads?
The good news? Blackheads aren’t bits of dirt.
“Blackheads aren’t dirt, don’t worry, we’re not all dirty buggers,” Leigh explained.
Pimples, or blemishes, come in many different (and annoying) varieties. Blackheads are just one of them. Joy.
“Blackheads form when sebum, the oil in our skin, hits the air in the environment and oxidises, turning the oil black. Your face isn’t dirty.”
How to get rid of blackheads.
Leigh explained blackheads can be really hard to get rid of, especially ones on the nose.