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By New You Editorial
Posted On Oct 25, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: Add these simple steps to your beauty routine and put your blackheads to bed.

Are you one of the lucky ones who are prone to blackheads? Then you know they can be embarrassing and seem impossible to cure. The truth is blackheads are actually quite possible to treat and prevent if you take the appropriate steps to care for your skin.

Wash daily. Dermatologists recommend washing twice daily with a gentle cleanser, especially for women who wear makeup to minimize excess oil that causes blackheads.

Exfoliate. Use products with salicylic acid to remove the dead layer of skin from your face. The combination of dead skin cells and oil allow blackheads to thrive.

Use a mask. Clay is particularly beneficial at eliminating oil. Consider applying a clay mask once a week.

Visit a Spa. Set aside a spa day once each month if possible. Facials, extractions, and microdermabrasion are all effective procedures to rid the face of blackheads.

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