Continuing the interview from yesterday, we will talk about the correct way of applying skin care products, how to get rid of blackheads and how our nutritional deficiencies manifest on skin.
Use retin-A cream to avoid blackheads!
Me : So, when we have so many products like a facial oil or serum and moisturizer and sunscreen, is there a correct way of applying them? Should face oil go first and then moisturizer or should sunscreen be the first product on your skin?
Her : No, it is always facial oil or serum then a moisturizer and finally the sunscreen. The only thing which goes on sunscreen is the makeup.
Me : So, when we apply so many products, do not they clog our skin, especially causing blackheads. What is the best way to get rid of blackheads? I think they are most annoying of skin problems.
Her : The blackheads happen because of the oil getting clogged in the open pores. The ideal thing to use is a salicylic acid cleanser on those areas where you have blackheads every day. The only way to get rid of the existing ones is to get a blackhead cleansing or extraction done.
In the long run to avoid formation of blackheads, applying retinoids or retin-A cream on the nose, corners of the nose and upper cheek area where you usually get the blackheads unclogs the pores and reduces the pore size as well making them less prominent.