Not all spots are created equal. While you might think that any blemish on your skin can be tackled in the same way, there are actually a number of different types of spots. Each requires a unique treatment approach. This means that understanding each spot-type can help you to select the best options for restoring a clear, refined complexion.
There are four main spot types:
Blackheads are a common type of blemish and can be easily identified. They are typically found around the nose, as well as on the forehead and chin. Known for their dark colour and small surface area, blackheads are often persistent and very difficult to completely remove.
Blackheads are formed when pores become clogged with dead skin cells, oil, and sebum, blackheads get their colouring as the material trapped in the open hair follicle becomes oxidised by the air and appears black.
Although they are a type of spot, there are very few topical treatments for blackheads. To keep your skin clear and help minimise their appearance, it’s important to cleanse your skin and sweep away the impurities and excess oil which can block the pores.
How to treat blackheads
Using a facial scrub, like the NEUTROGENA® Blackhead Eliminating Facial Scrub, cleans, exfoliates and purifies for visibly clearer skin. It removes the dirt, oil, and impurities that can lead to blackheads, and loosens existing blackheads by helping to unclog pores. It is clinically proven to help reduce blackheads in just 7 days.
Use both in the morning and evening as part of your daily skincare routine to help control blackheads so you have one less stress to deal with.