A few of your questions answered:
+What is a blackhead?
a plug of sebum in a hair follicle, darkened by oxidation.
+What is a sebaceous filament?
A tiny collection of sebum and dead skin cells around a hair follicle, which usually takes the form of a small hair-like strand. They usually have white or yellow color, and can be expressed from the skin by pinching.
-How do I get rid of them?
By making sure that your pores are clean by washing your face everyday as well as using a mask to treat blackheads and large pores. The cleaner that you keep your pores, the less visible they will be. Pores do not ever "shrink" back to their original size. Make sure to moisturize as well, so that your pores do not appear large and thirsty!
+How do I keep oil from collecting on my skin throughout the day?
Make sure that you are moisturizing morning and night. Oily skin is typically caused by your skin being so thirsty from a lack of hydration that your pores are over-componsating. Make sure to keep a blotting powder in your bag to help with any access oil through-out the day.
- Our favorite oil absorbing face primer is by Hourglass. This primer is a bit pricey, but man is it worth it! Bri uses this for all of her bridal clients that have oily skin. It helps to create a waterproof barrier on the skin!
- Our go-to blotting powder is by our house brand. This pressed powder compact is invisible to the eye so both women and men can use on the go! Great for over top of bare-skin as well as makeup. Since this powder is invisible, it will match all skintones! (Can be shipped to anywhere in the U.S.)
What should a normal skincare regimen look like?
1. Makeup Remover
2. Face Cleanser
(mask to follow on clean/dry skin 2-3 times a week)
3. Daily Exfoliant/Toner
4. Serum (way more important than you think!)
My favorite Makeup Remover is Clinique "Take the Day Off" Cleansing Balm
ATTENTION FELLOW MAKEUP WEARERS!!
It is super important to remover your makeup before washing your face because your regular cleanser doesn't always get all of that makeup off. Hence, why you could be breaking out, getting blackheads or noticing signs of aging.
This specific "makeup melter" is great for all skin types, including sensitive! (This product is a life changer)
Recommendations for face cleansers:
PERRICONE MD - NUTRITIVE CLEANSER
A facial wash that gently removes impurities while delivering ANTI-AGING benefits.
KATE SOMERVILLE - EXFOLI-KATE CLEANSER
A daily foaming cleanser that contains AHA’s and natural fruit enzymes to purify without over-drying. For DRY/OILY/BLEMISH-PRONE skin.
FIRST AID BEAUTY - FACE CLEANSER
A fragrance-free, gentle cleanser that effectively removes makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin soft and supple. For my SENSITIVE peeps!
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACE MASKS:
PERRICONE - COCOA MOISTURE MASK
A luxurious cocoa-infused mask that visibly firms and hydrates for a radiant complexion. Finally, a GUILT FREE chocolate! For ALL SKIN TYPES.
GLAM GLOW - SUPER MUD MASK
THE HOLY GRAIL OF MASKS FOR BLACKHEADS AND BLEMISHES!
Clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.
SONIA ROSELLI - SEXAPEEL
CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION FOR FACE AND BODY
Gently exfoliate dead skin cells off your face and body and get clear, smooth skin. Look instantly brighter from head to toe!