Blackheads and large pores are two skin concerns that many of us have. Aesthetics Rx have put these two ‘dirty’ words under the microscope to help uncover the myths, and how best to deal with theses common skin concerns.
What is a blackhead?
A blackhead appears in the opening of the pilosebaceous unit where there is a little more sebum than we would like. They are black due to a combination of oil and dead skin cell debris and a chemical reaction with the air called oxidation. The best approach is to prevent and not squeeze them.
Aesthetics Rx Ultimate Serum is a complex formulation that was specifically curated to turn this skin condition on its head. The oil-free serum contains AHA’s, Lactic acid and Citric acid with Gluconolactone (similar to Glycolic acid) and 2% of Salicylic acid to help ease congestion and excess sebum. The formulation is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Acacia polysaccharides and our favourite hydrator; Hyaluronic acid. This serum is a fast worker, your blackheads will vanish in no-time.
What is a ‘Large’ Pore ?
‘Let’s clear this up, all pores are open and cannot close however ‘pores’ can look enlarged and this is definitely something most people want to avoid. Enlarged pores are caused by a combination of excess oil (sebum) production, reduced elasticity as the skin ages or free radical damage.
Can you do anything about the appearance of large pores?
Absolutely! Reducing pore size and improving elasticity can be done with a combination or skincare ingredients We recommend both BHA’s and AHA’s to target this as well as some other heavy hitters such as Enantia clorantha bark extract, Witch hazel and of course our all-time favourite Retinoids. Retinol helps to balance healthy sebum production, a massive multitasker for anyone who is struggling with large pores but wishes to target skin elasticity and collagen production. Great retinol products are:
Aesthetics Rx A Serum formulated with 6 powerful, age-defying ingredients, this serum exfoliates, hydrates and accelerates skin renewal for luminous skin.
Aesthetics Rx A Serum 1% A fragrance-free serum formulated with the highest concentration of retinol (Vitamin A) available over the counter. Promoting skin renewal and collagen production, this intensive treatment minimises the visibility of fine lines and dark spots to reveal a more clarified, vibrant, and youthful complexion.
Aesthetics Rx Anti-Ageing Regeneration Formulation is an overnight, regenerating and anti-ageing treatment moisturiser. Packed with high-tech and plant-based actives; a combination of retinol, peptides, ceramides, stem cells, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid all into one little tub to let your skin know what’s what.
Looking for a product to do it all? Aesthetics Rx Fruit Enzyme Mask is a true multitasker; it helps brighten, tighten, tone, exfoliate and balance your skin all in 15 minutes of masking 1 – 2 times per week.