How to Deal with Blackheads and Clogged Pores

A woman seeks advice about how to deal with her clogged pores and blackheads.

Beauty Queen

Unruly Blackheads

Dear Beauty Queen: I am 32 years old and I constantly have clogged pores and blackheads – mostly on my nose and chin. I wash my face every night and I have been using mineral makeup during the day. This has helped a little, but not enough.

Beauty Queen: Kudos to you for using mineral makeup. While it certainly won’t contribute to more clogged pores or blackheads, it won’t do anything to make the ones you do have disappear. Since you’re in your 30s, I assume you have started to think about anti-aging products, and the good news is you can use active ingredients that work double duty to keep both clogged pores and wrinkles at bay. Definitely make friends with glycolic acid. This helps exfoliate your skin, and by eliminating the layer of dead skin cells on your face, you’ll prevent clogged pores and have smooth, soft you youthful skin. You can also try a wrinkle/pimple combo product like Olay’s Total Effects Anti-Aging Anti-Blemish Daily Cleanser.

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