Blackheads

REMOVING AND PREVENTING BLACKHEADS WITH THE RIGHT ROUTINE

Want to remove those annoying blackheads? Make sure you follow the correct daily routine. Blackheads are caused by an overproduction of sebum that accumulates in your pores. Dead skin cells that clog the opening of the pore also contribute to this. The pore then gets clogged, which may result in a blackhead. Discover more

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Cleanse

This foaming cleanser removes dirt, excess oil and makeup without stripping skin.

€ 23,00
Exfoliate
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Fast absorbing liquid removes built-up dead skin cells and fights blackheads.

15% off
€ 33,00 € 28,05
Moisturise day

Lightweight, mattifying lotion protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.

€ 34,00
Moisturise night
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This gel moisturiser absorbs quickly to give a matte finish, without clogging pores.

€ 31,00
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    Restore the balance of your skin with this lightly hydrating toner.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Weightless formula fights blackheads and protects skin from environmental damage.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    Absorbs oil, reduces blackheads and enlarged pores, and balances oily skin.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    A charcoal gel mask that decongests and minimises pores, while balancing skin.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Oily skin

    Keeps oily skin shine-free for up to 6 hours, while minimising the appearance of pores.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • All Skin Types

    Shine free formula protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    Ultra-light exfoliant improves visible signs of ageing and refines pores for radiant skin.

    15% off
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Refreshing cleansing gel gently removes excess oil, debris and pore-clogging impurities.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Normal skin, Combination skin

    Liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside pores for clearer skin.

    15% off
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    This oil-free night cream moisturises acne-prone skin without clogging pores or making breakouts worse.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    Water-light fluid minimises the appearance of pores and protects skin from the sun.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    Fast absorbing liquid removes built-up dead skin cells and fights blackheads.

    15% off
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    Liquid exfoliant quickly penetrates deep inside pores, effectively clearing breakouts.

    15% off
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    This powerful duo unclogs pores and reduces blackheads and breakouts, for smoother, clearer-looking skin.

    15% set discount
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    All Skin Types

    Quick drying, alcohol-free formula penetrates pores to eliminate spots and blackheads on acne-prone skin.

    15% off
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin

    Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.

    15% off
    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    Creamy foaming face wash will leave skin feeling refreshed, soft and smooth.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.

    15% set discount
    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    This foaming cleanser removes dirt, excess oil and makeup without stripping skin.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    Lightweight, mattifying lotion protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • -15%
    Combination skin, Oily skin

    This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.

    15% set discount
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    This Set balances oily skin, minimizes pores and reduces redness.

    15% set discount
    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    Combination skin, Oily skin

    This gel moisturiser absorbs quickly to give a matte finish, without clogging pores.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
  • Combination skin, Oily skin

    The Sample Set balances oily skin, minimizes pores and reduces redness.

    Free travel size night moisturizer
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    All Skin Types

    Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.

    15% off
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WHAT ARE BLACKHEADS?

You may have excess sebum production in your pores. For example, as a result of hormones. These will prevent sebum from reaching the surface of your skin. As a result, your pores fill up. Built-up layers of dead skin cells on your skin and in your pore clog the pore's opening. This means sebum can no longer naturally sit on top of your skin. The combination of excess sebum and dead skin cells is then exposed to oxygen. The result? The mixture oxidises and turns black, which is what we call a blackhead.

REMOVING BLACKHEADS: STEP 1 Always choose a facial cleanser against blackheads, preferably a cleanser from the Paula's Choice collection. By cleansing your face every day, you reduce blackheads and prevent the emergence of new ones. A cleanser allows you to remove excess sebum. This ensures that an exfoliant (which you use afterwards) can reach and unclog the pores better.

REMOVING BLACKHEADS: STEP 2 Use a BHA exfoliant that penetrates deeply into your pores and removes excess sebum and dead skin cells. This ensures that blockages and blackheads are reduced.

STEP 3 FOR PROBLEMS WITH BLACKHEADS Also opt for a special cream against blackheads. Sun damage sometimes distorts your pores or makes them bigger. Sebum then accumulates in your pore and grows into a blackhead. Using a cream with cell-communicating ingredients helps restore your pores.

OPT FOR PAULA's CHOICE PRODUCTS AGAINST BLACKHEADS

Do you regularly suffer from blackheads? Make sure you treat your face with the appropriate Paula's Choice skincare products.  

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