Blackheads are the result of clogged pores that come from excess sebum being exposed to air. As the sebum oxidizes, it turns black, turning into blackheads on the skin. Although blackheads can happen to anyone, they are more common among people with oily skin. Phyto-C Skin Care by Phytoceuticals, Inc. invented the leading Vitamin C skin care products to help tackle blackheads. Our products are natural, safe, and effective, and suitable for different skin types.

Understanding Blackheads

Common symptoms of blackheads include:

  • Black bumps: These are small bumps that form on your skin because of clogged hair follicles
  • Raised bumps: They are slightly raised and easy to spot on the skin.
  • Bumps that are not painful: These bumps are not painful, unlike pimples.

When blackheads become infected, it’s possible to notice the following symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • White or yellow-colored pus

Blackheads show up on the skin as small, dark dots that result from clogged pores. The process of blackhead formation involves sebaceous glands in the pores releasing sebum, an oily compound that hydrates the skin and keeps it soft. If sebum is produced in excess, it may form a plug and cause sebum to build up, collecting bacteria and dead skin cells along the way. This can result in formation of blackheads.

Blackheads are typically prevalent on the face, as the skin there has a higher concentration of oil glands. Blackheads tend to gather around the nose, chin, and forehead. However, they can also appear on other areas on the body, such as the neck, back, chest, and buttocks.

Blackheads can be caused by a variety of factors such as hormones, puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, sweating, diet, and smoking. Hormones fluctuations are one of the most common causes of blackheads. This is because of the excess sebum that is produced. Puberty, pregnancy, and menstruation can all contribute to hormone changes.

Popular Products for Blackheads

Dead skin cells make up some of the buildup in pores that cause blackheads. Exfoliators are effective to prevent excessive dead skin from accumulating. Exfoliating regularly decreases the amount of dirt, dead skin, and oil that may block pores.

Below is a regimen we recommend for blackheads:

Step 1: Cleanse and Tone

  • Phyto-C Soothing Cleanser
  • Phyto-C Balancing Toner

Step 2: Vitamin C Antioxidant

  • Phyto-C E in C Serum

Step 3: Clinical Strength Blackhead Corrector

  • Phyto-C Active Serum

Step 4: Moisturize

  • Phyto-C B5 Gel or Phyto-C Moisturizing Cream

Step 5: Apply Sunscreen

Common Blackheads FAQs

  • How do blackheads affect mental wellness and overall well-being?

Because of the way their appearance, blackheads may lead to low confidence and self-esteem issues. This can dramatically affect how people see themselves both internally and in the world.

  • Can Phyto-C skin care products help prevent blackheads?

Phyto-C sells products with ingredients like salicylic acid and glycolic acid are known to be effective for preventing blackheads. Other toning, moisturizing, and exfoliating products also prevent excess oil and impurities from building up in pores.

  • Why shouldn’t you squeeze your blackheads?

Squeezing blackheads increases your chance of scarring. Although it may be tempting to squeeze your blackheads, this could result in inflamed skin that is prone to infection.

Get Advanced Treatment Products for blackheads from Phytoceuticals, Inc. Today

Established in 1995, Phytoceuticals, Inc. is well known as a global leader in health care and natural chemistry skin care products. We invented the topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) and received the following grants for ourtopical formulations: NCI Grant #1 R43- CA83538-01A1 and NCI Grant #1-R43-CA94484-01. All of our products have been hand inspected with a six-point quality control assurance system to ensure top of the line integrity.

If you have any questions about our skin care products for blackheads, do not hesitate to contact us today. You can also call Phytoceuticals, Inc. at 1-877-4-PHYTOC or send an email to