In this Tip Tuesday we discuss the dreaded Blackheads which most often occur on the nose area and chin.


So, what causes blackheads?

Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin.  Each follicle contains one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil.

This oil, called sebum, helps keep your skin soft. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening to the skin follicle, producing a bump called a comedo.

When the skin over the bump opens, exposure to the air causes it to look black and a blackhead forms.


We recommend Bioré® Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. (Click here to read reviews from rubies who tested this product).

Formulated with tea tree oil, witch hazel, and menthol, which locks onto deep- down dirt and oil that can cause blackheads, and helps clean out pores even better than before so you get the deepest clean.

When used once a week, Bioré Pore Strips are proven to minimise the appearance of pores and minimise the re-occurrence of blackheads.

For clean skin and free pores. Because when you clean the pore, you clear the problem.

Bioré – Free Your Pores.

Available to purchase at Clicks stores or Clicks online here (A pack of 6 strips costs R135 - that's only R22,50 per strip - we love a great deal!)


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What causes blackheads and what does rubybox recommend to remove blackheads easily?


Good luck rubies x



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To enter you need to be a rubybox member, and have a completed rubybox profile. This competition is open to all South African residents only. The prize is R2000. The selected winner will need to have a South African bank account for the prize money to be transferred to. To enter you need to answer the above question and then comment on this magazine article with the answer and hashtags as above mentioned. The winner will have 24hours to acknowledge winning as well as confirm their banking details. Should the winner fail to do this within 24hours another winner will be selected. The competition will close 5/12/2018 and the winners will be announced 6/12/2018. Judge’s decision is final.