Does keeping skin clean help avoid blackheads?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Using a gentle cleanser once or twice a day is a good way to help keep blackheads under control. Clean your face before going to bed and use oil-free and non-comedogenic cosmetic products to prevent clogging the pores.


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