Congested Skin and Blackheads

Many people will have blackheads and congested skin at some point in life - whether due to stress, a bad diet or a less than perfect skincare regime. The occasional blackhead breakout can be frustrating, and can even be a precursor to acne. It is better to treat blackheads promptly, therefore, and Nova Clinic London has many innovative treatments in order to do just that. 

Why do blackheads happen? 

Blackheads, otherwise known as comedones, occur when the skin becomes congested. Congested skin is caused by a number of variables, which include having naturally oily skin, having a poor diet or becoming stressed. The telltale open pores with black dots happen when bacteria and oil are mixed under the skin, making the area inflamed. As the skin over the spot breaks, the trapped oil and bacteria become oxidised and turn black. 

 Many people suffer with blackheads at some point in life. There is a well-researched link between heightened stress levels and the appearance of more blackheads. When a person is stressed, the production of the 'stress hormone' cortisol also increases; this in turn augments the production of sebum or oil, making blackheads (and acne generally) significantly more likely. 

Another common cause of blackheads and congested skin is eating a poor diet - especially too much dairy and carbohydrates, and not enough green vegetables and fruits (especially berries). Adding more green vegetables, like broccoli and spinach, and fruits high in antioxidants, such as blueberries, strawberries or currants, will strengthen the skin's ability to fight infection and heal itself. 

Another effective way to rid yourself of a blackhead breakout is by maintaining a good skincare regime that removes makeup, surface dirt, and dead skin cells. 

How can Nova Clinic help with congested skin? 

Skin Peels are fantastic at removing congested outer layers revealing clear skin beneath. 

 Other popular treatments for removing congestion are Aesthetic Facials, involving steam and extraction and microdermabrasion for medical grade exfoliation.

Our skin experts utilise 4D skin analysis to diagnose congestion and prescribe tailored treatments at consultation.

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3 College Approach,  Greenwich, London SE10 9HY020 8293 1070

We’re just a couple of steps away from Cutty Sark DLR Station, and 7 mins walk from Greenwich National Rail services. 

Public parking spaces are available in the Cutty Sark Gardens, close to M&S.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harley St Address

10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF0207 205 4077

Close to Bond Street Station, Oxford CIrcus Station and Regent's Park Station

Public parking spaces are available in the streets around  the clinic

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

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