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Protection against Blackheads and Clogged Pores from PPE Face Masks

Dr Sebagh PPE Blackhead and Breakout

How to prevent blackheads and blocked pores when wearing PPE face masks

Face masks are now a daily essential, but they are not an ideal addition to your skincare regime, especially during summer when skin is prone to producing more oil and pores can become clogged. The combination of blemish-prone skin, polluted city air, humidity and the microclimate created behind a close-fitting face mask may lead to a congestion of nasal blackheads.

The first step in preventing blackheads is understanding how they form in the first place. Pores contain sebaceous glands that produce oil. Larger pores around the T-zone often get blocked with excess skin, oil and environmental pollutants, and this tendency is exacerbated under certain conditions for oily/combination skin types. Which is why exfoliation is key in achieving radiant, blemish-free skin with refined pores.

The Exfoliator

Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating MaskThe potent blend of biotech ingredients Lactic Acid, Azelaic Acid and a Silicium derivative in Deep Exfoliating Mask makes for a powerful exfoliant, removing impurities and dull outer layer cells. The antibacterial properties of Azelaic Acid stop the development of germs and pigmentation, and protects against environmental aggressions, while peptides from the Silicium derivative stimulate the skin’s production of collagen, preventing and repairing the ageing process and soothing irritated skin.

After the Deep Exfoliating Mask has revealed natural radiance from underneath the dead cells and drawn impurities from the pores, the skin is perfectly primed for the active ingredients in Breakout Powder to work their wonders. This miracle antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and mattifying powder can be applied directly onto and around the nose for incredible results, dramatically eliminating blackheads. Alternatively, it can be blended with Serum Repair, Luminous Glow or Skin Perfecting Cream or any other oil-free cream or serum. The beauty of the powder is that it instantly reduces blemishes while preventing future breakouts.

Dr Sebagh recommends the following skin care routine

The best results come from a consistent routine with high-quality ingredients. The following Dr Sebagh regime has excellent proven results for clearing and preventing stubborn blackheads:


Wash face with Breakout Foaming Cleanser. This refreshing treatment instantly regulates oil levels and soothes inflammation and redness, leaving skin deeply cleansed and mattified. 

Twice a week, exfoliate with Deep Exfoliating Mask or Deep Exfoliating Mask Sensitive Skin (which contains less Lactic Acid for those with sensitive skin).

Then smooth and extract excess sebum with Skin Perfecting Mask.

Follow with Breakout Powder, applied either directly or mixed with Serum Repair.


Wash face with Breakout Foaming Cleanser. Smooth and extract excess sebum with Skin Perfecting Mask. Combine and apply Breakout Powder and Breakout Cream.

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