An Expert Guide To Getting Rid Of Stubborn Blackheads

There’s something about blackheads that makes them incredibly annoying. Even if my breakout has been calmed, I’m still left with stubborn blackheads that just won’t go away.

The key to getting rid of them is to keep skin clean using gentle but effective cleansers and to use a couple treatments to speed up the process. Whatever you do, don’t pop them or pick them, in fact just don’t touch them!

Trapped oil, makeup and grime are the main causes of blackheads, so if you want them gone, you need to up your cleansing routine. Here are a few recommendations based on your skin type:

Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%

Blackhead breakouts and oily complexions often go hand in hand and if you have both then you’ll want to use a fairly strong evening cleanser to get rid of all the excess oil and grime from the day. The Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 12% thoroughly removes dead skin cells leaving skin smoother and free from build up.

★★★★★ My skin saviour – Mich

“Whenever I get a breakout or those unsightly bumps under the skin I use this every night for a week and my skin becomes flawless and super smooth. It’s gotten rid of my blackheads and the milia I have in the corner of my eyes.I can’t live without this product”

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asap Daily Facial Cleanser

If you have normal or dry skin, you’ll want a cleanser which is slightly more gentle, as too harsh a product can actually provoke oil production causing more blackheads. This Daily Facial Cleanser gently washes away impurities for a fresh and clean feel.

★★★★★ Perfect cleanser – Megan 

“I am hooked on all of the ASAP products.. but this cleanser in particular really stands out. It easily takes off any makeup including mascara, whilst cleansing your skin and leaving it feeling soft & fresh. My skin has improved since using every day, I am now confident wearing little or no foundation. :)”

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Once you’ve sorted your cleansing routine, you’ll want to start using a few specialised treatments to tackle the breakouts head on. Just don’t go too crazy with trying out loads of products as you don’t want to clog up your pores even more!

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

Effaclar Duo+ is a cult classic in the skincare world, perfect for eliminating imperfections and unclogging blocked pores. Using Niacinamide and Linoleic Acid, this moisturising treatment reduces the number of breakouts and minimises the appearance of pores.

★★★★★ A MUST have skincare product – Victoria

“I was stunned by the fact that not only did my dark spots begin to fade, but my breakouts have nearly come to a complete end! Actually a bonus as I didn’t buy it for that reason. And this product has really helped reduce the redness caused by breakouts. I have been using it for a couple of months now and am honestly in LOVE!”

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asap Radiance Serum

Blackheads can leave skin looking dull and lacklustre, so try the asap Radiance Serum to inject glow black into your skin. Containing AHAs and BHAs, the antioxidant serum speeds up cell renewal for brighter and smoother skin, free from blackheads. Oh and it also has anti-aging properties so an all round winner!

★★★★★ One of my must-haves – Joanna 

“The asap radiance serum actually does what it says! The combination of AHA/BHA gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it looking refreshed and polished. It also helps to even out my skin tone and keep any breakouts at bay!”

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