What Are the Best Products for Blackheads?

The right cocktail of products can target blackheads, giving you clear, beautiful skin in a matter of days.

Blackheads occur when oil and solid particles get trapped in the skin, stretching the pore. The results are dull-looking skin and possibly enlarged pores.

While most people struggle with blackheads from time to time, the truth is that you don't have to. The right skincare regimen can virtually eliminate these unpleasant little marks. Here's how to make blackheads a thing of the past.

 

What Are the Best Products for Blackheads?


The Right Cleanser


Begin with a cleanser designed for oily or acne-prone skin. Cleanse your face before bed, and gently cleanse with a micellar water when you wake up. Cleansing is the most important step in the fight against blackheads, so consider trying a couple of products before deciding on one you like.

If your skin is sensitive or prone to dryness, steer clear of using multiple skincare products with active ingredients. Choosing a serum with active ingredients, in combination with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser, is always a good idea. A cleanser with actives will often not be on the skin long enough to do the job it needs to to banish blackheads, and it's much easier to only apply a serum to the areas of your skin that need treatment.

If you'd like to keep things simple, choosing a cleanser designed specifically for blackhead control is a great idea. Medik8 Pore Cleanse Gel contains both AHAs and BHAs for blackhead clearing, and works to gently exfoliate the skin.

 

Gentle Exfoliation

 

Even if your skin doesn't seem oily, you can develop blackheads when dead skin becomes trapped in your pores—or when that skin traps makeup and dirt just beneath the skin's surface. Gentle exfoliation controls excess oil and eliminates dead skin that can become trapped in pores.

If you have dry, normal, or combination skin, exfoliate twice per week. If you have oily skin or many breakouts, try a gentle daily exfoliator, such as asap daily exfoliating facial scrub.

What Are the Best Products for Blackheads?

 

Targeted Treatment

 

If you only have a few blackheads, you may find that a healthy skincare regimen is all you need to get rid of them. But if you're prone to regular breakouts or have very oily skin, it's time to bring in the reinforcements and add another product to your routine.

Targeted treatments containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid remove excess oil and debris, thereby eliminating blackheads. These products can dry your skin and cause irritation, so apply them only to the affected area—not to your entire face. Adore Beauty skincare experts can help you choose a product that is right for you, simply fill out this form.

Start with an every-other-day approach, then gradually increase to once per day. Your skin can adjust slowly to these products without allergic reactions or excessive peeling.

Blackhead Prevention

As with most things in life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to blackheads. Some steps you can take to reduce the frequency of your breakouts include:

 

What Are the Best Products for Blackheads?