There’s no better way to say this—blackheads are a real pain in the butt.
Okay, maybe there’s a better way, but those words precisely describe what we feel about those pesky blackheads. Sure, you can try to conceal them with your full coverage foundation or dependable spot concealer, yet by doing exactly that, you might trigger them to get worse. Hence, our perpetual hate for those little black dots that are actually blocked pores.
The sebum buildup in the pores actually cause the blackheads, which means that if your skin tend to produce more sebum than others, there’s a great chance that you’re facing blackhead issues. And even if you have a normal skin type, it doesn’t guarantee you from being blackhead-free. So stick with us as we list down the best products that will definitely be able to get rid of blackheads.
A good face wash is key to removing blackheads, and we’re not talking about just about any normal cleanser. You need an exfoliating face wash, preferably a salicylic acid-based cleanser. The MediBac Clearing Clearing Skin Wash from Dermalogica is a great example, with its ability to clean the face properly and prevent pore blockage and acne breakouts.
Glytone Mild Gel Wash ($33)
Salicylic acid can be too harsh for some skin types, and that’s where gentler face washes take over. Glytone’s Mild Gel Wash is one of those, ensuring that your skin isn’t irritated as it exfoliates. Aside from keeping your skin blackhead-free, it also takes care of dark spots and acne.
Right after cleaning Astara’s Purifying Toning Mist is the best followup to reinforce your anti-blackhead regimen. It can also serve as a mist you can spritz onto your face any time of the day, to freshen up your skin and keep it hydrated.
Jurlique Purely Bright Mist (Out of Stock)
Another mist that can do more than get rid of blackheads is the Jurlique Purely Bright Mist. This product also even out the skin complexion, give the skin a radiant glow, minimizes discolorations, and hydrates the skin for a youthful appearance.
We love all masks, especially as they can target different problem areas and specific skin issues. For blackheads, this All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask is a great product to remove your blackheads. When used twice a week, this mask can effectively remove the congestion in your pores that leads to blackheads. It also absorbs oil to prevent blackheads from coming back again.
Another mask we love for blackhead removal is this clay-based mask from Lanima. This water-activated powder product transforms into a spongy foam that cleanses the face deeply, thanks to its coconut charcoal content. It also has turmeric to prevent inflammation, while all other active ingredients added to it keep the skin well-hydrated.
If you’re getting rid of your blackheads, you might as well use makeup that will prevent it from coming back or worsening. Putting layers of concealers wouldn’t help in this matter—in fact, it will worsen your skin’s blackhead condition. So use a safe makeup base that won’t clog up your pores, like Eve Lom’s Mineral Powder Foundation. It keep your skin healthy and blackhead-free, while giving you that natural look with a radiant glow.
Our product suggestions could only work for you if you stick to the recommended usage and if your commit yourself to a skincare regimen that won’t allow any pore blockage. Removal of blackheads may not be that easy and simple, but once you succeed, the happiness you’ll feel will be worth it!
Image credits: Dermalogica, Glytone USA, Fitness Food Diva, Get The Gloss, Lanima Skin (Twitter), I Am A Fashioneer, Teen Vogue, B2M Productions/The Image Bank/Getty Images.