When it comes to treating blackheads, the most important thing to do is exfoliate, which helps get rid of the buildup of dead skin cells and sebum trapped in your skin's pores. (What are blackheads and how can I get rid of them?)
There are many ways to do this, from exfoliating cleansers, treatment products, masks or pore strips. Listed here are 9 blackhead treatment products you can pick from so you can start saying goodbye to those blackheads.
The Body Shop: Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash is a daily face wash for oily skin that uses the natural benefits of tea tree oil to help clear blackheads. Along with exfoliating your skin, the tea tree oil in this cleanser is a natural oil fighter which will help reduce the sebum production.Read Our Body Shop Product Reviews
As the name implies, Biore: Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Cleanser warms up immediately when applied to your damp skin. Biore claims this helps open up your pores to clean them out more effectively. It also contains salicylic acid, which is a proven acne-fighting ingredient. This cleanser is safe to use daily.Read Our Biore Product Reviews
Olay: Blackhead Clearing Scrub is another cleanser that contains salicylic acid. It gets rave reviews from uses who claim their skin looked much better after use, mostly noted for those who used it for a full month or longer. This product used to be called "Clarify and Cleanse" scrub.Read Our Olay Product Reviews
Neutrogena: Daily Scrub Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub that again combines the acne-fighting ingredient salicylic acid with gentle manual scrubbing beads to give your skin a thorough exfoliation. Neutrogena has a complete line of oil reducing, acne-fighting products that can be combined with this product for long-term blackhead fighting.Read Our Neutrogena Product Reviews
The Clean and Clear: Blackhead Eraser Kit is a hand-held cleansing tool the vibrates as it cleans. It's used with special cleansing pads that when wet, suds up with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. The vibrating is thought to help loosen the buildup of oil and dead skin cells in the pores. You can purchase replacement cleansing pads separately.Read Our Clean and Clear Product Reviews
St Ives - they are well known for their Apricot Scrubs and it seems you either love them or hate them, but if you're looking for a scrub that will do the job, St Ives: Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead will certainly exfoliate. It also contains salicylic acid to get deep down in your skin's pores. This scrub will definitely be too much for some people with sensitive skin, but the price is so right that if you're uncertain, you may want to give it a try.Read Our St. Ives Product Reviews