14 Products That Will Actually Banish Your Blackheads
Don't want no scrub (unless it's for my blackheads)
There's little in life that's more annoying than blackheads, but if you want to banish yours for good, then the following products should help you out.
Those pesky little buggers are basically what happens when pores - most usually on your nose and chin - get clogged up with sebum. When the sebum makes contact with the air, it oxidises and turns them black.
Annoying right? Well let blackheads be gone with the following lotions, potions and scrubs...
Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub
You don’t want no scrub? Actually in this case you really do - Dermalogica’s Pore Control scrub. Its gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells and debris, while the ‘purifying bentonite clay’ (fancy) absorbs excess oil. Double whammy.
Avene Cleanance Expert
This clever little moisturiser is a multi-tasker. Not only does it mattify the skin by regulating oil production, but also gently exfoliates, unclogging pores to get rid of blackheads. HOORAY. Use as part of your daily skincare routine.
Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Super Self-Heating Deep Pore Detox Mask
As if the idea of a self-heating mask that changes colour wasn’t enough to sell you on this product (massage into skin and wash off when paste turns from yellow to blue), it also works - getting deep into those pores and giving them a good ol’ clean. Use once a week to keep blackheads and blemishes at bay.
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash
Enriched with purifying zinc, Garnier’s blackhead scrub is also a light exfoliator, getting in deep to keep those pores squeaky clean. Use daily.
Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel 2in1 Nose Strip Charcoal
Charcoal attracts dirt like a magnet, so makes such a great weapon when fighting the good fight against blackheads. These strips help draw out deep down impurities & excess oil in problem areas, and look pretty bad ass while they’re on, too.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Scrub
Designed specifically for those prone to pesky blackheads, this product leaves skin feeling super soft, and is the champion of beauty bloggers and normal folk alike. Reduced pore visibility? Sounds like a plus. Use daily.
Witch Naturally Clear Blackhead Clearing Gel
Anyone who knows anything about beauty products know that Witch have skincare DOWN, and this clearing gel is no different. Deep cleaning and oil free, for radiant skin all year round. Wahoo. Use daily.
Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing 2-in-1 Wash & Mask
If versatility is your thang, this is the one for you. Use daily as a facial wash to fight impurities, OR use as a mask on your T-zone to really tackle those stubborn oily spots.
Simple Spotless Skin Blackhead Eliminating Face Scrub
Described as ‘the perfect blend of antibacterial and cleansing goodness to help remove dead skin cells’. Ideal for those with sensitive skin. Again, use daily, folks.
Bestope Blackhead Removal Extractor Tool
Ever had a facial where they do that suuuuuper painful thing called ‘extracting’? Well you don’t have to splash out on a visit to the salon - these nifty little tools make at home extraction easy, drawing out blackheads quicker than you can say ‘BE GONE’. Still hurts like a mutha though, soz. Use in addition to a pore-cleansing exfoliating wash, or they’ll just come straight back, though.
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure A Anti-Blemish Moisturiser
Developed to leave your skin looking naturally matte, while fighting the oil and grime that spawn blackheads like nobody’s business. Another one for daily use.
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum
Slightly pricier than the other products on this page, but Clinique guarantee that pores will look 58 percent smaller in just two weeks, which is pretty great. Also helps skin create healthier and stronger cells over time, to keep blackheads away for good.
Dr Jart+ Pore Master Patch
It's a two-step blackhead nose treatment that first rips them all out (so satisfying) and then soothes the skin with a mix of coral powder, sage and tea tree extract.
Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque
This product is a nice addition into your weekly skincare routine and will help minimise pores while giving you a brighter complexion day in, day out. The Amazonian clay in the formula is also super good for all sorts of blemishes and will gently draw out the oil, dirt and toxings that clog up those pores.
Sunday Riley Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil
This skincare brand is new but already a cult favourite and while this product is a bit spenny, it's a total godsend. Containing salicylic acid, a key ingredient in the battle against spots and blackheads, it helps refine skin and clear congested pores while smoothing the appearance of acne scarring too.
- By Lizzie Cox.