How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

  • Posted on September 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Most of us have been plagued by the annoying presence of blackheads at some point in our life. They are created by a build up of excess oil in the pores that cannot make its way to the top to be cleansed out due to blockage, usually caused by dead skin cells. When this oil is exposed to oxygen, it turns a dark color. The difference between blackheads and whiteheads is the fact blackheads are only present in oily skin while whiteheads may be present on either oily or dry skin.

Male hormones, androgens, are the leading cause of blackheads followed by skin care products and makeup. The combination of these two factors is a sure recipe for the making of blackheads, and getting rid of them is not an easy task.

First method you should try to get rid of blackheads:

You should first try out when attempting to find out how to get rid of blackheads and before you try any blackhead remover tools is to simply wash your face ONCE or maybe TWICE a day with warm water. While you might feel like in order to get rid of blackheads you should wash your face every 10 minutes this is actually not a good idea because your skin will be more sensitive. So, only wash your face on a daily basis for a few days/weeks and see if this solves your problem. If it does not, you might want to try preventing and treating them by including a daily regiment of cleansing with a mild soap, acne cleansers, exfoliants and masks, or a combination of these techniques.

Using a blackhead remover & Squeezing them out

how to get rid of blackheadsThe most common way is to gently squeeze them out, but you should follow a procedure to ensure greater effectiveness and less damage to the skin in the process. Gently use a facial scrub to remove any dead skin which might be covering and helping clog the pores, then pat the skin dry gently. Place a warm compress over your face for about 10 to 15 minutes to gently enlarge the pores and soften the blackhead making the removal easier. Again, gently pat your face dry. Using a couple of tissues on each finger, gently squeeze with even pressure from both sides from the base of the blackhead and upwards to force it out safely without damaging the skin. If it does not remove easily do not keep forcing it as you could cause bruising and scarring and make the blackhead worse.

Using an effective blackhead removal cream

If you want to try an effective cream to get rid of blackheads, you might want to consider trying out Anexia which is an all NATURAL acne removal cream that should help you get rid of blackheads. It is not made like most acne products which usually contains benzoyl peroxide ingredients. for most people you should see results under 7 days and if not, there’s a 60 day money back guarantee. This money back guarantee even INCLUDES S&H! One bottle is priced at $30 and should last at least 3 months, enough to see if it works for you. You can get more information here or click on the banner below which sums up their main benefits.

Going back to removing blackheads manually, you must remember at all times when cleansing or attempting to remove blackheads, to never apply too much force or be too forceful in scrubbing as this will only irritate the skin aggravating the condition and possibly making it worse in the end.

Other possible solutions to how to get rid of blackheads might be to try a few home remedies for blackheads that might prove to be effective for you. If you would like an e book on how to do so you might want to check out “acne no more” which is full of mainly nutrition tips that should help you get rid of blackheads (and most acne symptoms) quickly. Similar to the previously mentioned acne cream, this e book also contains a 60 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Personally, it is what helped me get rid of my acne very quickly (within 2 weeks so I definitely knew it was not a fluke since I was dealing with acne, blackheads and pimples for at least 2-3 years before).

To recap, here are all the steps you should take to get rid of blackheads (not necessarily together):

- Wash you face regularly

- Either buy a blackhead remover if you feel like you need a quick but not permanent solution (however it might do some swelling so do not remove them the day before an important event, preferably 2-3 days before)

- Try a blackhead removal cream

- Change your diet based on a nutritionists advice, if you are lacking in essential vitamins for your skin this can definitely help, and more quickly than you might expect (You might want to combine this step with using a blackhead remover).

You might have heard about using pore strips but this is not a highly recommended method for several reasons. The warnings on the product tell you to only use the strips on the nose and not to use them on swollen, irritated or sunburned skin. Also if the strip is too difficult to remove, it should be wet first then removed carefully. It only removes the superficial blackhead (leaving the deeper portion) and possible health skin with it and is only a temporary fix as a solution to how to remove blackheads, you will not be getting rid of them!

If you instead have pimples or whiteheads make sure to check out our other posts on these topics such as how to get rid of white heads and how to get rid of pimples for more information on these specific acne topics.

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21 Comments on How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

  1. Jalin Sanders says:

    I use a razor blade edge cutter and cut out the black head it’s easy and fast. But can be very painful, then wash with warm water and dry and apply lotion. I do this all the time and works good if you want. To get rid of blackheads real fast. It’s just a matter if you want pain or let it go away on it’s own which could tale weeks perhaps even months.

    • Alyssa says:

      Umm wont cutting the blackheads out leave scars?

      • Admin says:

        Yes it can, that’s why you should only do so if you are in a hurry to get rid of blackheads because you do risk getting a scar. It’s a short term answer if you just HAVE to get rid of it right now. Ideally, it’s probably best if you change your nutrition by including healthy foods/veggies that are known to help your skin quickly (my preferred method because I saw results within 2 weeks of changing my diet with the acne no more e book tips). However, I understand this might not work for everyone so a blackhead removing cream might be best. As you can see from the theme of this website though, home remedies for acne is what I truly most believe in since they ended up working for me and many others without any side effects.

  2. Alex S says:

    I want to get rid of my blackheads but I’m not sure what I should use between the blackhead removing cream and the ebook you recommend, any suggestions?

    • Josh Cout says:

      Both probably work but it depends what you want. I imagine the cream might work a bit quicker but you’ll probably have to be ready to continue ordering it for months or more. At least, my previous blackhead removing creams were like this which is why I ultimately went looking for some more “general” and hopefully permanent solution which ended up being the same tips found in that acne book he mentions in the post.

      Changing my diet has helped me a lot, I lost all pimples but I must admit I still do have a few blackheads but they are hard to see. I can’t say I 100% still religiously follow all the advice (I’m way more flexible on it nowadays actually) so maybe that’s why I have a few but as I said, they are near invisible.

    • Jaimee says:

      Clinique, works really well , but you HAVE to wash your face 2 times a day or it doesn’t work.

  3. Dolly says:

    I suffered bad with acne and black heads, my skin is alot better since using my food steamer for my face a couple of times a week and washing my face with warm/hot water, ‘simple’ soap on my blackhead prone nose, rinse with warm hot water then rinse with cold water. only moisturise at night and dont use ANY chemicals on your skin EVER!

  4. felipe nunez says:

    Thanks for the info on how to get rid of blackheads it was really helpful

  5. danni says:

    guyz is this really helpful? i mean if i tried it at home to try to get the blackheads away would it 100% work??

  6. Jennifer Huang says:

    I tried out many different methods for removing blackheads and acne. In last November, my skin had a terrible breakout, and my face literally looked like a Halloween mask. I consulted a dermatologist, and she told me to give ProActiv a try. Zero. Zilch. Nada. My acne issue was sitll persistent. Alas, I stumbled across this site, and tried out the “squeezing” method to get rid of my blackheads, and it worked! But my acne problem is stationary, but will anytime relapse.

  7. nazzu says:

    i tried above solution bt there’s no much change…can anyone plz suggest better idea…..

  8. Farahchadni says:

    sometime i think i’l shve ma nose :s Pls anyone tell me how to remove my blackheads..uff um tired pls pls pls give me solutione pls

  9. Sylence says:

    It’s a good thing to cut just above the shoulders. Make sure the blade is sharp enough, so that you are not using more than one quick motion. A clean cut makes it better for displaying.

  10. Isabella says:

    Hi if any of you guys want to know how to get rid of them at home using products in your kitchen do this:

    How To Remove Blackheads: Pore Cleanser
    -egg white
    -toilet tissue

    1)Separate the egg white and the egg yolk
    2)Beat the egg white until frothy
    3)Cut your toilet tissues enough to cover your whole face
    4)Using brush apply the egg white on your face
    5)Cover your face with the toilet tissue
    6)Place another coat of egg white on the tissue
    7)Wait until completely dry and take off the tissue
    8) Do thhis once every week and this will unclog pores and prevent future breakouts.

    Like the expensive pore strips, the egg white and toilet tissue combo will remove impurities from your skin. In addition, the egg white will protect again potential breakouts and soothe the skin without any harsh chemicals. Use this treatment 1 to 2 times a week depending on how oily your skin is.

  11. Alyx says:

    The best way is squeezing. I’ve been popping all types of pimples for fifteen years. There IS an art to the popping process though. You may want to try squeezing with your knuckles to avoid digging with your nails or digging too hard in general. It’s very important not to pick too hard, you don’t want to harm your face when you’re really trying to help it. If it doesn’t come out then give it a rest and try the next day. I also do my squeezing before bed, by morning everything is looking healthier. After squeezing use a mild soap (I use the Neutrogena bar) and pat dry gently. Then I use Burt’s Bee’s Night Cream, it smells fantastic and nourishes my skin. If you wear makeup you won’t be able to truly escape blackheads. Oh, I also try to do the whole face which takes about two hours, it’s better to get it all over and done with if you plan on no wearing makeup for a while afterward. Neosporin is great for already popped pimples and scabs from pops. Also, Burt’s Bee’s Blemish roll-on is good for swollen pimples. Make sure you wash your face every morning and after work or night time, and when you wash it, really spend some time doing it. Immediately stop anything that irritates it in the slightest!!! Happy popping!

  12. KuddlezTHEdead says:

    i like to iron the blackheads off my face. i tried using the knife technique but ive found that a wine uncorker works better

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