You wash your face; you’re a clean person.
But those blackheads make it look like you’re not.
It’s not ground-in dirt. Blackheads are clogged pores.
Dead skin and body oil build up inside. Then, when the opening is exposed to air, it oxidizes.
It turns dark just like an apple that you’ve sliced.
Therefore, blackheads don’t mean that you have poor hygiene (1).
Pretty much everyone gets them.
But you’ve probably noticed that some people look like they never have them. Their skin is clear.
If they can do it, maybe you can too.
Let’s talk about how to get rid of blackheads forever.
How to eliminate blackheads
Okay, here’s what you can’t control.
Your genetic makeup.
Some of us are more prone to blackheads and acne than others.
You may also not be able to do anything about your hormones. They can make blackheads worse.
But there are things you can do to eradicate those unsightly black dots.
None of these require prescription medication.
I think everyone on the planet has popped at least one pimple in their lifetime.
The temptation is too great.
Of course, you’ve heard what all the experts say. “Don’t do it!”
And they are right, you can cause infections and scarring.
If you’d like to manually remove blackheads, use the right tools.
For example, there are comedone extractors to push out a single blackhead.
Then, peel-off strips are some of the best and most satisfying blackhead removal products.
There are also little handheld vacuums that suck the junk out of your pores.
On the other hand, you might have success with scrubs.
The abrasive components physically remove the debris causing the blackheads.