Do you have black spots? If you do not, you are one of the lucky few. Blackheads are a mixture of oil and dead skin cells that get stuck in the pores. They are black because their exposure to air (oxygen) turns them black. Now that you know what the pimples are, you probably want to know how to get rid of them.
Unfortunately, you probably will not be able to get rid of them forever, but you can try to find a way that works for you that can help decrease them.
Try a salicylic acid treatment gel. After washing your face and moisturize, use the treatment gel overnight to get rid of blackheads or loosen them. You can also try a retinoid cream. If your skin is sensitive to retinoids, try a low intensity one. Ask your dermatologist if you are not sure which product to try or if you have very sensitive skin.
Do not forget to exfoliate a few times a week. The best exfoliators to get rid of blackheads contain papaya, charcoal, pineapple or clay. Our Clarity Full Exfoliating Polish is soft enough to be used every day. You can also use a vibrating scrub brush a few times a week to really loosen your pores.
You can also try a pore strip to remove blackheads. Actually, did you know that you can make them at home yourself? All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of gelatin with a tablespoon and a half of milk, yogurt or kefir. Mix in a saucepan over low heat until the gelatin dissolves. Cool as needed, but allow to warm. Apply a thin layer anywhere you want to remove blackheads. Let stand for about 10-15 minutes and then take off.
Warming up facial masks can also help remove debris from your pores. Try our Thermal Detoxification Thermal Cleansing Mask to get rid of blackheads and leave your skin moisturized and smooth.
You can also treat them with a facial if you really want to indulge yourself. This can last longer than other DIY treatments.
Lastly, do not forget to moisturize. Treatments to remove pimples can be very dry, so be sure to moisturize properly.