The Best Skincare Products For Getting Rid Of Pesky Blackheads
Blackheads can feel like a never-ending problem. Instead of obsessively picking and touching, try one of these skincare products to get rid of them for good.
Bioré Baking Soda Acne Scrub
This acne scrub from Bioré uses baking soda and salicylic acid to balance and deep clean skin, dissolving existing blackheads at the root of the pore and preventing new ones from coming up in their place. If you have sensitive skin, stick with using it only a few times a week to avoid irritating your pores even more.
To buy: Bioré Baking Soda Acne Scrub, Target, $5.69
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
As Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller in facial masks, this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask is one that users swear by. Mix the clay powder with either apple cider vinegar or water (depending on skin sensitivity), and leave the mixture on your face for no longer than 10 minutes to unclog pores and draw impurities up and out. Even Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River in her beauty regimen, and if it’s good enough for the Egyptian queen, it’s definitely good enough for us.
To buy: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, Amazon, $7.89
COSRX BHG Blackhead Power Liquid
The problem with a lot of blackhead-removing formulas is that they tend to dry out skin, but you don’t have to worry about that with the COSRX BHG Blackhead Power Liquid. The lightweight formula fights acne-causing bacteria and clears blackheads while using white willow bark water to leave skin bright, even-toned, and hydrated.
To buy: COSRX BHG Blackhead Power Liquid, Walmart, $18
PUR Joystick Exfoliating Deep Cleanser
Combine all the steps to getting clear skin into one simple stick. The PUR Joystick Exfoliating Deep Cleanser stick is an all-in-one-cleanser, exfoliator, and toner. The charcoal and Moroccan Lava clay-infused formula foams upon contact with water to draw out dirt and oil from acne-prone skin, leaving skin clear and fresh.
To buy: PUR Joystick Exfoliating Deep Cleanser, PUR, $26
Pure Body Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask
If you have blackheads, chances are you’ve been fighting them for awhile, which is where this Dead Sea Mud Mask comes into play. It is the No. 1 bestseller in body mud from Amazon, and we can see why. The natural face mask stimulates circulation in the skin while removing dead skin cells and other toxins to help clear and minimize pores and blackheads. It can even reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
To buy: Pure Body Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask, Amazon, $14.20
Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes
You don’t need to be near a sink to fight blackheads. Grab a pack of these Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes to throw in your gym bag after a sweat session or even for when you’re just having an extra-greasy day. Focus it on the areas you tend to break out in the most, or use it as an all over wipe to clear skin and prevent any future breakouts.
To buy: Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes, Amazon, $3.22
Differin Acne Treatment Gel
This FDA-approved treatment used to only be available through a visit with your doctor. The topical full prescription-strength retinoid acne gel is applied once daily to help clear redness and inflammation from acne, prevent future pimples, blackheads, and clogged pores, and restore skin tone and texture from past breakouts. It’s all of the power of a prescription without having to stop at the pharmacy.
To buy: Differin Acne Treatment Gel, Bed Bath & Beyond, $13.99
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer With SPF 50+
While the last thing you might feel like doing is adding moisture to your face amid a particularly bad breakout, not moisturizing can make things even worse. A non-comedogenic formula is perfect for sensitive skin, and can help improve breakouts and even your skin tone. Plus, this Cetaphil moisturizer includes SPF to protect all day long.
To buy: Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer With SPF 50+, Walmart, $13.94
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
The longer you leave a product on, the more it can dissolve those existing blackheads. The problem with soaps and cleansers is that they are washed off not long after application. Leave this maximum-strength acne spot treatment on all day long to penetrate deep into pores and work to clear your face even quicker.
To buy: Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, Target, $6.29
Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner
Exfoliate and tone oily and acne-prone skin all in one with this product from Mizon. The AHAs gently remove dead skin cells while the BHA helps unclog the impurities from pores. The formula is gentle enough to be used daily and can also help balance the pH levels of your skin, leaving a clearer and more even-toned complexion.
To buy: Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner, Peach & Lily $23