How to deal with blackheads

Yes, blackheads, we all love them don’t we?  Yet there are some of us that have reoccurring problems with them.  And I’m here to tell you the best products for them.

When I was a teenager, it was all about acne.  Now I’m an adult, it’s all about blackheads.  Will wonders never cease?  I’ve tried all kinds of techniques to get rid of blackheads, & here you’re going to get the benefits of my research.


Biore nose strips, 14 strips for $7, or 24 strips for $11

If you just have basic blackheads the biore nose strips will do.  Just do them occasionally when they rear their ugly heads.

IF however, you have reoccurring problems with blackheads, you will need to get a special soap or mask for them.

Facial wash for blackheads:


Innisfree Jeju Volcanic pore cleansing foam, $11

Made by a Korean brand called Innisfree, this facial wash is truly unique because it’s made with volcanic particles from Jeju Volcano!  Meant to clear skin, & purify pores!  If you would like their facial mask for an extra deep cleanse, click here.


Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foam, $17

From a Korean cosmetic company called Etude House, they claim that it has 7 functions in 1; some of which I’ll list here: it deep cleanses your pores, minimizes them, & moisturize the skin.  They have also have a freshener, & pore corrector.


Biore Warming Anti-blackhead Cleanser, $5

Biore is really stepping up their products, going beyond just nose strips.  And this blackhead face wash is getting 4 our 5 stars on Amazon!


Garnier Clean & Blackhead Eliminating Scrub for Oily Skin, $6

This would be a scrub for oily skin.  The great thing is that removes oil, unclogs pores & exfoliates all at the same time!


Michael Todd’s Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser, $23

This gel cleanser washes away makeup, not only draws out impurities (like all the other charcoal soaps) but this one also treats acne, eczema, & is anti-aging!  And all in 1 bottle!!

Facial Masks for blackheads:


Save: Pilaten blackhead remover, $8 on

In the world of Japanese cosmetics, there are lots of black peel off masks aimed at blackheads.  This one happens to be a black mud mask.  Luckily for us, there are a few in the US market.  I have a different one at home; these directions say to leave it on for 10-15 minutes, & then peel off.  You will see your blackheads once you peel off the mask.


Save: Daiso Natural Pack Charcoal Peel Off Mask, $6

And if you have Amazon Prime, you can get this shipped to your house in 2 days!  The only differences I see really between this one and Pilaten is that this one is made from charcoal, & claims to minimize pores also after using. Which is great!!


Splurge: Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask, $34

If you want something American: Boscia black peel off mask.  I think they just copied Japanese cosmetics & named it their own.

Tip: And if you use any of these black peel off masks, I think it’s just best to stick to the places you have blackheads: like your nasal / chin area.  You don’t need to put it all over your face as they show in the picture.  And like the instructions say, STAY away from you hair, including eyebrows.  You might peel off some hair.


Another tip: And finally, if you use any of these products you will need a pore minimizer.  There are lots of foundation primers that do that, but here I’m going to list a toner by Neutrogena & one by Biore.  You don’t want to be constantly peeling off your blackheads but yet not do anything to your pores.  Once peeled off, your pores are still big, now open & vulnerable, to be clogged again.

Pore Minimizers:


Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner, $8


Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer, $8

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Benefit Cosmetics, The Porefessional Mini, $10

This is a primer that also minimizes pores!  (This is great if you would like something underneath your makeup)

And most importantly don’t feel overwhelmed. There are a lot of things we need to maintain as women!  I think the most effective ones are the nasal stripes / masks.  Just do them occasionally when they start to appear.  This is far better than going to the beautician, where she will bring out the needle to pop your blackheads.  Ouch!

5 thoughts on “How to deal with blackheads

  1. thoroughly explained!! thank you!! the innesfree aND Etude house seem to be amazing! !thanks so much for your efforts, and passing along some useful ino ( as always;)



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