Blackhead Removal

How to remove blackheads…Are you sick and tired of blackheads on your nose and face?  Blackheads are not attractive and can make you feel less confident when you have them.  Blackheads are also very annoying because they never seem to disappear when you use any old product.  You must use the right products that contain effective blackhead removal ingredients and the right tools to help you gently remove and dislodge the blackheads; this is the only way your skin can be free from blackheads and acne.

How To Clear Blackheads

To effectively clear blackheads you need the right products and tools to get the job done.  Have faith! There are products that DO work and there are tools that WILL HELP you get clear skin.  You just need to get your hands on them!

We will go through products that Koreans (and many Western women) use.  As you may be aware Koreans have beautiful skin…even the men (look at Kpop to see what were talking about).  They know what works and what doesn’t.

Your skincare routine needs to address acne and blackhead removal and you must remember to be gentle with your skin.

First We Need To Cleanse

We recommend using a cleanser like Innisfree Blackhead Out Balm with a cleansing tool .  Blackhead Balm is applied to the face where you have blackheads – avoid the eyes and mouth.

It helps to lift blackheads and other impurities from your skin, especially the nose. It contains Jeju volcanic clusters which absorbs the sebum while cleansing the pores and moisturizing the skin.  It is gently massaged in and then rinsed off.  it leaves skin feeling cleaner and less clogged without drying it out. We recommend using the Blackhead Wash Cleaner.

Innisfree Blackhead Out Balm 30g





Use A Blackhead Removal Tool

This is a very handy tool that looks similar to a toothbrush. It is used to gently massage the blackhead area at one end and on the other is a simple extraction tool to dislodge debris from within the pores.

Exfoliate with a BHA product

Use a product like COSRX Blackhead Power Cream to help remove dead skin cells and help to renew skin cell turnover. This is an excellent gentle peeling cream that contains Butylene Glycol, Sunflower Seed Oil and Glycerin will also help to clear pores without drying out your skin. Use only affected areas.

blackhead cream

Use a face mask like The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Clear Nose Strips – 7 Pack

Made with volcanic clay from New Zealand, aloe powder and titanium dioxide these nose strips will help remove blackheads from your nose.

They are very easy to apply simple wet your nose, apply strip and leave to dry for 15 min. Then gently peel off.

how to remove blackheads at home

Moisturize with COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion

Lots of great ingredients to help treat blackheads and acne.  This is a top rated product that contains natural BHAs and Centella Asiatica which moisturizes and revitalizes dry and sensitive skin.   Many people do not understand that acne prone skin can also be dry skin.  This cream soothes the skin and helps balance oil. It is highly recommended for those with acne, blackheads and oily skin.

Use a blackhead removal tool like COSRX Blackhead Silk Finger Ball

These handy little finger balls are made from silk worms and help to gently dislodge grime from pores. Oil and grime stick to the finger ball making it easy to remove from nose or face.

To apply you dampen the ball and gently massage onto affected areas.  Best used with other blackhead products to get full effects.

COSRX Black Head Silk Finger Ball 12pack

How To Remove Blackheads

…using the Silk Finger Ball

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If you want to know how to remove blackheads here is some info on what blackheads are;

What Are Blackheads?

Dermatologists explain that blackheads are really a specific type of acne, triggered by sebum (otherwise known as face oil) production. If a clogged pore “remains open to the air, the oils in the pores oxidize to a black color, which is why we called them ‘open’ comedones or blackheads.”Here are tips to deal with black heads. Before you can begin to start treating blackheads, it’s a good idea to actually know what you’re dealing with. As you can’t really fix a problem when you don’t know what’s causing it.

Keep in mind that they aren’t composed of dirt stuck in your pores. It’s really just the natural oil from your skin, turned a darker color.

Also not all large pores have blackheads. Also, not everything that comes up when you press your pimples are blackheads either. Grab a magnifying mirror and take a (much) closer look. You may just have microscopic hairs that look like blackheads. A visit to your dermatologist, to tell the difference between the two diagnoses, can make the difference in getting rid of these spots.

Blackheads Can Show Up Anywhere

Not all blackheads live on your nose. You can get blackheads anywhere you can get a pimple; they’re just more common near the oiliest parts of your skin. In fact, blackheads regularly show up on areas besides the nose and chin. To be honest, most people can have blackheads on the face, chest, and back. Blackheads are dependent on many different factors. A combination of the thickness of your sebum, the stickiness of skin scales, and how well both can move through the pore. Oil and scale production amounts, and qualities vary from place to place on the skin and, in the same person, vary over time due to developmental and hormonal factors.

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If you would like to learn how to get rid of acne the Korean way, check out this post.  We discuss one of the most effective Korean skin care brands for acne that is used by many young women.