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How To Remove Blackheads At Home

Struggling with blackheads? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – it’s an issue that is faced by most of us at some point in our lives. Blackheads seem to be most common on the face, which can really knock our confidence levels. In some cases, they can even be classified as mild acne. You may also be experiencing blackheads on the chin, nose, or other parts of the body, which is completely normal. Luckily, it is possible to remove blackheads at home!

An outbreak of blackheads can be a temporary problem, and if handled correctly, you can gain back your smooth and flawless complexion in no time. Let’s hear some advice from the RY team, and take a look at some of their best recommendations…

The 3 best blackhead treatments to be used at home

Tips for reducing the risk of blackheads

Tackling blackheads is extremely doable…but if you can avoid developing them in the first place, this is even better. Don’t get us wrong – sometimes, it’s simply unavoidable. However, there are certain measures you can take to keep your skin happy and healthy, which will hopefully reduce the risk of blackheads.

Tip one

Drink lots of water! This will keep the skin hydrated, meaning oil blocks will be kept at bay as much as possible.

Tip two

Exfoliate! If it isn’t already, we recommend adding exfoliation to your daily skincare routine. Use something with natural ingredients, as this will alleviate grime and dead skin cells. If you already have an area that has been affected by blackheads, focus on this area.

Tip three

Keep your skin as clean as possible at all times. We’re all tempted by the allure of makeup, especially if we’ve already been affected by blackheads. However, this can make your skin worse, as it needs time to breathe. If you do wear makeup on a daily basis, make sure it is thoroughly removed and your face has been properly washed before you to go bed.

Tip four

Always buy the right products, like our recommendations listed above. Choosing products that are likely to clog the pores will rarely make your skin healthier, and it’ll tend to make it worse.

Don’t believe us? Here’s some more insight…

  1. COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 100ml
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    COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 100ml

    This COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid aims to reduce congested pores and minimise blackheads. Packaged in a convenient 100ml bottle, this liquid is extremely powerful and has proven to be highly effective at penetrating the skin, clearing up clogged pores and removing any dead skin cells. By doing so, your skin is also encouraged to rebuild its shield against moisture. This is a simple and effective way to remove those pesky blackheads and prevent outbreaks of acne.

    Simply add some liquid to a cotton pad and wipe your face, making sure to avoid your eyes and lips. We recommend using your liquid 2-3 times a week, but this can be increased depending on the condition of your skin and the number of blackheads you are noticing.

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  2. L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxifies & Brightens 50ml
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    L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask Detoxifies & Brightens 50ml

    The L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask is conveniently enriched with Black Charcoal, which draws out any blackheads and impurities from your skin. You’ll notice a beautifully creamy texture that works to detoxify the surface of your skin and work deeply into your pores. Having used this product, we guarantee you’ll see visibly brighter and detoxified skin. The mask contains 3 pure clays in a unique and effective combination:

    • Ghassoul – capable of absorbing oils and impurities. Don’t worry, your skin will experience no irritation from this pure clay, just radiance and smoothness.
    • Montmorillonite – very rich in minerals allowing it to re-balance and purify the skin, alleviating any imperfections.
    • Kaolin – a highly concentrated pure clay, rich in silicates which have been proven to absorb excess oil and impurities. If your skin is delicate and has been affected by daily pollutants, Kaolin will purify these.

    We recommend using this mask 2 to 3 times a week, again avoiding the lips and eyes. Simply apply the mask, leave for 10-15 minutes and wash off using warm water or a damp towel.

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  3. Mirenesse Fast Fix Blackhead Dissolve Soft Compress Essence 50g
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    Mirenesse Fast Fix Blackhead Dissolve Soft Compress Essence 50g

    If you’re suffering from blackheads on the chin, cheeks, forehead or nose, the Mirenesse Fast Fix Blackhead Dissolve Soft Compress Essence helps alleviate this by removing excess sebum. The formula is regarded as an anti-ageing botanical blend that effectively works by causing sebum to liquidise. This liquidised sebum, found between the sebum and sebaceous cells, allows for the elimination of clogged pores and blackheads.

    If your skin is impure due to blackheads, whiteheads, congestion, or clogged pores, this essence could be your new best friend. The ingredients include clarysage, mistletoe, soap wart, juniper berries, burdock root extracts and honey leaf extracts.

    We recommend making use of this essence 3 times a week for optimum results. Simply soak one cotton pad with warm water and use this to wipe your affected areas. Then, soak a second pad with your essence and apply it to this same area. Leave the essence on your skin for 15 minutes before washing it off and applying the Pore Shrinc Mask.

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We hope these tips and recommendations have been helpful for removing your blackheads from the comfort of your home. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we are more than happy to help. We have a number of expert skincare specialists who are on hand to answer any of your blackhead questions.



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