9 Blackhead Treatment Products

The Best Products for Treating Blackheads

When it comes to treating blackheads, one of the best ways to get rid of them is to exfoliate. Exfoliation gets rid of the buildup of dead skin cells and sebum trapped in your skin's pores. This buildup is what leads to blackheads forming the first place.

There are several ways to exfoliate to get rid of blackheads. For instance, using an exfoliating cleanser, a serum or cream, masks or even pore strips. It's important that the product contain ingredients that loosen dead skin cells and oil trapped in pores and help them get out of pores. Here are nine fantastic products that will help you say goodbye to those pesky blackheads forever.

Updated by Hanah Tetro

The Body Shop's fair-trade certified Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub is a daily face wash for oily skin that uses the natural ingredient tea tree oil to help clear blackheads. Along with exfoliating your skin, the tea tree oil in this cleanser is a natural oil fighter, which will help reduce sebum or oil production in the skin. It also leaves your skin feeling very clean and tingly.

As the name implies, Bioré's cleanser warms up immediately after being applied to wet skin. This warmth opens up your pores to help clean them out more effectively. The cleanser contains micro-beads and zeolite, a mineral that stimulates the regeneration of skin, regulates oxygen flow and restores the skin's luster. It also contains salicylic acid, a proven acne-fighting ingredient. This product is safe to use daily.

Olay's Salicylic Acid Acne and Blackhead Treatment exfoliates to rid skin of both blackheads and blemishes. The salicylic acid clears up acne and dissolves oil, and its infusions of orange and green tea help to soothe the skin, making it safe enough to use every day. Those who have used the product for at least a month or longer say it made a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their skin.

Neutrogena's Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub combines the acne-fighting ingredient salicylic acid with gentle micro-beads to give your skin a thorough exfoliation. Neutrogena has a complete line of oil-reducing, acne-fighting products that can be combined with this product for long-term blackhead treatment. It won't over dry your skin even when used daily.

The Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub uses 3 different size product beads that exfoliate the skin and remove trapped oils and dead skin cells which lead to breakouts. The salicylic acid in the product works to get rid of black heads quickly.

Noxzema was the skincare line of choice when I was in high school dealing with acne, and many years later it's still a quality product line for acne-related issues. Noxema's Anti-Blemish Pads contain salicylic acid that is a great choice if you're dealing with combination to oily skin. The pads help to dry up acne pimples, but it can be too drying for people with normal skin. This product is really best for those with oily skin.

St. Ives is famous for their Apricot Scrub. This product contains 2% salicylic acid to deep clean your pores, minimizing blackheads and blemishes. It also contains 100% natural exfoliants. The scrub might be too harsh if you have sensitive skin. The modest price makes it a good choice for those with oily skin.

Dr. Brandt's skincare line has an entire Pores No More collection of great products, but the Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor was selected for this list. You guessed it: it contains salicylic acid. It also contains glycolic acid, which dissolves dead skin cells, and silicon dioxide which absorbs oil and makes pores appear smaller.

Bioré pore strips — we know you've tried them! Bioré's famous pore strips are a beauty product mainstay because they are so effective. They unclog and extracts the blackheads from your skin and you can literally see the results. They're oil-free and hypoallergenic, making them great for sensitive skin. Just don't use them more than twice a week. You can easily make your own pore strips, too!