How to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?


A blackhead is a small hair-like structure that develops on the skin. It's caused by a build-up of sebum (the oil secreted by glands under the skin) in which dead skin cells and bacteria can become trapped. Blackheads are most common on the nose, but they can also appear on your cheeks or forehead. Whiteheads are smaller than blackheads and contain pus instead of sebum; they're usually found around the nose area. 

Getting rid of blackheads: 

Use a cleanser twice daily.

You should use a cleanser twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. This will help to remove dead skin cells, oil and dirt that can clog your pores. It’s important to choose a cleanser that is gentle on your skin because harsh products may irritate any breakouts you have. The best way to find this out is by reading reviews about different types of cleansers online or talking with friends who have tried them before you buy yours!

Another thing worth mentioning here is pH balance—the acidity level of a product (pH scale from 0-14). Products with high pH levels will leave behind residue while those with low ones will be more effective at removing makeup without stripping away moisture from the surface layers below; therefore making sure your choice falls somewhere in between helps prevent dryness caused by overuse..

Exfoliate once or twice a week.

Exfoliating is important because it helps the skin get rid of dead cells, which can clog pores and cause blackheads and whiteheads. You should exfoliate your skin once or twice a week, but only if you have dry or sensitive skin. If you have oily skin and feel that your face needs some extra TLC (treatments), then exfoliating once per day is fine too!

You can use any method that works for you: scrubbing with a loofah sponge or washcloth; using products like masks or scrubs; using an electric device like this one (I've tried both). The best thing about this method is that there are so many options available online at just about any price point!

Use retinoids.

  • Retinoids are a type of vitamin A. They work by reducing the size and activity of sebaceous glands, which produce oil in your skin. The result is fewer pimples, smaller pores and fewer blackheads and whiteheads!
  • Retinoids can be used to treat acne as well as warts on your body (such as those caused by skin cancer). They’re available over-the-counter or in prescription form—but they can cause skin irritation, redness and peeling when used long term.

Apply antibiotics.

To treat whiteheads and blackheads, you can use an antibiotic. You'll want to find a product that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which are both effective at killing the bacteria that causes acne. These medications are usually sold as creams or lotions and should be applied directly to your skin in the affected area for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Make sure you apply sunscreen after this step so that you don't get any sun damage from using your antibiotics!

Use a hydrocortisone cream for severe cases.

Hydrocortisone cream is a potent anti-inflammatory and can be used to treat severe cases of acne. If you have blackheads or whiteheads on your face, hydrocortisone cream may help by breaking down the comedones (pimples) that are causing them.

Hydrocortisone cream should not be used as a substitute for antibiotics in treating infections caused by bacteria, such as staphylococcus or strep throat.

Seek professional help for extreme cases.

If you have a severe case of blackheads, whiteheads and acne, it may be necessary to seek professional help. However, if you are simply looking for some advice on how to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads at home, then there are plenty of options available.

You could visit your doctor or local dermatologist who will be able to offer advice on what treatment would best suit your needs (for example: prescription medications).

Alternatively, if money is tight then consider seeking out free treatments from beauty salons who may offer cheaper options than hospital-based clinics/doctors/dermatologists.

A range of products can help with whiteheads and blackheads, but more severe cases should be treated by a licensed dermatologist.

There are a range of products out there that can help with whiteheads and blackheads, but more severe cases should be treated by a licensed dermatologist. You can't get rid of blackheads and whiteheads with home remedies or makeup alone.


We hope that this article has been helpful to you. Blackheads and whiteheads are not very common, but they are a problem that many people struggle with. The best way to get rid of them is by using some of the methods we have outlined here: exfoliation, retinoids and antibiotics can help you clear up your skin in no time! If you have any questions about how to treat whiteheads or blackheads on your face then don’t hesitate to ask us!

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