To get rid of blackheads, use a blackhead treatment on a regular basis, or try pore strips. Your blackhead treatment should include a cleanser or exfoliator containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid. How long it takes to get rid of blackheads depends on how many blackheads you have, as well as how deep they are.
- Find a blackhead treatment that suits your skin
Find a blackhead treatment that suits your skin and that contains either salicylic acid or glycolic acid. When identifying a treatment, choose one according to whether your skin is greasy, dry or combination to avoid further problems.
- Use your blackhead treatment regularly
Use your blackhead treatment regularly in accordance with the instructions on the packet. Most people need to use blackhead treatments once a day.
- Use a pore strip on your nose
If the blackheads are concentrated around your nose, try using a pore strip. Apply the pore strip to clean and dry skin, leave it for a few moments, and remove it sharply to extract the blackheads. One of the most effective times to use a pore strip is straight after showering.
- See a dermatologist if the blackheads continue
If the blackheads continue or if they are severe, consider seeing a dermatologist. Some dermatologists prescribe antibiotics and other medications to remove and prevent blackheads.