Blackheads form when pores are clogged with dead skin cells and excess oil. For removing, exfoliate regularly, use face masks, topical retinoid, salicylic acid cleanser

Blackheads are a type of acne, which is formed when dead skin cells combine with excess oil in your skin and then get clogged up in an open pore. Due to the open surface of the pore, this combination oxidizes, resulting in dark colour. Blackheads usually form in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), especially in the nose area, as it produces more oil than any other part of your face. Mostly, blackheads are caused due to hormones, excess sweating, wearing tight clothes & hats, using excess oil-based creams that clog pores, etc.

Blackheads can be very tempting to burst or pinch it, but do not do that, otherwise, your skin might get damaged and you will be scarred for life. As the pandemic has made it difficult to go to a salon, you can book regular sessions of techsquadteam for doorstep beauty services in Bhubaneswar, to take care of your skin. Blackheads tend to be very aggressive, easily visible, and a headache to remove. So here are a few remedies to remove those blackheads right off your face:


Exfoliation is a part of facial treatment that uses scrubs to remove dead skin cells from your face. Regular exfoliation can lead to wash away these dead skin cells from clogged pores, eventually removing blackheads. For facial treatments, you can book techsquadteam for in-house facial services in Bhubaneswar.

Instead of using hard scrubs, look for AHAs and BHAs (Alpha and beta hydroxyl acids) scrubs. These will remove the top impure layer of your skin, which will cleanse your pores and make your skin softer.

Salicylic Acid:

While choosing a cleanser for your face, select the one that has salicylic acid. Salicylic acid breaks down the materials that clog your pores such as dead skin cells and excess oil. This is why; salicylic acid is a key ingredient to treat blackheads and whiteheads.

Along with clogged pores, salicylic acid also cleans dirt and makeup residue from your face. You can use this cleanser twice a day, during the morning and night. Some people can be sensitive to salicylic acid, so if your face reacts abruptly to the cleanser, discontinue it.

Use Topical Retinoid

Retinoid is a chemical composition that promotes cell growth. Retinoid creams which are made from vitamin A can unclog your pores, removing all the impurities. This can be used to treat blackheads too. Retinoids form new cells to prevent clogging of your pores and the formation of acne.

You can buy retinoid creams from a drugstore, but mostly you may require a prescription. As beneficial retinoid creams are, it will make your skin sensitive to UV rays, which is why you need to avoid the sun while you have applied them.

Use Masks

There are many sheet masks available to remove blackheads, but you can use clay or charcoal masks for better results. Clay masks draw toxins and oils from the skin, which unclogs the pores, and thus removing blackheads. Clay masks also contain sulphur, which breaks down the dead skin cells.

Charcoal masks also work deep within your skin and remove all kinds of impurities from your face, including dead skin cells. Use these masks one or two times a week to get the results or you can have masking treatment with techsquadteam’s facial services at home in Bhubaneswar.

Do Not Sleep with makeup on

We understand that removing your makeup after a long, tiring day can be really difficult. But, sleeping with your makeup on, even with non-comedogenic makeup, will create more blackheads. When the makeup is left overnight, it clogs your pores with impurities. You can use easy makeup removal products and cleansers to remove the makeup during the night.

Use Skin Brush:

Skin brushes can provide similar benefits as exfoliating. It removes the built-up debris from your skin that contributes to acne. Dermatologists recommend using the skin brush occasionally with gentle face wash. Also, you need to re-hydrate your skin after using the skin brush. There many types and brands of skin brush available according to your needs and budget. If you have sensitive skin and get it reacts to the brush, you must avoid using it altogether.