(Closed) Blackhead removal?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

On a thread on here a while back somebody recommended making a face mask out of baking powder to reduce blackheads.  I thought it was really weird, but since I have a gold mine on my nose and cheeks, I tried it out.  It totally works!  I’ve been doing it every couple days for the last two months, and my blackheads have been significantly reduced. 

Basically, put some baking powder in your hand and add enough water to make it into a paste.  Put it on and wait for it to completely dry (about 10-15 mintues for me).  Wash it off, and voila!  Blackhead free!

Post # 4
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I like the biore strips for my nose. It’s soooo satisfing when they dry and you pull them off.

I’ve used the baking sode paste, too. It works pretty well!

Post # 5
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oooh, glad to see the baking powder idea!

PS that paste works for a bee sting. Does everyone know that? 

I get them on my chin and nose and the only way I can get rid of them is self-extraction, and we all know picking your skin is a no-no, even if they are taunting you.

So is it baking powder or baking soda?!?!

Post # 6
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hahaha I have to second Ms. Bunny on the satisfying feeling when you pull off a Biore Strip. Although Biore tends to hurt a lot for me, so I’ve switched to the Neutragena version of the same thing. It leaves my nose less red.

Also if you want to invest in something long term, the Clarisonic is a vibrating face washing brush (made by the people of SonicCare toothbrush) and it works really well to remove blackheads. I bought it 3 months ago, and it has improved my skin tone, as well as, little to no pimples and blackheads.

Post # 7
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

The only way I can get rid of them (which are on my nose…) is by getting professional facials.  Probably not much help!  FYI, you can usually get cheap (and nearly as good) facials at beauty schools/institutes. 

Post # 8
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

I don’t know how oily your skin is, but I use alcohol everynight along with my normaly nightly routine.

Post # 9
82 posts
Worker bee

Tea tree oil works really well too, you just dab a little bit of it on a wet cotton ball and swipe it over your face.  You can buy a little bottle at Whole Foods, and probably at a drugstore too.

Post # 10
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I use a multitude of things for my skincare regimine. For blackheads I like the biore strips, like the others, but I also use the neutrogena wave. I found that once I established a regular routine for my skin it started to clear up a lot more. So At night I do a stridex pad to remove all make-up/oil then I moisturize, same in the am.

Post # 11
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hi Grumpybear,


I suffer the same problem with my skin. Short term i would recommend professional exraction. Also at night use a good make-up remover, cleanse again with a rinse-off face wash then use a warm (not hot) facecloth to remove the cleanser. This helps dissolve surface oil so should diminish blackheads.

Make sure your moisturiser is light and oil free and only add the bare minimum to those oily areas. A product that really works is Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 2% BHA lotion.




I found this product really good and i tried a lot of over the counter and prescription lotions.


Good luck x


Post # 12
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Grumpybear722, I use a blackhead removal tool. It has a metal loop on one end and a sharp point at the other that you can use to prod the blackhead out. It works like gangbusters. I found it at TJ Maxx this winter, but I bet you could find it online easily. 

Post # 13
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Don’t get blackheads, but my existing skin conditions improved dramatically (i.e. cleared up) after I visited a dermatologist and got started on a regime with antibiotics, medicated creams, etc. I’m a big advocate of stopping acne before it starts. That having been said, I’m also a fan of medicated apricot scrubs. St. Ives makes one, but the various drugstores et al all have their generic versions, and I haven’t really noticed a difference.

Good luck! 

Post # 14
1044 posts
Bumble bee

BIORE, BIORE, BIORE.  That has been the only thing that has worked on getting rid of blackheads on my nose and face.

Post # 15
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would recommend getting a facial.  They have black head extraction tools to remove the blackheads.  They can also recommend products to use to keep them from returning.  I would get the facial 2 weeks before the wedding and then use products to keep the black heads from coming back.  

Post # 16
1044 posts
Bumble bee

Make sure that if you do get a facial that you get it ahead of time.  My boss did it a few days before her wedding only to break out and look completely red on the day of her wedding.

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