The Best Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads

Are blackheads driving you crazy? Blackheads bother a large portion of the population, and unfortunately, many people try to get rid of them in ways that can worsen the situation rather than improve it. Today, we will look at why blackheads form and how to get rid of them.



Blackheads on the face - what are they and why do they appear? They are comedones, small pigmented dots that form as a result of the accumulation of dead skin cells and sebum in enlarged pores. When they come into contact with oxygen, melanin oxidation occurs, causing the darkening of impurities and the formation of blackheads. They most commonly occur on the nose, but they can also appear on other parts of the face, back, or shoulders.

Blackheads on the nose can be particularly unpleasant because they are very visible and sometimes difficult to remove. Many people try to remove them at home by squeezing, but this can often only worsen the situation and lead to inflammation. Keep reading to find out what works on them.

Why Do Blackheads Form?

Not everyone has blackheads on their face, shoulders, or back, which can be considered a certain form of acne. They are also called comedones. They can greatly affect self-confidence and cause distress. In essence, they are enlarged pores that have accumulated dead skin cells and excess sebum. Once this dirt comes into contact with oxygen, melanin pigment in the sebum oxidizes, and the impurity turns black. Blackheads occur on the face in the area with the highest sebum production, which is usually the nose.

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Factors influencing blackhead formation:

  • Puberty,
  • ovulation in women,
  • use of hormonal contraception,
  • inadequate skin cleansing and exfoliation,
  • insufficient hydration of the skin,
  • use of products containing lithium,
  • treatment with corticosteroids.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads: Treating Blackheads

Many people try to get rid of blackheads by squeezing them. However, that is a big mistake because it usually introduces infection into the pores, leading to inflammation and making everything worse. Pay special attention to the so-called "triangle of death," which includes the nose, lips, and chin


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Infection occurring in this area can penetrate the brain and cause serious illness. Instead of squeezing blackheads, it is better to cleanse them using suitable cosmetic products that are gentle on the skin.

Face Masks for Blackheads

Aggressive facial cleansing and peeling, which only removes the visible part, will not get rid of blackheads. It is necessary to address what is happening inside the pores. Cosmetic products with alcohol dry out the skin but do not solve the problem of blackheads. Dry skin also starts producing more sebum, which multiplies the formation of blackheads. It is more suitable to opt for gentler cosmetics without alcohol containing panthenol and hyaluronic acid, which binds water and moisturizes the skin.

Acne Mask

Here, you can use an acne mask with panthenol, which regenerates skin cells and prevents skin irritation. Its effects are enhanced by salicylic acid. The mask is suitable for all skin types.

Mask for Atopic and Eczema-prone Skin

For people with atopic eczema, sensitive skin, and allergies, the Rejuvenating Dry Sheet Nanofiber Face Mask [n]fibrecare with vitamins C, E, A, B, and panthenol is ideal. It has protective and anti-aging effects, corrects minor skin imperfections, and nourishes the skin.


How to Get Rid of Blackheads on the Nose at Home

If you are looking for natural ways to get rid of blackheads on your nose, you can try some peeling masks. A highly popular option is the bamboo charcoal peel-off mask for blackheads.

Dry and Tired Skin Requires Increased Care

To restore healthy-looking skin, a nourishing hydrating mask with vitamin E can help. It is usually recommended for use in individuals over 40 years old. At this age, the skin shows the first signs of aging, and fine wrinkles start to appear. Vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals and prevents premature skin aging. The mask can be used by both women and men.

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Wrinkles around the Eyes 

Fine wrinkles also form around the eyes. Using the Nano Eye Lift eye patch mask can help reduce up to 75 percent of wrinkles. This is due to the presence of hyaluronic acid and nanofiber carriers, which modern medicine uses for faster wound healing. The mask reduces puffiness under the eyes and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

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Recipes: Homemade Facial Masks for Blackheads 

You can fight blackheads with facial masks that you can make at home yourself. You don't need any special ingredients; baking soda or egg white will be sufficient.


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Baking soda

A baking soda scrub is very simple; just add a few drops of water to a bowl of baking soda and mix it thoroughly. Apply the paste to your face and massage in circular motions for a few minutes, then rinse off your skin. Be careful to avoid getting the mask in your eyes.

Egg white

For this mask, all you need is egg white, which is suitable for dry skin. Apply a thin layer of egg white to your skin and let it dry. After drying, apply another layer of egg white and let it dry again. Repeat this process until you have used up all the egg white. Then leave the mask on for a few minutes and rinse your skin with water. Egg white reduces pores by active ingredients that improve the skin's structure.

Therefore, to achieve visible and lasting results, regular skincare and prevention are necessary. It is important to cleanse and nourish the skin with suitable cosmetic products according to your skin type.

Prevention Is Crucial

Preventing the formation of blackheads mainly involves prevention. This includes regular skin cleansing using a hydrating cream with panthenol and using gentle exfoliation and masks that remove dead skin cells.

Prevention rules:


Tip: Regular cleansing clears the pores, but it is also important to hydrate them internally by drinking adequate fluids, as they are essential for healthy-looking skin.


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Lucie Konečná, from nanoSPACE
Lucie Konečná has been working in the field of nanotechnology for 7 years. She is a co-author of the Czech is Nano project and has been involved in building public awareness of nanotechnology. Lucie has been managing operations of the nanoSPACE e-shop since May 2020.