No beauty bummer has raised more collective groans than acne, and within that category, it’s arguable that blackheads are the most difficult to remove among all other blemishes. Worry not, however. There are steps you can take to treat and prevent blackhead breakouts, ranging from top-shelf products to at-home solutions.
According to the Arab Times, mixing equal parts of groundnut oil with fresh lime juice helps prevent blackheads from forming. Meanwhile, you can treat existing breakouts with masks made of fresh ground up fenugreek leaves or a paste of sandalwood, turmeric and milk.
Of course, these aren’t the most tried and true methods, and if you’re not willing to undergo trail and error, reach for an apricot scrub, facial peel or other specialized acne product.
Cellex-C Speed Peel Facial Gel combines exfoliating and hydrating properties to help reduce the appearance of blackheads and minimize pores. B. Kamins Chemist Clear Control Anti-Blemish Pads offer a more targeted solution to eliminate blackheads and imperfections.