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15 of The Best Treatments for Blackheads

15 of The Best Treatments for Blackheads

article by MIRA BEAUTY
MIRA BEAUTY
August 21, 2020

Exfoliation comes easy with the best treatments for blackheads.

Blackheads are something that you may not notice right away… but once you do, they’re all you see. Caused by excess sebum and dead cells that get trapped in the hair follicle, blackheads often appear on the nose or other areas of the face, and can be a major pain when you look into your close-up mirror to do your skin care routine and see a bunch of black dots staring back at you. Ugh. But here’s the thing: blackheads don’t always have to show up invited, as you can easily say “bye, Felicia” with a few of our favorite blackhead treatments. Most of these beauty products contain clay or charcoal, top skin care ingredients for drawing impurities from the skin, and will leave your face feeling more smooth and clear than it has in a long time. From gentle cleansers to all the mud masks, here are our favorite treatments to say “bye bye, blackheads.”

Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores by Origins, $13

Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores by Origins
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Listen up, oil… nobody wants you here. And also, prepare to vanish with this ah-mazing blackhead treatment by Origins. Active charcoal is a skin care necessity for drawing oil and impurities from deep within the skin, giving you a more even skin tone and stopping blackheads in their tracks, and you can always count on this mask made from white China clay and bamboo charcoal. Pair it with your go-to moisturizer from Origins for a beautiful and blackhead-free complexion.

Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser by Bioré, $6

Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser by Bioré
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It’s all in the pores. And that’s kind of the problem, right? Bioré has a product lineup entirely dedicated to solving one of the top issues in skin care - the clogged pore, which leads to pesky issues like pimples and blackheads. And speaking of that, this cleanser is one of the best treatments for blackheads to clear your nose and mind. Lather this foamy blackhead treatment into the skin as dirt and oil goes away and reveals your most radiant look. And as a bonus? It even contains Salicylic Acid to fight breakouts!

Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub by St. Ives, $4

Green Tea Blackhead Clearing Scrub by St. Ives
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We’re spilling the tea about the best treatments for blackheads. Green tea, that is. This facial scrub from St. Ives tackles a ton of skin issues with a rich blend of Salicylic Acid, a major acne fighter, and green tea to improve skin texture and tone. You can expect to see smaller pores, less inflammation, and basically zero blackheads as soon as you start using this scrub.

Silver Powder by Mario Badescu, $12

 Silver Powder by Mario Badescu
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Powder up and remove blackheads with Mario Badescu. In addition to facial sprays that get us through the summer, the brand offers the best skin care solutions in all textures and forms -  and sometimes a little powder goes a long way. Use the Silver Powder to draw out impurities from your skin and keep shine, sweat, and blackheads away.

City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub by Clinique, $29

City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub by Clinique
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“This is honestly a game changer. Especially for my oily/combination skin. It’s an amazing product to exfoliate and get out toxins from your skin in one step.” Our community is obsessed with this blackhead treatment, with top ratings for being gentle, pore minimizing, and great for acne. And of course, we can’t forget blackheads. Bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay reach deep below the surface to clean out your pores in just five minutes, but the impurities and blackheads are gone for good. We promise.

SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask by GLAMGLOW, $59

SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask by GLAMGLOW
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Not all heroes wear capes, some wear mud masks. The most glam mask on this list is also very, very good at helping you kiss blackheads goodbye. And acne. And uneven skin tone. Get ready to radiate with a blend of six super acids, including Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, along with Activated-X charcoal and TEAOXI® Eucalyptus Leaf to put your most glam face forward. You won’t just be kicking blackheads to the curb, but also every other skin imperfection as you discover that you’ve found one of the best blackhead treatments ever.

Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask by Kiehl’s, $35

Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask by Kiehl’s
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Calling all combination skin peeps, we’ve found your new favorite blackhead treatment. Those with this skin type sometimes find themselves a bit confused, wanting to minimize pores and remove blackheads without triggering the overly oily or dry areas of their face. That’s where Kiehl’s comes in. Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask contains Amazonian White Clay to smooth your moody skin while unclogging pores and sending blackheads on their way. It even dries out your pimples, without irritating or worsening the dry parts of your face.

Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay by Origins, $28

Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay by Origins
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Rose clay, all day. This mask by Origins is one of the best treatments for blackheads you’ll find, gently drawing out debris and exfoliating beneath the surface to give your pores the love they deserve. And we mean love, because there’s just something super romantic about Rose Clay. It’s not just blackheads that this mask will remove, but also oil, uneven texture, large pores and all your other skin woes. Incorporate this Rose Clay mask into your routine for youthful radiance and the silky-smooth skin of your dreams.

Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask by L’Oreal, $13

Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask by L’Oreal
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Are you starting to notice a pattern here? Clay is the go-to skin care ingredient for exfoliation and getting rid of stubborn blackheads, and the Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is one of our absolute favorite drugstore finds. This mask does it all - brightens, refines, smooths, and hydrates, all thanks to a mix of pure clays and charcoal. Say goodbye to blackheads and large pores as this soothing mask becomes a regular part of your self-care routine.

Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask by Herbivore Botanicals, $48

Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask by Herbivore Botanicals
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Creamy, thick charcoal masks are fun and all, but there’s nothing like a lightweight, gel texture to give your skin a refreshing boost. This one isn’t just a blackhead treatment, but a must-have mask to fix a variety of skin issues. Blue tansy is the key ingredient that works as an anti-inflammatory to soothe irritated skin, salicylic acid fights blemishes and pimples, and papaya and pineapple work together to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells. And then there’s pores and blackheads, which will be basically non-existent after you start using this favorite from Herbivore Botanicals.

Dirty Detox Skin Glowing & Refining Mud Mask by bareMinerals, $35

Dirty Detox Skin Glowing & Refining Mud Mask by bareMinerals
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Charcoal and mud is a dreamy duo for saying goodbye to blackheads. Even better? Four mineral rich clays to pull every last impurity and leave your skin glowing and gorgeous. There’s something luxurious about this mask that makes you feel like you’re kicking back at the spa, even though you’re deep cleaning pores right from your living room with snacks. It’s a “modern take on a traditional mud mask” to get down and dirty in the best way.

Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Mask by Philosophy, $18

Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Mask by Philosophy
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Large pores? I don’t know her. The relaxing mask feeling is only amplified with one of the top masks in the beauty world, with top ratings for minimizing pores, incredible texture, and giving skin a boost of brightness while drawing out blackheads and other junk. Some don’t truly realize the power of exfoliation and removing impurities from beneath the skin, but the benefits are endless. Fewer to no blackheads, a smoother canvas for makeup application, and a lit-from-within glow that you didn’t even know existed. Just go out and try this White Clay mask, okay? You won’t regret it.

Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask by Fresh, $58

Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask by Fresh
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“Fresh Umbrian Clay mask is a game changer for me. I used it as a cleanser, mask, and spot treatment the first 2 days and already my skin is smoother, clearer and calmer. Blackheads and whiteheads are clearing out. My skin is not irritated or red. My skin feels healthy and less oily.” Any skin concerns that this review didn’t hit? No worries, Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask can probably fix that too. Apply it for a self-care moment and relief for blemishes, irritation, blackheads, while creating your most even and radiant skin tone.

Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser by Michael Todd Beauty, $23

Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser by Michael Todd Beauty
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Anybody with sensitive skin understands the beauty of a gel cleanser, and this one is seriously legit. Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser is one of the best treatments for blackheads that keeps your pores small, skin smooth, and blackheads away, and we won’t be the only ones to tell you that. Besides having nearly perfect ratings on MIRA BEAUTY, this blackhead treatment has won beauty awards for its gentle yet effective texture that always keeps skin in check. Put it on your shelf and watch the skin care magic start to happen.

Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner by Dr. Brandt, $42

Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner by Dr. Brandt
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Feels cool on your face? Check. Contains Salicylic Acid to zap zits and remove blackheads? Check. Winner of the Allure Best of Beauty Award? Check. There’s not a whole lot that this blackhead treatment can’t do, and it works with all skin types to ensure that your complexion is always cool, calm, and clear of impurities.

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