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Blackheads and whiteheads are a long drawn issue regardless of skin type and age. It affects everyone and anyone and they are, pesky, to say the least. That doesn’t mean we can’t plan an attack to get rid of them. There are some great beauty products that target these imperfections to give you beautifully clear skin. We list them down so you have your arsenal ready. Here are our favourite products to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads for good.
Charcoal has been a trending ingredient lately. It removes toxins and impurities, which is why a facemask that contains this ingredient is effective in treating whiteheads/blackheads. Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack is made with natural clays that extract excess oils that can cause breakouts. Use once a week for to help get rid of those blemishes.
POPxo Recommends: Jeva Activated Charcoal Face Pack With Argan Oil (Rs 269)
Neutrogena has been known for its great blackhead treatment products, so it’s no surprise that it would make it to our list. Their blackhead eliminating daily face scrub removes dead skin, dirt and grime that block pores and cause blackheads. It contains microbeads that exfoliate your skin to you give you smoother, blemish-free skin, while not being harsh.
POPxo Recommends: Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub (Rs 149)
Move over simple pore strips, the three-step-programme-sheet is here! The Jeju volcanic blackhead sheet by Innisfree, contains natural volcanic scoria that has sebum-absorbing properties that effectively get rid of clogged pores. The three steps involve pore opening, blackhead eliminating and tightening – everything you need to get rid of blackheads and ensuring they don’t come back!
POPxo Recommends: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Sheet (Rs 200)
This 3-product kit by the brand It’s Skin targets both blackheads and whiteheads. The kit includes a heating gel, nose pack and pore tightening cream that are all geared to remove impurities from your skin. These products have specific ingredients that control the overproduction of sebum, which, as we all know, are the most common cause for breakouts.
POPxo Recommends: It’s Skin Blackhead Clear Kit 123 (Rs 1200)
Using a gentle facewash that is meant for oily and acne-prone skin will actively help reduce blackheads from occurring. The Nature’s Co has a cucumber based facewash that cleans and tightens pores. It also contains Willow tree extracts which help exfoliate skin and its antimicrobial properties prevent pimples too.
POPxo Recommends: The Nature's Co. Cool Cucumber Face Wash (Rs 695)
We often prod our pimples with our hands that have bacteria on them – this only makes things worse. It’s better to use a blackhead remover tool that can be sterilised with some hand sanitizer and then used to remove them. While we recommend getting this done by a professional, it’s way better than using your fingers.
POPxo Recommends: Penache Blackhead/Whitehead Remover (Rs 324)
Make-up clogs pores, so it’s important to take it off before you go to bed. These ones by L’Oreal also tighten pores while removing make-up ensuring that no breakouts occur. You can also carry these in your gym bag or handbag, and use them throughout the day to keep skin clean and fresh.
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Makeup Removing Towelettes (Rs 420)
For sensitive skin that has whiteheads or blackheads, foaming cleansers gently lift dirt and grime without irritation. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel purifies skin and eliminates excess sebum. It is specially created for oily skin and is also paraben-free, soap-free and alcohol-free. This product is great for those who really need an effective product but without all those harsh chemicals.
POPxo Recommends: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel - Acne Cleanser (Rs 450)
There are many sheet masks for every need, and this one by The Face Shop target pores. Open or wide pores are prone to getting whiteheads or blackheads as more dirt tends to get trapped in them. This sheet mask helps to tighten them and clean them at the same time.
POPxo Recommends: The Face Shop The Solution Pore Care Face Mask (Rs 150)
This cream by Vaadi Herbals is made with clove oil, neem and orange extract that have antibacterial properties that prevent acne from forming. It also controls excess oils and unclogs pores. Making this cream, an essential on your nightstand.
POPxo Recommends: Vaadi Herbals Anti-Acne Cream - Clove Neem & Orange Extract (Rs 58)