Take preventative measures
Unfortunately my No. 1 tip for preventing blackheads also comes with the highest price tag. I get a professional facial every few weeks, which is the main thing I credit for my mostly clear complexion. Facials do cost a pretty penny, but if you can make some room in your beauty budget, they’re definitely worth the splurge. Why not opt for an at-home mani this month and allocate some funds toward a facial instead? Or, try this ice cube facial or this DIY facial out if you’re on a budget right now.
Say bye to blackheads, stat!
Pore strips were all the rage at sleepovers when I was in middle school. But, if it’s been a while since you’ve used them, it’s time to revisit this drugstore beauty remedy. Biore and Boscia both make pore strips or try a DIY version instead. But, while pore strips will provide some immediate improvement, they don’t prevent blackheads from recurring.
What not to do
It might take all of your willpower, but squeezing blackheads is the worst thing you can do. Leave the extractions to your aesthetician or dermatologist. According to the Huffington Post, squeezing blackheads at home can cause inflammation, infection, and even scarring.