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Having a hard time dealing with pesky blackheads that seem to have taken up residence on your nose? Dealing with blackheads can be incredibly frustrating, and it often feels like a never-ending battle. Look no further if you’re having trouble getting rid of a lot of blackheads on your face and need a practical remedy. It is crucial to find an effective solution for blackhead removal and prevention. In this product review, we’ll explore some products for blackhead removal and essential prevention techniques you need to know.

Apply Salicylic Acid

Skincare products that contain salicylic acid are powerful for exfoliating the skin and unclogging pores. Incorporate salicylic acid cleansers, toners, or spot treatments into your daily routine. Salicylic acid can increase sun sensitivity so make sure to follow the instructions on the product and use sunscreen during the day.



REVOX B77 JUST SALICYLIC ACID 2% is a peeling solution. It is derived from natural sources such as willow tree bark, wintergreen leaves, or sweet birch bark. This product works towards removing dead skin cells and excessive sebum, which helps reveal fresher, more even-toned skin. It targets uneven or prone outbreaks of skin. Apply 4-5 drops in the evening to clean and completely dry skin, avoiding the eye area, and massage gently until fully absorbed.

Product Benefits: Deep Cleansing, Oil Control, Even Toning, Reveals Fresher Skin, Helps with Breakouts

L’Oreal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Oil Control 2% + Salicylic Acid Night Serum 30ml

The L’Oreal Paris 2% Oil Control Night Replumping Serum’ is formulated with an optimal concentration of active ingredients to replenish fine lines and reduce excess sebum while maintaining skin balance. The blend of Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid penetrates deep into the skin, unclogging and reducing pores while providing essential hydration.

Product Benefits: Hydration, Pore Treatment, Even Toning, Rejuvenating, Immediate Results

Use retinol

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative and is highly effective in promoting skin cell turnover and preventing clogged pores. It accelerates the pace of skin turnover and regeneration.  Noted that retinol can cause some initial dryness or irritation, it is recommended to use a moisturizer.

AVOSKIN Miraculous Retinol Ampoule 30ml

AVOSKIN Miraculous Retinol Ampoule is the first retinol ampoule in Indonesia featuring Actosome Retinol with 0.09% active Retinol. This formula combines 0.1% Hexapeptide, Vitamin E, Raspberry Extract, Pomegranate Extract, and ellagic acid to effectively address hyperpigmentation and promote healthy skin cell turnover. Experience improved skin elasticity and overall skin health with this breakthrough retinol ampoule.

Product Benefits: Pore Treatment, Hyperpigmentation, Even Toning, Anti-aging

Use a deep cleansing mask

There are several types of deep cleansing masks such as clay masks, charcoal masks, and peel-off masks. Apply a thin, even mask layer to your face, focusing on areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on for the recommended time, usually around 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. They help draw out impurities, absorb excess oil, and unclog pores.

FREEMAN Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask 175ml

Freeman Anti-Stress Dead Sea Minerals Clay Facial Mask is a calming mask with natural, botanical ingredients. It absorbs excess oil, clears clogged pores, and promotes healthy skin. Enriched with Dead Sea Minerals, it provides essential nutrients for skin health, helps balance moisture levels, and contains aromatherapy benefits.

Product Benefits: Pore Treatment, Even Toning, Rejuvenating

SKINTIFIC Alaska Volcano Deep Pores Cleansing Clay Mask 55g

The SKINTIFIC Alaska Volcano Deep Pores Cleansing Clay Mask, weighing 55g, provides a deep cleansing action that effectively removes blackheads and deeply cleanses pores within just 10 minutes. Enriched with Glycolic Acid and Probiotics, it not only cleanses but also helps maintain the skin barrier and promotes skin regeneration. The mask has a soft and smooth texture that makes it easy to apply without causing any pulling or tightness on the skin.

Product Benefits: Gentle Exfoliation, Detoxification, Skin Barrier Support, Smoother and Cleaner Skin, Even Toning

The Do’s and Don’ts You Must Know

Here are some important “do’s” and “don’ts” to keep in mind when it comes to dealing with blackheads:


  • Cleanse your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and impurities
  • Apply sun protection by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to prevent sun damage that can worsen blackheads
  • Keep your hands off your face to prevent transferring dirt and bacteria, which can worsen blackheads and cause breakouts


  • Don’t over wash your face, as excessive cleansing can strip the skin of its natural oils and disrupt its balance
  • Don’t squeeze or pick at blackheads, as this can lead to inflammation, scarring, and further breakouts

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