The Best Face Washes To Eliminate Blackheads

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Blackheads can feel like a continuous skin issue. Just as you remove one black head, you notice another one. Blackheads can be complex to manage, especially as squeezing them can end up doing more harm than good, as noted by Today

According to Dr. Orit Markowitz, a New York based dermatologist, "Blackheads form when your pore follicles get plugged or clogged with keratin made up of excess dirt and oil. If the skin above your follicle remains open, the keratin gets exposed to the environment, oxidizes and appears black in color."

It's easy to assume that squeezing blackheads is the best means of treatment, but the truth is that the best route to healthier, clearer skin that's free from those pesky black spots is to use the right skin care products.

Elle reported that, despite popular belief, pores can't actually be opened or closed. Instead, all you can do to help keep pores healthy and blackheads at bay is to regularly cleanse your skin to remove the daily pollution and grime that finds its way into your pores. Pores are often filled with dirt and bacteria which can cause blackheads to occur; however, cleansers can help to keep blackheads away.

What are the best facial washes for eliminating blackheads for good?

As per Today, Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser is a great option for beating blackheads. According to Dr. Orit Markowitz, "Face washes with salicylic acid are the best way to treat blackheads. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that works as an exfoliator and unplugs the follicles, helping to get rid of blackheads." To offer a deeper clean, this cleanser contains two forms of salicylic acid, as well as beta-hydroxy acids which are oil-soluble and are able to penetrate the skin more deeply.

When it comes to cleansers for eliminating blackheads, Elle reported that charcoal is your skin's best friend. Facialist Debbie Thomas explained that, "It has long been accepted that charcoal has a cleansing effect on the skin, often recommended for oily skin types because it absorbs excess oil without drying and purge pores of impurities. This action of deep cleansing means pores will appear more refined and less visible, skin will feel softer and smoother."

With that said, Today recommended Bioré Charcoal Acne Daily Cleanser because, according to Dr. Markowitz, "It basically acts like a plunger and gets the gunk out of your pores." Formulated with salicylic acid to treat clogged pores, and charcoal to detox and purify, this cleanser is free from oil making it ideal for skin that's acne-prone or overly oily.

As per Elle, the Glossier Cleanser Concentrate is another great cleanser for skin that's prone to blackheads. And there you have it! Don't fret over those blackheads, you can nip them in the bud.