Bothered by blackheads on your nose (and/or other parts of your face)? I feel you! They can be quite pesky. So it can be tempting to jump right to buying that product you saw an ad for. There are safe, proven and effective ways to go about it. Here’s everything you need to know about blackhead removers and which one to pick up.
What causes blackheads?
Blackheads appear as a result of a clogged hair follicle. What may cause the clog? A lot of things! Dirt, sebum, excess makeup, extra keratin produced by your body naturally, dead skin cells and more. When the bump formed by these ‘cloggers’ open, they get oxidized and turn black.
What is the best way to remove them?
Like most other problems, the best way to not get blackheads is to prevent them from happening. This means washing your face regularly and moisturizing it. Using non-comedogenic (non-clogging) products. Keeping your hand away from your face. Pretty standard practice!
But if you still get blackheads if you do these things, it’s understandable why you’d want to start resorting to blackhead removers. The best way to go about it? Exfoliants.
Stay away from physical exfoliators and instead pick one that’s chemical. And, no, not all chemicals are bad and not all natural products are good!
In a nutshell: There are two types of exfoliators. Physical ones use ‘physical’ elements such as beads or granules. Chemical exfoliants, on the other hand, harness the power of chemicals such as alphahydroxy acids or betahydroxy acids to lift up impurities and dead skin cells from the skin.
Many prefer to use chemical exfoliants (in moderation) because even though they are potent they still tend to be gentler on the skin than physical exfoliants, which sometimes cause micro-tearing.
The best blackhead removers you can get in the Philippines
Ready to say goodbye to your blackheads the safe and easy way? Try one of these.
1. Face Republic AHA/BHA Toner
Clear up your skin with the help of this toner which contains allantoin and salicylic acid.
2. Dermorepubliq 2% Salicylic Deep Pore Care Toner
If you have sensitive skin, this is the one for you. It’s made especially for your skin type but still with a promise that it will remove blackheads.
3. Klued 2% BHA Exfoliating Toner
This local toner has salicylic acid that helps remove blackhead and dead skin cells and panthenol that keeps the skin hydrated.
4. COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
This toner contains not only BHA but also AHA. It helps to improve skin texture by exfoliating and hydrating the skin.
5. Luxe Organix Miracle Solutions AHA/BHA Pore Toner
Exfoliate dead skin cells with the help of the AHA and BHA in this toner. It also has tea tree oil which is great for anti-inflammation.
6. SNAILWHITE Glow Potion AHA BHA Toner
Remove deep-seated dirt and impurities from the skin with the help of this toner that’s packed with AHA and BHA. It also has hydrating hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
7. Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner
This blackhead remover also tightens pores and soothes the skin. It also offers an instant cooling sensation.
8. Beauty of Joseon Green Plum Refreshing Toner AHA + BHA
This exfoliating toner is gentle enough to use everyday. On top of green plum water, it also contains mung bean extract, which is great for sloughing away dead skin cells.
9. Skintific 5% AHA BHA PHA Exfoliating Toner
The exfoliating power of this toner is paired with the soothing capabilities of ceramide and glycerin for glowing, healthy skin.
Consider adding any of these to your skincare routine too:
- 7 of the Best Niacinamide Serums for Brighter and Clearer Skin
- 9 Best Gel Cleansers for Clear and Glowing Skin
- 12 Sleeping Masks That Help You Wake Up With Better Skin