How to rid yourself of blackheads at home

Available treatment options include extractions, steaming, chemical peels, and light therapy.

Available treatment options include extractions, steaming, chemical peels, and light therapy.

What you need to know:

  • While there are some products that you can use for blackhead treatment, it is best to consult a medical professional before using chemical-laden creams and other harsh chemicals on your face.
  • It is best not to press anything on your skin as this can lead to injury and scarring, especially if you are using sharp instruments to remove blackheads.
  • Scrubbing the face too much can lead to skin irritation, worsening your blackheads.

Blackheads are small bumps typically found around sebaceous filaments (oil glands). They occur when pores get clogged with dead skin cells and oil.

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