The Best Blackhead Remover Tool (Your Complete Guide!)


Finding the right skincare for your skin can be challenging; it can take time, effort and your purse could feel a lot lighter before hitting on what works for you. When it comes to blackhead removers, there are plenty on the market to choose from, which is why we’ve taken the work out for you!

Picking and squeezing the skin is something that is tempting to all of us, but try to avoid it as much as possible. It can result in scarring the skin permanently and can also spread bacteria around the face.

So what are the options when it comes to getting rid of blackheads?

Understanding the cause and prevention techniques can help narrow down on how to say goodbye to them for good!

Blackheads: What They Are.

Similar to how acne forms, blackheads appear when the hair follicles on your face become blocked. The oxidization of the top layer creates the dark top, or ‘black head’.

Blackheads can appear with any skin type, but most often in acne-prone, oily and combination skin. Typically, you’ll find them along the T-Zone – this is because it is the area where the most oil (sebum) is produced.

Blackheads & Sebaceous Filaments 

Many mistake sebaceous filaments for blackheads. Sebaceous filaments shouldn’t be tampered with – they help the flow of sebum around the pores of the skin  – so they’re actually beneficial!

Sebaceous filaments are mistaken for blackheads because they’re similar in appearance and can be extracted by pressing on the skin (but they always come back, so don’t try this)!

However, sebaceous filaments aren’t dark like blackheads are, they have more of a yellowy/lighter appearance, which is the easiest way to tell the difference.

The Cause of Blackheads

Blackheads can pop up for a number of reasons:

  1. Excessive sebum – The skin can sometimes go into overdrive and produce unnecessary amounts of oil. This can be blamed on a number of things, including hormones and medication
  2. Skin contaminants – Impurities such as pollution and bacteria can contribute to blackheads. However, this can be easily dealt with, with a consistent organic skincare routine.
  3. Synthetic skincare – Conventional skincare can often include ingredients that interfere with the function of the skin and block your pores. Popular synthetic ingredients, such as mineral oil are occlusive and don’t let the skin ‘breathe’.

Blackhead Remover 101

Carefully consider what you put on your skin – it can be permanently affected with the wrong treatment. Because the skin absorbs cosmetics into the body so quickly – it can have an impact on your overall health too.

We’ve put together a list of popular blackhead removers, along with pros and cons, to help you consider what path is right for you and your skin!

Physical Blackhead Remover Tool

blackhead-removerInstead of squeezing your skin with your fingers, you can buy a blackhead remover tool that can be pressed on to the skin to manually extract them.

Synthetic Skincare

Conventional ‘synthetic’ skincare that makes sensational claims and can be found just about anywhere – but we think you should take a closer look at its overall impact…

Even pseudo-medical skincare for acne and spots often uses harsh, oil-stripping ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide. This is counterproductive – when the skin is totally stripped of its natural oils, it can end up producing more than ever to compensate, which means – you guessed it – more blackheads and breakouts.

All in all, synthetic skincare is unlikely to be as gentle as, or take care of your skin like all-organic skincare can – you just won’t find the same benefits to your skin or your body!

Pore Strips


Pore strips are a popular go-to for blackhead sufferers. They are essentially sticky sheets designed to be placed over the affected area. In the process of peeling it off, it is meant to extract blackheads.  You can imagine this isn’t a particularly gentle method!

Although you may find some gunk from your pores on the pore strip, this is often only pulling the top layer of the blackhead out, rather than the entire ‘plug’.

Chemical Peel 


A chemical peel is usually done within the walls of a dermatology office and can be pretty expensive!

A corrosive chemical (usually alpha hydroxy acid, trichloroacetic acid or phenol) is applied onto the skin to burn away dead skin cells to reveal fresh skin underneath.  Not only is this extremely harsh on the skin, but the effects on the body don’t leave much to be desired about this treatment, either.

Diet & Nutrition



Eating well is never a bad decision, especially for your skin. Filling your body with lots of fruits and vegetables – hopefully organic ones! – is going to nourish the body and leave you with a lovely, clear complexion.

But be mindful that you may be eating something now that isn’t quite agreeing with you, which should be eliminated from your diet.

Dairy can often be an issue for the skin. Studies have also found ‘convincing data supporting the role of dairy products and high-glycemic-index foods in influencing hormonal and inflammatory factors, which can increase acne prevalence and severity.’

An elimination diet (where you cut out an ingredient/food you suspect could be affecting your skin) for a couple of weeks at a time could help you pinpoint any dietary troublemakers. Just keep an eye on your skin throughout the process and assess the results after a few weeks.

What Is The Best Blackhead Remover?


We think…organic skincare!

Blackheads are often very preventable, especially if you have a consistent skincare routine to help cleanse your skin of impurities.

With the right ingredients, along with nourishing and brightening your skin, you can also help control sebum production without stripping the skin completely.

We recommend to cleanse, tone and moisturise with organic skincare twice per day.

*Just make sure your skincare is independently certified organic – to ensure it’s truly natural!*

Unlike synthetic skincare, organic products are often full of ingredients that work in harmony with the skin and body, rather than counterproductive, toxic alternatives.

Cleansing is a priority to impurities and excess oil. Toning your skin afterward will also aid this process and slough off dead skin cells, preventing pore blockages.

Then an effective, natural moisturiser will help balance oil production – although it may seem counterintuitive for those of you with oily skin!

If you feel it’s needed, an additional step would ideally be our 3-in-1 Maca Mask. A weekly application will help detoxify & draw out impurities to reveal fresh, smooth skin underneath. The oats also act as a gentle exfoliant, which will help to lift away dead skin cells too.

Remember to be patient – treating your skin properly and eliminating blackheads will take time, but looking after your skin holistically will help tackle the problem for good.

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