Blackheads occur when pores become blocked by sebum and dead skin. I used many homemade treatments to get rid of them which didn't work at all. Everyone gets blackheads sometimes, and everybody’s skin is different, but I found a way now that works for me by using a Blackhead Mask by Pilaten*. I found the mask for $4.99 on a website called Banggood.com. Unfortunately the directions on the tube are in Chinese ... but as the mask itself isn't that difficult to use, it's totally fine (:
How to use the blackhead remover face mask?
Before putting on the face mask you need to loosen the pores because blackheads are very sticky and won’t come out easily. My favorite way to do this is to hold my face over a bowl of steaming water for about 10 to 15 minutes. You can place a towel over your head so the steam can't escape.
Luckily my blackheads are not that bad and only occur on my nose. So I usually apply the mask around my nose area. Use an appropriate amount. If you apply too little it's not that easy to peel the mask off afterwards. Place a tissue over the mask if necessary (I usually never do that). After 10 minutes (when it's completely dry) you can carefully peel off the mask.
After using the blackhead remover it should look like picture 4. Overall I can say it doesn't work miracles. The mask can't clean deeper follicles but it's fast & easy to use + it really works fine. So I still recommend this Pilaten Blackhead Mask to everyone that wants to get rid of blackheads.
*picture from banggood.com
Which products do you use to remove those bad blackheads?