This is the only ingredient that can get rid of blackheads

We've all tried everything to get rid of pesky blackheads, but the simple truth is that blackheads can only be kept at bay by this little miracle ingredient - Salicylic Acid.

Blackheads are such annoying little skin imperfections. I’m pretty sure there’s nobody out there who can say they haven’t had one. Although they are less obvious than a spot, they are there nonetheless. While a spot might be more noticeable, blackheads are only discreet from a distance. Up close they can be seen, and if you’re anything like me you might be quite self-conscious about them.

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It’s important to say that they aren’t a sign of being unclean as you could be forgiven for thinking. These little black spots are actually natural sebum that have become trapped in your pores. They then turn black as they become oxidised. So don’t feel like you haven’t been cleaning your face/back/neck properly if you have them. Sometimes if you are not exfoliating thoroughly it can contribute to the cause but in general, they are naturally occurring.


Salicylic Acid is a little miracle worker and it is the only way to get rid of pesky spots and blackheads. Blackheads cannot be scrubbed away and squeezing them can leave damage. Indeed there are times you just can’t help squeezing a blackhead that is ready to come out. Even then you need to be careful not to leave a scar.

A much more effective way to get rid of blackheads is with this skin safe acid. It penetrates deep into the pores and basically melts away the trapped sebum. You just need to apply it to the area specifically where you have blackheads or breakouts. Too much can have the opposite effect, it can aggravate your skin and cause redness so it’s important not to overuse it. Use a little not a lot! With this one from Paula's Choice, you just apply a tiny amount all over your face or in the affected areas. Apply your usual serum and moisturiser over it.

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Have you tried Salicylic Acid to get rid of blackheads and does it work for you?

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