Blackheads are a common type of acne that occur when the pores on your face become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, dirt and debris. According to dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper), “It turns black because it’s exposed to oxygen and oxidizes." At any rate, blackheads can be annoying, difficult and pretty gross to get rid of. Unclog your pores and avoid blackheads with these natural products that dermatologists swear by.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
Clinically tested and loaded with organic fruit acids, this Juice Beauty serum helps reduce breakouts and de-clogs pores. Willow bark, salicylic acid and vitamin C are just a few ingredients in this serum. According to the Society of Investigative Dermatology, "Willow bark extract provides the benefits of salicylic acid such as exfoliation, and anti-microbial action, without any of the typically associated irritation."
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum ($29.00)
Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion
Kiehl's Pore Minimizing lotion does just that -- minimizes pores! The lotion contains Amazonian white clay that helps detoxify the skin. “Clay works to absorb excess oil on the skin,” says dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse. “This may help prevent acne breakouts in acne-prone skin."
Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar
Charcoal has recently become a popular ingredient in beauty for its detoxifying properties. This Herbivore Soap Bar contains bamboo charcoal that helps remove toxins, exfoliates and de-clogs pores. "I like products with charcoal because they draw out oil and debris from your skin and help with exfoliation," says dermatologist Jason Emer.
Burt's Bees Natural Pore Refining Scrub
This Burt's Bees scrub is 99% natural, containing ingredients like jojoba beads, fruit acids, and willow bark. According to Dermatology News, "[Jojoba] is considered to be a natural moisturizer and is thought to be highly conditioning, softening, and healing for all skin types."
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Activated charcoal is used in this Origins mask to draw out toxins and impurities from clogged pores. Additional ingredients include white china clay and lecithin, a fatty nutrient often used for psorias, dermatitis and eczema.