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Moms Share The Products That Got Rid Of Their Blackheads For Good
PHOTO BY (LEFT TO RIGHT) Courtesy of Beauty MNL, Althea PH, and Lazada
  • One of the most annoying skincare problems that moms face are blackheads: hair follicles clogged with dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria that appear as small, black bumps on the skin. It is a type of acne that forms on the face, but can also be found on the back, chest, neck, arms, and shoulders. With everyone wearing a face mask these days, maskne (acne caused by masks) as well as blackheads and whiteheads, have become a persistent problem. 

    What causes blackheads?

    Blackheads make your skin look dirty, but it is not a sign that you’re too dirty, according to Allure. There are many factors that increase your chances of developing blackheads, says Healthline. These include:

    • producing too much oil in the body
    • buildup of propionibacterium acne bacteria, the primary bacteria that causes acne and inflammation
    • irritation of hair follicles
    • hormonal changes during menstruation or while taking birth control pills
    • taking medication

    How do I get rid of blackheads?

    On our parenting community, Smart Parenting Village, a mom asked for recommendations on the best way to remove blackheads at home. Here are their tried-and-tested products.

    (Editor’s Note: What worked for others might not always work for you, so it is always best to consult a dermatologist. Do a skin patch test to observe any adverse reactions before using these products.)

    Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm (Php230)

    innisfree jeju volcanic blackhead out balm
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Althea PH

    While nose strips are a popular option for getting rid of blackheads, it can be quite painful when you’re peeling it off. This balm uses oil to extract impurities and sebum on your skin, leaving it moisturized, supple, and looking fresh.

    One mom says she leaves it on for 30 minutes then wipes it off with cotton rounds. “Piga piga ng very, very light and lumalabas ng kusa ‘yung mga white heads at black heads sa ilong ko,” she says.

    Available at Althea PH

    Cetaphil Daily Exfoliator (Php489)

    Cetaphil Daily Exfoliator
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Shopee PH

    One mom says it’s important to exfoliate because our country’s warm weather accelerates oil buildup. She recommends this exfoliator that’s gentle enough to use every day. It can help slough off dead surface skin cells and cleanse dirt, oil, and other impurities.

    Available at Shopee.

    Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask (Php529)

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    Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Lazada PH

    Moms say this “works wonders” for them. It’s a highly rated online product for acne-prone skin that claims to do a deep cleanse to remove dirt and impurities, including pimples and blackheads.

    Available at Lazada.

    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner (Php695)

    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Lazada PH

    Moms can’t help but rave about this toner that tightens pores and smoothens the skin. It’s made with natural ingredients that offer antioxidant and antibacterial benefits.

    “Nag-maskne ako and grabe open pores ko sa ilong, kitang-kita sa photos. Nag-dry pimples ko sa Thayers and nag-tighten ang pores ko. ‘Di pa siya mahapdi sa face!” shared one mom.

    Available at Lazada.

    The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (Php700)

    The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
    PHOTO BY Courtes of Beauty MNL

    A lot of moms recommended The Ordinary products, including this liquid mask treatment that works in just 10 minutes. It visibly improves and brightens skin texture, plus reduces acne and hyperpigmentation.

    The formula is quite strong, so do not leave on for more than 10 minutes. It is best to use only once or twice a week.

    Available at Beauty MNL.

    Mary Kay Clearproof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask (Php899)


    Mary Kay Clearproof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Shopee PH

    They say adding masks and exfoliators to your skincare routine can help reduce blackheads and moms love this product because it absorbs excess oil and removes impurities. Use two to three times a week and they say your skin will look clearer and it will minimize your pores.

    CosRx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (Php935)

    CosRx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Shopee PH

    Moms also love this Korean brand, which they say is “super effective.” It’s a powerful exfoliator that seeps into pores to dislodge blackheads but is gentle on the skin. It will leave you with brighter, tighter skin, but moms do advise to use sunblock after each use. 

    Available at Shopee.

    What are your proven ways to remove blackheads? Share in the comments! If you're looking for affordable skincare products to add to your routine, click here.

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