If you’re dealing with breakouts on the regular, it’s likely your search history looks like this: “how can I get rid of acne quickly?”, “how can I get rid of acne overnight?” or perhaps even, “what stops acne fast?”.
If your skin is more prone to blackheads, it’s also not smart to use anything but proven skincare products. Blackheads are, technically, a form of acne known as open comedones. Also, it’s important to know the difference between blackheads and sebaceous filaments that are not clogged pores, but rather a natural part of the skin follicles, filled with sebum. They can become inflamed if disturbed, which is why it’s important not to squeeze them or put anything weird on them.
Whilst the internet will flood you with at-home remedies, it’s important to know that a lot of the time, these skin-clearing “hacks” aren’t doing your skin (or your breakout) any favours!
Here are 3 of the most common perpetrators to stop putting on your breakouts - or your blackheads, and what to use instead (not what you expect).