Blackheads are stubbornly stable structures that can last for weeks or months. This makes people understandably want to remove them, and removal can be achieved in a professional setting by an esthetician/cosmetician, nurse, or doctor with a tool called a comedone extractor, or at home through other forms of manual removal like Biore® strips or blackhead-removing masks. However, the problem is, blackheads usually refill within a couple of weeks after you remove them. So what do you do? There are 2 options:
- Prevent them in the first place: This is always the best way forward. If you properly treat your skin you will prevent blackheads and not have to deal with them.
- Properly treat your skin after you remove blackheads: To prevent blackheads from refilling, after you remove blackheads, immediately begin applying an anti-acne regimen to prevent them from refilling.