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Blackheads: How to Get Rid of Them

Blackheads are a problem I haven't dealt with too much - I'll get the occasional blackhead, maybe once a year (the rest is whiteheads and pimples, lucky me!).

However, I do get a lot of questions about blackheads, and recently my mother has been getting a lot of them on her face, around her chin, nose and cheeks, and they've been frustrating her. It's the first time my mother has ever come to me for skin advice, so I took it darn seriously!

But I also wanted to share the information with all of you, as well, considering how common of a problem blackheads are (liiiiike almost everyone gets them at some point in their life).

What Are Blackheads?

Blackheads are a specific kind of dark acne lesion, so-called because they contain oxidized melanin, the pigment made by skin cells called melanocytes.

Blackheads form as a result of excess sebum produced at the base of hairs, often as a result of hormone changes, e