How to remove blackheads

Natural skincare solutions to get rid of blackheads

Blackheads, also known as open comedones, usually start to appear in adolescence. It’s difficult to get rid of these unsightly blemishes, which can remain on the skin for weeks, if not longer. Absolution has some tips and advice to help you get rid of deeply embedded blackheads by using natural, effective (and naturally effective!) skincare.

How do blackheads form?

While blackheads tend to be more common in those with oily and combination skin, they can affect all skin types. They appear when sebum, dead cells and impurities build up in an open pore, and a comedone forms. When the sebum comes into contact with the air, it oxidizes, and this is what gives the blackhead its dark color. Several factors can cause blackheads to appear on the face. Hormonal changes or stress can play a role, but also pollution, as the impurities in the air can end up trapped in the pores of the skin – especially if your face isn’t cleansed correctly every evening.

How can you remove blackheads?

Blackheads can be difficult to conceal, and can really ruin your day! And although it may be very tempting to use blackhead remover patches or pore strips to get rid of them, you are strongly advised not to. These are very harsh on the skin and can also pull out fine facial hairs (which will then be replaced by more visible hairs).

And forget about using a blackhead suction device, unless you’ve been trained in how to use it, as this can leave traces on the face if your skin marks easily. So, how can you remove blackheads quickly from the nose, cheeks or chin without irritating the skin? By using a method that’s both gentle and effective!

Start by exfoliating your skin gently, then steam your face for about ten minutes. After this, you should be able to remove blackheads with a clean tissue. Once pores are dilated, blackheads can be extracted easily – and gently!

On a daily basis, make sure you apply natural skincare products rich in purifying ingredients that will help to prevent blackheads from forming, such as Le Booster PURETÉ and L’Essence Botanique PURETÉ. Le Booster PURETÉ is a concentrated serum that purifies the skin and promotes healing, while L’Essence Botanique PURETÉis a rich botanical water that hydrates, purifies, helps to tighten pores and prevents new blackheads from forming, thanks to the Myrtle it contains.

La Crème Gommante

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Gentle face and neck scrub
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Le Booster PURETÉ

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Purifying serum
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L’Essence Botanique PURETÉ

39 €
Purifying botanical essence
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How to get rid of blackheads for the long term

If you want to keep blackheads away for good, it’s best to adopt a skincare routine for combination, blemish-prone skin, oily or dry skin that aims to deliver long-term results to remove blackheads. Blackheads are partly caused by a buildup of sebum in open pores, so the first step is to cleanse skin well in the evening, then protect it with natural skincare products that contain regulating active ingredients.

Our Addiction oil, for example, nourishes the skin with Plum oil, which is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. It also contains White Lily, which helps to prevent blemishes from appearing, and Jojoba oil, which helps to control sebum production. Finally, once a week, use a gentle face scrub and a blemish-fighting mask that will deep cleanse, purify and smooth the skin in just 10 minutes!


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Multipurpose face oil for all skin moods
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