Blackheads are annoying black bumps that appear on your skin when dirt and oil get trapped in the opening of follicle. The air oxidizes this gunk, which causes the dark color. The nose is especially prone to blackheads, but they can be removed with the use of topical creams, pore strips and special removal tools.

To prevent blackheads from forming, follow a daily regimen to keep your skin clean. Use a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which will remove excess dirt and oil. Wash your face every morning and night to stop the build-up of blackhead-causing bacteria and sebum.

To remove existing blackheads, perform a fun at-home facial inspired by treatments you can get at a salon.