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Blackheads form when the skin's natural oil, also known as sebum, becomes trapped inside pores. The oil hardens inside the pores and appears as a tiny black dot on the face. Regular exfoliation can eliminate the occurrence of blackhead. For immediate removal, a sticky surface can help extract a blackhead.

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Splash water onto your face.

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Pour a dime-size amount of face soap that contains 2% salicylic acid into your hands.

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Massage the soap into your skin, concentrating on the patches of blackheads. This will later help the duct tape adhere to the actual blackhead.

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Wash the soap off of your face, and pat your skin dry with a towel.

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Cut strips of duct tape that will cover the areas of skin with blackheads.

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Place the strips onto your face. Rub your fingers over the tape so that it gets a good grip on your skin.

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Use one hand to pull your skin taut, and use the other hand to quickly pull off the tape.

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Repeat steps 5 through 7 until the blackheads come off.

About the Author

Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University