4 Home Remedies for Blackheads, Tested

Victoria Hoff

We might be able to forgive blackheads if they weren't so stubborn. But without the help of a skilled esthetician, trying to get rid of those annoying little spots is often a vicious cycle: It feels like you really have to scrub at them (or pull them out with a pore strip) in order to clear out the gunk, but that harsh exfoliation isn't doing you any favours either—in fact, it can worsen the issue. Fun, right?

But before resorting to the big guns (i.e., hard-core chemical treatments or prescription creams), we thought it couldn't hurt to try a few of the DIY methods we've seen floating around the Internet—many of which are labelled as "the ONLY thing that has EVER worked" or something to that hyperbolic effect. True or false? You'll have to keep reading to find out.

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