Blackheads are very annoying to me. I’ve successfully gotten rid of all my acne, except for the stubborn blackheads on my nose. I’ve tried all sorts of things, but at most they go away for a day and then come right back. What works the best for me is the Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel but I only use it once a week, so the blackheads will go away the day I use the scrub, but then they come right back. I use Differin every night (a prescription acne gel), but that doesn’t seem to work on blackheads. I have one of those blackhead extraction metal tools with the circle on the end, but it’s not that effective, since I have so many blackheads to deal with. Sorry if I’m grossing you out. Then I have tried clay masks on my nose but they don’t do much. Maybe I need some sort of enzyme mask. Hmmm. I’ve tried glycolic acid and salicylic acid gels to no avail. Also, I want to try Tazorac (another prescription acne treatment), just on my nose, but I hate to go to the Dermatologist and just ask for a prescription so I can try it on my nose and nowhere else on my face. It’s a retinoid, similar to Differin, and now I can’t remember how it differs from Differin, but I just know I want to try it. I have an oily nose, but the rest of my face is dry.
I even had Photo Facials, which I thought could possibly help with the blackheads. While you can’t exactly shrink pores, Photo Facials supposedly stimulate collagen, which will supposedly minimize pore size. I thought if maybe I had minimized pores, my blackheads would be gone, but the Photo Facials didn’t seem to make a difference on the blackheads. So, that’s where I’m at! I need to find a product to use every day. At the Med Spa I worked at, the estheticians used something called PCA Detox Gel. I heard it works well (from like one person), but who knows, and I can’t buy it cause it’s part of their professional line. Help! Any advice to get rid of blackheads and keep them away?