Blackheads are no friend to exfoliation. The best way to get rid of blackheads is to use gentle, abrasive products. These can be exfoliating washes such as Clearasil® Daily Clear® Blackhead Scrub, or Clearasil® Ultra® Rapid Action Pads. The exfoliating beads and the rough surface of the pads wears away the disk of dead skin cells, while the active salicylic acid helps break up the blockage and re-open the pore. Be gentle on your skin while doing this; always use the products as directed on the pack.
If you get blackheads regularly, use an exfoliating scrub wash two or three times a week instead of your usual facial wash.