Some people are more prone to blackheads than others. Generally speaking, a blackhead is a collection of dead skin cells and oils in the hair follicles of the skin that oxidizes and turns black. So, what is the best way to reduce and even eliminate them? The key is....exfoliation and proper cleansing to keep the pores free and clear. As well as, keeping the skin hydrated, but not oily. Use of a hydrating moisturizer or gel that is oil free is advised. You will want to cleanse both day and night with a salicylic acid cleanser, and secondly, use of retinol (Vitamin A) in your night routine a couple times a week. Retinol is an exfoliant that excelerates the turn over of dead skin cells. Retinol in the form of a serum, scrub, or toner pads, are highly effective, but I find that oily skin seems to respond best to toner pads and scrubs. We retail both glycolic and retinol soaked pads, and salicylic soaked pads, as well as a Retinol scrub and serum that is non irritating to the skin. Staying consistent with monthly facials in the clinic allows for use of advanced professional products and treatments, and proper extractions that will aid in eliminating blackheads, and home care will further the process for lasting results.