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Creams for Removing Blackheads

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author image Joshua Duvauchelle
Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and health journalist, relationships expert and gardening specialist. His articles and advice have appeared in dozens of magazines, including exercise workouts in Shape, relationship guides for Alive and lifestyle tips for Lifehacker. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and urban patio gardening.

Blackheads arise when your hair follicles get plugged with oil and debris and the plugged material oxidizes and turns black. This can leave your skin dotted with unsightly dark spots. Sufferers can try a conditioning cream formulated with blackhead-targeting active ingredients to help restore their skin's natural beauty.

Avon Clearskin Daily Correcting Lotion

This lotion is part of a three-part acne treatment system that also includes a pore cleansing scrub and clarifying toner pads. The cream is formulated with salicylic acid at a concentrated strength of 0.5 percent. According to skin care expert Paula Begoun, the acid helps fight blemishes and oil shine. The University of Maryland Medical Center website says the acid can help dissolve and remove the plugged debris that causes blackheads.

Proactiv Repairing Lotion

Proactiv's facial cream is part of its acne treatment kit. The moisturizer was named one of the best acne treatments available by the editors of Women's Health magazine. They extolled its use of benzoyl peroxide, which is said to be effective against blackheads and other blemishes. It moisturizes your skin while the peroxide helps destroy the bacteria that cause pimples.

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DHC Salicylic Face Milk

This creamy lotion is formulated with salicylic acid, and Begoun rated it effective for blemishes and blackheads. While the acid removes blackheads, ingredients such as grape seed oil and soy extract help to moisturize and soothe your skin. Additional skin conditioners, including royal jelly extract and triglycerides, help to protect your skin.

Proactiv Clarifying Night Cream

Proactiv's night cream is one of the company's top performing products, according to skin care expert Begoun. Its combination of salicylic acid and skin-repairing ingredients in a lotion base with a pH of 3.6 earned high praise and it was highly recommended for battling blackheads. Its antioxidants can help protect your skin from wrinkles and other surface damage as well.

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