I'm not sure if this is the product for you. I love, love, love it myself! Have you looked at the Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish? In the Reviews it got a really good 4.8 out of 5 with a total of 362 people that had reviewed it. It not only exfoliates, brightens, it also helps out with white-head & black-head prone skin. It's just $10 more expensive than the Clinique Scrub 3.4oz. Hope this helps.
I would try this about 2-3 days a week and I would also invest in Clinique's 3 step acne solutions for everyday use. It does wonders. Also, this might sound funny, but step up how much water you drink in a day. You'd be surprised about how it can clean out your pores.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
(Forest Hills, NY)
Yes a good exfoliating is a must! Be gentle if you have acne. Also once a week try steaming your face with hot water and tea tree oil. boil water and add a couple cups of it to a large bowl add two drops of tea tree oil(careful its strong) and cover your head/bowl with towel for about five minutes. Its old school but it really helps! Good luck
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
This product definitely leaves my skin soft and less oily, but I wouldn't say it's helpful with blackheads.
I get chemical peels - they're worth the investment of about $100 per peel in terms of clearing up your skin.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
If you've never exfoliatied or used any type of home peel, then I would definitely give this a try. But if your pores are really clogged I would probably see a dermatologist to get everything cleaned out professionally then use this as a maintenance.
This is a good product, but like the other answers, you really have to be persistent to control blackheads. Use a product with salicylic acid (this product contains it) that you can wash with and also as a treatment to leave on your face - this will gently disolve dead skin that can clog pores. Use it both to get rid of the blackheads and then control your skin before new ones appear. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Try heating up an abrasive small clean towel every morning before applying makeup and sunscreen. Leave it on your face for a minute and gently squeeze the areas with the most blackheads. After apply an exfoliant and scrub very gently for another minute then rinse thoroughly. If you do this twice a day, you should be getting rid of blackheads by the end of the week. Later only do this once a day. You might also use a drying mask once a week. Get a professional facial once every six weeks. Avoid all moisturizers, they are unnecessary if you have very oily skin. You can also skip toners with alcohol which will strip your skin. Try an oil free sunscreen for the face (Dermologica has a new one which is great).
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
(Bay Area, California)
I've dealt with stubborn blackheads in the past (and I've tried using tools to extract them, which didn't help very much), but with lots of time and patience, I've found that regularly washing, exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing my skin has helped me dramatically decrease blackheads and zits. I tend to get blackheads mostly in my t-zone area. But with exfoliating, I've noticed I've gone from many to just a few blackheads, in average about 3 or 4 sometimes. So my advice is, before resulting to extracting your blackheads with tools (which isn't good for your skin because it can leave scars), try regularly washing, exfoliating, cleansing with astringent, and moisturizing. The key is to do it regularly, as in every day, or if your skin is too sensitive then every other day. I would say if you have sensitive skin, exfoliate about 2 to 3 times a week. If you have combination to oily skin, I would say exfoliate every other day. If you have stubborn blackheads, I completely recommend this Exfoliating Scrub product as well as the 3 step Clinique skin care line for clearing up blackheads and zits. I promise if you keep up a good skin routine, you'll see positive results. The key is to have patience and be dedicated to your skin!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago