How to Clear Blackheads? | Salicylic Gel Cleanser & Peel

How to Clear Blackheads?

A lot of people use a cleanser daily in the hope to get rid of blackheads without success. Some even try to extensively scrub off everything but it only harms their face at the end of the day. It is never a good idea to go overboard with anything. But then, how to clear blackheads?

Why Do Blackheads Exist?

No matter how often you wash your face, there seems to be no end to stubborn blackheads (or whiteheads). This is because blackheads are not on our skin because of dirt. Yes! You read that right. Blackheads are formed when the open pores are clogged with dead skin cells and sebum and get oxidized due to the exposure to air which turns it black. If the pores are closed, oxidation will form Whiteheads. Both are very annoying to have and difficult to get rid of with our everyday cleaning procedures.

Hello Salicylic Acid, Bye Blackheads!

There are quite a few ingredients but the one I recommend is Salicylic Acid. It has its chemical properties that allow it to dissolve the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes blackheads and whiteheads. It is not recommended to use a product with salicylic acid too frequently as it can result in skin dryness, redness, and can even cause rashes. Also, people with dry or sensitive skin should be careful while using anything with it.

It is always better to use a leave-on product than a wash-off product to get rid of blackheads as this allows a longer exposure to the active ingredient and is more effective.

Recommended Products

Salicylic Deep Gel CleanserSalicylic Deep Gel Cleanser: Cheapest Place to Buy is Amazon (India / U.S. / U.K.)

Salicylic Acid 20% Gel Peel: Cheapest Place to Buy is Amazon (India / U.S. / U.K.)Salicylic Acid 20% Gel Peel

These products from Perfect Image are ideal for breakouts, blackheads, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, whiteheads, sun damage, and oily skin types. They contain the quality ingredients that are excellent for the skin. The tea tree oil will disinfect any bacteria, and the chamomile and cucumber will calm down inflamed skin. The green tea is also added because it is a powerful anti-oxidant with salicylic acid.

Tips To Use Peel Gel

  • Follow the instruction guide that comes with the product.
  • It is highly recommended to use a pre-peel cleanser (Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser) to thoroughly clean the skin and prepare it for the skin peel treatment.
  • Apply once a week or every 3-4 days if you have got an excess of blackheads or whiteheads.
  • If it starts to burn on first use, wash it off after 1-2 mins. Your skin will be able to cope more next time. Increase 1 minute after every use.
  • Rinse your face with cold water and keep a cold towel (refrigerating) over face after washing for some time.
  • Apply moisturizer to maintain the oil balance.
  • Do not use on wounded skin.

You can know more about the product by clicking on your country’s name below:

Have you ever used the above-mentioned products or any product with Salicylic Acid? How has been your experience? You are welcome to share your story here. Or if you have any questions, leave them in the comment below and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

P.S.-If your country is not listed above, you can leave it in the comment below and I’ll try to get the best offer for you.

Happy Skin to You!




  1. I am familiar with the use of Lemon Juice and Aloe Vera in getting rid of dark Spots on the Face but I think I have also learned new ways through this post.
    I may need to give Salicylic Gel Cleanser & Peel a good try on my skin which I want to believe should work well for me based on the quality ingredients enlisted.
    Very informative article. Thank you Anubhav for sharing this.

    Best of success!

  2. I’m glad to have found this site. I have a good few whiteheads and blackheads on my face that don’t really bother me but of course, I want to get rid of. I do have a face scrub with salicylic acid but I think I would prefer to use the peel. Thanks for the recommendation. I am going to check it out and see if I like it.

    • Hi Lindsey,

      I haven’t found a Scrub that works efficiently for white or black heads really! You gotta try this and being already exposed to Salicylic Acid, this will work great for you. 🙂
      You are welcome to share your experience here post using it.


  3. Thanks for sharing. Your post was quite helpful. I have to admit that as a guy I do very little to take care of my skin. I get burnt in the sun, dont use any skin creams or sun block and living in the Caribbean that’s not so good. But I’m crossing the 40 year mark this year and the wrinkles might be seting in soon. So skin care will receive greater attention from me. I’ve taken note of your Salicylic Gel Cleanser & Peel. Thanks for sharing/

    • Hi Kevon,

      It makes me so happy when a man says he will start caring for his skin. No matter what your age is, the time starts as and when you realize the importance of it. I would also recommend you to start following a Daily Skin-Care Routine. Come back and share your experience after using the products.


  4. Hey this post was really good and super helpful. On my own website I write loads about care for woman so it was really great to read about things on the opposite end of the spectrum. Would you recommend the perfect image product for women at all? Thanks

    • Hi Manika,

      Pleased to know that you found it helpful and great to know that you are taking care of the other end.
      Perfect Image is an ideal brand for both men and women. In fact, I know more women that uses Salicylic Gel than men.


  5. Hey–great article!! I am always looking for new skin care products since I struggle with acne from time to time. Even though I’m not in the men category, I have used products with Salicylic Acid, and they definitely work. I did notice that if I used them too much like you mentioned, my skin would get red and dry. I think for me, and a lot of others, I need to get a good skin care routine down and stay consistent with it. I give up too easily or lack effort to keep up. Thanks for the info!!

    • Hi Kelly,

      Glad that you liked it. I have tried to lay out the Daily Skincare Routine here. I can relate to you on not doing things because of lack of efforts. It happens with all of us. But the sooner you get it set up, the longer you will enjoy it. So, get going. 😉

      Hope this helps.


  6. Thanks for this great info. I will look for Salicylic Acid and see how it goes for me.

    • Hi Carolyn,

      You are welcome to share your experience after using it with all of us.


  7. Hi, thanks for the informative article. I didn’t know of any good gel cleansers for skin until you talked about the Salicylic products. I could really use this as I have my problems with blackheads as well. Thanks for laying out the guide on how to use this stuff crystal clear, it really helps.

    • Hi Jacob,

      Glad that you found this informative. This product works great on blackheads providing other benefits to the skin at the same time.
      You are welcome to share your experience here after using these.


  8. The gel sounds cool, but I’m curious about those tool sets you can get now to extract the black heads. What do you know about these “tools”?

    • Hi Dan,

      I don’t find those tools very useful as they doesn’t help to keep the blackheads at bay.
      We need something to not just get rid of blackheads but also to avoid them in future and Salicylic Gel does that for you.


  9. Great Site!! This looks like it would be great for my teenage son and helping his blackheads, as well as letting him know its cool for dudes to take care of their skin properly. Thanks!

    • Hi Daniel,

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope it helps Jr. Daniel to take care of his skin!
      It would be great if you can share how he responded. 😉


    • Anubhav, Very straight – forward instruction! I need this product both for me and my wife. What wrong with my face I don’t know. After sat up late at night for several days, blackheads are surfacing a lot on my face. Any suggestion?
      Sure, I will come back for more information.

      • Hi Maun,

        I try to keep it as simple as possible with most important details. The prior step towards a healthy skin to follow a Daily Skincare Routine with the products as per your Skin Type. I would highly recommend using a face brush regularly and Salicylic Gel Cleanser and Peel are your answers for blackhead problem. This is ideal for both, men and women.

        I would love to have you back here to share your experiences after following a regime and using these products.


  10. Hello there, you have a very nice site. I was fortunate to not have acne (Whew…:-)) and those years are long behind me.

    The layout and flow is great.

    I wish you much success.

    Leon Barnes
    founder of MakeMyITSimple.com

      • Hai sir mere four head per sir ke dard ke karaan zandubaan use kara tha tho waha per totally skin black hoogaya tho kya karna padta meku skin black chale jaana hai tho .

        • Hi Wasif,

          Sorry about the late reply.
          Using random products may worsen the situation so, I would recommend you to see a dermatologist and take it from there.

          I hope I could help more.

          Thank you for stopping by.


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