How to Get Rid of Stubborn Blackheads/Whiteheads

Blackheads/Whiteheads; how do we get rid of them? Many of us have them. Some on our faces, others on our chests and even our backs are usually not spared.



Both blackheads and whiteheads are caused as a result of clogged pores. The oil and dirt fill up the pores and if you don’t take care of your face properly, a blackhead or whitehead could lead to pimples, which are far worse.


The good news is that there’s a solution to blackheads and whiteheads. The only things you need to do are:


  1. Be patient
  2. Be consistent


Here are 3 things you can do to get rid of stubborn blackheads or whiteheads effectively. Remember this: patience and consistency are key to getting rid of these beauty issues!


Pick the right cleansers and toners

One of the major things you should do when it comes to blackheads and whiteheads is to choose a cleanser and toner that will get rid of whatever is blocking those pores.


Cleansers or toners that deep cleanse your pores are the best. These cleansers combat clogged pores by dissolving the fat and oil blocking the pores. This will help make your pores free from impurities and drastically reduce the number of blackheads and whiteheads on your face or body.

Cleanse your face daily.


Apply a clay mask




There’s a reason why clay masks are part of a beauty routine. Clay masks contain certain elements that help in absorbing impurities from your skin. This is what makes clay masks quite efficient at removing blackheads and whiteheads.

They draw out the fats and oil, dried skin and dirt that block the pores on your face. This will leave your face smooth and glowing.

Just a few minutes of putting on a clay mask and your skin will thank you for it!

Aim to use a face mask once a week.



This may sound a little surprising to some but regularly exfoliating your skin would help clear your skin of blackheads and whiteheads. The particles in your scrub gently remove all the debris from the surface of your skin and in your pores. This leaves your skin feeling smooth and it helps lighten dark spots as an added bonus.

Natural exfoliants like baking soda, sea salt and Epsom salt are very effective not only as scrubs but as a means of getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads. They also help to reduce inflammation.

Aim to exfoliate once or twice a week.


Do you struggle with blackheads/whiteheads? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.



Rimmel London Lip Library



I tried Rimmel London’s New Only 1 Matte Lipsticks; all 9 of them, so you don’t have to. Thanks to the lovely people at Rimmel London, these lipsticks landed at my doorstep last week. If you follow me on social media, you will know how busy these beauties have kept me.

I usually shy away from many lipstick shades. I like to stick to the tried and tested shades; shades that look good on me. So to receive these amount of lipsticks in various shades, some I may not have ever considered trying, is great because it means I can experiment for the both of us, and you can go off to get the shades you really like (wink wink).




Before I get into the shades and swatches, let me tell you more about the formula behind the Only 1 Matte Lipsticks – It is a long-lasting, non-drying colour, moisture and wear. It is dead easy to apply and very comfortable to wear. It won’t dry out your lips like other famous matte lipsticks, it actually keeps the lipsticks moisturised, which is a first I have seen with a matte lipstick.

There are 20 colours available, I was sent 9 –

500 Take the Stage

800 Run the Show

700 Trendsetter

200 Salute

810 The Matte Factor

610 High Flyer

750 Look Who’s Talking

120 Call The Shots

110 Leader Of The Pink


I didn’t have the time to line my lips like I would usually do. These pictures are just to show off the lipstick shades.

120 Call The Shots




I really like this shade on me. It is my kind of colour. I love the shade of darkvpink and I will definitely be using this lipstick regularly. It kind of reminds me of a similar shade of lipstick I have in my makeup bag already. Call The Shots definitely does call the shots, it is a keeper.



750 Look Who’s Talking



The Look Who’s Talking is a dark brown shade I kind of like. It surprisingly looked good on me. I wasn’t expecting it to look good. I would likely wear this under a brighter shade of lipstick though, but I do like the overall look.




500 Take the Stage



Now this shade right here is my favourite shade of all. I love the shade of pinkish red. It suits my skin tone perfectly. It definitely takes the stage! Take the Stage is my favourite shade!

The swatch photo didn’t come out right and I only just realised while typing this post, in the dead of the night, so apologies for that.


610 High Flyer



I love the texture of this lipstick, like I love all the others but that is where my love for it ends. I don’t like this nude shade on me at all. It made me look washed out.





800 Run The Show



Now this purple shade took me outside my safe spot as far as lipsticks are concerned. This is one shade I won’t have dreamt of trying or buying but I kind of like it. It is a lipstick I would wear when I want a completely different look.



700 Trendsetter



This Trendsetter shade is a very nude shade and way too pale for me. It didn’t look good on me at all. This shade is my least favourite of them all. I am sure it would suit others, but it is not my shade.





110 Leader Of The Pink



Leader of the Pink lipstick shade is a Barbie kind of pink. I prefer my pink lipsticks darker, so this shade is not the right for me either. But I bet it would look amazing good on many.






200 Salute



This Salute lipstick surprised me. I didn’t think I was going to like it at all but I did. I think I have found the perfect nude lipstick. And I really like it!





810 The Matte Factor



I really like this shade. It is another favourite of mine. I love the deep red shade. It is perfect for the current season. I can see myself wearing a lot of this shade this autumn/winter.




These shades are great. I am certain there is a shade or 2 for every girl in this collection. My 2 favourite lipstick shades are 810 The Matte Factor and 500 Take The Stage.


What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of these Only 1 Matte Lipsticks?

Drop me a comment in the comments section below.


*PR samples.








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