How to dissolve blackheads

Dissolve your blackheads fast, easy, and cheap!

Ever since I was a teenager I have had a problem with oily skin and blackheads.  I get most of my blackheads on my nose and forehead, and especially in the creases of my nose where the blackheads seem to breed uncontrollably.

Over the years I have tried everything to either prevent the blackheads or try to dissolve them.  Squeezing, extracting with special blackhead extractors, cleansing, scrubbing with apricot cleansers, lemon juice, alpha hydroxy, and regular acne medicine.  Some of these worked, like manually squeezing or extracting the blackheads, but this left my skin puffy and irritated, and the blackheads were back in just a day or two.  Some of the scrubs and medicines also worked, but they dried or irritated my skin, and are also very expensive.

For the last year I have been looking for something that would dissolve the blackheads right out of the pores, that I could also use daily without drying or irritating my skin or making me go bankrupt.  Finally, after taking the advice of a friends grandmother, I found something that dissolves blackheads fast, cheap and easy!

What to use to dissolve blackheads:  Carbamide peroxide

Never heard of carbamide peroxide?  Neither had I!  

Carbamide peroxide is similar to hydrogen peroxide, but is less irritating and does not dry the skin as much.  Carbamide peroxide is used in tooth whiteners and many (expensive!) acne treatments and medicines. The most common, and cheapest household use for carbamide peroxide is in plain old earwax remover.

Why earwax remover can dissolve blackheads

Dissolve blackheads - what a blackhead is made ofBlackheads are made up of mostly keratin and sebum (that stuff that oozes from your pores).  Earwax is made from dead skin, keratin (just like blackheads), and other fats that are similar to the sebum that blackheads are made of.  Basically, blackheads and earwax are more similar than we would like to think, and that is why earwax remover works so well to dissolve them.

The best part about using simple earwax remover to dissolve blackheads instead of expensive acne medicines containing the same active ingredient (carbide peroxide), is that instead of paying $25-$75 for a few ounces of special blackhead dissolving medicine, you can get virtually the same results with a $6 bottle of ear wax remover!

I didn't believe my friends grandma that the earwax remover would work, or wouldn't irritate my skin so tested for a few days on a very small spot on the side of my nose.  After a few days my skin wasn't irritated so I moved on to trying it all over my nose where my blackheads are the worst.  After only 4 days, virtually all of my blackheads were gone, and the pores were smaller, and, no skin irritation!

How to dissolve blackheads

This is the cleaning regimen that I use to dissolve my blackheads:

What you will need:

  • Earwax remover (Debrox, Murine, etc)
  • Cleaning scrub - I use Aveeno "Clear Complexion" but any light cleanser will do
  • Wich hazel
  • A noncomedogenic moisturizer.  I use Jojoba oil because it is noncomedogenic and the PH level is almost the same as your natural skin oil


Do this after a hot shower or steaming your face:

  • Dry your face completely
  • Apply a few drops of the earwax remover to the area with blackheads and rub on like a lotion.  Use enough so that you leave a layer on the skin
  • Leave the earwax remover on for 5-10 minutes.  You should start to see the tops of blackheads actually bubbling and dissolving
  • After at least 5 minutes use a tissue to fully wipe away all of the earwax remover
  • Use your cleansing scrub with warm water to wash your face, concentrating on the oily areas with the blackheads and be sure to fully clean off all of the earwax remover
  • Pat your face dry, especially the problem blackhead areas 
  • Dab-on the astringent and let dry
  • Put a few drops of your moisturizer on your finger and gently massage into your skin where the blackheads are to keep it from becoming dry 

Even though as you do this you can actually see the tops of the blackheads dissolving and bubbling away as the earwax cleaner is on your skin, it only dissolves the top part of the blackheads, so it will take a few days of doing this one or two times per day before you start seeing a big difference. For me it took about 5 days before the blackheads were dissolved all the way down inside the pores, and then regular daily cleaning this way prevented virtually any new blackheads from showing up!


Try on a small area first and wait a day or so to make sure your skin does not get irritated.




I had thought of this myself. that is actually what led me here, I typed in a question about ear wax remover as a pore cleanser, because its mostly the same composition. I've actually wondered for years. I'm going to try it. I'm older now and don't get the ridiculous blackheads and pustules, but I do have lots of tiny plugs in the large pores of my nose.

after you get the junk out put ice on the parts where the black heads where this will help tighten your pores so oil dosent get in do this every morning and night they wont stay tight forever

I could not find earwax remover in my local drugstore so I tried Hydrogen Peroxide which is one of the ingredients that made up of Carbamide peroxide. Carbamide peroxide is made of Hydrogen peroxide and Urea. 3% or 6% Hydrogen Peroxide does not dissolve my blackheads. I tested it by taking a before and after photo using a skin microscope. It dried out my skin and quite itchy after a day. I applied Vaseline and my skin has become better. Not recommended you guys to try Hydrogen Peroxide.

The author specifically states why Hydrogen Peroxide is NOT being used or recommended. Your results are flawed.

So I just got done trying a new face remedy.. first using an activated charcoal mask, which worked AMAZING. I tell you.. I've suffered from blackheads on my nose and chin my whole life and have tried every single home remedy, serum, mask, exfoliator.. even that little metal extrating tool.. but after using the activated charcoal my pores were the clearest i've ever seen them.. so i thought, 'let me try this earwax remover stuff and get them 100%!'
TERRIBLE IDEA. All of the work I had just put in, (washing, steaming, putting a mask on, waiting 15 minutes to take it off) was all for nothing. The earwax remover GAVE ME instant blackheads. worse than I had before. I know that different products work better for some than others, but I think there is a reason why this is marketed as earwax removal and NOT blackhead removal. BEWARE.

You may have irritated your face doing that many procedures at once. The instructions do not state using a charcoal mask beforehand. For the record, I've used charcoal masks and they did not clear up blackheads although they helped with flakey skin. However, there was a sudden surge of sebaceous hyperplasia after using charcoal masks for a year -- beware of that. It's hard to see how ONE USE of ear wax remover "gave" you blackheads at all, let alone "worse than before".

It is absolutely impossible to develop instant blackheads! That is the silliest thing I've ever heard. You said you used a charcoal mask before, the mask probably left residue and that's what you thought were blackheads! Blackheads take months to form, they consist of dead skin cells that build up over time. This is why it it is IMPOSSIBLE to develop instant blackheads

You’re retarded

I hope one day that you have to spend an extended amount of time with a person with developmental disabilities. Using the word “retarded” as an insult, let alone at all, is remarkably rude, distasteful, and down right ignorant. Why you gotta rip people down like that? Also, if you don’t like the suggestion, don’t use it. This girl went out of her way to help other people and, again, you’re ripping her down rather than building her up. It’s unnecessary.


Add new comment