Don’t you hate it when take a closer look at your skin, you see blackheads in your pores?

These pesky guys can be super stubborn, even after thorough cleansing you can’t seem to get rid of them.

Well today, I’m excited to share a secret weapon that’s been a game-changer in my beauty routine – blackhead tweezers.

Believe it or not, these blackheads are the root of clogged pores that can cause acne-prone skin.

Well, you’re in for a treat! In this step-by-step guide, I will show you how to use blackhead tweezers to banish those pesky blemishes for good.

So, grab your ‘mommy time’ essentials, and let’s dive into the world of clear, radiant skin together. Are you ready to transform your skincare routine? Let’s get started!

What are Blackheads?


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Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s first understand what blackheads are and how they form. Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are small bumps that appear on the skin due to clogged pores.

Why Blackheads Appear on Our Skin?

They occur when excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria build up in the hair follicles and mix with sebum (natural oil produced by our skin). When this mixture is exposed to air, it oxidizes and turns black, hence the name “blackhead”.

What is a Blackhead Tweezer?

Blackhead Tweezers are (like the name suggests) mainly invented to extract blackheads. The small tool has sharp curved tips (some of them are not curved) with a tweezer body so that it can gently pinch out the blackheads without scarring the skin.

blackhead tweezer

Image Source: Tweezerman Stainless Steel Blackhead Extractor

How to Use Blackhead Tweezer

Without wasting any more time, let’s dive into the 5 simple steps to removing blackheads. Get ready to remove tiny black dots and get smooth and plump skin.

Step 1: Identify the blackheads

The first thing to do is to know and recognize what a blackhead looks like, then you can begin to remove them. Basically, they are black tiny dots on your face, the common spot they stay on is:

  • Nose
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • The oiliest spot on your face

Step 2: Cleanse and steam your face

Before blackhead removal with the tweezer, it’s important to properly cleanse your face and open up your pores. This will make the extraction process easier and less painful. You can do this by following these simple steps:

  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser: Use a mild cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
  • Exfoliate: Use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
  • Steam your face: Fill a bowl with hot or warm water, and place your face over the steam for 5-10 minutes. This will open up your pores and soften the blackheads.

Step 3: Tweezer placement

This is where the blackhead extractor comes into place, but before anything, don’t forget to disinfect the tweezer. Now, place the curved end of the tweezer at the side of the blackhead.

Warning: Do not use your fingers to squeeze or pop out the blackheads as this can cause more infection and spread bacteria on other parts of your face.

Step 4: Pinch and pull

Lightly pinch the blackhead with the curved ends of tweezers and slowly extract the blackhead by pulling it in the same direction as the pore. Be gentle and do not apply too much pressure. If it doesn’t come out, leave it be and try again later.

Useful Tips: With your fingers, you can push on the side of the blackhead to apply slow pressure to help the blackhead removal.

Step 5: Aftercare treatment

Once you have removed all the blackheads, it’s important to clean and soothe your skin. Use a gentle toner or facial mist to calm and tighten your pores. Then, apply a light moisturizer to lock in hydration.

Extra Tips: For stubborn blackheads, you can also use a tarte foundation or other pore-filling primers to smooth out the appearance of pores.

Other Ways to Remove Blackheads

However, if you’re still unsure and not comfortable with this method, there are definitely other ways you can remove blackheads. Here are some of them:

  • Blackhead Strips: They work by adhering to the blackheads and pulling them out when you remove the strip.
  • Extraction Tools: Similar to blackhead tweezers, extraction tools like a comedone extractor are designed to gently press out blackheads, providing precise control.
  • Topical Treatments: Using products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help to exfoliate the skin and clear clogged pores, reducing blackheads over time.
  • Steam and Exfoliation: Regularly steaming your face and then exfoliating with a gentle scrub can help to open up pores and remove dead skin cells that contribute to blackheads.
  • Professional Facials: Visiting a dermatologist or esthetician for a professional facial can be an effective way to have blackheads removed safely.


And voila! You now know how to use blackhead tweezers like a pro. Remember, consistency is key in preventing blackheads from reappearing. Make sure to keep your skin clean and well-hydrated to maintain a healthy, clear complexion. Say goodbye to pesky blackheads and hello to radiant, smooth skin!

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