How Do I Get Rid of Blackheads?

This is probably one of the top 5 questions that I get asked.

How many times have you tried nose strips to remove blackheads? Or have you spent several minutes in front of the mirror squeezing them out, only to be left with red skin, and those empty pores filling back up with blackheads within a few days?

Blackheads are an accumulation of sebum (oil), proteins, cellular waste and other debris in the pores. This accumulation is caused by lymphatic stagnation. And guess where that stagnation occurs? Inside of the skin – meaning topical products won’t clear blackheads long-term (which is why they always come back). But did you know that consistent lymphatic massage can help get rid of them for good?

When the lymphatic system in the skin is functioning properly, and the skin itself is functioning properly, the sebum, proteins and debris flow freely from the pores (aka the skin cleans its own pores). But when there is not a healthy flow in the skin, the sebum, proteins and debris get trapped, creating clogged pores and blackheads.

Blackheads = Lymph Stagnation

Lymph stagnation requires movement in the skin in order for it to clear successfully. Face massage, focused on the lymphatic system, helps move out and clear this stagnation, resulting in clear pores.

If you have blackheads:

Self massage is way more enjoyable compared to strips and painful peel-off masks, anyway!


About Rachel Devine

Rachel Devine is the founder and skin care formulator of R Devine Organic Skin Care. With a passion and deep understanding of the skin from the inside-out, Rachel goes against beauty industry standards to treat the skin from a holistic, whole-body approach, with focus on the nervous system and lymphatic system in particular. Rather than forcing the skin to act in unnatural ways like most skin care lines, R Devine Skin Care supports the skin's natural processes. The skin is the body's largest organ and it's important to respect that. Rachel is also a certified breathwork coach and guided meditation teacher. She believes that the mind-body-soul alignment is vital for both skin health and overall whole body health.