Dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, wrinkles, lines, pimples, redness, brown-ness, all-of-the-above-ness… whatever type of skin you have, there’s one thing that plagues just about everyone: blackheads. They’re dirty, bumpy and hard to get rid of. While we love a Bioré strip, and have given the Insta-famous charcoal mask a try, we’re looking for a more long-term solution.

Here’s some useful advice from 8 top dermatologists on how to get rid of the dirty little pesks, via allure, including the reason you shouldn’t scrub, the dissolving ingredient to look for (it’s salicylic acid) and why moisturiser is super important.

We’ve also rounded up 5 products ideal for blackhead removal and they’re all available here in Canberra. You’re welcome!