Neutrogena Triple Action Lotion blackhead scrubDr Sue Mayou, Consultant dermatologist and advisor to Neutrogena, told us “A blackhead is an enlarged pore with a blocked opening and the black colouration of a blackhead is melanin (the skin’s pigment) not dirt!

I would advise washing your face twice a day and looking for products containing salicylic acid as this helps dissolve the build up of bacteria and has an exfoliating action.

Some blackheads can be easily expressed with gentle pressure and clean finger nails but leave alone if they do not come out easily!”

Woman loves: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Triple Action Cleanser £4.49 boots.com. It’s a fine grain scrub that you can use on targeted areas twice a week.