One nice trick is to use are pore removing strips. Wet your skin and apply these strips for 10-15 minutes till they dry. Removing the strips will also remove many of your blackheads without unnecessary trauma to your skin. To prevent future blackheads, you can apply every night, the whole area a cream that contains salicylic acid or retinoic acid. Using these creams for at least 3 months have been also shown to decrease the number of blackheads. Check your MDacne personal routine for specific product suggestions.