The MDacne cleansers and some of the night cream contain ingredients, beta hydroxy acids, that both unclog skin pores and treat red inflammatory lesions (pimples). Using the MDacne products for the long term can also reduce the number of new blackheads and whiteheads. 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.