A Celebrity Esthetician Explains How to Get Rid of Blackheads Overnight

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Blackheads—the ever-elusive enemy. Although barely detectable, they’re one of those maddeningly minuscule things (like a stray brow hair or a chipped nail) that we’re painfully aware of but that may not be all that noticeable to an innocent bystander.

However, unlike an uneven nail or brow, blackheads are complicated. They’re difficult to get rid of, and most experts agree removal should be left to the professionals. But what happens when we’re short on time (or funds) and need a pesky blackhead banished stat? Though there’s no shortage of blackhead-busting products on the market (masks, pore strips, cleansers), is it even possible to get rid of blackheads overnight? To be honest, we've never had much luck with quick, over-the-counter fixes, so we decided to ask celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau straight up: Is it possible? And if so, how do we do it? Keep reading for Rouleau’s step-by-step guide on how to remove blackheads overnight.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Erin Jahns.