One of the most common skin problems is blackheads. They can be both painful and unsightly. Blackheads are the slightly different sibling of zits, and like zits, squeezing them can be addictive. Composed of the same oil, or sebum, that contributes to the production of pimples, blackheads result from a building up of this oil in pores – the difference in appearance is the result of the blackhead’s exposure to the air, the reaction of which with the oil causes the trademark black color of these blemishes. Blackheads are hard to get rid of. Most people just end up living with their blackhead outbreaks. However, if you want to know how to remove blackheads, read this guide.