Honestly, I would go with something else. Although this is good for exfoliating, the jagged edges of the ground up apricot pits can microscopically scratch your skin. If you really want to get rid of blackheads, the best thing you can do is to use a product with retinol in it. I love Peter Thomas Roth PM retinol treatment. I use it every other night, and I had major issues with blackheads, clogged pores, large pores, and skin that felt like it was never actually getting exfoliated. Now I do not, and I use that every other night, and alternate with a hydrating night cream (I like Korres Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial). I also use a cleanser with jojoba beads and glycolic acid and salicylic acid. All of these are for exfoliation. I saw a MAJOR difference with my skin and pores (very few blackheads, ever) within a week of using retinol. I can even tell if I skip a night. Hope this helps!