Blackhead removal is an important treatment to do for skin that is plagued with blackheads. Blackhead removal will allow blackheads to be treated so the natural beauty of the skin shines through. Blackheads are formed on the skin when the hair follicles in the skin become plugged. They are the first sign of acne, with them often turning into a pimple. Typically, they are caused by an overproduction of oil. The surface of the clogged pores will look black or dark. These tiny bumps on the skin often appear on the face, but can also be seen on the chest, arms, neck, shoulders, and back. They can occur on anyone, but are most often seen on individuals that have oily skin. Factors that can lead to blackheads include producing too much oil on the skin, irritation of the hair follicles due to dead skin cells not shedding on a regular basis, taking certain medications, such as corticosteroids, lithium or androgen, undergoing hormonal changes, and the build up of bacteria on the skin.