Despite my best efforts, cleared blackheads will return within 2 days. Is there something I'm not doing right? I've oily but dehydrated skin. Thanks!

Blackheads do return. A person with typical acne, which includes blackheads (open comedones), will find that the blackheads return. The skin pores that make the dead skin cells that form blackheads continue to stay active, producing more skin cells daily. Acne medications such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can help decrease blackheads. Seeing a professional to do a facial can also help get rid of blackheads.