Home Remedies For Blackheads

Last Updated on September 25, 2019 | by

Blackheads Home Remedies

Tired of trying all kinds of creams, peels and masks to remove blackheads to no good? Has all your squeezing, poking and trying to push it out proved worthless?

Then sit back and let us introduce you to the wonderful world of home remedies where all you have to do is step in the kitchen, take out a couple of things and voila, your persistent blackheads are non-existent!

What are Blackheads?

But first, what even are these stubborn reddish-brown or black bumps that won’t leave you alone.

Mostly found around the nose and chin, these bumps are caused from dead cells that clog excess oils in skin pores. It could be due to sebum produced at the hair follicles. Dirt, pollution, stress and other hormonal changes can also cause blackheads.

Either way these annoying bumps dull your glow. Scroll down to see the best and easiest ways to remove blackheads and make your skin look fresher and more beautiful.

BAKING SODA

Baking Soda

Apart from doing wonders in baking, this antiseptic is a wonderfully easy way to make sure that blackheads knows who the boss here is. Plus baking soda neutralizes pH imbalance in your skin and makes it healthier.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoons of water
  • For additional benefits use half a tablespoon of lemon instead of water.

Directions:

  1. Take a suitable bowl and mix the baking soda with water to form a thick paste.
  2. Gently apply the scrub on all affected areas.
  3. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

How often:

You can apply this mixture on your face twice or thrice a week. Overdoing it may cause your skin to dry.

HONEY AND SUGAR

Honey And Sugar

For years honey has been used for medical purposes. Its uses never cease to fascinate us! This mask is one of the best because not only does the honey make your skin glow, its antibacterial properties remove dirt hidden deep in your skin.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Mix the ingredients in a suitable bowl.
  2. Next apply the mixture on the areas with blackheads and gently rub it in circular motions for five minutes.
  3. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water and poof, your blackheads are gone!

How often:

You can use this mask daily if you want.

GREEN TEA

Green Tea

Yes, drinking green tea is very healthy. But it doesn’t end there. Green tea is rich in antioxidants which makes it a great way to remove blackheads instantly. It breaks up excess oil, reduces inflammation, absorbs impurities and makes your skin glow.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of dry green tea leaves/ two bags of green tea
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Mix the green tea leaves with water to make a paste.
  2. Gently scrub the paste on your face for five to six minutes.
  3. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with lukewarm water and moisturize.

How often:

You can do this every day or once every week.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar is known to treat a number of skin issues. Its antibacterial properties kills bacteria present on your skin, cleans out pores and lessens blackheads.

What you need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cotton

Directions:

  1. With the help of a cotton ball dab some ACV on the affected areas.
  2. Let it dry.
  3. Then rinse your face with warm water.

How often:

You can do this every day for most of your skin problems. However, if you have sensitive skin dilute it with equal amount of water.

TEA TREE OIL

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has been proven to be one of the best ways to remove blackheads. Its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties kill bacteria and protect your skin from other harmful things.

What you need:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Cotton
  • Honey/baking soda (optional)

Directions:

  1. Apply few drops of tea tree oil with the help of cotton on the affected areas.
  2. Keep it for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
  3. If you add honey or baking soda then make the paste and gently massage it for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Let it dry off for 10 minutes or so and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

How often:

Daily if you want.

TOOTHPASTE

Toothpaste

If you searched ‘easiest way to remove blackheads’ then congratulations! Because this is it. Toothpaste, particularly mint toothpaste, is considered one of the preeminent ways of killing bacteria and cleaning blackheads.

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon of toothpaste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Directions:

  1. Mix salt with toothpaste while keeping the paste as thin as possible.
  2. Apply this paste on the areas needed and let it dry for some time.
  3. Once dried, wet your fingers and massage your nose gently.
  4. Remove the paste thoroughly and wash it off with warm water. Remove the black heads easily and be awed.

How often:

Two times a week is most effective.

CLAY MASK

Clay Mask

One of the finest ways to remove blackheads that nature has provided us with, is clay. It helps purify pores, absorb oil and exfoliates skin.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of any clay
  • 1 tablespoon of rosewater/water

Directions:

  • Mix the clay with water until it becomes a smooth mixture.
  • Spread it evenly on your nose
  • Leave the mixture for 15-20 minutes.
  • Thoroughly rinse your face with lukewarm water.

How often:

Repeat this once or twice a week for the best results.

CINNAMON POWDER

Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon is used to both, remove and prevent blackheads. This anti-bacterial spice offers more benefits to your skin then just simply removing blackheads.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Directions:

  • Mix the cinnamon powder with lemon juice, add turmeric powder if you want, and make a thick paste.
  • Apply it on the areas with blackheads.
  • Let it dry for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

How often:

You can repeat this 3-4 times a week.

That’s it!

All in all these are the easiest and most effective home remedies we could find.

Maybe it’s magic or more possibly just easier ways to remove blackheads. Either way, we hope you found this helpful for removing blackheads without any chemical treatment.

Brendon Oren

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