5 Effective Natural Remedies To Get Rid of Blackheads Without Fail

Have you heard that blackheads, when left untreated may turn into pimples? Horrible, isn’t it?

Well, yeah we all hate the idea of having to deal with blackheads. I mean putting them out of your skin can be such a pain in the arse while there are many ways to do so.

Getting a facial, squeezing them, using nose strips etc seem to put too much load on the budget. Moreover, due to bad environmental conditions and ever-increasing stress in our lives blackheads can easily appear. 

Let’s get to know what exactly are blackheads and the root cause of its appearance.

What are Blackheads?

Blackheads are a mild form of acne vulgaris often appearing to be small, black or reddish brown pumps occurring when your pores get clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells.

When these clogged pores get exposed to air, they start oxidizing and the color of the bumps changes to black due to the presence of melanin.

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Affected Areas & Possible Causes

The effects of blackheads can be majorly seen on the side of the nose, cheeks, chin etc at a large scale and its formation also depends upon one’s skin type.

Dermatologists consider blackheads as the first stage of acne. These are easy to develop if your skin produces oil in large quantity or if you do frequent makeup or use more tropical oils. 

Blackheads are frustrating as they come upon the most visible part of our body i.e. face.

Fact Check: Around 70% of the teenagers face the problem of blackheads and they want to remove blackheads as soon as possible.

Best Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads

Dirt, excess oil, overactive sebaceous gland are some of the causes of acne but Blackheads which form the initial stage of acne are the result of dirt and clogged pores. There are a few ways to remove blackheads naturally from your face and nose.

And you know what’s the best part of employing these natural home remedies? It’s that these methods will not cause any damage to your skin and can be used for a longer term in order to avoid future occurrence of blackheads.

So, let’s get started.

#1 Honey and Cinnamon

Honey as blackheads removal remedy

The blend of honey and cinnamon makes up for a great blackhead removal remedy and it also tastes like a sweet candy. It is one of the best combinations because:

  • Honey has antibacterial properties that keep the bacteria away from your skin.
  • The combination acts as an adhesive to pull out the blackheads or bumps immediately that are clogging your pores.
  • Cinnamon improves skin’s blood circulation and makes your skin more smooth and healthy.

Directions to Use:

  • Clean your face with fresh water and pat dry.
  • Mix Honey and cinnamon powder in equal proportion and make a paste.
  • Take this paste in your hand and apply gently on blackheads with your fingertips.
  • After applying the paste, leave it for 2-5 minutes and wash your face with warm water.
  • Use a herbal moisturizer after washing.

#2 Baking Soda and Water

 

Backing soda for blackheads

 

To remove blackheads, baking soda is known as one of the best antibacterial and antifungal agents.  The main reason behind using baking soda is:

  • Baking soda has small, fine, granules making it easy to form a paste.
  • It works as a natural and inexpensive way to remove blackheads and acne too.
  • Baking soda is an excellent skin exfoliator that can remove clogging particles leaving your skin smooth.

Note: Always use a little amount of baking soda because its excess may lead to dryness.

Directions to Use:

  • Wash your face with fresh water and pat dry.
  • Mix baking soda with water in equal proportion and make a spreadable thick paste.
  • Apply this paste on your face and massage the paste all over the face in a circular motion on your skin. After that, rinse off your face with fresh and little cold water.
  • Use moisturizer if your skin feels a little dry in case.

Also Read: Natural home remedies for acne

 #3 Egg White Mask

 

egg whites uses

Egg white acts as one of the best DIY natural face masks. Due to factors as mentioned below, it is suitable to be used on the skin as a natural home remedy for blackheads:

  • Eggs are rich in nutrients and its mask unclogs your pores and makes your skin smoother.
  • For tightening your pores, its white part is preferred over the yellow part to create a mask.
  • This mask is not just effective in removing your current blackheads but also reduces the chances of future blackheads.

Directions to Use:

  • Clean your face with fresh water and pat dry.
  • Separate the egg white from an egg and apply a thin layer of it on your face. Put the facial tissue or toilet paper on the white part and let it dry.
  • After 1 minute, apply the second or third layer of it on your face. When your mask is dry your face will feel tight.
  • After 5 minutes, peel off the mask and wash your face with water and pat dry.
  • If you feel more dryness then apply a herbal moisturizer on your face.

#4 Green Tea/Green Tea Leaves

greean tea uses for blackheads

This is the by far the tastiest and easiest method to remove blackheads completely. Green tea is one of the good choices because of its many positive effects on skin and health because of the following reasons:

  • Green tea has antioxidants that help remove the toxins from your body and get a glow on your skin.
  • It improves brain function and lowers the risk of cancer.
  • Green tea is also helpful in weight loss, fights type 2 diabetes, and improves dental health etc.

Directions to Use:

  • Clean your face with fresh water and pat dry.
  • Take dry green tea leaves or crushed green tea leaves in a bowl and add water. Mix this mixture and make a paste from it.
  • Rub this paste on blackheads and keep rubbing gently for 2-3 minutes.
  • After this, rinse off your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel and apply a herbal moisturizer.

Note: You can intake green tea daily by boiling in water or apply on your face as a scrub. Both methods are equally effective.

#5  Milk and Honey

honey and milk uses

Honey is one of the best natural products that make your skin free from zits or blackheads. Its extensive features are:

  • Honey destroys the germs that clog the pores with dirt and impurities.
  • Moreover, the Lactic Acid in milk makes skin more soft and supple
  • The combination of milk and honey has germ-free and antibacterial properties that help fight blackheads.

Directions to Use:

  • Wash your face with fresh water and pat dry.
  • In a bowl mix 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk.
  • Put this bowl in a microwave and heat it for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Take it out and mix it well. Apply this mixture directly on blackheads.
  • Spread a thin cotton sheet over this mask gently and leave it to dry for 20 minutes.
  • Carefully peel off the strip from your face and rinse off with cold water.
  • Use moisturizer if you feel dryness on your face.

We hope these homemade scrubs and face masks will help you to remove your blackheads faster and easier. And don’t worry! These are safe, natural & suitable for sensitive skin.

Try these out at home and let us know if you got better results in the comment section below.

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