Home remedies to get rid of blackheads

A lot of you would know about the word association game. We’ll start this article with the game itself. Yes, I am seriously typing the first word that comes to my mind.

Lustrous – hair

Romance – winters

Happiness – chocolate cake

Stubborn – blackheads

Blackheads don’t discriminate between you, me or anyone else. People of any age can have blackheads on their skin. These are tiny black spots that appear on your skin, but most commonly they break out on the nose and cheeks. Blackheads are basically blocked skin pores (follicles) that are filled with dead skin and sebum (an oily substance). They are a common feature of adolescence and also for people who have oily skin.

blackheads
Pesky blackheads are such a pain. Source – youlookattractive

Out of the many reasons, the two main causes of blackheads are hormonal changes and excessive use of cosmetic products. Once they occur, it becomes difficult to remove these blackheads.

We all know that our kitchen is a magical place. Apart from all the delicious food, the magical ingredients can be used as a home remedy for a lot of skin and hair woes. Here are some effective home remedies to remove blackheads. Easy and convenient, these remedies use natural products, so you need not worry about the side effects.

  • Toothpaste

Apply a thin layer of cream toothpaste on the blackheads. Leave it to dry for about 20 – 25 minutes and then wash off your face with warm water.

toothpaste for blackhead removal
Toothpaste for blackhead removal is a tried and tested formula.
Source – thehealthsite
  • Tomatoes

Tomatoes are known to be highly effective in easily removing blackheads. Just mash a ripe tomato and apply over the area affected by blackheads at night. Leave it overnight and in the morning wash your face with cool water.

tomato for blackheads
Tomatoes are a great natural ingredient for your skin.
Source – mypositivehealth

Due to the high content of Vitamin C in tomatoes, it can be harsh for people with sensitive and acne prone skin. Make sure to do a patch test.

  • Honey

Honey is one ingredient which is blessed with superpowers. From face packs for glowing skin to hair packs for gorgeous hair, honey can be used in many ways. Honey hydrates your skin and tightens skin pores as well.

honey for blackheads
Include honey in your skincare routine and you’ll thank us later.
Source – pathtowellnesswithrobin

Apply a thin layer of honey on your blackheads and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Over regular use you’ll see a visible reduction in your blackheads and would also get soft glowing skin.

  • Baking Soda

Baking soda is very effective in removing blackheads. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with water to make a thick paste. Apply evenly on the affected area and gently massage. Allow it to dry and wash off with warm water.

The abrasive granules of baking soda are ideal for blackhead removal.
Source – newhealthadvisor

Make sure you dont go overboard with this method. Baking soda can be drying for your skin, so dont forget to apply a toner and moisturizer.

  • Oatmeal

Combination of oatmeal and yogurt works wonders for removing blackheads. Mix two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of plain yogurt, and one teaspoon each of lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well and apply this paste on your blackheads. Leave it a few minutes to dry and then rinse off with cool water.

oatmeal for blackheads
You can use the oatmeal and yogurt pack for your face as well.
Source -newhealthadvisor
  • Cinnamon

Mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and lemon juice. Apply over blackheads and let it dry for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water.

Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and honey into a thick paste. Apply this paste on the blackheads and leave it overnight. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning.

home remedies for blackheads
Use this easy home remedy to get rid of blackheads.
Source – livin3
  • Sugar Scrub

Mix 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil into 1 cup sugar (brown or white). You can add a few drops of essential oil of your choice for added fragrance. Store this scrub in an air tight container and use it when required.

Wet your face and scoop out a little scrub onto your palm. Massage onto the blackheads in circular motions for 5 – 10 minutes and then rinse your face with cool water. You can use this scrub twice a week for effective results.

sugar scrub for blackheads
Sugar is a gentle exfoliator and is helpful in removing blackheads.
Source – peveryday
  • Fenugreek leaves

Make a thick paste of fenugreek leaves and water and apply it on the affected area of blackheads. Let it dry for 10 – 15 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.

fenugreek for blackheads
The next time your mom gets methi, use some to make blackhead removal mask.
Source – findhomeremedy
  • Lemon

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl and add a pinch of salt to it. Wash your face with warm water and then apply this mix on the blackheads. Leave it for 15 minutes and again rinse off with warm water.

Mix few drops of lemon juice with rosewater and use it daily as a cleanser, concentrating on black heads. Use this cleanser daily for 10 – 12 days for visible changes.

lemon for
Lemon is a magical ingredient. Use it for skin brightening, acne treatment, or blackhead removal.
Source – facthacker

It is possible in some cases that lemon acts like an irritant because of the high value of Vitamin C. Thus, a patch test is recommended.

Using natural and home remedies is always a better option. With easily available ingredients, you can use these simple tips and remove blackheads at home.

Follow us on all our social media –  FacebookTwitterInstagram to know the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

P.S: Do a patch test for all the options. User discretion is highly advised.

Kritika Manchanda is an author of a fiction novel – ‘December Breeze’ and a Features Writer at Let’s Expresso. In addition to being a lifestyle and travel blogger, she is an ardent reader and a crazy dog girl!
3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>