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Medic for Blackheads

blackheads smallPeople of any age can have problems with blackheads on their skin, but most often it is an issue during the teenage and adolescent years.

Also referred to as open comedones, blackheads are small yellow or black bumps that form when a clog develops in the opening of hair follicles due to a combination of excess sebum and build-up of dirt and dead skin cells.

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The bumps appear dark not because of dirt but as a result of oxidization. This happens when the clogged pores are exposed to the air.

Factors like hormonal changes in the body, excessive use of cosmetic products, improper skin care, stress and genetics contribute to this problem.

Blackheads commonly occur on the face, particularly the nose. They can also appear on the chest, back, neck, arms and shoulders. If left untreated, they can spur acne breakouts.

There are many prescription medicines for the treatment of blackheads, but you can always try natural treatments. With simple ingredients easily found in most kitchens, you can treat your blackheads within a few days.

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home remedies for blackheads

Here are the top 10 home remedies for blackheads.


(Out of the 10, we have covered three highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective treatment for blackheads as well as acne. It helps clear the skin of impurities such as debris and dirt.

blackheads home remedy

  1. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with mineral water to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste generously on the affected skin area and massage gently. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
  3. Repeat this remedy once or twice a week.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon can be used to remove and prevent blackheads

blackheads lemon juice home remedy

  • Mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and lemon juice with a pinch of turmeric powder (optional). Spread it on your face, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
  • Alternatively, mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and honey to form a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area before bed and leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash your face well with normal water. For best results, follow this remedy daily for about 10 days.

3. Oatmeal

The combination of oatmeal and yogurt is great for keeping your skin free of blackheads.

  1. Mix one teaspoon honey and the juice of four tomatoes in sufficient oatmeal to make a paste.
  2. Scrub it on your skin.
  3. Wash it off after 10 minutes.
  4. Repeat regularly for clear skin.

You can also make a paste by mixing together two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of plain yogurt, and small amounts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply the paste to your entire face, leave for a few minutes and then rinse your face with water.

4. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice, also used in acne treatment, can help remove blackheads. The nutrients and vitamins present in lemon juice are good for all skin types.

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Lemon honey home remedy for blackheads

  • Put a few drops of honey on half a lemon. For extra exfoliation, you can also add a little sugar. Gently rub the lemon on your face, especially on the blackhead prone areas. Rinse it off after 10 minutes. Repeat once or twice a week.
  • You can also mix fresh lemon juice with milk or rosewater to create a facial cleanser and use a few times a week.

5. Green Tea

Green tea can also be used to treat blackheads.

  1. Mix one teaspoon of dry green tea leaves with a little water to make a paste.
  2. Gently scrub the paste over the affected area for two to three minutes. This scrub deep cleans oily skin and helps unclog pores.
  3. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

6. Honey

honey remedy for blackheads

The balancing quality present in honey is good for both oily skin and blackheads. Honey hydrates as well as tightens the skin pores, giving you a clear complexion.

  1. Apply some pure honey on your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

7. Turmeric

turmeric for blackheads

Turmeric, which works well for minor burns, can also be used to treat blackheads.

  • Mix some turmeric powder with two tablespoons of mint juice. Apply it to the affected areas. Allow it to dry for a few minutes and then wash the area with lukewarm water.
  • You can also make a thick paste by mixing red sandalwood, turmeric powder and milk together. Apply it on the affected area and after 10 minutes wash the skin with water.

8. Epsom Salt

Another effective and natural way to treat blackheads is Epsom salt.

  1. Mix one teaspoon of Epsom salt and a few drops of iodine in a little hot water until the salt dissolves completely. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  2. Use a cotton ball to apply to the mixture on the affected area. Allow the mixture to dry.
  3. Use a clean washcloth to gently wash it off.

9. Cornmeal

cornmeal for blackheads

Cornmeal acts as an abrasive to clean out dirt blocking the pores in your skin.

  1. Mix one tablespoon of powdered cornmeal with some milk or water.
  2. Before applying the mixture, use steam to help open the pores on your face. Then apply the mixture and gently massage it in a circular motion. Concentrate on the most affected areas.
  3. After a few minutes, rinse your face with cold water. This will help close the pores.

10. Fenugreek

fenugreek for blackheads

One of the easiest and simplest natural remedies for blackheads is fenugreek.

  1. Make a thick paste by mixing fresh fenugreek leaves with a little water.
  2. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to dry for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  3. Use this remedy daily.

These remedies have helped many people eliminate blackheads. Most need to be used regularly for long-term results. If they do not work for you, you may want to consult a dermatologist.

Medic for Blackheads was last modified: October 5th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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92 thoughts on “Medic for Blackheads”

  1. I’m going to try the baking soda and see what happens 🙂 cause I have bad black heads on my nose and their so irritating just looking at them everyday xc

  2. I tried the honey method and there were improvement. When I tried the baking soda I mixed up a paste with sparkling water, I suppose soda water would be much the same. I thought this was also good. Early days but will try both again, but will try cinnamon next.

  3. Boil mineral water and soak a face towel into the water. Then just place the hot towel onto your face for a few minutes. After this, apply the baking soda and afterwards your face will feel super soft and glow wonderfully!!

  4. Mixed baking soda ,little peroxide,honey & ebson salt into a paste. Bubbles up and can feel it working. Wash off 5 min. For men(shaving makes the skin little more sensitive). 10-15 for women(longer if u like).use circular massaging with 2 fingers before removing with warm water. Feels tighter, cleaner & detoxified! Once a week***

  5. I havenblackheads all over my face n spreading on my body, i really do trust n hope that the baking soda do wonders for me.

  6. Not sure if anyone comes to this site any more but I use honey as a facial wash in the mornings and coconut oil afterwards as a mosturiser and it’s great stuff it give you beautiful skin at very little expense. I also use baking soda,coconut oil and honey for teeth whitening then brush as normal. Honey and coconut oil work wonders for most things including your hair they are always top of my shopping list ? hope someone finds this useful.

  7. I have white- and blackheads pretty much on the sideways H-zone… I wash my face with aloe vera facial soap and a thin layer of cleansing lotion but It’s really bad when I use them and even alot worse when I don’t…

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