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Natural effective ways to remove blackheads

Updated on June 15, 2015

Blackheads or comedones are tiny dark spots,which appear on the surface of the skin.

It is a great mistake to think, that blackheads are caused by dirt. Blackheads can be caused by number of reasons, like hormonal changes, inheritance, improper skin care, unbalanced nutrition, stress, excessive use of cosmetics...

Blackheads occur, when skin pores become clogged with excess sebum and dry dead skin cells. Then clogged pores are exposed to the air, they turn black.

If You are tired of your blackheads, take patience and be ready for long-lasting battle.

You cannot remove them for 3 days , week, or even month. But don`t give up, there is nothing impossible!

Fortunately, our household is filled with powerful natural remedies, which could help you to get rid of nasty black spots.

Here are the top best ways

Baking Soda

It is a natural deep cleanser, that gently exfoliates your skin and unclogs the pores.

Thanks to its antiseptic properties, ability to fight bacteria and dry up excess oil, it`s a good remedy to get rid of all the impurities.

Just mix water with some baking soda to form a thick paste.

Massage the paste into your skin with gentle circular motions, like scrubbing your face.

Leave it on your face for about 5 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Repeat this procedure once or twice a week.


The combination of oatmeal and yogurt is great for keeping your skin clean and healthy.

You can a make a paste by mixing together two tablespoons of oatmeal and three tablespoons of plain yogurt.

Apply it on your face, leave for a few minutes and then rinse your face with water.

Repeat regularly for clear skin.

You can either grind an oatmeal to the powder and wash Your face, instead of soap.

It works amazing for oily skin!


Honey is known for its antiseptic and hydrating properties. It also tightens the skin pores.

Simply dab your fingers in honey and start rapidly patting your face.

The honey will stick to the excess sebum and dirt in your pores, and draws it out as you remove your fingers.

So any staff, that may be left in your pores won’t oxidize (and turn black) quite as quickly.

Keep doing this for 5 minutes, and then just rinse it off

Cinnamon is also good for its antimicrobial properties and makes an ideal match with honey

Mix the honey and the cinnamon .

Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.

Rinse it with warm water


Betonite clay has been used for centuries to treat various skin imperfections. It draws out oils and absorbs well toxins and dirt from your pores.

All you need is cosmetic clay and water (or apple cider vinegar).

Just apply fresh prepred clay mask on your clean face and let it dry.

Rinse off with lukewarm water .

You can either replace clay with activated charcoal .

The activated charcoal works magnetically to draw out excess oil, pollutants, that get locked inside pores.

Essential oils

Essential oils can be our great friends in the fight against blackheads.

When choosing an essential oil you must consider your skin type, the kind of problem you are dealing with, and note that , the more sensitive your skin, the more diluted your oils should be.

Tea tree oil is an excellent antibacterial treatment. It helps soothe irritations, rashes and burns, control acne and dandruff, treat warts and other fungal infections.

Bergamot oil has antibacterial and drying properties, making it an ideal treatment for existing blemishes.

Ancient Ayurvedic therapy of blackheads suggests a medicinal herb oil called Neem.

It has the property of anti-inflammation as well as anti-bacterial.

Jojoba oil is the closest resembles our own sebum. So it gets in the pore, mixes with the hardened sebum plug, dissolves it, and unclogs the pore.

Dilute the chosen oil in water. Dip a cotton swab in mixture, and apply to problem areas. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off.

Natural lemon or ACV lotion

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, and it’s citric acid helps ‘exfoliate’ the skin as well, clearing out any dirt or oil residing in your pores.

Simply squeeze few drops of lemon juice in a clean water and use it as a facial toner two times daily.

You can also use apple cider vinegar, instead of lemon for your toner

It kills off the bacteria, dries up excess oil and exfoliates gently dead cells.

Egg whites

Egg whites are an easy and affordable way to help reduce blackheads .

Egg whites mask tightens pores and absorbs excess oils out of clogged pores.

Separate the yolk from the white and apply a thin layer of egg white over your skin, using your fingers or a paintbrush .

Start first with one thin layer and let it dry .

Then apply a second layer and let it dry. 3 to 4 layers is usually enough. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes.

Then rinse off with warm water .

Your face will be very smooth and soft.

Salt water

Salt water

Salt- is another great fighter with blackheads

Salt water works effectively to dry out any excess oil and prevent any inflammation process.

Just apply salt diluted in water on your face.

Let it dry and rinse it off.

Use daily, and after continuous and regular use, you'll notice, that number of blackheads will be significantly decreased.

Gelatin mask

It`s one of the effective method, but still harsh one.

All You need is unflavoured gelatin and milk(or water)

Place 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin powder in a bowl. Add the 1 1/2 tablespoon of milk(or water) to the powder.Mix it all togetther

Set the bowl in the microwave, and heat the mixture for 10 seconds.

Dip your fingers or paintbrush into the bowl, and spread the gelatin over your face .

Leave the mask on until it dries completely.

Pull the mask off( starting from the lower part of your face)

As the gelatin comes off the skin, it will unclog your pores, and take out dead skin cells.


Prevention tips

  1. Don`t touch your face!!!

  2. Don’t wash your face with harsh cleansers.

  3. Wash your pillowcase on a weekly basis (to clean off any dead skin cells and oils your face leaves behind on it).

  4. Use an astringent like natural toner (lemon or apple cider vinegar ).

  5. Once every two weeks, use a steam procedure to help open your pores and let them unclog.

  6. Make a homemademasks 2-3 times per week.

  7. Rinse your face with cool water. It helps your pores get thinner.
  8. Use a dry facial brush. This exfoliation technique has gained popularity in recent years. Buy a facial brush with soft bristles made from natural fibers and use it, as a massage tool.

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    • JuliaStar profile image

      Julia 2 years ago from Russia

      Thanks, Patricia, for positive comment!

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Julia I wish I had known these when I was in my teens. I did use all kinds of products and tricks but nothing really worked well. Fortunately I had only a few and never really had acne.

      These are tips no doubt that many teens would like to know.

      Thanks for sharing. Hoping all is well with you .

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps