Four out of every five women have a common issue of blackheads. Blackhead doesn’t hurt the skin itself but it provokes other skin problems like acne and skin redness due to bacterial invasion. First thing you need to make clear about black head is, ‘It’s not a dirt’. When the sebum and wax produced by your skin is clogged in your pores, it gets oxidized by the air and turns black.

Most of the women have this common misconception and they try to get rid of this dirt by washing their face too frequently. This excessive washing stripes away the natural oil from skin making skin drier. This dryness activates our sebaceous glands which produces excessive oil to make our skin soft and smooth. This over production of oil triggers the formation of blackheads frequently on nose.Over washing or over scrubbing is definitely not a good idea to get rid of them naturally.  Whether you have oily or normal skin, just wash your face twice a day with a good facewash. For the rest of the day, you can just rinse your face with fresh water and pat dry.

Remedies to get rid of Blackheads

There are several ways for removing black heads depending on the skin type and conditions but one thing I want to make clear is that there is no permanent solution for this, because blackheads are clogged pores and there is no way of shrinking and closing these pores permanently. So, you have to follow these remedies in every couple of days or weeks, depending on the remedy you are pursuing.
You can use home remedies to reduce enlarged pores temporarily. For a clean skin it is must to wash your face thoroughly twice a day, especially before going to bed. Regular practice not only removes makeup, dirt, dust particles and excessive oil, but it also detoxify the skin from harmful substances accumulated in your skin layers.
Go through each remedy and choose the best possible solution for you. All these remedies are tested so there are little chances of any side-effects.
DIY Home Remedies for Blackheads
These home remedies consist of ingredients that are always available in your kitchen or grocery so you don’t need to visit market especially to buy these ingredients. All the ingredients that I have shared are natural, cheap and inexpensive which means you are going to enjoy them anyways.
1. Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is well known for its detoxifying properties. It is widely used in cosmetics, face masks and medicines for detoxification purpose. It is rich in many essential minerals that our body needs.  It absorbs all the impurities and toxic material which are clogged deep inside our skin causing acne and papules.You can get bentonite clay easily from your nearest drug store. Applying it daily can improve the skin texture and maintain the hygiene of your skin.

Things you will need

  • 1 tablespoon of Bentonite clay
  • Few drops of essential oil
  • Water

How To

  • Take the clay and add few drops of oil
  • Add water to make a thick paste
  • Clean your face with a facewash and tap dry
  • Apply this paste to your face and leave for 10-15 minutes or till it gets dry.
  • Wash your face with fresh water.
  • Follow up with a gentle moisturizer

For results you need to apply this mixture twice a week. Natural skincare remedies take time to yield results but the results are long lasting and free from side-effects.

2. ACV – Apple Cider Vinegar

Hình ảnh có liên quanACV which stands for Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Our skin has its own pH level and when its disturbed, it becomes a healthy habitat for bacteria to survive. Apple cider vinegar helps our skin to restore that level so no germ could survive in the skin layers.AVC is a strong defense against germs and bacteria that hides in the pores and skin layers, causing acne, papules and breakouts. Many people use it with luke warm water to detox body from unwanted toxic substances.

“I researched natural skincare and found that Apple cider vinegar is really effective. Using it as a toner can be harsh. but if you have breakouts it can be really healing.” says Scarlett Johansson.

Like Scarlett johansson its a clear skin secret of many other famous celebrities. Due to its strong anti bacterial properties its widely used as a first aid treatment for reducing the redness and inflammation.

I would recommend you to use a dilute mixture of ACV in the beginning as its a big harsh and pure AVC can damage your skin. In start mix AVC and water in the ratio of 1:3 respectively, reduce the ratio as soon as your skin gets used to it.

Things you will need

  • 1 Teaspoon water
  • 1 Teaspoon AVC
  • Cotton balls

How To

Mix AVC and water. Dab a cotton ball in it and apply it to the affected areas. Leave it over night and wash it in the morning. Follow up with a nice moisturizer. If you have pimple or papules, you can use a Q-Tip to apply it on them and leave it for few hours.
3- Toothpaste for removing Blackheads

Last week I come to know about a very useful technique for removing blackheads. It sounds weird but its true, you can remove your blackheads with the help of your old toothbrush. Many woman use the toothbrush along with toothpaste to get the results but I have come u with something different and effective.For this treatment, I am recommending an old brush because its bristles become soft and causes less harm to the skin layers. But before using it on your face, you must be sure enough its clean and hygienic.

Things you will need

  • An old toothbrush
  • White toothpaste (Not the gel one)
  • Baking soda
  • A bowl

How To

  • Take a dry clean bowl
  • Add 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Add 1 teaspoon toothpaste to it
  • Add 2 teaspoon water to it and mix well
  • Take a small amount of mixture on the toothbrush and scrub your nose and T-zone well
  • Wash your face with clean water and at dry

Repeat this process several times a week before going to bed. Baking soda and toothpaste make a wonderful combination for unclogging the pores and removing the excessive oil from the skin layers.
4- Sugar Scrub

Scrub contains tiny granules, when rubbed against skin, removes the outer layer of dead skin cells. These scrubs are also helping in removing the impurities and toxic material from the skin which can cause many skin issues. Scrubs are easily available at stores and cosmetics shops but I would recommend you to stick to natural ones, which are easily made at home within a few minutes.

You can find two types of sugar in the market i.e, one with larger granules or smaller ones. I would recommend you to use the one with smaller granules.

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Half lemon juice
  • A bowl

How To

  • Juice out the lemon in the bowl and add the sugar to it.
  • Use your fingers to mix them well.
  • With the help of your finger tips, massage this mixture onto your face, especially T-zone where most of the blackheads are formed.
  • Take a few minutes to massage it gently.
  • Wash your face with fresh water and pet dry.
  • Apply your favorite moisturizer afterwards.
New, spotless and fairer skin will be revealed in just single application.


5. Egg White Mask

May be you are a egg lover or not but after knowing its benefits, your skin will definitely crave for it. Eggs are rich in protein and healthy fats, which are essential for healthy skin and also helps in maintaining the elasticity of our skin which is the main factor in ageing process.

Whether you eat it in your breakfast or add it in your mask, your will have a beautiful skin for sure !

Egg white contains protein which is the building block of cells and helps in skin regeneration but one thing which is not commonly known about egg white is, it dissolves the sebum plugged in the pores and helps us to get rid off blackheads easily. This egg white mask is also helpful in shrinking the pores and makes them less visible, which means you will have a clean, smooth and younger skin in just 15 minutes.


  • A bowl
  • One egg white
  • Facial band

How To

Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry. Take an egg white in a bowl and beat the egg white so you can get a smooth foamy texture. Apply this mixture on your overall face with your finger tips. Massage it well and reapply once its dry. Repeat this 3-4 times and keeping circulating it with your fingers. Wash your face with Luke warm water.

You will get instant results with this mask. Your will feel your skin is soft, fairer and healthier than before.
6. Charcoal Face Mask

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Charcoal Face Mask blackheadCharcoal is the latest addition in cosmetics industry. You may also have heard about charcoal facial cleaners or charcoal scrubs as it has a wonderful power of detoxifying and cleaning skin. Its active ingredients go deep down the skin layers and kill the bacteria that causes breakouts,It absorbs all the impurities and excessive oil from the skin which are the main cause of blackheads and whiteheads. It also helps in maintaining the pH levels of your skin and helps in fighting the signs of ageing.

For availing these benefits your don’t need to spend dollars. all you will need is a bottle of activated charcoal capsules and few natural ingredients which are easily found in your home.


  • 2 Capsules of activated charcoal
  • 1 tablespoon of Bentonite clay
  • Rose water
  • Few drops of essential oil -You can choose any oil but I prefer to use tea tree oil due to its anti-fungal, antiseptic and healing properties.
  • A wooden bowl and spoon as charcoal has the tendency to pull out toxins from the metallic containers

How To

  • Twist open 2 capsules in the wooden bowl
  • Add bentonite clay and mix well
  • Add few drops of essential oil
  • Add rose water to make a thick mask
  • Apply to face and neck and wait for 15 minutes
  • Wash your face and pat dry
If you still feel your skin is dry and itchy than apply few drops of essential oil to your skin. You will notice instant glow and fairness in your skin.


If you have sensitive or acne prone skin than try it on your wrist or jawline first. In case of severe skin problem consult your dermatologist first.