3 Best Ways To Remove Blackheads At Home Naturally & Permanently

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Many of us suffer from blackheads and whiteheads regularly and if you are one such person, I would suggest regularly doing these 3 home remedies regularly. They will help get rid of blackheads & whiteheads on face & nose naturally and permanently fast at home. Also along with the remedies mentioned, increase your water intake, reduce oily food and sugar in your diet to prevent further occurrences.

What Are Blackheads?

Blackheads are small black painless bumps that appear on the surface of our skin, mainly on our face. Blackheads are actually a mild form of acne that is most commonly found on the face but it can be found on the back, chest and even on hands.

What Causes Blackheads?

Blackheads are caused when our hair follicle get clogged with excess sebum. Each of our hair follicles contains a single hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil. The oil secretion is what keeps our skin soft and smooth. The problem starts when there is excessive oil production.

Excessive oil production can be due to hormonal changes, health conditions that plays havoc with our skin like pcos and stress, certain medications can also trigger more oil production or it can be hereditary too. When the excessive oil builds up, it clogs the hair follicles resulting in blackheads. Like some believe, blackheads are not caused due to dirt build up and is definitely not due to lack of cleanliness.

What Are The Symptoms Of Blackheads?

The definite symptom of blackhead is the black bump on our skin which gives it’s name. Because of the black color it is is easy to spot blackheads. Unlike acne, blackheads are not inflamed so there will not be any pain.

What is The Difference Between Blackheads & Whiteheads?

When the pores get clogged, it is white in color first but when the clogged pores comes into contact with the air, it gets oxidised and turns black, that is the only difference between blackheads and whiteheads.

What Not To Do When You Have Blackheads?

Don’t pick the blackheads, many of us pick blackheads with our hands but in my personal experience we can never remove blackheads by picking on them, it will only lead to wounds and scarring. Also don’t use abrasive scrubs, it will cause intense skin irritation and redness.

What Are The Home Remedies For Removing Blackheads And Whiteheads?

The best home remedies for treating blackheads at home are using a steam to open up the pores, a gentle scrub to remove the blackheads and whiteheads along with a blackhead removal mask to tighten the pores for preventing further occurrences of blackheads…….

3 Top Home Remedies For Removing Blackheads & Whiteheads : 


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In my personal experience, steaming open up pores and helps remove blackheads easily. If you are trying to remove blackheads at home, I would suggest starting with steaming. It makes things very easier also when using steam, try to add ingredients that have anti bacterial properties like lemon slice and green tea. For the steam, cut half a lemon into thin rounds and take it in a wide bowl. Add in 1 tsp of green tea and pour boiling water on top. Cover with a cloth and steam till the water turns cold. This steam will open up the pores and help loosen up blackheads.


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The next step is scrubbing. Usually for blackhead removing scrub, sugar is used. But I would suggest not using sugar without grinding as it will cause small micro tears on the skin. Instead I would suggest using castor sugar (fine sugar) that is used for baking or grind regular sugar finely in a mortar and pestle.

For the scrub, take 1 tsp of green tea in a bowl, add in 1 tsp of green tea leaves to it and grind finely. Now add enough honey and mix well to form a paste. To use, after steaming take little bit of this scrub and massage gently on the skin for a few minutes and then wash it off. This scrub will usually help remove the blackheads completely.


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After the scrub, always follow up with skin tightening face mask. Using skin tightening mask is very important as it helps close the pores to a great extent. Some of the best face packs for skin tightening are egg white based masks or clay based face masks. Clay based face packs are especially very effective as they really tighten on the skin when they dry.

Also an other tip is to use cold liquid for mixing the face mask, it will help close the pores very effectively. For this mask, take 1 tbsp of multani mitti in a bowl now squeeze in half a lemon. Finally make green tea by steeping a tsp of green tea in boiling water for few minutes. Strain and let cool in refrigerator. Now add it to multani mitti, form a paste and apply as a face pack. Let dry completely and then wash it off.

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  1. Anonymous
    November 8, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Lovely blog..keep up your good work.

  2. March 25, 2021 / 11:55 pm

    Every possible skin, hair, health issue you have addressed perfectly. Inwill use your home remedies because as a redhead those on the market always have irritating side effects. Thank you ever so much. If only I had know all of this 30 years ago. Better late than never.

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