Home Remedies 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. Blackheads commonly occur on the face, particularly the nose. They can also appear on the ears or anywhere else on the body. Two main causes of this problem are hormonal changes in the body and excessive use of cosmetic products.

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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Here are the top 10 home remedies for blackheads.
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(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.

  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

  • Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and honey to form a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste 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.
  • You can also mix one teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and lime juice with a pinch of turmeric powder (optional). Use this as a facial cleanser.

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.

  • Make a facial scrub by mixing lemon juice with salt, yogurt and honey. Gently scrub the affected area with this natural exfoliating mixture.
  • You can also mix fresh lemon juice with milk or rosewater to create a facial cleanser. Use it daily for 10 to 12 days.

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

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.




  1. idah gathenya June 5, 2013, 2:03 pm

    this is good work atleast now we can attend to our blackheads naturally without fear of damaging our face with chemicals.

  2. Nice to used baking soda very effective i had a lots of blackheads before,then one of my friend recommend this remedy it makes me feel good to my face :)

  3. Realy its very good remedies its working hardly

  4. Fantastic suggestions, I am a licensed esthetician and I so like to help my teen clients with home skin care. Of course coming to see me is top of the list, however I never let them leave without a good trinket of info to keep their skin looking good.
    It makes me look good to and teens referring teens is great!

  5. its better now

  6. I’m soo happy with the green tea one.I tought this wasn’t gonna work before the school dance but now i see i was wrong and I got to the dance with no blackheads.THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! :’)

  7. I am worrying that my blackheads become infected

  8. Its quite effective. Thanx a lot.

  9. Im always depressed i have black hes under my cheeck bones and is really red i also have it bad on my nose and the increses i really need help i Walsh my face thoughly and im trying every thing what do i do to remind you im only 15 ahhggg i dont like this please help

    • Sometimes when you wash your face too much and you dry out your skin, your skin reacts by overproducing oils, make sure when you wash you also hydrate your skin to prevent from to much oil, also if you exfoliate it helps get rid of dead skin cells which can clog pores. can mix some sea salt (or brown sugar or coffee grinds) with a type of oil (I chose extra virgin olive oil but you can use jojoba or coconut or another type) and once its mixed together you rub it on your hands and face then just rinse off with warm water (NO soap) :)

  10. I have mature somewhat sensitive skin and needed a treatment for blackheads/whiteheads on T zone. I tried the lemon juice (freshly picked) & cinnamon mask and couldn’t leave it on for 5 seconds let alone 15 minutes!!!! I did this after steaming my face so wasn’t too surprised when it started stinging but OMG it it started burning and couldn’t get it off fast enough!! Beware!!

  11. tried the baking soda will see thanks

  12. Has any1 tried #6 Honey? What were your results?

    • hi Na,

      I’ve tried honey facial once a week and it seems to be best for my sensitive skin . once the honey is removed after leaving it on for 15 minutes your face feels tighter and there is a gorgeous healthy glow.

  13. If I leave honey and cinnamon over night… I’m scared I’ll have ants all over me when I wake or whatever bugs…… Won’t it make your pillow sticky as well since your face moves around with it..

    • If you put a layer of tissue paper or something similar on top of the honey/cinnamon mixture, it won’t stick to anything and you can just peel it off in the morning :)

  14. im few days later join your website very informative & effective i dnt know what brand organic honey so im only try baking soda recepie. take facial steam is daily or not because im effected another problem milia kindly answer me. deeply thanx

  15. Put poop on. 99% time it works

    • I’m having a hard time trying to spread the poop around my my nose (my most problematic blackhead spot) without gagging. Would applying Vick’s under my nose first help with this??

  16. Baking soda is better to all.

  17. I am suffering from bumps all over the face. My skin has gotton so dark lots of spots and very sensitive. If I perspire ir itches like crazy and and looks just horrible. Think I got the breakout fr products I was given by a skin place.help

  18. let me try baking soda also.. :D

  19. Baking pwdr z d bst gyz!!

  20. Akshatha shetty August 1, 2014, 8:49 am

    let m try baking soda..

  21. I’m kira, I’ve had acne and blackheads since 13, now I’m 22. I’m going to try the honey one because I love honey!! :-) I’ll repost how it works

  22. Baking soda mixed with peroxide into a paste. Apply with a Q-tip to nose. Let dry and rinse. Also mix baking soda with a gentle natural cleanser and rub in circles. Only use these methods 1-2 times per week and always moisturize after.

  23. Tried The Baking Soda Lets See How It Turns Out. I Tried With Glue It Worked But I Still Had Some Black Heads Around My Noes

  24. I Tried The Baking Sodaa IT REALLY WORKS ! Thank You !

  25. really it worked…..

  26. I have tried lemon juice and it did wonders for my face, i also I applied it under my armpit n gush I can lift them up with no hesitance and no ador. thank you!

  27. I have tried sprinkling generous amount of Eno on my wet nose. The effervescence should actually take place on your nose,. It helps !

  28. Hi i think is you aply glue pva non toxic cover your infected areas put paper over and leave to dry then RIP It OFFFF next time you do this boil water or wait till you washing machine is done and put your face over the steam and then do it

  29. try TOOTHPASTE friends… It also works..
    Apply it on nose, keep it for 15-20 mins…
    nd u ll easily remove it, with smoother towel..

  30. i applied baking soda.it is highly effectively


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