If you are looking for some simple home remedies for blackheads, you are in luck! I have been scouring the internet and reference books for some helpful home remedies that are not only effective, they are also inexpensive. Here are some of my favourites.
1. One of the more unusual home remedies for blackheads I have found is toothpaste! After steaming your face or taking a shower or bath to open the pores of your skin, try adding a small dab of ordinary toothpaste to a small area of blackheads.
This treatment could work well for you for the blackheads that form in the crease either side of the nose. You must only use ordinary paste, not gel and just leave it to dry – or even leave on overnight before you rinse it off.
2. Peel an orange, place the pieces in a food processor and whizz up with about half a carton of natural yogurt. Use this mixture as a facemask, lie back and relax for half an hour before rinsing off with cool water. This treatment works best if you have already opened your pores by steaming your face.
3. Scrub a potato, chop into pieces, blend in the food processor to make a paste and apply this like a face mask – leave on for about thirty minutes whilst you relax. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
4. Make a paste by mixing corn flour (cornstarch) and enough lemon, lime or pineapple juice to make a paste. Again, like most remedies for blackheads, this works best if you use it after thoroughly cleansing your pores and should be left on for only about fifteen to twenty minutes. Worth trying a tiny bit on a small area of your face first in case the acidity is too much for sensitive skin.
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5. Mix Fuller’s earth with water (Fullers earth is sometimes known as Multani Mitti), or a solution of 1 part lemon or lime juice to four parts water until you have a paste and use as above.
6. Make a cup of really strong green tea by using two teabags and leaving these to steep for at least ten minutes. When the tea has cooled, pour a little onto two tablespoons of granulated sugar or sea salt and use this mixture on a facial brush to treat blackheads on nose or on a body brush to treat blackheads on back. Sugar is a little more gentle than salt but care should be taken – this is not suitable for sensitive skins (try it out on a tiny area first if you are in any doubt).
7. Roughly chop up a chunk of cucumber (about 4” from the length of a cucumber will be sufficient). Sprinkle with salt and leave in a sieve over a basin and cover with a cloth. The purpose of doing this is to his will draw out some of the water from the cucumber.
After a couple of hours, rinse the cucumber pieces, pat dry with kitchen paper, pop into the blender and mix to a paste. Apply this to your face (messy but worth it) for a wonderfully refreshing mask that helps to tighten pores and improve skin tone too.
Remember that everyone’s skin is different so do be cautious, even when trying these natural remedies for blackhead removal – and if you have sensitive skin, are at all unsure, or just want to be 100% certain that you will have no adverse reaction.
Try the remedies above in an inconspicuous place (like the crook of your elbow) and make sure that there is no skin reaction before using any of these home remedies for blackheads on your face.