How to we get rid of blackheads and whiteheads
Maintaining a clear and beautiful skin, takes time,
consistency and effort. Dermatologist may recommend
lots of products, but some of them can be expensive
and may actually take a long time to work. You can,
however, incorporate some home remedies for
blackheads and whiteheads into your daily beauty
regimen and in a few weeks, you will experience a
drastic reduction or even total elimination of the
● Toothpaste – Toothpaste is an effective blackhead
and whitehead remover. Apply a thin paste to your
infected areas and let it sit on your face for at
least 25 minutes. You will probably feel a burning
sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is
normal and will pass. Once you remove the
toothpaste, the top of your blackheads and
whiteheads will disappear, but you still need to
thoroughly wash your face to remove the buildup
underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day
for two weeks.
● Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic
properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads.
Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp
to your blackheads and whiteheads before going to
bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you
sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the
● Lemon -Wash your face in warm water. Then, squeeze
the juice of one lemon into a bowl. Add in a pinch
of salt and stir the mixture. Apply the mixture to
your blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the mixture on
for approximately 20 minutes and then wash your face
with warm water again.
● Lime – You can also use equal parts of lime juice
and cinnamon powder and apply this mixture to
blackheads. Leave it on overnight and rinse it off
in the morning
● Cornstarch – Mix about a three-to-one cornstarch
to vinegar ratio into a paste. Apply it to your
problem areas and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
Remove the paste with warm water and a washcloth.
● Yogurt – Mix three tablespoons of plain yogurt
with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of
olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the
mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply it to
the effective area of the face. Let the mixture sit
for five to seven minutes then rinse off with cold
● Almond or oatmeal – Mix either oatmeal or almond
powder with just enough rose water to make a
spreadable paste. Apply it to your problem areas
with your fingertips first and then apply it to the
rest of your face. Let it set for about 15 minutes
and then rinse your face with cold water.
● Rice – Soak rice in milk for 5 hours and then
grind this in a blender until it is paste-like in
consistency. Use the paste as a scrub on affected
areas of the body.
● Potatoes – Grate raw potatoes and then rub the
area with the mixture. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
● Fenugreek leaves – Crush some fenugreek leaves and
mix with water to form a paste. Put this on the face
for 15 minutes and then remove it. Do this every
night to keep your face free of blackheads.
● Coriander leaves – Mix some coriander leaves and a
little turmeric powder with water and form a paste.
Use this as a mask to eliminate blackheads.
● Oatmeal -Grind oatmeal into a powder in a blender
and then add some rose water. Use this on affected
areas for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold
● Baking soda – Prepare a mixture of equal parts of
baking soda and water and rub it onto your face or
other body areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on
for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm
● Honey is also good for removing blackheads. Spread
honey on the affected area and remove it after 15
Remember – Be gentle to your skin. Never pinch,
scrape, poke, press, or squeeze too hard!