What Are The Natural Remedies To Remove Blackheads?

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Bentonite Clay - Mix with water or ACV, apply and let dry. Egg White - Wash face, dry and apply a thin layer of egg white over your skin. Honey and Milk - Mix 1 tbsp of organic honey and 1 tsp of milk. Heat for 15 seconds, mix again to blend, cool and apply. Baking Soda - Mix with water, form a paste and apply. Steam - Expose face to bowl of hot water, will open up pores.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

What are Blackheads?

Blackheads occur when your skin pores are clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells. The difference between a black head and a white head is simply whether or not the pore is open or closed. However, blackheads are not caused by dirt, which is a very misunderstood notion.

Moreover, most of the people try scrubbing their face obsessively to get rid of the blackheads. However, it is only going to make things worse. Here are some of the easy natural ways to get rid of them.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Fast and Naturally?

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is a mineral rich healing substance that has been used for centuries to treat a number of ailments, chiefly skin related. Because of its molecules “electrical charge” when wet, it does an amazing job of drawing out oils or other impurities locked in your pores. You can mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar too. Otherwise, you can simply use 1 tablespoon (roughly) bentonite clay and water or ACV. Apply the paste on your face and let it sit for 10-25 minutes, depending on how long you are letting it dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturize as usual.

Egg White

Easily accessible egg whites make a wonderful skin care product. It will temporarily tighten pores, thus reducing chances of future blackheads, and will also remove current blackheads too. You will have to separate the yolk from the white first. After washing your face and drying it apply a thin layer of egg white over your skin. Allow it to dry. You can apply 3-5 layers of egg white and rinse your face after keeping it for a while.

Honey and Milk

Milk and honey both have properties that are good for skin. Honey has antibacterial properties, and the lactic acid in milk is said to help keep skin soft and supple.

Mix 1 tablespoon of organic honey with 1 teaspoon of milk. Heat it for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, and then mix again to blend thoroughly. When it’s a comfortable temperature, apply a thin layer over blackheads, and then gently but firmly pat a strip of dry, clean, cotton onto it. Let it dry and carefully peel the strip away. Rinse with cold water and moisturize as usual.

Baking Soda & Water

Baking soda with its small and fine granules can work as a natural and inexpensive way to occasionally exfoliate and remove anything clogging your pores.

Simply mix water with enough baking soda to form a thick, but spreadable, paste. Using a gentle circular motion, massage the paste into your skin. Rinse thoroughly with plain water, pat your face dry, and then make sure you moisturize.


Steam may not literally open your pores but it can help reduce the appearance of them by softening up trapped sebum/dead skin cells that can fill out your pores and form blackheads.

Fill a bowl with boiling water. Let it cool briefly, then cover your head with a towel and lean over it for 5-10 minutes to allow the steam to loosen anything in your pores. Be careful not to get to close or you risk burning your skin. When you are done, rinse your face with warm water and pat firmly but gently dry with a clean towel. You can moisturize your face after this.