Blackheads are those tiny black bumps we often see on our nose, chin, and cheeks, among many places where they often form. They are caused by a blockage in hair follicles, and they can be the toughest facial dirt to get rid of. Many of us try to remove them permanently but to no avail. One way or another, they still find their way back to their spots and make a permanent home on our faces.
Nose strips are always available in drugstores and, more often than not, they have somewhat become a necessity in the household. But in fact, there are other equally effective ways to remove those stubborn blackheads in a few simple ways. Here’s the catch, you can do these steps in the comfort of your own home and all of the ingredients used in the mixes can be found in your own kitchen. How convenient, right?
1. Flour and Honey Mask
We are all aware that the nose is the number one target of blackheads. And we also know that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. It’s easier to prevent the growth of blackheads than eliminate them when they start to settle on your face. You can make your own mask that is especially designed to prevent blackheads. Make sure that your face is well cleaned before applying the mask and do this about once a week to prevent your pores from clogging and blackheads from forming.
For the mask, you will need one tablespoon of flour, one teaspoon of warm water, and half a teaspoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients together until you arrive with a sticky consistency. If the mixture is too thick, add water as needed. Take a post-it note and cut it into three strips. Use the mask as a glue and paste the strips on your nose, chin, and wherever you think you might get blackheads. Leave the strips on your face for 10 minutes, after which remove them and rinse your face with warm water.
2. Blackhead Remedy Using Toothpaste
One household, particularly bathroom, ingredient that you wouldn’t think of using to rid of your blackhead but which is effective is the toothpaste. This is because toothpaste is actually a powerful ingredient in opening your pores and getting rid of your face’s impurities. Salt, the other ingredient, is a good disinfectant.
In a bowl, mix two tablespoons of toothpaste with one tablespoon of salt. Blend the two ingredients together until you get a consistent paste. Apply this mix on your face especially on the affected areas, and let it dry out. Apply drops of water on your face and massage it before you rinse your face off with warm water. Get a cube of ice and gently rub it on your skin to close your pores and prevent blackheads from forming. You can do this remedy once a week.
If you have dry skin, it is best to moisturize your face after doing the remedy to prevent your face from further drying from the ingredients. Use toothpaste that contains mint, which is the safest type to use for this kind of facial treatment.
3. Honey and Baking Soda Mask
It can’t be denied that honey has a lot of wonderful uses and benefits for our body and it can be combined with a number of other beneficial ingredients to get rid of blackheads. This DIY blackhead remedy requires two tablespoons of baking soda and one tablespoon of honey.
Just mix the two ingredients together until you get a sticky paste. Massage the mix on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes, after which wash your face with lukewarm water. The ingredients and the procedure itself are nothing fancy, but they can help rid of your blackheads using organic, everyday kitchen ingredients.
4. Lemon and Cinnamon Powder Mix
This DIY blackhead mask mainly consists of one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Blend the ingredients together well in a bowl until it is a smooth liquid.
Apply the mask on the affected areas where you usually get blackheads and let it sit on your face between 15 and 20 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water after. For better results, do this mask treatment two to three times a week.
5. DIY Blackhead Mix Using Eggwhite
Combating blackheads can be done in many ways. One of them is using egg white to make a DIY blackhead mix. Blackheads can be unattractive, not to mention unhygienic, but using this simple and efficient method, you can get rid of them in no time. Egg white is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins. The goal is to open up your pores and massage the egg white all over your face to get rid of the impurities and provide your face with a healthy glow.
Cold temperature closes your pores while hot temperature does the opposite. You can pour hot water in a bowl and use this as steam to open up your pores or take a hot shower before doing the blackhead mix. Once your pores are open, beat the egg white, and apply it to your face using a brush or your fingers. Focus on your nose, cheekbones, and chin, as these are where blackheads often form first. Put a layer of napkin paper on your face and remove the egg white. And there you have it!
6. Honey, Lemon Juice, and Baking Soda Mix
We’re done with the flour and honey mask, the baking soda and honey mask, and the lemon and cinnamon powder mix. Now it’s time to try the combination of honey, lemon juice, and baking soda in one mix. These are all ingredients that you can easily raid from your kitchen pantry. The procedure is also very simple so there is no excuse why you wouldn’t be able to do this DIY blackhead remedy.
Before you start, gather half-tablespoon of honey, two teaspoons of lemon juice, and two teaspoons of baking soda. Blend the ingredients together until you arrive with a good paste. Use a cotton swab to apply the paste on the affected areas and let it sit on your face for about 5 minutes. Rinse off your face with warm water and dry it off using a clean towel. Apply moisturizer on your face to prevent it from drying. You may replace the baking soda with sugar to exfoliate your skin.
7. Hydrogen Peroxide Blackhead Treatment
Hydrogen Peroxide cannot only be used to treat wounds; it can also be used to remove blackheads. Before starting with the procedure, make sure your face is free from oil, dirt, and impurities. Pat dry your face. Next, exfoliate the area of your skin that is affected by the blackheads. You can simply make a face scrub made of sugar and water. Rinse your face thoroughly after exfoliating.
Next, with your 3% hydrogen peroxide, dampen your cotton ball and gently dab it on your blackheads. Avoid touching your facial hair like your eyebrows, as these are probable to get bleached. Get one teaspoon of olive, jojoba or avocado oil and massage it on your face while it is still damp from the hydrogen peroxide. Wash your face with lukewarm water afterwards.