8 Homemade Remedies for Blackheads


1. Kasturi turmeric

“Turmeric can be used to help remove blackheads due to its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties,”

Dr. Dane says. “It’s important to note that regular turmeric can stain skin [but with] kasturi turmeric you avoid staining.”

To use, take one tablespoon of kasturi turmeric and mix with one tablespoon of water or coconut oil to form a paste, apply the paste to your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

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2. Baking soda and water

Baking soda is such a common kitchen item that you might not realize you can eliminate blackheads with it.

Dr. Dane says baking soda helps to neutralize any pH imbalance your skin may have, as well as work as an exfoliant to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells.

To use this on your blackheads, mix two tablespoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of water together to form a paste. Massage the paste onto your face, rinse off with warm water, and then be sure to moisturize afterward.

This mixture could dry your skin, so don’t use it more than two or three days a week. These are more brilliant ways to use baking soda.

3. Egg White

This face mask can not only help prevent blackheads but also protect your skin from getting tremendously greasy. Egg white helps in removing the current blackheads and tightening pores. Albumin, a key ingredient present in egg whites, is mainly responsible for this pore-tightening property. This mask will also make your skin glow (1).

You Will Need

1 egg white

1 teaspoon honey

What You Have To Do

1. Mix the honey into the egg white and apply the mixture on your face.

2. Let it dry. Wash off with warm water.

How Often You Need To Do This

Repeat this once or twice a week.

Best Suited For Oily skin, combination skin

4. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is among greatest choices that help you on how to get rid of blackheads naturally. Lemon contains vitamin C and acid which can remove dirt and sebum from skin very well. Do it 2 times per week. You can use lemon juice directly to apply to the skin, for about 15 minutes and rinse with clean water.

Or you can make a mask with lemon juice, almond oil and glycerin. All raw materials are mixed well and you can rub on the surface of blackheads or the whole faces. Wait 15-20 minutes then rinse off with cool water.

This will help not only remove the blackheads quickly, but also lighten dark skin areas. By this way, you just to perform the treatment once a week.


Cinnamon is also very useful to remove blackheads.Take 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into it mix it well to make a paste. Apply this paste to your face and leave it for 10-15 mins. When you start feeling some dryness than rinse it off with warm water.You will definitely feel a reduction in the quantity of blackheads.

6. Tomato

Because tomato has the natural antiseptic properties, so fresh tomato is considered a fruit supported effectively in destroying acne. Peel and crush the tomatoes and apply it onto the nose in the evening before bedtime. To avoid dropping pieces of tomatoes, you should apply one more thin paper towel over the nose and leave it overnight. Wash your face the next morning with warm water.

7. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera contains salicylic acid that possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and kills the acne and blackheads causing bacteria. It helps in moisturizing your skin, keeps the skin hydrated, rejuvenated and glowing. It contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants which keep skin pores clean and removes dark spots. Mix 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and apply to cleansed face or on affected area. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat it 2-3 times a week.

8. oatmeal

For an oatmeal face mask, mix together two tablespoons of oatmeal and three tablespoons of yogurt with some lemon juice. Scrub it in for a minute, leave it on for some time and wash off with lukewarm water. Oatmeal loosens clogged pores and absorbs the oil, thus eliminating blackheads.