Blackheads are caused from excess oil and debris (make up and lotions) clogging pores. The oils are then trapped and a blackhead forms that can’t escape the clogged pore. Home remedies to get rid of blackheads have been around for years, but only a few are truly effective.
Preventing blackheads is the best way to get rid of them. You can prevent them by using a medicated cleanser twice a day to reduce excess oil on your face. You should also exfoliate two to three times a week to get rid of dead skin cells. On days you don’t exfoliate, you should use a facial mask to draw out impurities. Try to only use water based cosmetics and creams and never use anything oil based.
Home remedies to get rid of blackheads often involve putting something on the affected area. One mixture to try is made by dissolving a teaspoon of Epsom salt and four drops of iodine in a fourth cup of hot water. Allow to cool completely and apply to the blackhead with a cotton ball.
Instead of your usual facial wash, you can make your own to remove black heads. Boil a cup of milk and add the juice of one fresh lime. Let cool completely before using on your face.
To loosen blackheads, make your own exfoliating scrub with green tea.
Another good scrub recipe of home remedies to get rid of blackheads is made with salt, lemon juice, and honey. You can also add plain yogurt to the scrub. Use to scrub your face for five to ten minutes. Then wash your face and pat dry.
You can use plain honey on the blackheads to draw them out. Let the honey sit on the affected areas for ten to fifteen minutes.
Egg whites are also good for drawing out blackheads and shrinking pores. Separate an egg and whip the egg white with a form or whisk until foamy. Put the egg white on your face and let dry. When dry wash as usual.
Make a mixture of a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and one teaspoon ground cinnamon. Apply to blackheads and let dry. Wash your face to remove the mixture after it is completely dry.
Apply fresh lemon juice two to three times a day daily for a few weeks. This is also effective at getting rid of blackheads.