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How to Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads Permanently

Here we will mention some basic home remedies on how to remove blackheads and whiteheads at home. Blackheads and whiteheads are one of the stubborn beauty issues of many teenagers, girls, and boys. Blackheads are tiny, black bumps sometimes look reddish colored, and whiteheads are similar to blackheads, but they appear in white.

Hormonal imbalance, depression, excess use of drugs, poor skincare, improper appetite, and eating oily and junk food are responsible for blackheads and whiteheads.

Whiteheads and blackheads appeared mainly on the nose, chin, back, and cheeks. People make efforts to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads, such as through facial cleansing packs.

There are plenty of beauty products on the market which claim to remove the whiteheads and blackheads, but are they worthy products?

In this Article

  1. How to Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads
  2. Difference between blackheads and whiteheads

How to Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads

Why go with artificial and harmful chemicals when effective and easy home remedies are available. Use these remedies properly and get a healthy skin tone in some time. Be with us to know how to remove blackheads and whiteheads naturally at home

1. Honey, Lemon, and Sugar

Honey, lemon, and sugar are the perfect mixtures for removing blackheads and whiteheads. Honey and lemon contain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which are highly beneficial for pigmentation and stubborn and ugly blackheads.

So canned sugar is a good source of exfoliation and makes your skin softer and healthier.

How to use

  • Take a fresh lemon, cut it in half, and pour some raw and organic honey on it with a half tablespoon of sugar.
  • Gently apply this lemon to the affected area and massage clockwise.
  • Leave this pack for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with normal water.
  • Repeat this remedy once a week.

2. Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is also an excellent way to reduce blackheads and whiteheads. You can have it from any grocery shop.

It will help moisturize your skin and cleanse the clogs and dust from your face. Make sure that you use this method just after bathing.

How to use

  • Take some petroleum jelly and apply it to the affected area with the help of your fingers.
  • Now wrap some plastic paper in petroleum jelly and keep it for 20 minutes, then remove the plastic paper.
  • Wipe the extra petroleum jelly with a tissue or some cotton.
  • Now softly squeeze the blackheads or whiteheads with the help of your fingers; make sure do not squeeze hard.
  • Then, all the excess oil and dirt will wipe with some clean cotton.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a month.

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3. Oatmeal Flour and Cinnamon

Cinnamon includes the anti-bacterial property, which is the finest way to treat whiteheads and blackheads and tighten up the skin pores.

Cinnamon and oatmeal flour makes your skin healthy and improves skin tone and blood flow.

How to use

  • Take 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder and mix it with a similar quantity of oatmeal flour with some plain water or rose water.
  • Make a thick paste of that and apply this to the affected area, and massage gently.
  • The mixture will work as a magical scrub. Do the process for 10 minutes, then wash it off.
  • Repeat this remedy once in 15 days.
  • For better results, one can also add some lime juice and honey drops into the mixture.

4. Baking Powder

Baking powder also has a powerful remedy for removing blackheads and whiteheads, pimples, and acne.

It is highly effective for making skin tone fair and also removes dark spots.

How to use

  • Take 1 or 2 tbsp of baking powder and mix some water to make a thick paste of that.
  • Gently apply this paste to the affected area and massage well for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, wash your face with cold water, then apply some moisturizer.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a month.
  • Some people can be allergic to baking powder, so if you have sensitive skin tone, apply the mixture to your hands or underarms.

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5. Green Clay and Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is one of the ancient remedies for removing blackheads and whiteheads. This method is highly impressive for pulling out all the dirt and excess oil from the skin and makes your skin healthier and brighter.

Now you can have activated charcoal in the form of capsules, and two capsules are enough for one-time usage.

Activated charcoal and green clay are readily available at any grocery store or supermarket.

Green clay also has anti-bacterial properties, which help kill the bacteria of acne and blackheads and reduces the excess oil off your skin.

How to use

  • Take 1 tbsp of activated charcoal, mix one and a half tbsp of clay, and mix some lukewarm water to make a thick and smooth paste.
  • Apply the mixture to the affected area with the help of the brush or cotton.
  • Leave the mask for 20 to 30 minutes or until dry, and then wash with normal water.
  • Repeat this remedy once a week.

6. Aloe-Vera

Aloe-Vera is said to be a panacea for all skin problems. Aloe-Vera includes anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which are highly effective for skin pigmentation, blackheads, and whiteheads.

It soothes your skin and gives an excellent effect on your skin. You can use direct fresh Aloe-Vera gel directly or can mix it with lemon or honey.

How to use

  • Cut some fresh Aloe-Vera and extract the gel out with the help of the spoon or knife.
  • Apply this to the affected area and massage gently for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Leave the mixture for 30 to 35 minutes or until dry.
  • Wash it off with cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a week.

7. Tomatoes or Strawberry

How do you remove blackheads and whiteheads with Tomatoes and strawberries? Both are excellent skin care ingredients, exfoliating the skin impurities and dirt.

Tomatoes and strawberries both contain vitamin C and anti-bacterial properties, improving skin tone and removing blackheads and whiteheads.

How to use

  • Take a fresh tomato, crush it, or peel it, and extract the pulp out.
  • You can either directly apply it to the affected area or can mix some lemon juice or honey.
  • Leave this mask until dry, then wash it with normal water and apply some moisturizer.
  • So as, crush some strawberries and apply this directly to the affected area.
  • You can also mix some rose water or lime juice for quick results, leave it for 20 to 25 minutes, then wash it off with cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy twice a week; these tasty fruits are quite tastier and helpful for treating skin issues.

Difference between blackheads and whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are two types of skin inflammation on the face, neck, chest, and back.

Blackheads are caused by an accumulation of sebum (oil) and dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Whiteheads are caused by an infection (usually caused by a bacterium) that produces pus.

Whiteheads have closed pores, blackheads have open pores.

Both blackheads and whiteheads can be treated with over-the-counter products or antibiotics

These remedies are effective and highly admirable for treating ugly blackheads and whiteheads. These all ways look simple and easy but work strongly. Follow all the instructions carefully, and if you are allergic to any ingredient, test before applying.

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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