How to Get Rid of Blackheads Naturally


Blackheads are ugly plugs of hardened oil and dead skin cells that may appear if the skin is not cleaned thoroughly every day. Proper and regular cleansing of the skin should prevent these little monsters from robbing you of a clear complexion, but if you do all you can to keep your skin clean and still find yourself plagued with blackheads, you can do something about it. Here’s how you can remove them naturally.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleanser
  • A facial steamer or small terrycloth towel
  • One teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
  • One cup of warm water
  • Cotton strips to fit the areas where blackheads exist
  • One small bowl
  • A box of tissues
  • A cotton pad
  • Oil-free moisturizer

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Naturally, by Grace Covelli


Wash skin well with cleanser, massaging area gently. Rinse cleanser off thoroughly.

Steam or Use Warm, Wet Towels to Soften Blackheads

Position steamer approximately sixteen inches from skin and steam for ten minutes. If you don’t have a steamer, place a warm, wet towel over the area, leaving towel on skin until cool.

Soften Blackheads

Put sodium bicarbonate in warm water and stir until sodium bicarbonate dissolves. Saturate a cotton strip with solution and squeeze cotton strip to remove excess solution. Place cotton strip over blackheads and leave on for approximately six minutes.

Extract Blackheads

Remove cotton strip, and tear a tissue in half, wrapping each half around each forefinger. Place forefingers on both sides of blackhead and gently push fingers together so that blackhead is squeezed out. Proceed to next blackhead and do the same.

Apply Toner and Moisturizer

Saturate cotton pad with toner and wipe area clean. Apply moisturizer.

Tips & Warnings

  • A clay mask can be used after extraction of blackheads to further cleanse the pores.
  • Do not persist with removing a blackhead if it doesn’t come out easily. It’s best to leave it alone at this point and try again another time.

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