8 Home Remedies To Treat Blackheads

Baking Soda Scrub: Removing dead cells and excess oil with baking soda will unclog pores and minimize blackheads. Mix a little baking soda with water to make a paste, then gently massage it onto damp skin in circles. Thoroughly rinse and dry.

Cinnamon improves blood circulation and fights bacteria, while honey is antibacterial. Apply a mixture of equal parts honey and cinnamon powder to the afflicted regions. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Steam Facial: Steaming opens pores and loosens blackheads, making removal easier. Transfer pot-boiled water to a bowl. Lean over the bowl and cover your head with a towel to catch steam. After 5-10 minutes of steaming, gently cleanse your skin and remove softened blackheads using a blackhead extractor or your fingertips.

Apple cider vinegar toner: Antibacterial and astringent apple cider vinegar reduces blackheads and tightens pores. As a toner, dilute apple cider vinegar with water 1:3 and apply it to the skin using a cotton ball. After a few minutes, rinse with water.

Antimicrobial tea tree oil helps eliminate acne-causing germs and relieve inflammation. Apply tea tree oil to blackheads with a cotton swab after diluting it with coconut or jojoba oil. Wear it overnight and wash off in the morning.

Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask: Lactic acid in yogurt exfoliates and unclogs pores, while oatmeal absorbs oil and soothes sensitive skin. A thick paste of cooked oatmeal and plain yogurt can be used as a face mask. Leave it on 15-20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

The calming and anti-inflammatory qualities of aloe vera gel can lessen blackhead redness and discomfort. Leave pure aloe vera gel on afflicted areas overnight. Morning water rinse.

Green Tea Extract: Antioxidants and tannins in green tea diminish oil production and irritation, treating blackheads. After cooling, apply green tea to the skin with a cotton ball as a toner. Green tea bags can also be used to compress the affected areas.

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