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10 Ways To Remove Blackheads With These Home Remedies

Don’t you just hate it when you’re under a good light and all you see is nasty blackheads? Well, of course you do. The good thing is, there’s actually hope… Down below there are some of the best home remedies that can help you remove them once and for all.

Some of the factors that can create blackheads are:

  • Excessive production of oil by the sebaceous glands
  • A build up of acne-causing bacteria on your skin
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells
  • Hormonal changes during menstruation or while you are on birth control pills

10 best ways to get rid of them:

1. Egg white mask

What you need:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • tissues

What you need to do:

  • Separate the egg whites from the yolk and beat them in a bowl with two teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Apply a thin layer of this mixture to dry and place a tissue over your nose
  • Apply a second layer of the mixture on top of the tissue and let it dry
  • If you have too many blackheads, go in with a third layer
  • When it’s dry pull off the layered tissues from your nose along with the blackheads.

The egg whites stick to the pores of your skin helping you to pull out all the dirt. They help you shrink the pores and tighten your skin.

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2. Lemon and honey

What you need:

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey

What you need to do:

  • Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and add honey to it
  • Apply the mixture to your nose and apply it to the entire face
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash it off
  • Repeat 2-3 times a week for better results.

The lemon helps lighten your skin and tighten the skin pores while honey is antibacterial and can fight acne.

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3. Toothpaste and salt

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon of toothpaste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

What you need to do:

  • Mix a teaspoon of toothpaste with a teaspoon of salt
  • Apply it to your nose and let it dry
  • Once it’s dried wet your fingers and massage your nose to remove the toothpaste mixture
  • Wash your face thoroughly
  • Repeat 1-2 times a week.

The toothpaste helps you get rid of the oil build-up on your skin. The combination helps you to exfoliate your skin.

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4. Baking soda and lemon

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice

What you need to do:

  • Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with lemon juice from a thick paste
  • Apply this mask on your nose and let it dry
  • Wash it after and repeat once a week.

Baking soda has exfoliant properties and hence can help to get rid of the dead skin cells that can clog the pores and form the blackheads.

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5. Steam facial at home

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6. Gelatin and milk mask

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

What you need to do:

  • Mix the gelatin with the milk and heat it for 10-15 seconds in a microwave or saucepan
  • Apply the mixture to your nose and let the mask dry for 30-40 minutes
  • Peel the mask gently from its edges
  • Repeat 2-3 times a week.

Gelatin is packed with nutrients and helps your skin’s regeneration process. Adding milk to gelatin helps balancing the pH of the skin and controls excessive production of oil.

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7. Aloe vera juice

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What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

What you need to do:

  • Massage your nose with aloe vera gel and let it try
  • Then wash it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat twice daily.

Aloe vera has natural astringent properties that can help in tightening the open pores.

8. Charcoal mask

What you need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of activated charcoal
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of water

What you have to do:

  • Add a tablespoon of gelatin to two tablespoons of water and heat if for 10-15 seconds
  • When the gelatin paste thickens, add half a teaspoon of activated charcoal and mix well
  • Apply the paste to your nose and let it dry
  • Peel it off and wash your face
  • Repeat 1-2 times a week.

Activated charcoal absorbs the excess oil and helps in shrinking the skin pores.

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9. Glue stick

What you need:

  • A non-toxic glue stick

What you need to do:

  • Wash your face with warm water and apply a non-toxic glue to your nose
  • Let it dry and peel off the flue from your nose
  • Do this twice a week for optimum results.

The glue sticks to all the dirt and debris inside the pores and pulls them out.

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10. Blackhead removal strips

What you need:

  • Blackhead removal strips

What you need to do:

  • Take a blackhead removal strip and stick it on a slightly wet nose
  • Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and pull the strip off gently starting from the corner
  • Repeat once a week.

This is an excellent way to remove blackheads since the debris and dirt stick to the strips and are easier to pull out.

  • Do not use these strips if you have sensitive skin or are on topical medications like tretinoin.
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