Natural Methods to Get Rid of Blackheads

Posted on Updated on 24 May, 2018

Everyone hates having blackheads as they seem to come back again after a certain period and it can indeed be a problem for a lot of people. But until and unless you are not very dark in color, there is a less chance that people would even notice them. So, there are a lot of ways through which you can get rid of blackhead naturally without the need to squeezing and squishing. The list of home remedies have been mentioned below:-

Lemon Juice


Lemon juice (1) is undoubtedly one of the best ways through which you can get rid of blackheads naturally. It comes up with anti-oxidant properties which promote the collagen production and further help in enhancing the skin. Also, lemon juice has AHA acid present in it which is used in many acne medications, and it is indeed helpful in removing blackheads.

To start off, you would need to make a solution having half teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of water and one tablespoon of salt. You would need to apply it on your face especially in the area where the blackheads pop up. Massage the mixture on your skin for few minutes and then clean it using lukewarm water.

Baking Soda

baking soda

Baking soda is considered as quite an effective home remedy to treat several skin conditions. Baking soda has antiseptic properties (2) present in it which can help to treat acne and blackheads. It is also useful in cleaning impurities from the skin such as debris and dirt.

To begin the process, you would need to make a mixture using a tablespoon of water and two tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the mixture on the area affected by blackhead and then massage gently. Leave the application on the area for 10 minutes before washing it off. Use the application 1 or 2 times daily until you get useful results.

Green Tea

green tea

Green Tea is an excellent natural substance which has antioxidants and vitamins present in it. It is used in treating inflammation and removes excess oil (3) from the skin. Using the green tea on the face can be quite beneficial as it would help to unclog pores as well as get rid of oily skin.

To apply it to your skin, you would need to take a teaspoon of dry green tea leaves alongside water. Further, rub it on the area having blackheads for 2-3 minutes before washing it using clean water.

Epsom Salt

epsom salt

Epsom salt is quite effective in removing blackhead from the face as it helps with the exfoliation and inflammation of the skin. In addition, it will make your skin smooth and soft and moreover make it clear.

Make a mixture using a teaspoon of Epsom salt and add few drops of iodine and handful of water into it. Further, leave it to cool off at room temperature and then use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mixture for 10 minutes and then wash your face and further dry it using a clean cloth.

Turmeric Powder


Turmeric powder comes up with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can be quite a proper remedy for blackheads (4). In addition, it is a natural substance, and hence it removes blemishes by cleaning the dirty pores present in the skin and thus improves the skin tone.

To apply, you would need to make a mixture using one tablespoon of turmeric powder and two tablespoons of mint juice. Allow it to stay on your skin for 5 minutes and then you can clean it using lukewarm water. To get the best results, apply it once on a weekly basis.



Honey comes up with antiseptic, natural and anti-bacterial properties (5) that can easily help you to get rid of blackheads. It tightens the pore of the skin which helps you with a clean and clear complexion.

Apply some honey on the affected area and leave it on your skin for 10 minutes and then further clean it using lukewarm water.



Oatmeal is one of the best natural substances that assist in getting rid of oily skin (6), removing the dead skin cells and perhaps treat blackheads as well.  A mixture of oatmeal and yogurt will do wonders in removing blackheads from the skin.

To begin the process, you would need to cool the oatmeal. Further, create a mixture using two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of natural yogurt, one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it for 15 minutes and then clean it using lukewarm water.



Cornmeal is an excellent substance that exfoliates the skin as well as clears the pores. Using this, you would be able to remove the debris and dirt from the skin.

You would need to mix cornmeal with water in a ratio of 2:1. Gently massage on the area affected by blackheads for 5 minutes and then clean it using cold water. Use moisturizer as well after cleansing. Repeat it on a daily basis to get the desired results.


fenugreek plant

Fenugreek is a potent natural herb that has properties which can help to get away with pesky blackheads. Fenugreek has powerful antioxidant present in it as well as it is packed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in the treatment of blackheads.

What you need to do is make a paste using fenugreek leaves and little water. Apply it to your skin and then leave it for 10 minutes so that it gets dried on the face. After it has dried, clean it using lukewarm water.



Cinnamon is a great home remedy for the removal of blackheads (7). It comes up with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which help in the prevention and elimination of blackheads. The reason it is quite useful because it stops the effectiveness of bacteria that leads to acne and at the same time makes the skin clear and clean.

What you can do is make a mixture having cinnamon powder; turmeric powder and lemon juice and further apply the mixture to your face. Leave the mixture for 10-15 minutes and then wash it using lukewarm water.

Egg White Mask

egg white

Egg whites are quite abundant in nutrients and vitamins, and it is quite beneficial in tightening your skin apart from helping in getting rid of blackheads. In addition, it is also helpful in reducing the inflammation of the skin.

To start off, you would need to grind two egg whites until they become frothy and delightful. By the help of a brush, apply the layer of egg white over your face in the area affected by blackheads. Allow it to sit on your face for 30 minutes and then clean it using lukewarm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar comes up with acetic acid which helps in balancing the ph level in the body which eventually helps to prevent the acne and blackhead issues.  You can use apple cider vinegar in the form of toner and further apply it on a daily basis.

Also, you can make your toner by adding three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to three tablespoons of crushed mint leaves, and it would certainly give you a cooling sensation, and at the same time it will tighten your skin as well as help you overcome blackheads.

Fruit Peels

Use fruit peels of lemons or oranges and then dry them on the sun and then grind it after that. Add a few drops of honey to this mixture and make a smooth paste like texture.  Further, use it on your face and focus more on the area that is affected by blackheads such as chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. Use the following application every two days to keep your skin unclogged and glowed.

Essential Oils

essential oils

Few essential oils can help you get rid of blackheads, and the best among them is lavender essential oils. You can apply it directly to the affected area, or if you find your skin sensitive, then you can dilute the oil.

What you have to do is apply a drop of lavender essential oil on the affected area and then massage it for few minutes. Repeat it if necessary and additionally, use peppermint oil on your face to tighten the pores of your skin so that it becomes clear and clean.

The Combination of Salt and Toothpaste

This is a very effective treatment that helps to remove blackheads from the face. This is quite easy to use without having many problems.

Take little toothpaste and add one teaspoon of salt. Further, apply it and rub it on your face for 1minute and then wash it usually. Further, rinse it using warm water, and you would witness great results.



Apple is another natural substance that can help you to get rid of blackheads. Apples come up with antioxidants that help in effective acne treatments as well as blackheads. All you have to do is take a medium-sized apple and further cut it into small pieces. The next step that you need to take is mixed a half cup of boiled milk into the slices. Further, use a blender to create a mixture and apply it on the affected skin and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with Luke warm water and then pat dry.

Cumin Powder

cumin powder

Cumin powder is one of the common herbs that help to treat acne as well as blackheads. To begin with, make a mixture using one teaspoon of cumin powder and ½ cup of mixture and perhaps allow the mixture to cool off for 15-20 minutes. Finally, take a cotton swab and apply the mixture on the damaged area and then clean it using lukewarm water.



The towel can be quite useful in treating blackheads, and all you have to do is make a small towel and further put it in hot water. Further, squeeze it and then put it on your face for 10-15 minutes.  The hot stream from the towel will remove blackheads and impurities. It is one of the best home remedies for blackheads. Make sure that towel is clean or else the problem may get worse.



Potato has been used for ages for improving the health of the skin. Many people use potato regularly to remove impurities from the skin, and it is indeed a perfect home remedy for blackheads. To remove the blackheads, you would need to crush a fresh potato and add a little honey to it. Apply it on your face and then further clean it using warm water.

Milk and Salt

boiled milk

Milk and salt can work like magic for removing blackheads. All you have to do is take a glass of milk and perhaps add a teaspoon of salt in it. Further, take a cotton swab so that you can apply it on your face directly. Leave it on your face for 30 minutes.  After that, use cold water to clean your face.



Sweating can indeed be helpful in reducing blackheads and at the same time getting rid of it completely. Once you have gained enough sweat, then it can be used to soften the pores that might have got clogged. Hence, it is recommended that you wash your whole face instantly before and after sweating arises.  Also, it is advised that you remove your makeup as the sweat might carry it alongside the pores and hence cause more problems rather than treating it.


If the regular application of these home remedies is performed, then blackheads could be removed easily and further stop them from coming back. Try these remedies for a month, and you will witness significant changes in your face.