Removing Blackheads Naturally

Blackheads are usually the first sign of acne. Having acne and then noticing a blackhead is a sure sign that good things are NOT to come, such as more acne. I mentioned earlier that my daughter had noticed that little blackhead on her face. Trying to ignore it didn’t work; it usually doesn’t, so I did a little research on how to get rid of blackheads. There are a variety of remedies on the market that claim to do away with blackheads, but I opted to look at the natural remedies before spending money on the expensive so-called cures.

Blackheads are made up of a collection of oil and dirt that is clogged into the pores of the skin, and typically, the longer the blackheads remain, the more difficult they can be to remove. Almost all of the methods to remove blackheads begin by opening up the pores using hot or steamy water. Hot water opens the pores for cleaning and cold water closes them up to prevent dirt or bacteria from forming in the pores while they are open. Although it’s been a few days, I hope it won’t be too difficult to remove.

Here are a few potential ways to get rid of those horrible blackheads:

Facial Scrub

Wash your face with hot water or place your face in a steamy shower to open your pores naturally. After you have exposed your face to hot water, scrub your face with a gentle facial scrub for a few minutes to remove the blackheads. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and then end this process by splashing some cold water on your face to close up the pores.

Removing Blackheads by Pressing them out

Open the pores using steam or warm water. Wash your hands and using your fingers gently try to press out the blackheads one by one. After the blackheads are removed, rub an ice-cube across your face. The cold water will reduce the redness and close your pores. End by washing your face with a gentle foam or the medicated face wash product that is part of your normal routine.

Lemon Wash

Rub the peel of a fresh lemon over your face to loosen up the blackheads. End by washing with warm water. This is said to loosen and remove the blackheads.


Apply a dab of non-gel toothpaste on the blackhead before bed and wash the area in the morning. This is said to reduce the swelling and minimize the area where the blackhead has formed.

There are several other methods for preventing blackheads that are derived from natural ingredients. My reluctance with these things is that it may interfere with my daughter’s acne treatment program.  The last thing I want to do is make her acne worse … wish me luck.


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