From the Archives : How to Get rid of Blackheads? {Skin Care}

Well, blackheads are a very universal problem. Getting rid of them is not very easy. Blackheads are actually the dirt which settles in your pores and turns black due to oxidation when it comes in contact with the air. So, this is a recurring problem.

It is not like you get rid of it once and it never comes back again. Regular exfoliation is one of the methods to get rid of blackheads. I shall be posting one remedy which my friend has suggested to me once.

Steaming is your solution.
Well, it is just synonymous to exfoliation. Take boiled water in a pot, cover yourself and the pot with a towel and do not let the steam escape. Let the steam open your pores. Now, take a soft wash cloth and dip it in pot. Let the wash cloth cool to a tolerable temperature and now gently rub your nose area with the wash cloth.

Remember not to rub hard as it will peel off your skin. Do it gently and patiently. Do this for 5-10 minutes as long as you are comfortable. You can follow this procedure by exfoliating the whole face too. Wash off with cold water (as cold as you can bear) to close the pores. Follow with a very light moisturizer if you want or best is to leave your skin as it is.

Now, one of the rules for not getting blackheads is to keep your skin clean. Whenever we apply any kind of moisturizer or cream on our face, it closes the pores. The pores on the nose are bigger than that of the face so they get blocked easily and the dirt in them shows conspicuously. So, keep your face clean and non-greasy all day long.
Another remedy to get rid of blackheads is lemon juice. Apply lemon juice on your nose and extend it up to the cheeks covering all the crevices too. It will dry in a matter of seconds. Go to sleep. Wash your face with cold water only in the morning. Follow this as frequently as you can and you should notice some change in two weeks or a month depending on your frequency of application. 
Third remedy which I have not tried is to buy some nose pore cleanser strips from a dug store and using them. I am not sure about their effectiveness. But, I think they should be fine for a quick fix job. Though I have suggested it, please remember that the pore strips are not good for skin. They also have the same harmful ingredients as are present in the refreshing wipes like alcohol and other preservatives. So, try to keep their usage to a minimum.

How do you get rid of your blackheads??


  1. says

    I really like this post as blackheads are a problem for so many of us. Using steam to cleanse the pores is ingenious! I also love the idea of using lemon juice to cleanse the skin. Lemon is so purifying and has an alkaline effect on the body. I have used the pore strips for the nose before and found they work ok…but have too many not-so-healthy ingredients in them. Great post! I shared it on Facebook and Twitter too.

    Robin @

  2. says

    Hi Robin
    Thank you for so great comments. I have seen your blog and it is absolutely great.
    Its true that pore strips have lot of bad ingredients not good for skin that is why I wrote it as the last option and only for quick fixes.
    Would love your comments on other posts too. Please keep stopping by.


  3. says

    hi.i read many of your posts and i am loving all of it.I m now a fan of yours.Thanks for helping other in going natural.i also had serious blackhead problem.I tried applying lemon juice every night b4 going to sleep n washing it in d morning.It really helped so much.Beside this i also use baking soda to exfoliate n my pimples and blackheads reduced 60%.

  4. says

    What I learn from my experience is that using too much foundation or face powder also make my skin broke horribly.So i ditch all those and just stick to baby powder and i notice the difference in just 5days.Now my skin is nearly acne free.

    I have dry skin.but when i use cold cream or moisturizer on my face i get lots of pimples.can u suggest me something which will reduce my dryness but wont give me acne?

  5. says

    Hey Monali
    Thank you so much for your kind words. You made my day and I am really sorry for replying so late. I did not come online since quite a long time.
    I am glad that lemon + honey and baking soda helped you too. It is a great remedy.
    You are correct about using too much foundation and face powders. They clog the pores and cause the skin to breakout. I did not know that you can use baby powder instead. That’s just great.
    Well, Monali, I am sorry but I can not give you any reco about any face moisturizer. The problem is that I did not get any good one till date and I am still in search. I am oil gal so I use oil if nothing else is available. You can give it a try if you are not afraid but use the best quality pure oil because the contaminants can also cause breakouts. I can only say that you can also give the biotique products a try. Have heard great reviews so hope they help you. Take Care :)

  6. Sylvia says

    I just tried the nutmeg and buttermilk scrub and omg it is fantastic a huge improvement not only in the blackheads but in the oily skin too will use this again and again my skin feels great.

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