How to Take Care of Blackhead

Your skin is like your protector. One of its main functions is to keep away the bacteria, foreign particles and other things, which can harm your skin. If your skin is not healthy then it means that there is one of these things on your skin. Your skin will start producing more oil to make a barrier for keeping away things that can harm your skin more. The usual skin problem is acne or blackhead and you must know how to take care of blackheads.

Blackheads can be very frustrating, they can appear anywhere on the body and are rich in oily glands. Here are some simple steps on how to take care of blackheads.
How to Take Care of Blackhead
Things Required:

  • Nose strips
  • Soap
  • Facial scrub
  • Black head removing tool
  • Oil-free moisturizer

Nose Strip Method

  • Start with wetting your nose with a clean wet face cloth and then you can dry your hands. Open the nose strip packet, which contains the nose strips and remove the little tabs so that it fits properly on your nose. Place the sticky side on the nose, wet the strap and wait for nearly ten minutes. After ten minutes, the nose strip will become dry and then you can remove it.

Removing tool

  • Take a wide bowl and fill it with water, but make sure that the water is not boiling. Place your head above the bowl, so that you can face the steam. Empty the bowl and start cleaning with water and soap. Now, you can proceed to use the blackhead removal tool and be careful. [KG1]

Facial Scrub Method

  • First, wash your face and rinse your face with normal water. Do not bother to dry your face just leave it like that. Now, take a quarter sized amount of your scrub and start lathering it with your hands. Start massaging your face with this for exfoliating your skin. Rinse your face and repeat if required.

Steaming Method

  • You will be familiar with this method for treating colds. However, it is very effective for treating blackheads as well. Start boiling a pot of water and add some lemon in it. Take a towel and throw it over your head so that it covers the pot, let the steam stay inside, lean over the pot and take deep breaths.  You will have to do this for only five minutes, until you feel your face is wet from steam and perspiration. This steam process will help in opening the pores of your skin.
  • At this time, take a cotton pad and move it over your skin for dislodging the blackheads. Now, add some cold water in it, so that the water is hot and not boiling, so that you can apply it on the affected areas. Wet your cotton pad, wring it out and press your blackhead areas with this pad. During this whole process make sure that your cotton pad is hot and be careful that you don’t accidentally burn yourself. Cleanse your face after you are done with this method.


  • This method is not heard of, but it is definitely a myth that blackheads will grow back when you wax them. Just ask the beautician to wax your nose and all the other places affected with blackheads. Most of the beauticians will know about this.

Home Remedies

  • Take a little almond powder or oatmeal and make a paste with rose water. Rub this mixture gently on your face, leave it on your face for the next 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.
  • Take a little honey, warm it and apply it on the blackheads. Leave this on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water. Another thing you can try is applying lemon juice on your nose twice or thrice a day.
  • Make a mixture of fenugreek leaves, apply this on the affected area, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.
  • Try a mixture of lemon juice and rose water. Leave this on your face for 15 minutes and wash your face with normal water.
  • Take some mint juice and mix it with turmeric powder, apply this mixture on the blackhead-affected area, allow it to stay for 15 minutes and after that wash with lukewarm water.

Tips and Warnings:

  • The primary cause of blackhead is an impure skin. When you fail to clean your skin properly, dead cells will start accumulating and this will block the pore openings. However, make sure that you do not over scrub or over cleanse your skin because this will cause irritation in your skin.
  • Always remove your make-up before going to bed. Remember that foundations and moisturizers are known to block the pores, which results in blackheads.
  • Use a good skin exfoliant for cleaning your skin and removing the dead cells. If you are using nose strips then be careful with those, because if you pull them too hard then it can cause spider veins on your nose. 
  • If you are suffering from severe acne, then do not use the facial scrub. It will rub off the zit and spread the acne all over. If you have sensitive skin then it will cause redness and irritation. Therefore, always use them carefully.

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