Best Home Remedies For Blackheads

You can definitely use home remedies for blackheads to attack your problematic zit successfully. Blackheads occur when your pores are filled with excess sebum which contains oxidized melanin. They are sometimes referred to as pimples or zits.

How to treat blackheads

Squeeze blackhead

You may squeeze the skin surrounding the blackhead to get rid of the pimple. A blackhead is a blocked pore with a solid material inside and squeezing will not result in pimples.

OTC benzoyl peroxide

When you squeeze out the blackhead, you can apply over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide to it. The benzoyl will pull the peroxide into the blackhead pores and release oxygen that kills acne triggering bacteria. It also limits the fatty acid cells that irritate the acne blackhead pores.

The best benzoyl peroxide to use is the water-based gel which is less likely to irritate your skin. Apply it to the pores for an hour in the evening time and wash it off thoroughly before you go to bed. These products come in different concentration levels from 5 to 10 but the percentage levels have no impact on their performance.

If you have dry skin, start with low level of the peroxide and slowly increase it to the higher level because dry skin can be sensitive. You might experience some reddening of your skin but it’s normal. Try as much as possible to stay away from the sun exposure.

Horseradish – alcohol

You can also use this remedy for your blackhead. Add ½ cup of grated horseradish to 2 cups of 90% proof alcohol. Add a pinch of grated nutmeg and 2 pinched bitter lemon capsules which are available at health food stores like Vitamin Shoppe, to the horseradish. Use clean cotton to dab some of the solution on the blackhead every morning and evening for healing.

Lemon juice

Before you go to bed, rub some lemon juice on the blackheads and let it stay till morning time. Wash it away with cool water and repeat the process several times.

Nutmeg home remedies for blackheads

Use these simple home remedies for blackheads treatment. Add a teaspoon of nutmeg powder to 1 teaspoon honey and apply it to your blackhead and let it stay for 20 minutes before rinsing it out with cool water. Repeat this remedy 2 times in a week for treatment. This may take a while to see results.

Itchy blackhead

One way to get rid of itching blackhead is to apply cod-liver oil or liquid lecithin (available at health food store) to the area and let it stay as long as you want, then wash it off with cool water.

Herbal facial sauna

This facial sauna is suggested by dermatologists and herbalists. If you have blackheads on your face, prepare a strong steaming tea from 2 parts of elder flowers tea and 1 part of eucalyptus tea and cover your head with a towel over it for a few minutes at a time. Repeat this process quite often.

Miracle whip

Some people used miracle whip to tighten and close their blackhead pores and it worked for them. They applied it to the face and leave it there for about 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. It may work for you so just give it a try.

Sometimes you come across experimental home remedies for blackheads that can be vital for you such as mentioned below.

  • Cucumber in rum: Slice some cucumber into smaller pieces and soak them in rum for a few hours. Use them to rub on the blackheads as often as you want.
  • Cooked oatmeal: Cook some oatmeal in milk until it is thickened. Let it cool down and apply it to your affected areas.
  • Cornstarch-rubbing alcohol: Rub a tablespoonful of cornstarch mixed with rubbing alcohol on your acne blackhead and leave it overnight for treatment.
  • Milk of magnesia: This remedy applied on blackheads on the face, nose, body, and back, have worked for some people so you may try it out for yourself.
  • Vitamin E-egg white: Clean your affected area and apply oil from vitamin E capsule to it. Wait for 30 minutes and apply a lightly whisked egg white over it and allow it to dry before rinsing off.

Crystal star anti Bio

These home remedies for blackheads are very potent. The only drawback is the cost.
First of all, you can relieve inflammation and infection with Crystal star Anti Bio which can be found at online such as Amazon, then apply the remedies below for treatment.

  • High potency Royal Jelly dosage as recommended
  • Crystal star Beautiful skin tea: Drink the tea and apply it also to the blackhead.
  • Apply Siberian ginseng or licorice tea daily to your affected area.
  • Apply tea tree oil to your spots and use tea tree or calendula soap in cleaning your blemishes.

You might also want to look into treatment for scars and other skin disorders that inflame your skin.