Blackheads also known as “open comedones” are small dark spots on the skin. If the comedone is closed, it actually is a whitehead.

Dermatologists explain that blackheads are blocked pores that get filled with keratin, skin debris and sebum – an oily substance. That is the first stage of pimples of acne, due to the fact that blackheads may grow and become pimples.

Even though blackheads are not hazardous to health, they certainly are frustrating skin issue as they mostly appear on the most visible part of our body — the face.

In this article we are going to present you the best and most efficient ways of removing of blackheads.


Unfortunately, there is no conventional way to get rid of blackheads. There are various creams and solutions, but their use might cause ugly scar.

On the other hand, there are many home remedies that can do wonders on your skin. The best part is that they are completely natural and therefore they have no side effects.


One of the most effective solutions is egg white, used as a mask. This mask will help you to get rid of blackheads on your nose and also will prevent future outbreaks. Egg whites are great for the skin due to the fact they’re rich in nutrients.


1 egg;

small bowl;

toilet paper or a facial tissue.

clean towel;

Preparation and use:

First separate the yolk from the egg white. You should einse your face and then pat your face to make it dry. Next step is to apply the egg white on your skin (the layer should be thin). Next, keep the toilet paper or facial tissue on the egg whites and press gentry on your face. You should keep it for few minutes until the layer is dry. After that, you need to apply a second layer over the paper or the tissue. Don’t forget that the tissue or the paper shouldn’t slide off. Wait another few minutes until the layer is dry. By your choice you can apply third layer. Once the mask is dry, you will notice that your face feels tight. Finally peel off the mask, and get rid if there is residue. Then, pat yourself dry and apply moisturizer.


This mixture is powerful combination as there are anti-bacterial agents in honey that keep away the bacteria which causes acne. Moreover, it will pull out anything that clogs the pores. Cinnamon improves circulation. This paste will make your skin glowing, healthy, smooth and blackhead free.


Organic and raw honey;

Cinnamon powder;

Clean cotton strips.

Preparation and use:

First mix the cinnamon and honey until you get nice paste. After that apply thin layer on your blackhead and press some cotton over it. You should keep it on about 3 – 5 minutes. After that, remove the layer and rinse the face. At the end apply some moisturizer.


This scrub will provide you great exfoliating and moisturizing. Namely, with exfoliating you will remove all dead skin cells that clog the pores. The result will be improved circulation and glowing skin. It is recommended to use jojoba oil in order to close the body’s own sebum. Also, you can use olive, grape seed or sweet almond oil.


4 tablespoons jojoba oil

1 cup white or brown sugar

1 airtight glass jar

Some essential oils (by your choice)

Preparation and use:

All you need to do is to mix the jojoba oil and sugar. Stir until you get homogeneous mixture without grains left. You can add few drops essential oil as a fragrance. After that, store it in a glass jar, and place it in dark and cool place. Before use you should stir the mixture. It is important to mention that you should apply it on wet face and massage the skin with circular motions. Leave to act about half an hour and then rinse it off with water. Finally apply moisturizer.

Note: If you use the scrub for more than 2 times weekly, it might cause skin irritation.


This amazing scrub is great solution for problem with blackheads due to the fact that lemon juice contains vitamins and nutrients that are effective in fight against blackheads.


Lemon juice;


Rosewater or milk;



A jar or a bowl.

Preparation and use:

Prepare mixture of honey, yogurt, salt and lemon juice and scrub the affected area. It is important to apply the mixture evenly. Additionally, you can mix rosewater or milk with your lemon juice and prepare facial cleanser. You should apply it every day, in a period of 10 – 12 days.


This tea is great for human health in many different ways. Green tea improves brain function; contributes to weight loss; lowers the risk of various types of cancer; also lowers the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease; improves the dental health and moreover it fights type 2 diabetes. In addition to that, green tea is great against blackheads.


Green tea leaves;



Soft towel or napkin;


Preparation and use:

In a bowl keep your dry green tea leaves and pour some water on them. Mix these two ingredients until you get nice paste. Next step is to rub this paste over the blackheads about 2 to 3 minutes. After that, rinse off with lukewarm water. Finally, pat yourself dry with a soft towel or napkin.

This scrub is great for deep cleaning of oily skin and unclogging of the pores.


Below you can read few techniques how to remove blackheads of ear:

Step number 1:
First step is to rinse your ears well with a gentle acne wash. On this way you will dispose the oil from your hair, dirt, wax and dead skin cells that may block your view of the blackhead. After that, flush your ear well with warm water.

Step number 2:

Make a press out of a washcloth absorbed in warm water. You should press this fabric on the clogged pore in your ear for a several minutes, and if it is necessary re-soak the material. On this way you soothe the material inside of the pore and that makes the pore extend and open.

Step number 3:
Finally, immerse a cotton pad, ball or swab in alcohol. After that, you should sompletely wipe the blackhead with the alcohol in order to eliminate microscopic organisms and give a clean surface on which to work.


Blackheads are caused by dirt

It is important to explain that blackheads are not created by dirt. People with big pores, have bigger chance for the dead skin/ sebum to react with oxygen and turn the substance dark. And that is the blackhead. On the other hand, the whitehead creates if the pores’ opening is miniature and the sebum stopper does not respond to the oxygen.

You can shrink your pores:

This is quite unrealistic. Due to the fact that pores are not muscles, they cannot open or close. Pores are openings are house of the hair follicles and sebaceous organs that are covering your body.

Still, there are certain things that actually can make pores seem miniature. For instance: lemon juice that is astringent and reasons constriction of skin tissue.