Posted on: July 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Last updated: September 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Looking in the mirror and seeing an evil black spot staring back at you is one of the worst feeling in the world. Moreso because you can’t get rid of it unless: 1. It’s ready to be popped, or 2. You pop it and leave your face looking red and blotchy. It’s awful.

Blackheads have many different causes and many different treatments, but both are important if you want to avoid blackheads completely.

Here is everything you need to know about how to treat those pesky blackheads and how to avoid the unknown causes.


Blackhead Causes


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Our skin is made of many pores which vary in size due to an individual’s genetics. This is why some people go through intense spouts of acne while others do not. These pores house our many hair follicles.

Yes, yes women have hair on their faces. It’s commonly referred to as peach fuzz, (small hair follicles all over a woman’s face.) The hairs are usually small enough that you can’t see them. The pores also provide an exit for our skin’s natural oils. If your pores aren’t properly cleaned out, the natural oils and dead skin cells build up and form blackheads.


Other Blackheads Causes Include


  • Hormonal changes in the body
  • Excessive use of cosmetic products
  • Improper skin care
  • Stress
  • Genetics

Ok, so now you’re probably wondering what you should do if you already have a blackhead? Well fear not, because there are seven all natural remedies you can try at home.


Natural Remedies for Blackheads

  1. Cinnamon: Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon and lemon juice with a pinch of turmeric powder. Spread it on your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off.
  2. Honey: Apply pure honey on your face and leave it there for 10 minutes. Then you can rinse your face with lukewarm water. Voila!
  3. Green Tea: Mix one teaspoon of dry green tea leaves with water together to make a paste. Gently scrub the paste on the affected area for 2-3 minutes. You can then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  4. Baking Soda: Simply mix two teaspoons of baking soda with water until you form a paste, apply the paste to the affected area. Let it sit for a few moments before rinsing it off with warm water. Try to do this once or twice a week for best results.
  5. Oatmeal: A great breakfast but an even better facial treatment. Mix one teaspoon of honey, tomato juice and enough oatmeal together to make a paste. Scrub this paste on your skin and wash it off after approximately 10 minutes. Try your best to make this a part of your daily face regimen.
  6. Lemon Juice: Put a few drops of honey on half a lemon, add a little bit of sugar, and gently massage the lemon on your face, most particularly on the areas where you have blackheads. Rinse the juice off after 10 minutes or so,  and repeat this once or twice a week.
  7. Cornmeal: Mix one teaspoon of powdered cornmeal with one of your regular facial cleansers. Try using steam to open the pores on your face and then gently massage in the mixture in a circular motion, focusing on the most affected areas.
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