Blackheads are a true nuisance to deal with. Not only it is hard to get rid of them, but they also appear all over again. Thus, they might seem impossible to remove, sometimes turning into inflamed pimples that only make things worse. I still get blackheads so when I tried this homemade blackhead remover, I knew I wanted to feature it here. I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles with stubborn blackheads, so I hope you find this as useful as I did!
There are three main cleansing ingredients in this treatment: lemon, honey, and baking soda. Each of these ingredients has its own unique properties that can benefit your skin. Lemon juice is antibacterial and can help even out your skin tone. Honey moisturizes the skin and soothes and heals irritation. And finally, baking soda adds some exfoliation into the mix, helping to slough off dead skin cells and expose the fresh and bright skin underneath.
After the mixture is applied to the skin, you use a warm, wet towel to steam your face. The steam relaxes your pores, allowing the mixture to move in and dislodge dirt, bacteria, and those pesky blackheads.
Here’s how to make and use this homemade blackhead remover.
– A lemon
– Good-quality honey
– Baking soda
– Hot water
1. Start by cutting your lemon in half. Store one of the halves away for later use.
2. Spread honey on the cut side of the other half of the lemon, and then sprinkle a bit of baking soda over the top of the honey.
3. Holding the skin end of the lemon, rub the honey and baking soda onto your face, paying special attention to problem areas.
4. Soak the washcloth in hot water and wring it out. Lay the hot, damp towel over your face. The steam will open your pores so that the mixture of honey, lemon, and baking soda can work its magic!
5. When the towel has cooled considerably, use it to wipe the honey mixture off of your face gently.
Now your skin out in the bathroom mirror, or better yet, use a magnified mirror. If blackheads remain, you can very carefully attempt to extract them using a couple of Q-tips or an extractor tool. If your blackheads are stubborn, keep doing the process once or twice a week until they clear up.