Nobody likes having blackheads. They’re unattractive, seemingly impossible to remove, and can morph into inflamed pimples that make you want to hide your face forever. I still get blackheads (so unfair,) so when I tried this homemade blackhead remover, I knew I wanted to feature it here on the blog. 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!
How It Works
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.
Homemade Blackhead Remover
- A lemon
- Good-quality honey
- Baking soda
- Wash cloth
- Hot water
Start by cutting your lemon in half. Store one of the halves away for later use.
Spread honey across the cut side of the other half of the lemon, and then sprinkle a bit of baking soda over the top of the honey.
Holding the skin end of the lemon, rub the honey and baking soda onto your face, paying special attention to problem areas.
Soak the wash cloth 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!
When the towel has cooled considerably, use it to wipe the honey mixture off of you’re face (gently, of course).
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.
Our Production Manager Brittany, who gamely agreed to be the “model” for these photos, only had good things to say about this process. “This is amazing!” she said. “I always have a ton of blackheads, but after the lemon, honey, and baking soda treatment, I really had to search to find any blackheads left to extract.” I hope all of you find it just as useful! :-)