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10 Best DIY Blackhead Removal Face Masks

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10 Best DIY Blackhead Removal Face Masks August 30, 2018

“You have so many blackheads!”
“When was the last time you got a facial done?”

These are the kind of comments and questions we receive from the lady at the salon or sometimes even from overenthusiastic friends. You must be nodding your head in agreement, especially if you have oily or combination skin. For the longest time, I did not understand what everyone was trying to tell me because I didn’t notice the tiny little black thingies popping out on my face.

Blackheads are essentially clogged pores due to oversecretion of oil and sebum. With age and the damage caused by free radicals, pollution, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors, blackheads become more vivid and take other forms like dark spots or pigmentation. All you need is a little TLC to combat this problem. If you don’t know where to begin, we have a foolproof list for you. Take a look!

DIY Face Masks For Blackheads

1. Honey And Milk Mask

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What You Need
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Cotton balls
What To Do
  1. Mix milk and honey in a bowl.
  2. Dip a cotton ball in this runny mixture and apply it generously all over your face.
  3. You can also dip thin cotton strips in the leftover paste and place them over the affected areas.
  4. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse your face with warm water.
How Often

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Milk contains lactic acid, which is known to be a mild natural exfoliator. It gets easily absorbed into your skin, gently removes dead skin cells, and unclogs pores. Honey is known for its skin brightening properties that make you look radiant almost instantly.

2. Egg Whites And Lemon Juice Mask

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What You Will Need
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Facial brush
What To Do
  1. Mix the egg white and lime juice.
  2. With a facial brush, apply the egg and lemon mixture all over your face.
  3. Do not apply it near your eyebrows or eyes.
  4. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. The mask will dry up and tighten your skin.
  6. Wash it off with cool water.
  7. Follow up with a moisturizer.
How Often

Once a week.

Why This Works

You can dab a little egg white off the shell the next time you make eggs because it is known to be a natural astringent and works great as a toning agent. It shrinks your pores, making your skin look visibly clear and spot-free. Mixing it with lemon juice (a natural bleaching agent) brightens your skin.

3. Cinnamon And Honey Mask

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey
What To Do
  1. Mix the cinnamon powder and honey thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Apply this thick paste all over your face.
  3. If you have specific problem areas like the T-zone, chin, or forehead, focus on them.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash it off with warm water.
How Often

Do it every alternate day for 2 weeks, and you will notice a remarkable change in your face.

Why This Works

Both cinnamon and honey possess antibacterial qualities that are crucial for treating acne-prone skin. They also clear the dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil build-up from the surface of your skin. The astringent property of cinnamon helps shrink your pores, thus making your skin look smooth and clear.

4. Mint, Lemon, And Gelatin Face Mask

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What You Need
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
What To Do
  1. Boil mint leaves in a little water or pulse them in a hand blender.
  2. Let it cool.
  3. Microwave one-third cup of water in a glass bowl for 15 seconds.
  4. Add the gelatin powder to the warm water and mix it until there are no lumps.
  5. Mix the lemon juice and mint tea (or juice) into the gelatin.
  6. Apply this mask evenly on your face and leave it on until it has completely dried.
  7. Peel it off carefully and rinse your face with cold water.
How Often

Once a week.

Why This Works

Lemon is a natural astringent that tones and brightens your skin. The antibacterial property of mint soothes your skin while removing dead skin cells and shrinking pores. Gelatin is a natural protein that contains collagen and a polymer that holds the mask together.

5. Green Tea, Cucumber, And Gelatin Face Mask

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons green tea
  • 2 tablespoons cucumber juice
What To Do
  1. Microwave one-third cup of water in a glass bowl for 15 seconds before mixing gelatin into it.
  2. Add the green tea and cucumber juice to the gelatin.
  3. Apply it all over your face.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes before you peel it off.
  5. Wash it off with cold water.
How Often

Once a week.

Why This Works

Gelatin improves the elasticity of your skin and is the easiest way to make an effective peel-off mask at home. Cucumber is a coolant that rejuvenates your skin and hydrates it thoroughly. Green tea is an antioxidant that reduces redness and inflammation caused by acne and dead cell accumulation.

6. Baking Soda And Honey Face Mask

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What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Facial brush
What To Do
  1. Mix baking soda and honey in a glass bowl.
  2. Apply this mixture to your face with a facial brush.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Don’t keep it on for longer because baking soda can be harsh on your skin.
  5. Wash it off with cool water.
How Often

At least once a week.

Why This Works

Baking soda is a strong exfoliator that scrapes off dead skin cells while neutralizing the pH of your skin. Honey acts as a brightening agent that makes your skin look fresh. You can use this mask just on your T-zone if you have oily/combination skin or use it all over your face. Avoid using this mask if you have sensitive skin as baking soda is a pretty harsh ingredient.

7. Bentonite Face Mask

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What You Need
  • 3 tablespoons bentonite clay
  • Water
  • Lavender oil (optional)
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they form a smooth paste
  2. that is neither too thick nor too runny.
  3. Apply it all over your face.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it dries up completely.
  5. Dip a soft cotton cloth in water and use it to remove the mask.
  6. Rinse your face with cold water.
How Often

Once a week.

Why This Works

Bentonite clay gets rid of toxins and unclogs your pores, thus removing blackheads. It also reduces the appearance of acne scars and combats redness and inflammation.

8. Oatmeal, Yogurt, And Lemon Face Mask

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What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
What To Do
  1. Soak the oatmeal in the yogurt for a few minutes to soften it.
  2. Mix lemon juice into this paste.
  3. Apply this mask to your face.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash it off with cold water.
How Often

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Oatmeal exfoliates your skin and acts like a mild abrasive to get rid of blackheads. The lactic acid in yogurt cleanses your skin while lemon juice tones it.

9. Green Tea And Aloe Vera Face Mask

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup green tea
What To Do
  1. Steep the green tea and allow it cool down.
  2. Mix the green tea and aloe vera gel to form a runny paste.
  3. Apply the mask with a cotton pad.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash your face with cold water.
How Often

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and reduces inflammation, redness, and oil build-up. Mixing it with aloe vera gel – which is known for its natural hydration properties – clears your skin and leaves it feeling supple.

10. Orange Juice And Gelatin Face Mask

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What You Need
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice or pulp
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
What To Do
  1. Microwave one-third cup of water for 15 seconds and add gelatin powder to it.
  2. Add orange juice to this wobbly mixture.
  3. Apply this carefully all over your face without touching your eyebrows or eyes.
  4. Let it completely dry. It takes about 15 minutes.
  5. Peel it off gently.
  6. Rinse your face with cold water.
How Often

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants that are known to clear up your skin. It clears the top layer of your skin by getting rid of dead skin cells, dark spots, and oil build-up. Gelatin locks in these nutrients and also helps with skin tightening.

Taking care of your skin starts with using the right products. However, it also involves tackling it from every angle – diet, exercise, and topical applications. Sometimes, you may end up applying too many products on your face in the hope of repairing your skin. What you don’t realize is that most of them contain chemicals that can be counterproductive to your skin’s health. That’s why it’s important that you follow a skin care regimen that contains natural ingredients. How do you deal with blackheads? Let us know by dropping in a message in the comments section below.

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