Posted on by IHH Staff

Blackheads are open pores clogged with dead skin and oil; which are most common in teens and pre-menstrual women.  These irritating blemishes occur most often on and around the nose putting them dead center in the middle of the face where they are most noticeable.  So of course, we want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Here are a few of the best and fastest all-natural remedies for banishing those annoying little blackheads.

1.     Oatmeal soothes irritation, removes dead skin cells, and soaks up excess oil to help clarify the complexion.


·         Using distilled water (free of contaminants), cook enough oatmeal to cover your blackheads.

·         Cool oats to room temperature before applying to affected areas.

·         Leave on for ten to twenty minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.


2.     Cinnamon is an anti-bacterial spice that can be used to make an aromatic face mask for removal of blackheads.


·         Mix one part organic cinnamon with two parts honey to form a paste.

·         Apply a thin layer over blackheads.

·         Leave on for at least fifteen minutes.

·         Wash off with your favorite all-natural cleanser, then follow up with a moisturizer.


3.     Honey is both anti-bacterial and antiseptic, making it another great choice for those with acne-related blackheads.


·         Heat about a tablespoon of pure raw honey in a small jar until it is warm to the touch.  (A good way to do this is    by placing the jar into a bowl of very hot water.)

·         Dab warm honey onto blackheads and let it soak in for about ten minutes.

·         Remove with a warm, damp cloth.

·         This treatment can also be left on overnight.  Repeat daily for best results.