For many people, blackheads are part of life. They can be unsightly though and can lead to further skin issues. This page contains remedies for blackheads.
What kind of food can make blackheads?
Foods high in fat can contribute to blackheads: cheese, chocolate, fried foods ....
Remove blackheads easily with plain old white glue. Yes, not only is it fun to peel dried glue, it works great on areas such as the nose, chin, and forehead to remove blackheads and is much more effective than the usual peel off mask and it's less expensive. Happy peeling!
Source: Beauty secrets from Hollywood as shared on some talk show last year.
By liknmylife from Shelbyville, KY
Here is a simple way to make your own blackhead removing strips. I used to spend $10 per box (which lasted me 2 weeks) for many, many years.
Mix together gelatin and milk in a small bowl then microwave it for 10-15 seconds. Make sure it's not scalding, then apply a thin coat on to your nose or your T-zone with your fingers. Wait 10 minutes until the mixture dries completely. The gelatin is opaque when wet, and will be translucent when dry. Carefully peel the gelatin strip off your nose. Blackheads and dirt will stick to the gelatin, clearing your pores!
Note: if you don't like the smell of warm milk, try adding a drop of essential oil!
By attosa from Los Angeles, CA
I am suffering from skin problems. My nose is surrounded by black marks. Whenever I pinch them, white colored small material comes from it. What kind of treatment should I use or which kind of doctor should I consult?
A dermatologist is the doc for you. Before you spend all that money try very warm water on a cloth and just hold it on your face for a few minutes. Ask your local pharmacist about a soap which will help you. The blackheads will eventually go away so don't risk permanent damage by picking at them.
Biore makes strips to remove blackheads, I too have this problem. I use a Biore strip once a week and it does seem to help.
There are many over the counter remedies that work quite well for some skin problems. You can consult a pharmacist first, and she could help you select a product to try. If such products do not help, you can consult your family doctor, who likely has a lot of experience with such a common ailment. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in skin disorders, and you could go directly to one if you feel your skin condition is quite serious.
I am suffering from black heads. Can someone give me advise to avoid getting them?
Wash your face with WARM water. NOT HOT water. This will help to open your pores without drying out your skin. Then mix 3 tsp. honey and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. Then put it on your trouble spots. Make sure not to put on too much, or it will continue to drip off. Just put on enough to make it stick to your face.
Lemon juice on a cotton ball works really well too. Remember to wash your face before putting anything on your face.
I am going to try the glue mask.
1 Tablespoon Knox gelatin
1 1/2 Tablespoon milk
Mix, heat in microwave about 12 seconds. If it is not dissolved heat for a few seconds more. Apply to face when it is slightly warm and let it dry. Peel off and rinse face with cool water. Make sure your hair is pulled back and do not get it on your eyebrows, eyelids or under your eyes. To open pores before you start apply warm water to your face and dry with towel.
What is the easiest way to get rid of black heads?
By Cheyenne from Canton, GA
I tried the Elmers glue think and it didn't work.
I wanted to pass on what works for me -try using Ichthammol iointment. It is a black drawing salve and is available at any / most drugstores, just ask the pharmacist & it cost under $5.00. But it smells awful, like tar , but it works. steam your face & wash with a cleanser, take a small dab & I mean just enough to put on it, kind of thick, cover with a bandaid and in the morning most times the blackhead is up to the surface and ready to pop. If not do this for a few nights. It never fails me. Oh and this ointment works on Boils & etc.. Great stuff.
I use the end of a bobby pin point pressed into the blackhead until it is gone. It works for me.
I have blackheads mainly on my nose. What can I do to get rid of them?
I have heard that if you put a thin coat of Elmer's glue on your nose, let it dry then peel it off, that the blackhead contents will peel off with the glue. Can't hurt to try! Good luck!
Biore strips, which are overpriced, will do the trick, but so will duct tape. With your skin clean, just press it on, leave for about a minute, and peel off. Use an astringent to shrink the pores afterward because oil clogs the pores and builds up to form blackheads.
How do you get rid of blackheads on your face?
By Teresa from Davison, MI
When I was younger, I washed my face with phisoderm and a buff puff it cleared them up. It's a ph balanced face wash in a bottle not medicated by the clearasil. Don't know if it's still sold.
Apply a paste of baking soda and water. Let sit a few minutes then rinse off with hot water, following up with cold. It's natural and not damaging to your skin.
How do you get rid of blackheads?