Clogged hair follicles result in blackheads, and no one likes blackheads. You might be tempted to pick at them and squeeze them but please, don’t! That will only damage the skin and make them worse by infecting the area–plus you might get scars.
Prevention is key, of course: wash your face twice daily, exfoliate (we love this gentle scrub for acne-prone skin!), and avoid oil-based products. Or bust those pesky points with these homemade blackhead face masks:
This simple two-ingredient mask is designed to draw impurities out of the pores, leaving your skin clean and soft.
Blackhead Loosening Clay Mask from Hello Glow
Mix basic pantry ingredients such as sea salt, honey and baking soda to finally get rid of blackheads. This recipe is cheap and super effective, so you might want to run to the kitchen and make it right now.
At Home Blackhead Remover from Think Elysian
This mask clarifies the skin by pulling out dirt from pores and helping get rid of blackheads, thanks to the combination of activated charcoal and bentonite clay.
All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask from Body Unburdened
Honey is not only antibacterial but it naturally unclogs pores as well. Using clean fingers, on a clean, dry face, apply small amounts of raw honey on blackheads.
Honey Treatment from Hello Glow
Gelatin and milk are the only two ingredients you need for this amazing peel-off mask! Bye-bye, blackheads!
Homemade Biore Strips from Barefoot Blonde
Give your pores a break with this carbonated clay mask. It exfoliates the skin and helps remove blackheads, while also putting a smile on your face.
Carbonated Clay Mask from Hello Glow
Exfoliate the skin with an Epsom salt-based mix a few times a week, and you’ll see your skin becoming cleaner and clearer!
Epsom Salt Blackhead Buster from Lauren Kelp
Regularly using a deep cleansing mask designed to control oil accumulation in your pores is crucial to keeping blackheads at bay! This one is made with egg white and lemon juice.
Deep Cleansing Mask for Blackheads from Hello Glow