Tired of the tiny, pricking spots on your face caused due to blackheads and whiteheads but missing the time to go to the parlor to get a facial done? Don’t worry; you really need not to visit the parlor necessarily to get rid of those black and whiteheads on your face. Both blackheads and whiteheads can be removed by using proper scrubs right at home.
While some of these scrubs can give you results on the very first use, for the others you might need to continue the use of the scrub for few days to get completely rid of the already present black and whiteheads on your face. However, it is best suggested to continue using these scrubs twice a week in order to ensure that the black or whiteheads do not get back.
Both black and white heads are similar in their basic nature and appearance and are usually painless, unless they are infected by bacteria and turns to acne. Both blackheads and whiteheads are caused due to pores getting clogged with dead cells, dirt, grim and excess oil, but they have a particular difference as well which results in the difference in their color. While the clogs in blackheads are oxidized the clogs in the whiteheads are not and hence they differ in color.
However, the good thing is that both of them can be removed with similar processes, and that is what should be our primary concern. So, here is a list of easy homemade scrubs that you can use to get rid of these irritating black and white spots from your face,
Tooth paste and salt scrub for removing black and white heads
This is a very simple and very effective home treatment for removing blackheads and whiteheads quickly. However, always keep in mind that it is a strictly spot based treatment, and you should never use it on your whole face or on a wider area of the face.
Take 1/2 spoon of a gel based tooth paste. The white, thick ones will not do in this case. Now add 1/2 spoon of salt to it and mix the two well. Apply this mixture onto the affected skin in a slow circular motion, preferably with the help of a soft toothbrush. Once you are done, let it set for 10 minutes and then again scrub lightly with the toothbrush before removing with a wet cotton ball and washing off with water. Follow with a moisturizer. You can see instant results. Do not repeat this treatment more than thrice in a month.
Masoor dal and milk face scrub for treating blackheads and whiteheads
Do you have a sensitive skin and you can only opt for a milder treatment to cure the black and whiteheads from your face? Then try out this one. This scrub cum pack with red lentils and milk will clear off the blackheads and whiteheads and will also nourish your skin, giving you a clearer complexion.
Soak 3 spoons of red lentils in raw milk overnight. In the morning grind the whole mixture to make a thick, granular paste. Use this paste for scrubbing your face and then let it set into a mask for 15 minutes. Scrub again with wet hands and then wash off with water.
Fight black and whiteheads with honey and almond scrub
This luxurious scrub can be effective in removing blackheads as well as whiteheads while adding a subtle glow to your skin. While this pack can be a great one for keeping black and whiteheads at bay, it might not be that effective instantly if you are already suffering from a lot of blackheads and whiteheads.
Take 4-5 almonds and grind them lightly to end up with a granulated powder. Now add 2 spoons of honey in it and mix the two well. Use this thick pack as a scrubber on your face, concentrating on the areas that have got the black or whiteheads. After you have scrubbed, let the pack set for 10 minutes and then scrub again with wet hands before removing with a wet cotton cloth. This scrub can be ideal for people with dry skin.
Egg white and rice dust face scrub to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads
The egg white does not actually smell good, particularly when it is uncooked; but it is loaded with nutrients that can give your skin a range of benefits. A face scrub made from the white of an egg and powdered rice can give you freedom not only from blackheads and whiteheads but will also offer antiaging effects.
Take 4 spoons of uncooked rice and grind it to make a granulated dust. Take an egg, separate the yolk and beat the egg white. Now mix the rice dust in this egg white and use this mixture for scrubbing your face, concentrating on the blackhead or whitehead prone areas. Continue scrubbing with light but firm pressure for 2-3 minutes and then let it set to a mask. Remove with a wet piece of cotton cloth after 10 minutes and wash off with excess water.
Baking soda and lemon juice scrub for removing blackheads/whiteheads
A scrub made from baking soda and lemon juice can be effective for removing both blackheads and whiteheads. However, this scrub is recommended only for spot treatment and you should stay away from it if you have sensitive skin.
Take 2-3 spoons of baking soda and add freshly prepared lime juice in it in sufficient quantity so that you end up with a thick paste. Now use this paste for scrubbing the affected area of your face for 2-3 minutes. Then let it set for another 7-8 minutes and then wash off with water. This treatment can give instant results, but is not recommended to use more than thrice a month.
Fight blackheads and whiteheads with brown sugar, honey and lemon juice scrub
The best thing about this scrub is it will give you the best results to remove the blackheads/whiteheads without drying out your skin or reaping off the required moisture.
Take 4 spoons of brown sugar and add 3-5 drops of freshly prepared lemon juice to it. Now add sufficient honey to this mixture to coat the sugar properly. Use this pack to scrub theaffected area of your face. Leave on for 5 more minutes before scrubbing again and washing off with water.
Oatmeal, yogurt and orange peel for removing blackheads/whiteheads
This facial scrub will not only remove the blackheads/whiteheads from your skin but will also nourish your skin from within. The oatmeal in this pack also controls oil production helping in minimizing the formation of black or whiteheads.
Take 3 spoons of ground oatmeal and add 1 spoon of yogurt with it. Now add 1 spoon of dried orange peel powder in this paste. Mix all the ingredients well and use this pack first for scrubbing your face and then let it set in a mask for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing again and washing off with plenty of water.
Cinnamon and honey scrub for blackheads and whiteheads
Cinnamon has the ability to remove blackheads as well as whiteheads and honey helps in nourishing the skin and the natural anti-bacterial property of honey also ensures better protection from acne causing bacteria. This pack is best used as spot treatment on face.
Add 1 spoon of cinnamon powder with sufficient amount of honey to make a paste. Use this paste for scrubbing the affected area on your face. Scrub for 2-3 minutes in a circular motion with firm but light pressure. Once you are done let it set for 30 seconds and then scrub again and remove with a wet cotton ball before washing off with water.
Luxurious nutmeg, sandalwood and milk scrub for removing blackheads/whiteheads
Give your skin a treat with this luxurious face scrub cum pack which is also effective in removing blackheads and whiteheads. This pack can minimize the pores on your face effectively with regular use, which can also reduce the occurrence of blackheads/whiteheads on the face.
Prepare 2 spoons of sandalwood paste by rubbing the sandalwood stick on the sandstone with fresh water. Add 1 spoon of nutmeg powder with it. Now pour in sufficient milk to make a runny paste. Apply this pack onto your face in layers. Apply one layer only after the previous layer has dried. Wet your hands lightly and scrub the pack on your face focusing on the blackhead/whitehead prone areas and wash off with water.
Remove blackheads/whiteheads with apple cider vinegar and sea salt scrub
A scrub made from ACV and sea salt can remove blackheads and whiteheads effectively. The sea salt will remove the debris clogged in the pores and the ACV will minimize the pores preventing further black or whitehead breakouts.This scrub is better to be used for spot treatments.
Mix 1 spoon of ACV with 1 spoon of sea salt and use this mixture for scrubbing the affected area of the skin. Scrub for 2-3 minutes, take a break of 1 minute and scrub again. Finally wash off with plenty of water and say bye to blackheads and whiteheads.