How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

I have a had my fair share of skin issues… My worst adversary was the blackhead. Blackheads plagued my teens and early 20s. They are an eyesore, and they can be very embarrassing for the sufferer. I love helping people feel good about themselves, so I write these articles to aid others in their search for flawless skin underneath er their makeup.

For the guys, flawless skin period. I sat for a long time contemplating about what I should share with you all this time, and it hit me as I was peeling off one of my masks…. BLACKHEADS!!!! I am not happy at all when one appears on my face. Without further ado, I give you How to get rid of blackheads.

What is a blackhead?

A pimple is born

Many think that pimples and blackheads are the same, that could not be farther from the truth. You see, pimples are born when your pores become clogged with too much sebum, or dead skin cells. Bacteria gets trapped inside the pores and it multiplies, which leads to swelling and redness. Birthing a pimple on your face.

A blackhead forms

Blackheads appear when a plug develops in the hair follicle. A blackhead develops when there is a plug at the skin’s surface. A pimple or acne is born when bacteria gets trapped in a pore deep within the skin.

Witch Hazel

For years my mom told me about the capabilities of witch hazel. I always wondered why her skin always stayed so acne and blackhead free. Once day, I listened and the results were phenomenal.

Benefits of Witch Hazel

Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a shrub that is native to the U.S. For centuries the Native Americans used this shrub as a remedy for various skin ailments that were related to irritation and inflammation.

It is a great remedy for acne which makes the skin inflamed, but it also helps with blackheads which do not cause swelling and inflammation. Witch hazel acts as an astringent by drying out your acne and blackhead blemishes.

The active tannins in witch hazel is the causes the drying out of the blemishes, these plant-based compounds have antioxidant effects.

How to apply witch hazel to your face

  • You apply witch hazel with a cotton ball all over your face, or in your problem areas.

Let it dry, avoid your eyes, and always do a skin patch test.

Green Tea

Benefits of Green Tea on skin

Green tea originated in China, it can be traced all the way back to 2737 B.C. Green tea has a lot of benefits, but many do not know that it can be used on your skin yielding optimal results when it comes to blackhead banishment. Green tea is very high in antioxidants. It decreases oils and inflammation on the skin. It also helps prevent future breakouts as long as it is used frequently.

The tea contains a powerful antioxidant (EGCG). EGCG fights damage from UV rays that can cause Cancer preventing the development of Cancer cells. It is also a potent anti-aging ingredient which helps fight signs of aging when ingested or used topically. Green tea contains a powerful antibacterial agent that is great for treating acne and unclogging pores.

How to make Green tea for your skin

  • You can use green tea bags or loose tea leaves.
  • Put them into a pot, pour in a cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Once the tea bag or leaves comes to a boil, let it steep for 5 minutes.
  • Let the hot tea cool down.
  • Apply it to your face with a cotton ball.
  • Let it dry on your face.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps control bacteria that causes acne, and reduce the appearance of scars. The acetic acid that is in apple cider vinegar dissolves the dead skin cells and removes other impurities, these impurities are the cause of clogged skin pores and can be the cause of blackheads.

Apple cider vinegar boasts antibacterial properties that can do away with acne. The miracle liquid unclogs pores from bacteria, excess oil, and other debris. It also balances the pH level of our skin.

How to apply apple cider vinegar to the face

You would apply apple cider vinegar to your face like you would witch hazel.

  • Apply with a cotton ball. (You should dilute the apple cider vinegar because it is acidic)
  • Apply on face, and let dry. (Be sure to avoid your eyes)


I hope my article, how to get rid of blackheads, shed some light on a few ways to get rid of unsightly blemishes. I hope anything I post aids you in your many skin endeavors.

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12 thoughts on “How To Get Rid Of Blackheads

  1. Carol5162 says:

    I have not heard of the Witch Hazel Before. Sounds like a  really great skin remedy. But for green tea? I am an addict! Ever since the introduction of it as a slimming aid, I have always applied the last sip to my face almost every day and the results have been amazing. Glad that Apple Cider is another remedy.Luckily these are things that can be found and applied easily. Thank you for taking your time to give us this research. Very helpful!

  2. Raquel says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I was also bothered by acne, blackhead and whiteheads when I was younger. But blackheads and whiteheads still appear every now and then. I’ve been wondering about witch hazel, but I just didn’t know where to buy it. So when you put it like an astringent, do you leave it there overnight? Do you use it day and night? Can I place moisturizer after it dries?

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      Make sure you do a skin patch test. If you apply anything on your face and it itches or burns, wash it off immediately because you may be allergic to it. I use it morning and night. I would recommend that you put a moisturizer on your skin after you apply the witch hazel. 

  3. Benny says:

    Acne is a very common inflammatory skin condition, which starts at the time of puberty and can continue all the way through life. It usually affects the face, as well as the back, shoulders, upper arms, and chest. Blackheads are reduced in couple of ways but then i never heard of the Witch Hazel Before. i really would like to know if all acne is treated in the same way? or maybe there are specific procedures for different ones

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      As far as I have experienced all acne can be treated the same way. It is the skin that makes a difference in what type of treatment you need or if you need a more sensitive treatment.

  4. PurpleLioness says:

    Hiya YeKeiseaya,

    I don’t suffer with black heads but I do have sensitive skin. I don’t think I could use Witch Hazel on my face as it would probably burn but I am thinking of giving the green tea suggestion a shot! Would you recommend using organic green tea or does it not make a difference? 

    You offer plenty of information for people to make up their own minds which is great. 

    Thanks for teaching me something new, krs PurpleLioness 

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      I recommend going with organic green tea. Organic is the way to go for me. Thank you, I do my best to have a variety of things that help. Everyone is not the same, so we won’t use the same ingredients. I have sensitive skin and witch hazel works fine on my skin. Don’t let it sit too long and do a skin patch test.

  5. Cathy says:

    I am a green tea lover and I apply my used tea bags on my dark circles all the time. Since there are some liquid leftovers in the bag, I usually dabbed it around my nose and cheeks and that’s when I realized my blackheads started to shrink. I do this like every twice a week and it’s able to keep my skin under control – non inflammatory I mean – for a fair bit of time, while reducing my eye bags too. 

  6. Mugalu Mansoor says:

    Blackheads make its presence felt not only on your face but also on the back, chest and other parts of the body that are rich in sebaceous glands.

    Blackheads are very common, yet many of us do not know how to deal with them. Tampering and brute-forcing of blackheads should be avoided. They are best controlled or even prevented by regular care of the skin. Clean your skin religiously. Going to a qualified beautician for blackheads could prove to be a costly affair. thank for this great post about removing black heads.

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