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How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads Naturally

Have you been wondering how to get rid of whiteheads? These pesky little things that pop up on your face and refuse to go away? You have probably tried a few face washes and soaps to get rid of them, but no luck so far, right?

Our skin has pores that often get clogged by dead skin cells, dust, bacteria, or excess sebum. This gives rise to what is called a whitehead, which is incredibly annoying and slightly difficult to get rid of. Face washes and face scrubs available in the market just won’t cut it. This is a list of all-natural remedies, which will help to get rid of whiteheads in a safe way.

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In fact, we have ten different solutions for this problem. All of these methods are quick, easy, and are made with things available in your kitchen or refrigerator without needing to spend a lot of money at the store. Our all-natural list of remedies will without a doubt help you get rid of whiteheads, while not burning a hole in your pocket.

To solve a problem, we must first investigate the root cause. What causes whiteheads? is a question you must find an answer to before embarking on the journey to get rid of one. Skin pores that are clogged with excess sebum, dead skin, and dust cause whiteheads. They appear as white or yellow pustules and form under a closed pore. They can be caused by anything: from using oily products on your skin, too much makeup, hormonal changes, or just an overactive sebum glad.

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If all this information is stressing you out, fear not, because this is where we let you in on the secrets of how to get rid of whiteheads. Let nature help you get rid of these whiteheads safely without harming your skin.

1. Lemon juice


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Lemon is a natural source of citric acid, which does wonders for your skin. Dab some lemon juice on a cotton ball and gently rub it on your face. The acid will help open up pores and get rid of the excess oil. An added advantage is that lemon juice also helps in cell regeneration.

2. Oatmeal + yogurt paste


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Oatmeal is not only a very healthy food item to eat; it also works great for your skin. Take some oatmeal and combine with unflavored yogurt to create a thick paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Oatmeal is slightly abrasive and works as a natural exfoliator, opening up the pores on your skin, in essence, getting rid of the whiteheads.

3. Strawberries

They’re not just for eating you know. So when you’re making this particular paste, don’t pop them into your mouth. Okay, maybe just one! Mash the strawberries together and add a little honey to make a paste. Leave the paste on for fifteen minutes before washing it off. It helps remove dirt and dead skin cells trapped under your skin. The best thing is that it will leave your face smelling fresh and sweet.

4. Honey


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Did you think honey was only for sweetening things? Well, now you know that honey can be a great natural solution for getting rid of those pesky whiteheads on the nose. Start with cleansing your skin completely. After that, apply honey on the whiteheads on your face. Wash it off with warm water after ten minutes. Honey has the added advantage of being gentle on your skin because of its antibacterial properties. Use raw honey for maximum effectiveness.

5. Tea tree oil

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The wonders of tea tree oil aren’t widely known yet. You seem to be one of those lucky ones who have discovered how helpful this natural remedy is. Put some oil on a cotton swab and apply it on the affected areas. It is recommended that you leave the oil on your face for about 30 minutes before washing your face with cold water. Its antibacterial properties work wonders in getting rid of whiteheads.

6. Water + baking soda paste 

Simple and easy, this remedy can be made within a minute. Trust us, we have tried. Take some baking soda and make a paste with water. Make sure the paste is thick and not runny. Apply the paste on your skin and massage it thoroughly. The paste will remove whatever is clogging your pores and open them up.

7. Anti-whitehead scrub


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Removing whiteheads requires patience, dedication, and a trip to the kitchen. Mix one teaspoon rice flour, some turmeric powder, honey, and lemon juice to make a paste. Use it like you would use any scrub on your face. It is not advisable to use this remedy more than twice a week though. This scrub will open up your pores, remove clogged dirt and dead skin cells, allowing your skin to breathe freely.

8. Tomato pulp

Tomato pulp is simple and easy to use. Apply it on areas of your face with whiteheads. Leave it on for five minutes and wash it off. This helps remove dead skin and makes your skin feel fresh and rejuvenated.

9. Garlic scrub

Don’t be put off by the ingredients in this scrub. Anything to get rid of the whiteheads on face, right? Take two cloves of garlic, half a tablespoon of lemon juice, and half a teaspoon of dried orange peel. Blend them all together to create a thick paste. Apply it to the affected area and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

10. Fenugreek leaves


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Most solutions for removing whiteheads are temporary. Fenugreek leaves, if used in the right manner, help get rid of whiteheads for the long run. Make a paste with fenugreek leaves and water. Apply it on affected areas and leave it overnight. When you wake up in the morning, looking slightly like a green zombie, don’t worry. It is time to wipe off the paste, and wash your face with cold water.

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This list of remedies will definitely give you answers to that one burning question: How to get rid of whiteheads? The all-natural remedies on this list ensure that you do not use harsh chemicals on your skin. Sometimes, those same products that you use to remove those whiteheads can actually cause whiteheads due to the chemicals and oils they contain.

These remedies will help you keep the whiteheads at bay, and help your skin feel fresh and alive. Be sure to read the instructions thoroughly before trying any remedies. It is always advisable to steam your face before removing whiteheads with any of these remedies. The steam will open your pores wider and make it easier to get rid of those annoying whiteheads.

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How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads Naturally
Whiteheads are those pesky little things on your face, nose, and forehead, that give you sleepless nights. Here's how to get rid of whiteheads - naturally!
Kanika Chadha

Kanika Chadha

An ex-banker turned digital entrepreneur. As a banker, she enjoyed writing on financial topics for her employer bank's newsletters. She then continued to write as a freelancer during her various entrepreneurial stints as it gave her a platform to learn, express and hence grow as a being. Her MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies with marketing specialization, along with her power packed marketing experience in the corporate environment, helps her appreciate the power of content in the business world.