What are blackheads and how to get rid of them naturally?

img_9119What are blackheads?

Blackheads are dark & tiny lesions on skin basically clogged pores or hair follicles. Whiteheads are clogged closed pore and blackheads are plugged open pore.

What causes blackheads?

  • Hormonal changes

Changes in hormone levels triggers excess sebum production. Hormone fluctuations happen during puberty, mensurations & pregnancy.

  • Excess production of skin cells
  • Humidity
  • Oily skin
  • Hair removal, shaving your skin can open the hair follicles
  • Not removing makeup
  • Overwashing

Cleansing your skin too much can strip away oils and moisture from skin causing sebaceous glands to produce more oil.

  • Bacteria on skin




  • 1 Tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon orange peel powder


  • Steam your face for 5 mins before you apply the scrub
  • Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste
  • Apply evenly all over your clean face
  • Mildly scrub the infected areas well in a circular motion
  • Leave it on for 5 mins
  • Wash it off with cold water.

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