March 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

It’s a dream come true if you possess clear and smooth skin. Maintaining a clear skin demands time, attention and consistent effort. Very few are blessed with natural clear and beautiful skin. Common problems observed is whitehead and blackhead on the skin.

Ayurveda describes two types of blackheads-darker one: nyachcha and lighter one: vyanga

how to get rid of blackheads and white heads on skinBlackheads are produced due to the inconsistencies in the circulatory system of the body. Blood is impure and leads to formation of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. To prevent occurrence drink lots of water such the impurities are rejected from the body by urination. Eat Vitamin C containing fruits. Avoid fatty foods.

Ayurvedic treatments:

  • Apply steam on the face. Steaming helps circulation of blood in the facial region and helps blackheads disappear.
  • Abhyanga is a method of oil massage on the face. This must be done before having bath in the morning. This will help remove blackheads, makes skin soft and shiny.

Basic approach to minimize blackheads : Never pinch, scrape, poke, press, or squeeze too hard. This will make blackheads spread.

You can get rid of blackheads and whiteheads by following natural home remedies that are proven. The ingredients are available in our kitchen and home.

  • Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads. Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp to your blackheads and whiteheads before going to bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the morning.
  • Toothpaste – Very effective in the removal of blackheads and white heads.  Apply a thin paste to your infected areas and let it sit on your face for at least 20 to 25 minutes. You will experience a burning sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is normal and will pass. Once you remove the toothpaste, the top of your blackheads and whiteheads will disappear. Wash your face thoroughly to remove the buildup underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day for two weeks.
  • Baking soda – Prepare a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and water and rub it onto your face or other body areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Very effective.
  • Rice – Soak rice in milk for 5 hours and then grind this in a blender until it is paste-like in consistency. Use the paste as a scrub on affected areas of the body.
  • Potatoes – Grate raw potatoes and then rub the area with the mixture. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
  • Lemon -Wash your face in warm water. Then, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and stir the mixture. Apply the mixture to your blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the mixture on for approximately 20 minutes and then wash your face with warm water again.
  • Coriander leaves – Mix some coriander leaves (Kothmir) and a little turmeric powder with water and form a paste. Use this as a mask to eliminate to get rid of blackheads and white heads on skin
  • Yogurt – Mix three tablespoons of plain yogurt (curd) with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply it to the effective area of the face. Let the mixture sit for five to seven minutes then rinse off with cold water.
  • Cornstarch – Mix about a three-to-one cornstarch to vinegar ratio into a paste. Apply it to the affected areas,  let it remain for  20 to 30 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water and wipe with towel.
  • Fenugreek leaves  – Crush some (methi leaves) and mix with water to form a paste. Put this on the face for 15 minutes and then remove it. Do this every night to keep your face free of blackheads.
  • Oatmeal or Almond – Mix either oatmeal (powdered) or badam (almond) powder with just enough rose water to make a spreadable paste. Apply it to your problem areas with your fingertips first and then apply it to the rest of your face. Let it set for about 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.
  • Lime – You can also use equal parts of lime juice and cinnamon powder and apply this mixture to blackheads. Leave it overnight and rinse it off in the morning
  • Honey is also good for removing blackheads. Spread honey on the affected area and remove it after 15 minutes. Do not leave honey for long on the face.
  • A combination of lemon juice, honey and yoghurt in equal proportions can be applied on the affected areas . Wash away after 10 minutes.
  • Ice pack treatment  and cucumber face masks will be helpful  to compress the pores .

Be gentle to your skin. You can avoid the occurrence of blackheads and feel confident.


  1. sophia says:

    Wonderful information. Thanks.

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