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Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads

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author image Lillian Downey
A Jill-of-all-trades, Lillian Downey is a certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, certified clinical phlebotomist and a certified non-profit administrator. She's also written extensively on gardening and cooking. She also authors blogs on nail art blog and women's self esteem.
Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads Photo Credit Kristine Ratanaphruks/Demand Media

Blackheads -- pores impacted with dirt, oils and dead skin -- are a clear sign that your skin care routine isn't working. Your cleanser should effectively scrub away these items rather than allow them to take up residence in your pores. Baking soda's effects on your skin are threefold. First, it soothes skin. Second, it draws impurities out, which helps loosen and dislodge blackheads. Finally, its abrasive nature works to scrub away these impurities.

Step 1

Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
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Rinse out a wide mouth jar to make sure it's free of dirt and debris. Use a simple bleach solution of 1 teaspoon bleach per gallon of water to disinfect the jar if it was previously a food container. This helps eliminate excess bacteria.

Step 2

Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
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Fill the jar about halfway with baking soda. Break up any clumps.

Step 3

Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
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Mix in 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture develops into a thick paste.

Step 4

Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
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Add a few drops of acne-fighting essential oils if you also experience other types of breakouts. Tea tree oil may help clear and control acne. Tea tree oil is strong, so only use one drop per 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

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Step 5

Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
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Scoop out a palmful of your scrub. Spread it all over your face and neck and allow it to dry until it forms a crusty layer on your skin. Wet your hand with warm water. Work in small circles to gently scrub and exfoliate your skin with the baking soda. Rinse away with warm water. Repeat up to a few times a week, if your skin doesn't become irritated.

Step 6

Homemade Natural Facial Scrub to Get Rid of Blackheads
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Store in a cool, dry place with the lid tightly closed. Use within two weeks, as the scrub contains no preservatives.

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