Those unsightly marks on your nose can get pretty annoying. Commonly called whiteheads, they appear on areas of your skin which are often oily, like your face and more specifically, on your nose or chin. Whiteheads are formed due to clogging of the skin pores. Treating whiteheads is extremely simple, and you don’t have to resort to expensive creams in order to get rid of them.
So what exactly causes the whiteheads?
Whiteheads generally appear when the skin pores get clogged, and there are a few specific reasons why this happens. Sometimes, hormonal changes during pregnancy, menstruation or menopause leads to whiteheads because of higher production of sebum which causes clogged pores.
Whiteheads also appear genetically. If one or both of your parents had whiteheads, you’re likely to get them too.
Oil-based cosmetics are one of the biggest reasons for clogged pores and whiteheads.
We’ve listed 25 simple and natural remedies to make your nose whitehead-free quickly!
1. Corn Starch
Corn starch is a kitchen staple which is perfect for a lot of skin problems, including whiteheads. You can use cornstarch to get rid of whiteheads by mixing it with vinegar in the ratio of 3:1. Apply it on your nose and wait for 15 minutes, and wash it with warm water. Your nose will immediately feel smoother!
2. Olive Oil and Sugar
A great face mask for removing whiteheads is a scrub made of sugar and olive oil. Simply pick out the two ingredients, mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with tiny drops of olive oil to make a scrub. Rub it on your nose using a toothbrush for about 5-10 minutes. Clean your nose with cold water later to close the pores.
Fenugreek has many benefits for your skin, including being a miracle remedy for whiteheads. It is actually possible to get rid of whiteheads permanently using fenugreek. Just mix fenugreek leaves with water and make a paste out of it. Apply this paste overnight and wash it off in the morning. Do this continuously for a while and it’s bye-bye whiteheads!
4. Take A Steam
Taking a facial steam is a good way to cure and prevent skin problems. In order to remove whiteheads, take a good facial steam, which will unclog your pores. Whiteheads form when your pores get clogged, therefore it only makes sense to reverse the process and cure the whiteheads.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
An amazing cure for almost every skin or hair problem, apple cider vinegar can be used to get rid of whiteheads naturally. All you have to do is mix apple cider vinegar with water and apply the mixture on your nose using a cotton ball. It will help remove the excess oil and dirt on the nose and on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes with warm water.
A widely-recommended remedy for curing whiteheads is using toothpaste. Keep in mind though, you can only use white toothpaste for this remedy to work. Gel-based toothpastes do not do anything to the whiteheads. After washing your face, apply some toothpaste to your nose and rub it for about a minute, and then wash it off. You will see a difference almost instantly.
Lemon has citric acid, which helps in drying out the excess oil on your skin which lead to whiteheads in the first place. Just use raw lemon juice or mix it with water if you have sensitive skin. Use a cotton ball to apply the juice to your nose, and wash it off after 10-15 minutes.
An effective natural remedy for curing whiteheads is making a mask using cinnamon. You can mix it with baking soda and lemon juice and water in 1.5:1:1 ratio and make a paste. Apply this on your nose and wait for it to dry. Wash it off with warm water after a while.
9. Gram Flour
Gram flour not only brightens up your skin, it also helps you get rid of whiteheads on your nose quickly! You can mix one tablespoon of gram flour with some rosewater to make a paste, which you apply to your nose. Wait until it dries, then wash It off with warm water. Additionally, you can also mix gram flour with milk to make the paste more effective.
10. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most-used essential oils, which helps a lot with almost every skin problem. Mix it with water in the 1:9 ratio and then apply to your nose using a cotton ball. Do not wash your face later.
Tip to remember: Do not apply tea tree oil directly to your face as it can cause a reaction.
Yogurt is an effective remedy for killing bacteria which cause problems on your skin. Just apply yogurt directly on your nose and allow it to dry and wash it off. Additionally, you can also make a mask using yogurt, oatmeal, lemon juice and olive oil. Apply this mask and wash it off after 5 minutes with cold water. This homemade mask is a boon for those with whiteheads.
12. Baking Soda
Baking soda is another miracle remedy for whiteheads or even acne. Just mix some baking soda with water until it forms a thick paste. Apply this on your nose and wait for it to dry. Wash it off with warm water and watch your whiteheads disappear very quickly!
13. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the best natural remedies for a variety of problems, and you can use it to get rid of whiteheads too. Apply some aloe vera gel directly from the leaf onto your nose, to provide more moisture to your skin. It will unclog the pores and leave your skin feeling much smoother.
Rosewater is a good astringent for your skin, and can be used as a remedy for whiteheads. It can both remove and prevent whiteheads. After your normal cleansing routine, apply some rose water instead of toner on your face. It can be more effective when added to any face mask.
You can use potatoes to get rid of those whiteheads. In addition to making your skin fairer, it can help you get rid of the whiteheads. Make a potato face mask by blending raw potatoes and apply this paste on your nose and face for 30 minutes. Your skin literally glows after this remedy!
Strawberries are an unconventional remedy for whiteheads. The texture of strawberries is what makes it a good scrub for removing dirt and dead skin cells from your face. Just make a paste of strawberries by mashing them and adding honey to it. This paste can be washed off after 15 minutes using warm water.
Rice can be made into a scrub in order to get rid of whiteheads. Simply soak rice in water for about 4-5 hours and then grind it to make a paste. Apply this scrub on your nose and rub it for 5-10 minutes to get rid of all the dead skin cells and whiteheads on your nose.
Oatmeal is not only a healthy alternative to cereal, it is also a miracle cure for whiteheads and acne. All you need to do is mix powdered oatmeal with yogurt and make a paste. Let this paste dry on your nose for about 15-20 minutes, then wash off using warm water. Oatmeal is an effective cure for removing any bacteria or dead skin cells on your nose.
19. Lime Juice
Lime juice is a good remedy for getting rid of whiteheads. Similar to lemon juice, it has properties which help you unclog the pores by drying out the excess oil which causes whiteheads. Make a solution of lime juice and groundnut oil which you can apply on the whiteheads on your nose to cure them quickly.
Tomato is very good for your skin and is used for curing various problems. Make a paste using tomato by mashing it and additionally adding lemon juice to it. Apply this paste on your nose and wait for about half an hour. Wash it off with warm water and splash cold water to close the pores.
21. Sandalwood Powder
A treatment that your grandmother would have probably made you try is using sandalwood powder. It is a very simple and very effective remedy for whiteheads. Just make a paste of sandalwood powder and rosewater and apply it on your face. Wash off the paste once it dries.
A good exfoliator for your skin, sugar can be a very effective remedy for clearing the whiteheads on your skin. Make a scrub by mixing sugar with honey and rub it on your nose. Leave it to dry for about 10 minutes and then wipe it off your nose. This will help clear the bacteria on your nose and remove excess oil.
Honey is an effective remedy for curing whiteheads. It can be used individually or be added to any mask to clear the whiteheads. It is important to use pure organic honey for any skin remedy. Processed honey will not help cure anything.
Milk can be used to get rid of whiteheads on your nose quickly. Mix milk with salt and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to make a solution. Apply this solution on your face using a cotton ball and wash it off after 20 minutes.
25. Lifestyle Changes
Most home remedies can cure whiteheads but we all know that prevention is better than cure. Get rid of those annoying marks on your face for good by making a few changes in your lifestyle. Wash your face twice a day, get proper sleep and have a proper diet. Do not over-indulge in foods which are oily (we understand the temptation). Also use oil-free makeup to avoid excess oil on your face.
Don’t let the whiteheads get you down! Additionally, remember to never squeeze a whitehead, since it may become a pimple. Use these natural home remedies to cure them quickly and make your face smooth and clear once again.