Try This 2-Ingredient Home Remedy For Blackheads And Whiteheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are commonly caused due to excess sebum production in the skin.

Tanya Malik
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We all desire clean, clear skin but those blackheads and whiteheads make it all seem like a dream. Blackheads and whiteheads are one skin woe we have all faced at least once in our lifetime. If you have blackheads and whiteheads, you know how big a challenge is to get rid of them.

Both blackheads and whiteheads are tiny bumps that appear on the face, especially around the nose. While blackheads look like black dots on the skin, whiteheads are white in colour. Let's first quickly tell you what are the causes of blackheads and whiteheads.

Common Causes Of Blackheads

  • Increased production of sebum or oil by the sebaceous gland
  • Increased hormone levels
  • Growth of bacteria on the skin
  • Abnormal production of keratin, the protein which makes our skin, hair, and nails

Common Causes Of Whiteheads

  • Clogged pores on the face
  • Hormonal changes
  • Increased oil production on the skin
  • Certain medications

When you have blackheads, large pores of your skin become clogged with sebum or oil which then undergoes a chemical reaction in your skin and becomes oxidised and turns into black colour. Whiteheads appear when the follicles below our skin become filled with bacteria. They have a very small opening on the top of the skin.

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2 Ingredient Home Remedy For Blackheads And Whiteheads


There are a lot of home remedies and products you can try to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. While some work, some don't. The results for these remedies and products do vary from person to person. So, here, we thought of bringing you an easy 2 ingredient home remedy that might work for your blackheads and whiteheads.

Ingredients Required -

  • Gram Flour
  • Rose Water

Directions -

  • In a bowl, add 1 tbsp of gram flour or besan and mix with rose water to make a paste.
  • Apply on the affected area and then wash with normal water.

*Make sure you do a patch test of this paste on your hand first.

Gram Flour For Blackheads And Whiteheads

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Gram flour or besan is a natural exfoliator for your skin. It helps clear dead skin cells and gives you clear, clean skin. Also, gram flour helps in reducing the production of sebum or oil in the skin which is a common cause behind the development of whiteheads and blackheads.

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Rose Water For Blackheads And Whiteheads

Rose water is a natural toner for our skin. It soothes and tightens the skin. Also, rose water helps you get rid of excess oil present on the skin. Making rose water a part of your skincare routine will help you prevent blackheads and whiteheads in the long run.

Tips To Prevent Blackheads And Whiteheads

  1. Keep your face clean. Wash your face twice a day with a mild soap or wash depending on your skin type.
  2. Make sure you use oil-free beauty/makeup products which don't clog your pores.
  3. Always remove your makeup completely before going to bed.

We hope these tips help you keep whiteheads and blackheads at bay. If you have persistent blackheads and whiteheads then consult a dermatologist. For more such beauty-related stories, stay tuned!