A 1960s survey found blackheads to be the most repulsive of bodily excretions for most people. Fortunately, we have come far in the body positivity movement, and the findings from that era don’t hold the same power, especially when it comes to beauty standards that are continually evolving. However, getting rid of blackheads from your face has more to do with flaunting healthy skin.
When a hair follicle is blocked with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it can either give birth to a whitehead or a blackhead. If the pore stretches open and is exposed to the air, it oxidizes and changes its color to black, thus forming a blackhead. If the debris remains trapped inside the pore, it is called a whitehead.
While blackheads can form on any part of your body that has hair follicles, they are most commonly found on your face, with your chin being a vulnerable but often ignored host. It is essential to pay just as much attention to your chin as you do to other parts of your face in your beauty care routine. The best part is that you can do this with nearly no additional costs and in a completely natural way. Read on to find out!
The technical word for blackheads, comedo, comes from Latin for gluttony, which was used to describe parasitic worms.
How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Chin with Home Remedies
With the trend of beauty products on the rise, getting a blackhead removal cream or face wash isn’t difficult. But, these products have their own side-effects, and sometimes they do not even meet the expectations. Fortunately, there are some proven home remedies available for treating blackheads on the chin.
1. Baking Soda
A natural exfoliator, baking soda can get rid of the oil and dead skin cells that form the blackheads. Its antibacterial(1) and anti-fungal properties ensure that you don’t experience any further complications, irritation, and infection. Moreover, it can also neutralize the pH imbalance in your skin and reduce the chances of developing blackheads.
How to Use?
- You can make a face scrub by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with a few drops of water.
- Now, apply the paste to your chin and gently massage it.
- Let the mixture rest on your skin for at least a minute and rinse with warm water afterward.
- Use the baking soda scrub a few times a week until you see a significant change in your face.
[Read: Baking Soda For Blackheads ]
2. Brown Sugar and Honey
Brown sugar is another natural exfoliator. It contains hydroxy acids that help drive out toxins and germs from open pores(2). Honey also works in the same way by killing off bacteria that clog open pores(3). When they are mixed, the resulting scrub can moisturize the skin and stick to the blackheads, pulling them out when the scrub is washed off.
How to Use?
- Steam your face before applying the mixture.
- Take a tablespoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of honey.
- Gently rub the scrub for 2-5 minutes on your chin in a circular motion.
- Rinse off with warm water.
- Use the scrub every alternate day for the best results.
3. Tea Tree Oil
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties(4) of tea tree oil can aid in the removal of blackheads. The natural disinfectant penetrates your skin deeply, dries out your blackheads, and unclogs the pores.
How to Use?
- Gently apply tea tree oil to your chin using cotton swabs.
- Allow it to dry and follow up with a coat of your usual moisturizer.
- Do it after your shower in the morning and before going to bed at night every day until you observe significant improvement.
[ Read: Benefits of Tea Tree Oil ]
4. Coconut Oil and Sugar
The exfoliating properties of sugar and the lauric acid-rich(5) coconut oil make them an excellent combination for a blackhead removal scrub. Applying the scrub to your chin can moisturize your skin and kill the bacteria that causes blackheads.
How to Use?
- Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and fine sugar into a paste.
- After steaming your face, apply the mixture to your chin gently and rub in a circular motion.
- Do it for 3-4 minutes and wash with warm water afterward.
- Follow this routine every night before bed to enjoy the desired results.
5. Cinnamon and Honey
You can create a perfect blackhead removal mask by mixing Cinnamon, an antibacterial spice with raw honey. Both the ingredients have properties that can unclog your pores by pulling the blackheads out and work as an effective chin blackhead removal mask.
How to Use?
- Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a tablespoon of honey to make a paste.
- Dip a cotton pad into this mixture and lay it on your chin.
- Let it rest for 15-20 minutes before peeling it off.
- Use the mask once every day for the best results.
6. Egg Whites
The exfoliating and astringent properties of egg whites can work together to eliminate blackheads from your chin.
How to Use?
- Beat and stir the egg white in a bowl until it’s frothy.
- Use a paintbrush to apply the solution onto your chin and cover it with a strip of paper tissue.
- Coat it with another layer of egg whites mixture and let it dry for about half an hour.
- Finish by peeling it off and rinsing the excess residue.
- You can use this mask every alternate day until you see good results.
- Make sure that you wash your skin before applying these masks.
You’re Ready to Bid Your Blackheads Adieu!
If you were wondering how to get rid of blackheads on the chin, you could make any of these home remedies a part of your daily routine. However, ensure that you do a patch test before putting any of the masks or scrubs on your face. Apply some of it in a small area on your hand and wait for 2-3 hours to see if any allergic reactions follow.
Use these remedies only if you’re sure that remedies or the ingredients used do not have any negative effects on the skin. If you’re confused, it is best to consult a specialist before using any of these home remedies.
1. Why do we get pimples on the chin?
The dead skin cells on your skin are supposed to flake off once they rise to the surface of the skin. However, if your skin is oily, this dead skin can get stuck together and plug your pores. It could eventually lead to pimples on your chin.
2. Is chin acne a sign of pregnancy?
Many pregnant women experience acne because of sebum (oily substance) producing hormone androgens.