To remove blackheads, make a facial scrub with baking soda and water, and gently exfoliate the skin with the scrub. Apply a pore strip to the affected area to remove remaining blackheads.
- Make the baking soda facial scrub
Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water, and let the mixture sit for two minutes. Use apple cider vinegar instead of water to create an astringent effect.
- Exfoliate the skin
Moisten the face with water, and apply the scrub. Massage facial skin in circular motions to buff away dead skin and unclog pores. Scrub for three minutes, and then rinse the scrub off with water. Do not scrub the skin under the eyes or the eyelids, because the scrub can irritate the eyes.
- Use a pore strip
Once the facial skin is cleansed and exfoliated, apply a store-bought pore strip or a homemade strip to the affected area. A homemade pore strip can be made by applying honey, egg whites or gelatin to a thin strip of cloth or gauze. Leave the pore strip on the affected area as indicated on the product instructions, or until it dries. When the strip is dry, pull it off quickly to remove blackheads.