Get Rid of Blackheads from Your Palms
With Cantaloupe, Coconut Oil and Poppy Seeds

Edited by Donna, Eng, Anonymous

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How to Remove Blackheads From Your Palms

It is possible to get a case of blackheads on your hands.

Blackheads can occur anywhere on your hands, including on top and between the fingers but they are most commonly found on the palms of the hands.Blackheads that occur on your palms tend to be caused by poor hygiene and include such behaviors and issues such as:

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  • Handling oily or greasy objects for extended periods of time without cleaning your hands off
  • Failing to remove glue from your hands, especially industrial glue
  • Exposing your palms to wet asphalt
  • Exposing your hands to petroleum products
  • Failing to rinse soap completely off of your hands after washing
  • Gardening without gloves and getting grime stuck in your skin pores
  • Failing to remove slivers properly, which traumatizes the skin pores of the palms
  • Not washing your hands at all. Allowing dirt to accumulate
  • Exposure to molds or other allergens, which causes your palms to excrete oils
  • Excessive sweating of the palms due to a nervous or physiological condition
  • Using deodorant on your palms to conceal excessive sweating

Method 1: From The Palms With A Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub

Sugar can be used to wash away blemishes on the hands.

Sugar is a powerful exfoliant and coconut oil is a rich moisturizer. When used together in this homemade scrub recipe, the coconut oil helps moisten and soften the oil in pores. The sugar rasps against the skin, removing dead skin cells, as you massage it on your skin. . Coconut oil is also rich in essential fatty acids that nourish the skin and prevents it from drying out. Additionally, if the skin feels well moisturized, as it will after this treatment, it won't produce the excess sebum that causes blackheads.

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    Mix equal parts of coarse white cane sugar and coconut oil in a bowl.
    A half a cup of each usually totally covers most hands but you might want to use a bit more of each if your hands are very large.
    A sugar and coconut oil scrub can be a very effective exfoliant for palms covered with blackheads.
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    Scrub your hands vigorously with the coconut oil and sugar mixture for about five minutes.
    Do this over a basin or sink to catch any drips. Keep rubbing until you see the blackheads on your palms begin to dissolve. If you have blackheads on top of your hands or on your fingers this scrub will succeed in removing blackheads from that area too.
    Scrub your hands vigorously together, being sure to rub your palms together to remove the blackheads.
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    Rinse your hands well with hot water, followed by cool.
    There is no need to wash them with soap and water unless they are very oily, but usually the coconut oil absorbs nicely into the skin, nourishing it and protecting it from further infection.
    Rinse your hands well to remove any sugar crystals.
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    Repeat this scrub every day.
    If your skin appears abraded from all of the rubbing, skip the scrub for a day.
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Method 2: From The Palms With A Lemon Juice And Sugar Scrub

Lemon juice helps dissolve oily clogged pores on the palms of your hands.

Lemon is astringent and rich in Vitamin C, which helps speed healing of inflamed skin. The fruit acids in lemon help cleanse the pores and remove the tough tops of the oily plugs in the blackheads. The sugar in this blackhead removal recipe for the hands gently exfoliates the skin and cleans it.

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    Mix together ½ cup of white cane sugar and l/4 of a cup of freshly-squeezed lemon juice in a bowl.
    You want this hand scrub to be the consistency of a paste. It is fine to use concentrated lemon juice if fresh lemon juice is not available.
    Mix lemon and sugar together to make the scrub.
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    Scrub your hands well with the lemon and sugar mixture for about two minutes.
    Do this over a basin or sink to catch any mess.
    Scrub your hands well with the lemon and sugar mix.
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    Rinse your hands well with cold water.
    This helps to close your palm's skin pores. Your hands should feel squeaky clean. If they feel sticky from the sugar and lemon mixture you can wash them with a gentle glycerin-based soap. Do not use a lot of soap or you could end up with a case of dry hands.
    Your hands will feel very smooth, clean and will be blackhead-free after using this scrub.
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    Repeat this lemon and sugar scrub every day.
    If your skin appears overly red or feels itchy from the treatment, don't do the scrub for a day.
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Method 3: From Your Palms With Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap and Sugar

From Your Palms With Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap and Sugar

When mixed with sugar Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap can be turned into a scrub that removes blackheads from your hands.

This homemade blackhead removing scrub is said to be very similar to a product called Mary Kay Satin Hands. Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap contains a de-greaser and is a potent moisturizer and disinfectant. The coarse white sugar in this recipe helps scrub off any blemishes. As an added bonus, this scrub also softens your entire hands. Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap is available at most grocery stores and hardware stores.

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    Combine 2/3 cup of sugar with 1/3 of a cup of Dawn Hand Renewal Dish soap into a bowl or jar and mix thoroughly.
    You could also use another type of dishwashing liquid but it would not work as well as this particular brand because it contains skin softeners that also help soften the oily blackheads on yours kind.
    Mix the Dawn soap with the sugar to create the scrub.
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    Slather your dry clean hands with the scrub and massage them thoroughly for about two minutes.
    If your hands feel itchy or abraded, it is time to stop scrubbing. Some people have an allergic reaction to dish soap, and if that is the case, then don't use this particular scrub.
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    Rinse your hands thoroughly and dry your hands thoroughly with a clean towel.
    Most of the comedones should be gone, but any remaining blackheads should be easy to remove with a comedone removal tool.
    A comedone removal tool.
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    You can use this sugar and dish soap every day.
    It can also be an effective way to remove very stubborn blackheads from other areas of your body.
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Method 4: From Your Palms With Fast Orange

Fast Orange is an industrial grade hand cleaner that can remove blackheads from your palms.

Fast Orange is a very strong hand cleaner, that is used in automotive shops to remove grease, oil and tough sticky stains from the skin. It's use as a beauty product are not well-known, but it smells like oranges and is very gritty. It can also be used by anyone at home to dissolve blackheads on the palms and in other places on the hands. It contains very fine pumice, which helps scrub off all dirt and unplug oily comedones in the skin. The formula also contains glycerin, which helps remove all grease. The aloe and lanolin in also helps moisturize the hands and prevent them from becoming too dry, as it is that dryness that causes skin pores to overproduce sebum and create blackheads.

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    Purchase Fast Orange from an automotive supply store.
    It can be ordered online from Canadian Tire lt or Home Depot. Be sure that it is this particular hand automotive hand degreaser as other products with citrus bases may be too harsh and cause skin irritation.
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    Pump Fast Orange onto the hands and rub them vigorously for about two minutes.
    Pay careful attention to those areas of your palms and hands that are most afflicted with blackheads.
    This orange and pumice product is very effective at removing blackheads from your hands.
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    Rinse your hands clean and pat them dry with a very clean towel.
    There is no need for a moisturizer after this step as this product is so rich with them.
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    You can repeat this ritual three or more times a day.
    If your hands begin to look red or itchy then stop using it for a couple of days. Be aware that some people are allergic to aloe and also to lanolin, which can manifest in red scaly patches or anemia.
    If your hands become red or itchy it can mean that you are allergic to the lanolin or aloe in the product.
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Method 5: With Cantaloupe, Coconut Oil and Poppy Seeds

Cantaloupe is the basis for this hand scrub that helps get rid of blackheads.

Cantaloupe fruit is a very rich source of Vitamins A, C and zinc, which helps boost cell reproduction and quickly heal skin that is damaged from an outbreak of blackheads. The fruit is also very rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, which helps melt away grease and oil from clogged pores. The coconut oil in this homemade hand scrub to remove blackheads is also moisturizing and helps to clear skin of all of the bacteria and fungus that could be causing the blackheads in the first place. The fact that cantaloupe also helps the skin retain water, helps the skin pores to stop over reacting to dryness by overproducing sebum.

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    Puree one cup of peeled cantaloupe chunks in a blender.
    In this case, any seeds from the fruit are also welcome to be put in the mixture, because they can be crushed into granules that can function as exfoliating agents.
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    Add a tablespoon of coconut oil and a ¼ cup of poppy seeds to the mix.
    Blend the ingredients together well with a fork. The idea is to create a coarse mixture that has the texture of a thick facial scrub.
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    Apply the cantaloupe scrub to clean dry hands, focusing on rubbing your blackheads off your skin.
    Rub your skin in concentric circles, polishing off the hard cores of any stubborn large blemishes. It is normal for your skin to sting a little while the poppy seeds and cantaloupe gently abrade the skin of your hands.
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    Rinse your hands off well with hot water, followed by very cold water and then pat them dry with a very clean towel.
    Resist the temptation to wash your hands with soap and water after this and do not use lotions or creams on your hands for a couple of hours afterwards.
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    You can do this hand scrub and mask every day, and as often as three a day until your blackheads are gone.
    However, unless their blackheads are quite big, most people find their blemishes are rinsed away by the end of the first treatment.
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Method 6: With Neroli Essential Oil and Dead Sea Salt

Neroli essential oil can help remove blackheads from the hands.

This antiseptic, clarifying hand scrub can help banish blackheads on the hands. The Dead Sea salt acts as an exfoliant that dries out the skin slightly and helps eliminate grime and grease. The neroli oil is very rich in Vitamin C and is full of alpha-hydroxy that helps to dissolve away the top layer of skin. In addition, the Neroli oil in this recipe that helps reduce the chronic inflammation that causes blackheads in the first place because as powerful as it is as a cleanser, it is also an effective moisturizer.

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    Mix half of a cup of Dead Sea salts with forty drops of neroli oil and blend it well.
    The mixture should resemble a very coarse scrub and smell like a mixture of flowers and oranges.
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    Deposit dollops of the orange-scented scrub in your palms and scrub vigorously, paying special attention to the area of your hands that are most affected with blackheads.
    It is normal for your skin to sting a little as you massage this mixture, which is very astringent and acidic, into your hands.
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    Rinse your skin off with very cool water.
    There is no need to wash your hands afterwards as they will have been thoroughly disinfected and cleansed by the Neroli oil and salt mixture.
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    Dry your hands well with a very clean towel and do not apply lotions or creams to them for a few hours afterwards.
    It is normal for your skin to look quite pink and a bit raw after this treatment because the neroli oil is deeply stimulating to the circulation.
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    Repeat this neroli oil and salt hand scrub two to three times a day until all of the blackheads have disappeared from your palms.
    If your hands blister or discolor while you are in the sun (a skin condition known as photosensitivity), then stop using this particular scrub as it indicates an allergy to the neroli oil.
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Tips And Tricks

Change your gloves at least once a month to prevent bacteria from causing blackheads on your hands.

  • Replace any rubber gloves that you are using to wash dishes on a regular basis at least once a month as oils and bacteria on your hands can multiply inside of them and cause blackheads
  • If you suspect that your sweaty palms is caused by stress, consult with your doctor to see if medication is available to you.
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