Get Rid of Blackheads on the Chin
Edited by Donna, Eng, cdev, Alma
Blackheads on your chin can be stubborn and hard to get rid of because the chin is slightly indented and easily collects food particles and grime from makeup. Blackheads can also form as the result of too much touching of the face, not washing foundation and powder off before you got to bed at night and shaving cream residue not being properly washed off of your skin. Sweating and accidentally drooling at night can also cause blackheads to form on your skin. Also, note that the skin is very prone to scarring so it is best not to pick at a clogged pore on the skin of your chin.
Method 1: With Cornmeal
This is a very simple scrub that you can make in less than a minute that can efficiently abrade the skin enough to remove the hardened clogs of oil from your pores. Cornmeal has mild anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that can help combat blackhead breakouts.
- 3Gently massage the cornmeal paste into the skin of your chin and then let it sit on your skin for three to five minutes.It is normal for your skin to be a bit pink, as the scrubbing with the cornmeal stimulates your circulation and removes oily comedones.If you like you can treat the rest of your face with this mask as well. Cornmeal is also a complexion smoother that helps create a glowing complexion.
- 5Follow up with a mild oil-free moisturizer.If you are prone to having oily skin on your chin then you can skip this step. Avoid applying makeup, heavy creams or lotions for a few hours afterward to give your skin the chance to breathe.
Method 2: With Coconut Oil and Dried Orange Peels
This powerful scrub can help remove those extremely stubborn comedones that form on the chin. It can be used anywhere on the face, neck, back and body. The coconut oil helps soften and loosen the tough oily plugs in the pores. The dried orange peels in this blackhead removal are rich in Vitamin C and K, which heal the skin. The citric acid in this peel is concentrated and very strong and helps remove the top layer of skin cells. This mask is also naturally antibacterial and helps balance the hormonal activity of the skin, which in turn helps prevent further breakouts.
- 3Mix equal parts of coconut oil with the dried orange peel powder to make a fine paste and rub it vigorously all over your chin.This strong paste will also work anywhere else you have blackheads but be forewarned that it could cause a burning or itching feeling because it is so strong. The skin on your chin is a bit tougher and can handle the strong oils emitted from the orange peel.
- 4Rinse the mixture off of your chin with cool water.Pat your face dry and let the acids and antioxidants in the orange peel and coconut oil do it's work. There is no need to wash your face or moisturize it after this treatment because the coconut oil should be emollient. If you have stubborn blackheads left in your chin you can remove them with a blackhead removing tool.
- 5You can use this scrub every second day to help dissolve tough blackheads from your skin.If your skin becomes itchy then consider using it three times or twice a week as some people feel a burning sensation from citrus peel.
Method 3: By Dry Shaving
Dry shaving means running a razor over the area that has the blackheads on your chin. This can sometimes help dislodge the stubborn comedone that refuses to be removed from skin. Note that if you are a woman shaving your face could result in unwanted heavy regrowth of hair on the chin
- 1Run a razor with five blades over the area of your chin that has the blackheads.You will be able to see that you are actually popping off the top of the comedones. A good choice of razor for this job is the Schick Hydro 5, which has five parallel blades. Stop shaving if at any point this treatment causes your pores to start bleeding. If that happens dab the area with rubbing alcohol or Polysporin disinfectant and consider a different, less abrasive treatment.Advertisement
- 3Use a tissue to remove any debris from the blackheads that have expelled their content onto the skin.If a blackhead is really stubborn, you can remove it with a cosmetic blackhead extractor, by pressing the looped end of the tool on the blemish until the pore ejects its contents.
- 5You may use this method of removing blackheads from your chin once a week but only if necessary.Dry shaving should only be used in very stubborn cases of blackheads on the chin as there is a risk of cutting the skin and infection when you use this method.
Method 4: With Moor Mud and Frankincense Essential Oil
Moor mud is a silky pre-mixed black cosmetic clay that is usually sold in cosmetic supply or drug stores. It is a gooey mixture that is usually packaged in glass or plastic jars and sometimes foil pouches. This traditional remedy for ridding yourself of blackheads is made from decomposed swamp plants and contains nutrients antioxidants, and enzymes that can help pull grime out of pores and address skin issues due to hormonal disruptions. Moor mud a good choice for both men and women who are breaking out on their chin because of puberty and for women who breaking out due to perimenopause or menopause. The Frankincense essential oil in this mask is a potent antibiotic and disinfectant that is also a superb balance of skin that is overproducing sebum and experiencing breakouts due to hormonal issues.
Essential oil of frankincense also helps soothe chapped dry chin skin and prevents scarring because it encourages the growth of new skin cells. Frankincense essential oil also shrinks the pores and slightly bleaches the pores of affect chin skin, making damage from existing blackhead breakouts less noticeable. Frankincense oil is also known for it's soothing scent, that helps eliminate both physical and emotional stress. A lack of lifestyle balance and serenity are also two causes of blackhead breakouts on the chin and Frankincense is a mood elevator and relaxant.
- 1Mix two tablespoons of Moor Mud with four drops of pure essential oil of Frankincense in a bowl.It is fine to fold the oil into the mud with a fork or a spoon, rather than use a blender, as you are dealing with a very small amount of it. Moor mud is also very sticky and will cling to your blender blades, making them difficult to clean.
- 2Apply the Moor mud to your chin in a thin layer and leave it on for at least twenty minutes.You may want to wear an old top, bib or towel over your chest in case the drying Moor mud flakes off your chin onto your front.
- 3Wipe the mud mask from your chin with a warm wet washcloth.It is ready to remove when it feels dry and powdery. If your skin tingles while the mask dries, it means that the essential oil of Frankincense and the Moor mud is doing it is job of tightening up your pores.
- 4Carefully rinse any remaining Moor mud from your chin with hot water and then follow up with a chilly rinse of cold water.This splash of cold water tightens up the pores on your chin even more. There is no need to use soap to wash your chin after this treatment as Frankincense oil is a potent and pleasant smelling disinfectant that thoroughly cleanses your skin for you.
- 5Pat your treated chin skin dry with a clean towel.Avoid applying creams or sunscreens to your chin or at least twelve hours that your pores have time to absorb the nutrients left by the residue of the mask. You should especially avoid shaving your face afterward, or you could provoke your skin pores into producing more oil.
- 6You can apply this blackhead removal mask for your chin about three times a week.If you experience redness or swelling, it could be the result of an allergy to either the frankincense oil or rotted plant matter and pollen in the moor mud. If this is the case, then you should stop using this mask to treat your blackheads.
Method 5: With Petitgrain Essential Oil, Honey and Egg White
Petitgrain essential oil works well on thin skin that is badly traumatized by larger, infected blackheads that appear to have a hormonal cause such as menopause or puberty. This essential oil of petitgrain, derived from a tiny wrinkled citrus fruit , is a non-toxic strong antiseptic. It works great on greasy skin or skin on the chin that may be breaking out as the result of ingrown hairs due to shaving or due to the use of dirty razor blade. This exotic oil is also a natural anti-inflammatory that helps maintain the pH balance and moisture of the skin. Petitgrain is also a mild sedative that helps skin that is reacting and breaking out due to high levels of emotional and physical stress. The honey in this mask for the chin is also a strong disinfectant that along with egg whites, helps the mask cling to the skin, tighten the pores and pull away blackheads as it is removed.
- 1Make sure that the skin your chin is clean and dry before you apply this mask.This is because this DIY blackhead removal mask for the chin may not cling well to skin that is greasy from lotions, shaving cream or debris from eating food.
- 2Separate the egg yolk from the white of one egg and reserve the egg white in small bowl.You can either discard the egg yoke or store it for up to a day in the refrigerator to use in a smoothie. Egg yolks contain biotin, which when ingested, helps support skin and hair health.
- 3With a fork, whisk 5 drops of petitgrain oil and one teaspoon of liquid honey into the egg whites.Make sure everything is blended well. If you like you can mix the ingredients up together in a blender but do so using only a few short pulses to avoid whipping up the recipe into a meringue.
- 4Use your fingers to apply the mask to your chin and leave it on for about twenty minutes.The mask will turn white and you will be able to feel it tightening and tugging at your skin pores.
- 5After it is dry, peel the egg white and petitgrain mask from your chin.You should be able to see dirt and blackheads stuck to the underside of the peel after you have pulled it away from your face.
- 6Rinse your chin with cold water and pat it dry with clean towel or paper towel.Do not wash, shave or apply heavy creams to your chin for about twelve hours afterward so that your skin can absorb all of the benefits from the petitgrain oil.
- 7This mask for removing blackheads from the chin is gentle enough to use every day.If you have swelling, redness, itchiness or burning on your chin or if you experience darkening of the skin when in the sun (photo sensitivity), then it is likely that you are reacting to the petitgrain essential oil, in which case, you should stop using it altogether. If itchiness or excess oil production occurs, use this treatment less frequently, as in only two to three times a week.Advertisement
Tips and Tricks
- Wash your face after every meal to make sure that your blackheads are not caused by food debris or juices left on your skin.
- If you have a beard, consider shaving it, as facial hair can carry the bacteria that causes blackheads.
- If you are shaving, be sure to remove all shaving cream from the chin of your skin to prevent the clogging of pores
Questions and Answers
Can I use a razor on my nose to get rid of blackheads?
Have so many on my nose it looks dirty. nothing works. Crowded on the nose, looks dirty and gross. I have tried everything and they will not go away. scrubs and nose strips by Biore do not work. I have tried: Scrub, pore scrubs, Biore strips, masks, washing twice daily. I think it was caused by: Oily skin maybe. no reason to have them. not on any meds
Yes you can use a razor on your nose to remove blackheads, however be aware that if you shave the skin on your nose that you do risk provoking hair growth there, which might be more unsightly than the blackheads that you are trying to remove.
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Categories : Skin Care & Diseases
Recent edits by: cdev, Eng, Donna