How to Remove Blackheads With Rubbing Alcohol and Baking Soda

By Chris Ciolli

If you're faced with blackheads, have no fear – a DIY remedy is here. All you need are some simple ingredients: rubbing alcohol to disinfect and dry out excess oil, and baking soda to clean and exfoliate build up of dead skin. Try it out tonight to remove those blackheads and ultimately keep pesky pimples at bay.

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Baking soda and alcohol are an easy DIY remedy for blackheads.

Wash your face or the affected area with a mild oil-free facial cleanser. Gently dry your face with a clean towel.

Step 2

Put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Gently apply the rubbing alcohol with the cotton ball to disinfect and dry out the area affected by blackheads. Avoid applying rubbing alcohol to areas that are dry, peeling or inflamed.

Boil half a cup of water to get rid of any impurities in the water source. Add half a cup of baking soda to it to make a paste. If you have a larger area affected by blackheads, remember that the paste should always be a 1-to-1 mixture. Let the mixture cool before applying to skin.

Step 4

Apply the paste to your skin with your fingers. Avoid dry or inflamed areas and any open sores to prevent irritation. Let the paste dry into a hard mask consistency on your skin.

Scrub off the mixture to exfoliate your skin and leave it soft. Rinse your face in warm water.

Step 6

Splash your face cold water to close your pores and reduce any redness.