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 buildup of dead skin. Try it out tonight to banish blackheads and pimples.

Things You'll Need

Step 1: Wash your face or the affected area with a mild facial cleanser. Gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Step 2: Infuse a cotton ball with some rubbing alcohol. 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.

Step 3: Boil 1/2 cup of water to purify it. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to it to make a paste. If you have a larger area affected by blackheads, increase the amounts at a 1-to-1 ratio. 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.

Step 5: Scrub off the mixture with a washcloth to exfoliate and soften skin. Rinse your face with warm water.

Step 6: Splash your face with cold water to close your pores and reduce any redness.

Step 7: Follow up with a good moisturizer.


  • Baking soda and rubbing alcohol may be harsh on skin so do this treatment no more than once a week.
  • Always use a clean towel to dry off your face, and only use it on your face, not the rest of your body.