DIY Blackhead RemoverWhile I was super duper pregnant and not feeling well I had gorgeous Olivia step in and model for me and I totally had forgotten that I still hadn’t shared this post! I went to go do this lemon-honey-sugar magic and remembered I needed to share it! 🙂

I am not exclusively all natural, but I do prefer all natural when it comes to products and if I can do something completely natural (while still effective) I will. I have been doing this lemon/honey/sugar rub for a long time now. I hate hate hate, double hate, loathe entirely (the Grinch anyone?!! oh please tell me someone got that reference??) BLACKHEADS! Oh I hate them. I also am one of those sick people who love to pop zits and extract blackheads.. I could sit down and just spend an hour extracting my blackheads one by one and have a ball. So usually my extracting process goes like this…

1. Cut a lemon in half and apply honey (and a bit of sugar, although its not pictured) to the lemon half.

2. Rub on problem areas, for me that is my nose and in between my eyebrows and a few on my chin. This exfoliates and removes a lot of them.

3. Then for my stubborn ones, I grab my handy dandy, oh so flattering, magnifying mirror and my blackhead extractor and go to town!

*I would recommend DEFINITELY using a blackhead extractor because it is more sanitary and won’t get bacteria into those open pores! I use this one but there is also this one as well! And for a lot of you lemon, honey, and sugar might just be enough but for me I always have those stubborn ones that need to be extracted with an extractor!

Another way I like to remove my blackheads is with this recipe I posted, here. A lot of you have said it hurts to pull off, It really shouldn’t hurt so my advice is to NOT put it anywhere you have peach fuzz!!! And add less milk.

Or if you are not into the homemade stuff then I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mario Badescu Silver Powder…. I have beyond amazing results with this stuff. I got it as a free sample with a purchase one day at Nordstrom and I have used the sample for probably 6 months already haha aka it lasts forever and its only $12! I use it differently than the directions, I believe the directions say to use a cotton ball but I get a Q-Tip wet and then dip it in the powder.. it will immediately create a paste around the Q-Tip and then I apply it to my problem areas. Let it dry and remove with a warm wash cloth. I love to do it before I have a big event or going somewhere and want my skin to look really smooth because it literally makes my skin so smooth and diminishes my pores. So I definitely recommend trying that out!

Here are some other blackhead removal products… Leave any you guys love in the comments below 🙂


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  1. I think that it works perfectly it was very smart of you to think about that

  2. Love this post! I love that these are all natural ingredients. This is one of the easiest and quickest diy remedies. I’ve never thought that you could just simply rub the lemon onto your skin to exfoliate. Most recipes require you to chop lemon, squeeze out the juice, but this one is very simple. I’ll try this one out for sure!

  3. Do you wash your face after you rub the lemon on problem areas or leave it a few minutes then wash.

  4. Where has this been all my life? I have spent days looking online and watching YouTube reviews about different products. This looks so simple, easy and inexpensive. Going to be trying to soon for sure. Thank you!!

    1. I would try and use a lemon 🙂 I have never heard of it done with a lime but you could try it!! xo

    2. Hey 🙂 I’ve heard that lime can be harsher on your skin and it’s best to stick with lemon, but not sure if that’s true or not

  5. Love that you use all natural products;)
    I was also wondering…
    do you recommend using the mask first or the lemon scrub? Or should they even be used one right af r er the other?
    I’m super excited to see if this is my golden ticket to better skin;)
    Fyi: you’re not the only weirdo that loves extractions lol

  6. This is such a wonderful idea I have been researching diy natural beauty tips for a few weeks now and I have been seeing this one a lot I am going to try it out today. My one question though, does it half to be half a lemon or could I use a smaller amount of lemon like 1/4 of one. I have a lot of things I want to try that require Lemons so I would like to save on them where I can. 🙂 Again thanks for the tip, this is the first one I have seen with the sugar and honey. It seems to me like that would work better than just the Lemon and honey.

  7. Acne, pimples, blackheads – my whole face was with them, I did not know what to do, tried different creams and
    lotions that are advertised on television – did not help. But on the Internet I found this technique,
    Now my face is clear and acne. With this technique, I recommend trying all who have problems

  8. Acne, pimples, blackheads – my whole face was with them, I did not know what to do, tried different creams and
    lotions that are advertised on television – did not help. But on the Internet I found this technique,
    Now my face is clear and acne. With this technique, I recommend trying all who have problems

  9. OMG I LOOOOVE THE GRINCH. I can quote almost every line! I’m so excited to try this remedy

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  11. Hi Ladies!
    My name is Cindy from Holland. Normally i use the facemask ‘blackhead killer’ but yesterday i tried this way to remove my blackheads. I have to be honest it really really works. And your skin feels very nice after using the cirton with honey. For me it is the new way to remove my blackheads!

  12. How often do you use this, i.e., is this a method that can be used daily?

  13. Oh my goodness, just tried this and now I am addicted!!! It made my nose poreless!!! I just had a son two weeks ago and my skin def needed some TLC. This was perfect, thank you! 🙂

  14. Hi Amber,
    I tried the lemon and honey last night and right after it I thought the result was great. But when I got up this morning I thought it seemed like the blackheads got worse. Any experience with that? Do you have to do the scrub several times to get the best results?
    Would be great if I’d get a little feedback. Thanks, Gabriele xo

  15. Love that, i’ve tried this combination of lemon and honey and it is very effective on my blackheads it’s make my face clear and glowing. I can’t imagine that lemon and honey can be a Home Remedies For Blackheads.

  16. YES! The Grinch reference. I cracked up laughing. I can actually do that imitation in the Grinch voice 🙂
    Great post as usual!

  17. Love this! I am always looking for natural treatments. Going to try this tonight, hope it works!

  18. I am beyond excited to try this. I am an avid blackhead extractor, but this DIY sounds so perfect.
    p.s. I DID laugh at The Grinch reference 🙂

  19. I will definitely try the lemon, honey, sugar thing. I like the idea of the extractor but you know how they say not to pop pimples, is the extractor going to irritate the skin?

  20. I have been needing this for so long. my husband I both have serious blackhead situations on our noses and I am never quite sure what to do about them. so thanks so much for sharing! fingers crossed that it’ll work!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  21. Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only one who seriously loves extracting blackheads! I get them on my nose and I’ve been trying to find a way to get rid of them so I will definitely try this! I’ve heard people say you shouldn’t use lemons on your skin because they are photo toxic which makes the skin sensitive to sun… Have you ever had a problem with the lemon scrub?

  22. I have never heard of this but totally want to try it!! I am the worst blackhead picking offender.

  23. I have had blackheads on my nose for years, they are freaking stubborn though. I have never ever heard of a blackhead extractor! I am like tripping over myself to get out the door to buy one and try it! Thanks so much for the rec.

  24. I’ve never tried an extractor before but sounds a lot more sanitary so I will have to give it a go! I love using natural things where possible but usually get caught up in my same routine of products. Definitely going to try this, thanks!