Blackheads are the worst skin problem you have if you have oily skin. Besides, inflamed and red pimples, blackheads can deteriorate a smooth skin texture. Popping it out can make blackheads worse as they are caused by the excess oil and dirt accumulated in your pores. If you are looking for a promising solution, a DIY blackhead mask can help you! Masks are very healthy for the skin and remove the dirt and oil in your skin. 

Buying a mask can be costly, so why not make a blackhead remover mask at home with simple ingredients available at your home? We are going to tell you some effective and easy DIY blackhead mask ideas you can try at home! Read on to know more about it! 

What Causes Blackheads? 

Blackheads are small bumps on your skin that result from clogged hair follicles. Unlike pus-filled pimples, they are small and are considered a mild form of acne. They usually form on the chin and nose but they may form on the back, chest, neck, arms, and shoulders. Blackheads form when a clog develops in the opening of hair follicles of your skin.

Blackhead Removal Masks

Excessive dirt, dead skin cells, and oil accumulated in these pores create a bump called a comedo. This bump gets black when there is exposure to the air. This is how a blackhead forms. Factors that increase your chances of developing acne and blackheads are: 

  • Excessive production of oil in the skin.
  • The buildup of ‘acne’ bacteria on the skin.
  • Dead skin cells do not shed regularly.
  • Hormonal changes, birth control pills, menstruation, puberty.
  • Certain medications like lithium or androgens.

Having a poor diet can also trigger acne and other skin problems. Also, the lack of proper skincare is responsible for the formation of blackheads. 

Also Read: Oil-Controlling Face Wash

DIY Blackhead Mask For Clear Skin 

A DIY blackhead mask can work as a refresher for your skin. Instead of squeezing these adamant zits and blackheads away or using a pore strip (which doesn’t solve the overall problem), exfoliation is your best friend for healthy and clear skin. You can make a blackhead remover mask at home without any hassle. 

Blackhead Removal Masks
Blackhead Removal Masks

If you are wondering how to make a blackhead remover mask at home, you are at the right place! We are here with some of the best DIY blackhead mask ideas for clear and healthy skin. 

1. Egg White and Lemon Juice Mask 

Egg white works like a natural astringent as well as a toner for your skin. It can shrink your pores, making them small and making your skin look clear and blemish-free. Lemon which is a natural skin lighter and bleaching agent can help lighten the scars and brighten up your skin. Here’s how to make a blackhead removal mask with egg white and lemon juice: 


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A facial brush

Follow the steps: 

  • Mix egg white and like juice in a small bowl.
  • Apply this mixture on your skin with a facial brush.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes until the mask is tightened on your skin.
  • Wash the mask off with cool water.
  • Moisturize your skin.
  • Repeat this once a week.

2. Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask 

For this DIY blackhead mask, we’ll be using oatmeal, olive oil, and yogurt. Oatmeal works as a promising exfoliator for your skin and can get your blackheads off, making your skin clear and spotless. Yogurt is rich in lactic acid which can cleanse and remove the dirt accumulated deep inside your pores. Olive oil will work as a moisturizer. Here’s how to make an oatmeal and yogurt blackhead removal mask at home: 


  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal powder
  • ¼ cup Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask
Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask

Follow the steps: 

  • In a bowl, mix oatmeal, olive oil, and yogurt.
  • Mix it well.
  • Wash your face and let it dry.
  • Apply the mask to your face.
  • Leave it on for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with a cleanser.
  • Moisturize your face.

3. Charcoal Face Mask 

Activated charcoal is an excellent ingredient for removing blackheads. It has amazing absorbing properties and can help in taking out dirt and bacteria from your skin. It can work as a great natural exfoliator to remove the impurities from the skin making your skin look clear and zits-free. 

Charcoal Face Mask
Charcoal Face Mask


  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder
  • 1 teaspoon water

Follow the steps: 

  • In a bowl, mix bentonite clay, activated charcoal powder, and water.
  • Apply this mixture to your face.
  • Leave it on until dry.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • Moisturize your skin.

4. Turmeric and Honey Mask 

Turmeric which is a wonderful anti-inflammatory ingredient can brighten up the skin because it is an excellent skin brightening agent. Honey has bacteria-fighting properties and can work as a cure for your clogged pores which can help prevent blackheads from developing. You can make a turmeric and honey DIY blackhead mask at home. Here are the ingredients and steps: 

Turmeric and Honey Mask
Turmeric and Honey Mask


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Follow the steps: 

  • Mix honey and turmeric powder into a thick paste.
  • Apply this paste over the concerned areas.
  • Leave this mask on for 10 minutes.
  • When you feel the tightness, wash off the mask with a warm washcloth.

5. Green Tea Facial Mask 

If you have oily skin, this mask will work amazingly on your skin. Green tea has an enzyme that reduces sebum production in your sebaceous glands. Excessive sebum production may lead to oily skin and hence enlarged pores and acne. A green tea mask will act as a healer for your clogged pores. Here’s how to make green tea green tea blackhead removal mask at home: 

Green Tea Facial Mask
Green Tea Facial Mask


  • 1 tablespoon green tea powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Follow the steps: 

  • Mix green tea powder, honey, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture all over your face.
  • Massage it for 2 minutes in a circular motion.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

These were some of the best and most effective blackhead removal masks for blackhead-free skin. Do not forget to try it out! 

Also read: Yogurt Face Masks