Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Natural blackhead removal tips

11 October 2016, 07:45 S Mbinya

Blackheads are caused by blocked skin pores, giving your skin a very unattractive look. Everyone is likely to develop blackheads at some stage in life. There are various blackhead removal remedies, but people still find it consoling to squeeze them with their fingers. This may seem as a quick blackhead removal remedy, but may instead leave your skin with more scars than before. Improper blackhead removal facilitates the spread of blackheads to uninfected areas. Question is, how do you get rid of blackheads safely and effectively? The following is an overview of the available natural blackhead removal options.


Take sufficient water to keep your skin aerated and hydrated. Water is a natural cleanser that is known to remove waste from your body in the form of sweat and urine. If you do not remove sweat from the surface of your skin, however, it will only make your acne worse because dry sweat particles also clog the pores.

Water cleans off the excess oil that contributes to the clogging of your skin pores, giving your skin enough space to breath and fight blackheads. When used with a mild soap, it cleanses your skin of all sweat and harmful components that might facilitate the development of blackheads. Proper hygiene is therefore one of the best blackhead removal remedies in the world.

Natural skin cleansers

Skin cleansing is the key to blackhead removal. It may take time to discover the best cleansing agent for your skin type, but natural skin cleansers save you the agony. Natural skin cleansers work for every skin type in very small quantity. Make your own facial cleanser by mixing avocado, honey and a few drops of olive oil. You can substitute honey with milk, but pure avocado works in the same way as a blend. Apply the concoction on the blackheads and rinse off after 8 minutes.

Papaya is another natural skin cleanser that clears blackheads by merely rubbing it gently on the affected skin. After application, rinse your skin, dry and apply a moisturizer.

Natural antioxidants

Natural antioxidants also help remove waste and toxic components from your body. These antioxidants can be ingested or applied directly on the affected skin. Blackhead removal should begin right at your table, to your makeup. Eating thee right types of food helps prevent your skin from developing acne. Avocados and carrots are some off the best sources of antioxidants that can effectively be used to remove blackheads.

Eating an avocado or raw carrots a day guarantees you a smooth and radiant skin. In addition, the hydrocarbon found in ripe avocados make them the best natural skin care recipes. Put your creams aside and apply mashed avocado directly on injured or damaged skin and it will both clear and heal within a few days.

Always use warm water when cleaning your face as this ensures that all excess oil is removed. Avoid hot water as it may damage your skin. Finally, keep your skin moist but try to avoid the greasy look that encourages blackheads to develop.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...