Blackheads on Chin: Medical Treatments & Home Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads on Chin

Skin disorders are one of the most common problems affecting a majority of the population. There are various causes for the skin disorders which range from environmental pollution to harmful diet habits. Blackheads are one of the skin problems which are actually a mild type of acne usually forming on the face; though may also appear in chest, neck, shoulders, arms etc. Blackheads on chin are one of the forms of blackheads and they appear in the chin region. There are several ways to get rid of such blackheads which include the medical treatments as well as the home remedies. This current article will talk about some of the best medical treatments and home remedies so as to get rid of blackheads on chin. Individuals who are concerned about their blackheads on chin would find this article quite beneficial to read.

Blackheads on Chin

Blackheads on Chin:

Blackheads are small bumps appearing on your skin because of clogged hair follicles. The surface of these bumps looks dark or black and is thus they are called blackheads. They are actually a mild type of acne usually forming on the face; though they can also appear on the chest, neck, arms, back and shoulders.

There are list of factors that result in blackheads which have been mentioned below.

  • Blackheads appear more in oily skin.
  • Buildup of propionic bacterium acnes on skin causes blackheads
  • Taking specific drugs like androgens or corticosteroids can cause blackheads
  • Taking birth control pills also causes blackheads
  • Hormonal changes during teen ages, pregnancy, menstrual periods etc can also cause blackheads.

Blackheads when appear on the chin, they are known the blackheads on chin. These blackheads on chin are as common as acne or pimples. These blackheads on chin are more prominent and are bigger in size which can be really annoying and can ruin the beauty of your overall skin tone. They cannot be hidden with any makeup and you cannot even try to hide them. If you do anything that clogs these pores then you will get more of blackheads.

Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads on Chin:

There are several ways you can get rid of blackheads on chin. Here in this section we will take a look on some of the most effective ways to get rid of blackheads on chin.

Medical Treatments for Blackheads on Chin:

  1. Over-The Counter Treatments for Blackheads on Chin:

    There are many medications for acne which are available at drug and grocery stores without prescription. These medications are available in cream, pad and in gel form and are put directly on your skin where it is affected. These drugs contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and resorcinol. They work by killing bacteria, drying extra oil and by forcing the skin to shed dead skin cells.

  2. Prescription Medication Treatments to Get Rid of Blackheads on Chin:

    There are some medications containing vitamin A like tretinoin, adapalene etc which keep plugs from forming in the hair follicles and promote more rapid turnover of skin cells. These are applied directly to the skin. You may also be prescribed with another type of topical medication containing benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics. Such medications may be prescribed in case you have pimples or acne cysts along with the blackheads.

  3. Laser and Light Therapy:

    Laser and light therapies are also used to get rid of blackheads on chin. These therapies make use of tiny beams of intense light so as to decrease the production of oil and kill bacteria. Both; lasers and light beams reach below the surface of the skin so as to treat blackheads without damaging the top layers of the skin.

  4. Microdermabrasion:

    This is a special treatment for blackheads where doctors use instrument containing a rough surface so as to sand out the top layers of your skin. This removes clogs that cause blackheads.

  5. Manual Removal:

    Dermatologists use a special instrument known as a round loop extractor for removing the plug causing the blackhead. After a small opening is made in the plug, the dermatologist applies pressure with the extractor for removing the clog.

  6. Chemical Peels:

    Chemical peels also remove clogs and get rid of dead skin cells contributing to blackheads. A strong chemical solution is applied to the skin during a peel. Over time, the top layers of the skin peel off and thus revealing smoother skin underneath.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads on Chin:

Here we will talk about some home remedies which can help you remove blackheads on chin.

  1. Exposing Your Skin to Steam is an Effective Home Remedy for Blackheads on Chin:

    Expose your skin (especially the skin surface of the chin where there are blackheads) to steam by using a steam machine. Practice this for about 10 minutes daily. For better results you can add some eucalyptus oil (which aid in treating all types of skin infections) to the water in the steam machine. With this, the pores open up and absorb the essence of eucalyptus.

  2. Keep Your Skin Clean and Keep Away From Blackheads:

    You need to keep your skin as clean as possible. This is because accumulation of sweat, dust and oil in the skin pores do cause blackheads. Use a cleansing cream to wash off dirt from skin pores. Following this exfoliate skin by using a natural scrub which would help you remove excess of oil and sebum trapped in the pores.

  3. Aloe Vera Gel:

    Aloe vera gel is a wonderful home remedy for getting rid of blackheads. You need to apply it directly on your chin and leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water. Likewise, lemon juice is also an effective treatment for blackheads.

  4. Orange Peel For Blackheads on Chin:

    You can try and apply orange peel or paste on the blackheads on chin and leave it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This will help you reduce the oil production and in turn will cut on the dirt collection.

  5. Taking foods rich in Vitamin C:

    Consume foods that are rich in vitamin C regularly. You should have at least 1 gram of Vitamin C regularly. This would promote collagen formation and would also improve the clarity and texture of your skin.

  6. Avoid Forceful Scrubbing or Scratching Blackheads:

    Make sure you are avoiding forceful scrubbing or scratching blackheads. Do not squeeze your blackheads with nails. Doing this would either lead to a scar or would result in formation of more blackheads.

  7. Using Blackhead Strips to Get Rid of Blackheads:

    You may also try some good quality blackhead strips sold in the market as a home remedy to get rid of blackheads on chin. You need to combine this step with all the natural remedies mentioned above for a faster treatment.


If you are one of those who is suffering from recurrent blackheads on chin or if you are having an oily skin then the above mentioned remedies would help you in getting rid of your blackheads. However in case you have chronic blackhead formation and they do not leave you even after trying the home remedies; do not delay in visiting an expert dermatologist and get the effective medical treatments.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:June 11, 2019

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