Get Rid Of Blackheads In 5 Minutes- Blackhead Removal

By on Feb 21, 2011

Honey and lemon for black head removal

natural blackhead remover

Honey and lemon for black head removal


Blackheads on face are a common problem which all of us face, especially the blackheads on nose and areas around it. Though scrubbing helps to get rid of black heads to some extent but the results are not much satisfactory. Here’s one quick and very effective homemade natural blackhead remover.

You just need to grab half lemon from your fridge(doesn’t matter if some juice is already squeezed from it) and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Now just rub the lemon on your face for some time, make sure you emphasize on the black heads prone areas like nose, chin etc.  Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water. You will be able to see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturize. So what are you waiting for friends , go and try this one out. Checkout my suggested routine for blackhead removal.

P.S.- This is a natural remedy so it’s effectiveness may vary for different skin types. Depending upon skin type you might have to try it 1-2 times a week to see it’s effect. Also people who are sensitive to lemon please use it as per your discretion

~Swati

Swati

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130 Responses to “Get Rid Of Blackheads In 5 Minutes- Blackhead Removal”

  1. megan porter Says:

    How often can you do this?

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  2. Shannon Says:

    I just tried this. I don’t see a difference in my pores or blackhead areas like my nose or chin, but my skin does feel really soft and smooth. I like this for softness but I don’t think it does anything to blackheads unless someone has a really bad problem that I don’t have. :)

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  3. Cara Says:

    What a giant crock of shit.

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  4. Layla Says:

    This did NOT work at ALL!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Casey Says:

    It only works where you have alot of black heads. It makes anywhere without blackheads very red ): Its good, but not the best.

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  6. Vanessa Says:

    Does it work with a lime instead of a lemon?

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  7. Swati Says:

    @megan porter – since we are just using natural products so you can use it frequently, it would not harm.

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  8. Swati Says:

    @Shannon – I am glad you tried it. This honey and lemon therapy worked very effectively for me but maybe it’s not that effective for your skin type. Maybe apply it for some days and you might see some change.

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  9. Swati Says:

    @Layla – Maybe this therapy is not effective for your skin type, but since it’s natural and harmless you can use this for nourishing your face.

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  10. Swati Says:

    @Casey – Your skin might be sensitive to lemon so try reducing the amount of lemon and see.

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  11. Swati Says:

    @Vaneesa – I have not tried with lime yet so not sure but since lemon is natural and easily available I would go with that only anytime.

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  12. rebekah Says:

    that didnt work at all… thanks for the time wasted

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  13. beth Says:

    @rebekah, if you do not have the time to take ten minutes to do this, maybe you should not be sitting around on the internet.

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  14. Danielle Says:

    Can you just use lemon juice?

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  15. Swati Says:

    @Danielle – you can try using lemon only, it will remove dirt and clarify your skin but your skin might feel dry since you are not using honey

    Swati

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  16. Kaye Says:

    How many times a day/ week can I do this, it works! AWESOME! Thnx

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  17. Swati Says:

    @Kave – I am happy you liked it, since we are using all natural products here so you can use it frequently, maybe alternate days also.

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  18. Cydni Says:

    Can you use a half of the lemon more than once or a new half everytime?

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  19. Swati Says:

    @Cydni – It’s better to use it once only to avoid any bacterial infection by reuse. Maybe you can use 1/4 of a lemon if you feel half lemon is too much to put on your skin.

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  20. Alexis Says:

    I’m really scared to use this. Does it really work? I don’t want to wake up tomorrow with my face looking like a baboons butt! The comments are indecisive…

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  21. Amanda Says:

    I didn’t have lemon so I used a lime and it worked gloriously! Thanks!

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  22. Veronika Says:

    Love this trick. Didn’t have that many black heads but on pimples and areas of redness it works wonders! This is a must try. But I used Bavarian all natural honey straight from the honeycomb, which I think made this trick work a lot better.

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  23. Kate Says:

    This is a great option for travelling – simple ingredients you can usually find pretty easily! :)

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  24. Swati Says:

    @Alexis – Lemon and honey are natural ingredients so should not be problem. But still you can first try on your hand to see if it suits you. Also stay tuned I will be posting some things for sensitive skin too…

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  25. Swati Says:

    @Amanda – I was happy you liked it :)

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  26. Swati Says:

    @Veronica – Glad it worked effectively for you, yes the Bavarian would have made it more effective

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  27. Swati Says:

    @Kate – great you loved it

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  28. shona Says:

    I was wondering, what if I left it on longer than five min, will that be harmful? Or say I use it and clean it at five min, could I do it again the same day

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  29. Dana Says:

    I tried this on both my blackhead prone teens. We didn’t get positive results. :( . Any suggestions on what we can do differently?

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  30. Heather Says:

    Jyst wanted to make the point that sime because this is natural does not mean it can be used all the time! I wouldn’t do it more than 3 times a week. Plus lemon is a photosensitizer-meaning it makes your skin more sensitize to sunlight. Make sure you use sunscreen daily if you’re doing this. With that said- it is an awesome home and natural remedy for blackheads! Not only does the honey moisturize, but most people don’t realize it is an anti-infective and anti-microbial :I)

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  31. Swati Says:

    @Shona – It wouldn’t harm if you leave it for more than 5 minutes but try not to leave it for too long. Also you should not overuse it, just do it 2-3 times a week only

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  32. Swati Says:

    @Dana- It’s sad that it didn’t not work for your teens. Try using it for couple of more times since it’s effect might vary for different skin types

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  33. Swati Says:

    @Heather – Thanks for your valuable inputs and yes I too agree that inspite of it being natural products we need to use it in moderation.

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  34. avh Says:

    I have a ton of blackheads and i was sad tht this didnt work :(

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  35. amanda Says:

    I did this last night.
    It did not work
    but what it did do was irritate my face and made it swollen
    the next day it went down but did not do any more then that. at least I tried

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  36. Brittany Says:

    Unfortunately this did not work for me either BUT I am willing to give it another try. Maybe it just takes more time for it to work on me.
    I’m all about going as natural (chemical free) as possible.

    My skin did sting & turn red from the lemon juice but after a few minutes it subsided.

    I really hope if I try this “recipe” a few times a week I’ll start to see those little suckers disappear because I can’t stand them on my nose!!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  37. c Says:

    I’m an esthetician and this is really not going to work to remove blackheads. The acid in the lemon will dissolve some of the dead skin and the honey will help to hydrate.

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  38. Swati Says:

    @Amanda – It’s sad it did not work for you, maybe your skin is sensitive for lemon because of which it was swollen

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  39. Swati Says:

    @Brittany – Thanks for trying it out , yes the lemon does give a stinging sensation for few minutes. All the best with further tries, hope it removes your blackheads totally…

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  40. Swati Says:

    @ C – This recipe has worked for most of the people for blackhead removal. Lemon is acidic in nature and hence it removes the dead skin letting the new growth of skin.This shedding of the outer layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, and helps reduces blackheads.

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  41. Alyson Says:

    Please ladies, do not rub citrus on your face. If you do this and then go out in the sun, your face will burn! Red, itchy blisters are no fun! Even rinsing it off with water won’t help. Trust me, I’ve made this mistake. I bit into a lime at the beach and promptly scrubbed my face with water and some sand to get the juice off so I wouldn’t burn. Sure enough though, that evening, the entire area surrounding my mouth was red and itchy and then started to peel. Lasted a week or so. It was horrible! If you really feel the need to try this, scrub with a face wash afterwards and apply sunscreen. Water does not remove all the citrus juice.

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  42. Katelyn Says:

    This did not work at all… I have plenty of blackheads and saw no difference.

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  43. Clari Says:

    It doesn’t get rid of them, but it definitely reduced the inflammation.
    But how often can you do it?

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  44. Swati Says:

    Hey Clari – You can use it twice a week…

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  45. Laura Says:

    This made my face feel amazing! I cannot wait to continue using this to see if it helps with my blemishes. Thanks for the tip!

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  46. Kori Says:

    Didn’t work for me either. I wish I had read the comments before I tried this. Oh well….back to the drawing board. At least I smell like a lemonade. :)

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  47. Emily Says:

    It worked for me (mostly)! I saw a noticeable difference in the darkness of my black heads. I have very sensitive acne prone skin and any kind of rubbing, even putting on lotion, will turn my skin bright red! Happily this treatment didnt turn me all tomato-y!!! I also saw reduced inflammation in the other pimple on my face yay! I love the way honey makes my face feel too, if you have sensitive skin look up home made honey face masks you can use, it helps a lot! And to all of those who say the lemon makes you more sun sensitive, so does every other acne treatment you use! If you have acne you MUST wear some non-pore clogging sunscreen!

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  48. DeAnn Says:

    I just tried this. It really worked great! I had a lot of blackheads that I’ve never seemed to get rid of, and after this treatment most all of them are gone. The lemon stung a little at first, but after a few mins it calmed down. My skin now feels soothed, rejuvenated, and clean. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. DeAnn Says:

    Oh and my lemon was really cold from being in the fridge for a week. I don’t know if that makes a difference, but it worked for me.

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  50. Stacey Says:

    Thanks so much for the tip! I tried this last night and I could deffinetly tell a difference!

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  51. Kim Says:

    It worked for me =) Even better than the DIY pore strips. I scrubbed for the entire 5 mins, not hard. At first I thought it wouldnt work but I could see the results when the time was up and I rinsed. & I did this at night so it shouldnt be a problem with the sun. This was a nice treat for my skin
    Thanks!

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  52. Cynthia Says:

    I love this!! It works incredibly for me.
    My pores are noticeably smaller and I don’t see
    One blackhead where I had several.
    Thanks for the tip!!!

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  53. Stephanie Says:

    I am definitely giving this recipe a try, however I feel as though you should have a little disclaimer for people who may not see results immediately after their first use and also maybe a note that says to use 2-3 times a week because people seem to be getting angry that it doesn’t work for them right away due to skin type variance. I cannot wait to try it though!

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  54. Swati Says:

    @Stephanie – Thank you for your the suggestion, will add the disclaimer soon.

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  55. Carmen Says:

    I will definitely try it and see if it works for me! Easy enough

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  56. bethany Says:

    I am a teenager who tried this for the first time. For me, nothing happened at first and I was slightly dissapointed. Then the day after, my mom noticed that I had broken out where I had used the honey and lemon, so then I was quite dissapointed.

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  57. FSW Says:

    Thanks I have tried it and this most certainly worked! I just wished i wasn’t so foolish and put in on my entire face O_o. No one fault but mine that i have little heat looking bumps on my face. But my blackheads are gone from around my nose at least :-/

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  58. Brittany Says:

    I don’t have many blackheads, but have a lot of visibly clogged pores. Would it work on those?

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  59. Swati Says:

    @Brittany – Since lemon is a natural cleanser so it should help to unclog your pores. So do try it and let me know your experience

    Swati

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  60. KC Says:

    Why rinse with cold water?

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  61. Swati Says:

    @KC – Cold water helps close your pores, you need not use chilled water. Make sure you dont use warm water since it will open up your pores.

    Swati

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  62. Alison Says:

    I love this! How often can I do it? Every night? Once a week?

    Thanks!

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  63. Swati Says:

    @Alison – Thanks for liking it. The point here is not to over do it so I would suggest once a week. You can also do twice since it is all natural ingredients so will not do any harm. You can also try this remedy in combination for pores minimising http://stylebees.com/lock-your-pores-and-say-bye-to-wrinkles/3313

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  64. Susan Says:

    I live in Ecuador and we don’t have lemons here are limes okay?

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  65. Cristina Says:

    Can this be done on other parts of the body?

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  66. Swati Says:

    @Susan – yes you can try out lime, but initially use it in small amount to check if it suits your skin

    Swati

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  67. kyky Says:

    After the cold water rinse do you put a moisturizer on?

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  68. Swati Says:

    @kyky – I have normal to dry skin and I dont need to put moisturiser after using it. But you can put if you feel little bit dryness on face.

    Swati

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  69. MissNikki930 Says:

    Now, when you say you will see results immediately, does this mean you will be able to push the blackheads out, or do you mean that they will naturally go away and stop coming back?

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  70. crystal Says:

    What about lemon juice and honey on a swab if you don’t have a lemon?

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  71. miranda Says:

    Can we substitute the lemon with just lemon juice?

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  72. Swati Says:

    @MissNikki930 – This recipe helps to removes dirt from clogged pores and hence removes blackhead. It does not stop it from coming in future. You will need to use it on regular basis.

    Swait

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  73. Swati Says:

    @miranda – Yes you can substitute the lemon with just lemon juice.

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  74. Swati Says:

    @crystal- lemon juice and honey on a swab should be fine.

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  75. pawan Says:

    u sure it wont wround the skin bc im 15 and i do have this one blackhead but i dont want it to damage my skin..should i just use it on top of that black hole area? also is this good for dry skin bc i have really dry skin???

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  76. Elizabeth Says:

    If I don’t have a lemon, can I mix lemon juice and honey together?

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  77. Karen Says:

    @Bethany
    Don’t give up. If you broke out more, that means that you had underlying acne that was going to come out and the lemon/honey brought it out sooner. I would suggest you do this 2-3 times a week and let it work for you. You can’t give up after the first try.

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  78. Rory Says:

    Used this last weekend and it worked like a charm. I had a very stubborn blackhead and after using this remedy, the blackhead came right out! Thanks

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  79. Abigail Says:

    Can your face be dry before using?

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  80. Jenn Says:

    I am a mother of three, working a more-than-full-time job. Needless to say, I don’t have much to time, so I like to keep things pretty low maintenance. This treatment was amazing! It sounded appealing due to the fact it only had two ingredients and would only take minutes. It absolutely worked. It didn’t just clear up blemishes, it made my skin feel tighter and more smooth. I will definitely be trying this again.

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  81. coralcrue Says:

    I just love this remedy. I prefer such natural treatments over abusing toners and other chemical based remedies that are available everywhere these days. :)

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  82. josey Says:

    i tried, anddddd it works! i going to try the eye debuffing next. thanks

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  83. Jenna Says:

    Hey, I want to try it because I’ve always struggled with blackheads and acne. If I use it, do I still use my regular acne face wash?

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    • Swati Says:

      @Jenna – Please go ahead and try out this home remedy. I would suggest you try one thing at a time, we dont want to trouble our acne too much all of a sudden. If this remedy works good for you then you can continue with other stuff.

      Swati

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  84. Maria Says:

    I’ve done this twice this week and feel as if it’s working. I was wondering if I could do it more than twice a week until the acne is gone?

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  85. Kay Says:

    I loveeeeeeee it. Im a mom and wife who’s about to be
    be 40 yrs young. I’ve the typical black wiman’s curse. Since age 11 I’ve had very extremely oily skin with unsightly acne, blackness and Imblemish and dull basically unseen skin. So obviously over the years spent buckets of money and no help. So this year i decided to go all natural and dumped all the expensive no good products. So my birthday is in July and Im going to celebrate it with A VERY CLEAR AND SMOOTH SKIN YAYYYYY

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  86. Stephanie Says:

    I was wondering – does it have to be an actual lemon? Can we use the lemon juice and honey mixture on a cotton ball and apply it that way? Or are there specific properties that only an actual lemon has that make this method effective? Thank you!

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  87. Jennifer Says:

    I cannot use honey because I am allergic. Is there any kind of substitute I could use because I would love to try this. It’s senior year and all through high school I’ve tried everything but nothing gets rid of my black heads. I have prom coming up soon and less than a month later is graduatuion. Any help would be great.

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    • Swati Says:

      @Jennifer – Hi you can try mixing a spoon of egg white with 4-5 lemon drops and apply it. This helps reduce pores and reduce blackheads and white heads

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  88. Jo Says:

    Hi,
    I just tried this and loved it!
    My skin feels cleaner, smoother and softer after just one use.
    Thank you :-)

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  89. Uma Says:

    Interesting one! I must try and see the result.

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  90. gina Says:

    Do I need to wash my face first and then do the remedy?

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  91. Carmen Says:

    Is it okay if I only put the lemon and honey on the black heads and not on my entire face?

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  93. Andy Flowers Says:

    Hi,

    I did enjoy your blog!. The data is well written.

    I have heard of the application of lemons before but the honey is an interesting addition and seems to have delivered a few positive results.

    I will have to try it. :)

    Reply

  94. Roxanne Jefferson Says:

    amazing, quick and easy advice. I will try this right now…

    Reply


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