How to Cure a Whitehead Over Night

Whiteheads occur when dead skin cells and oils block pores. Forming on people of all ages, sex and walks-of-life, whiteheads can cause people to feel uncomfortable and self conscious about their appearance. Several natural remedies can cure a whitehead over night and restore the look of your skin. After you cure the whitehead, take the necessary precautions to keep that type of skin problem from recurring.

Dampen a clean cotton ball in rubbing alcohol. Pat the whitehead with the rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton ball for several seconds. Rubbing alcohol dries up excess oil, and kills bacteria-causing germs near the whitehead.

Smash a ripened tomato on a plate and then drain the juices. Lie down in a comfortable location and place the mashed tomato piece on the whitehead. Leave the tomato on the whitehead for 20 minutes, then rinse the skin with cool water.

Place a dollop of toothpaste that contains a low amount of fluoride on your forefinger, then rub the toothpaste into the whitehead for several seconds. Leave the toothpaste on the skin overnight. Wash the area as you normally would upon waking up the next morning.

Saturate the tip of a cotton swab with pure lemon juice. Rub the whitehead with the saturated cotton swab for several seconds. Let the lemon juice dry on the skin.

Consume green tea several times over the course of the day. Green tea contains natural antioxidants and antibacterial properties that kill acne-causing bacteria.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton ball
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Ripened tomato
  • Plate
  • Toothpaste low in fluoride
  • Cotton swab
  • Lemon juice
  • Green tea
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Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.