A clean and spotless skin is considered a sign of beauty. However, the skin is scarred with the onset of pimples and blackheads on the face. The history of blackheads go back as far as the human beings existed. Women have been trying since long to get rid of blackheads from their face and bodies. Blackheads are black spots on your face and nose. The excess production of oil clogs the pores on your face and nose and causes the blackheads to form. Blackheads and whiteheads both are formed due to excess sebum on skin which in turn blocks the pores. If the pores are open, the oxidation of sebum produces a black colored spot aka blackheads. And if the pores are closed, whiteheads appear. Both of these are really annoying and need to be removed for a fresh and healthy looking skin. To get rid of blackheads, some home remedies are needed to be exercised regularly. The usual causes of blackheads are following and are also needed to be addressed to eradicate the cause completely.
- Hormonal Problems
- Excessively oily skin
One thing should be kept in mind that blackheads are produced because of excess of oil on your skin. Scrubbing and exfoliating can only help till an extent. Too much rubbing on face can cause the skin to produce more oil and thus skin becomes more prone to the formation of blackheads. The best remedy to get rid of blackheads is patience. Don’t panic and make the situation worse. Try the following home remedies patiently and the results will be to your liking.
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Get Rid Of Blackheads
Never Touch Your Face
Probing and popping your blackheads seems the obvious thing to do, but trust me it worsens the situation. The blackheads are formed due to excess oil production and by touching and popping your blackheads, our skin starts more production of oil and the cycle continues. To avoid the infection of the skin, keep your face clean and keep your hands away from your face.
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is really effective for treating acne and blackheads due to its cleansing properties. To remove blackheads, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water and make a paste. Apply this paste on affected areas and gently massage the skin in circular motions. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse with water afterwards. Repeat this process once a week but don’t overdo it as baking soda can dry the skin.
Use Cinnamon and Honey
Honey works as an antiseptic agent when applied to skin, thus is perfect for removing blackheads. Cinnamon is good for blood flow and when used with honey has very lasting results. To get rid of blackheads, mix 1 tablespoon with raw organic honey and make a paste. Apply this paste on face and rub in circular motions. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with water afterwards. Another way of using this mask is by applying a thin layer of paste over the blackheads and apply a thin cotton cloth over it. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and remove the cloth. Rinse with water afterwards.
Use Egg White Mask
Egg white helps in reducing the pores on the skin thus the chances of blackheads are reduced. It tightens the skin and helps in removing the blackheads from the skin. To get rid of blackheads, separate 2 egg whites from yolk and apply a thin layer over your blackheads. Let it dry for 2-3 minutes and apply another layer and repeat the procedure till 4-5 layers are applied. Make sure each layer is dry before applying another. When your skin feels tight and is smooth to touch, rinse with warm water. You will see the desired results immediately.
Use Clay Mask
Clay masks have been used since long to cleanse the skin. Clay has the properties of drawing dirt out of your pores and exfoliate the skin. Depending upon your skin type, select the suitable clay(Bentonite clay, Yellow clay and white clay are most commonly used). To get rid of blackheads, make a paste using water or apple cider vinegar and apply it over your blackheads. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes. When the skin feels tight and the clay has completely dried, rinse with warm water and moisturize the skin afterwards.
Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has astringent properties and it reduces the pores on the skin. It is very effective in the removal of blackheads but should be used carefully since it leaves the skin sensitive and prone to irritation. To get rid of blackheads, mix the lemon juice in rose water and salt and apply it on blackheads. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.