Our skin goes through a lot daily, from the harsh sun to the polluted air we work through. This results in all kinds of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells accumulating on our skin every day. This causes our pores and hair follicles to clog up with the said grime.
The dirt that clogs our skin stops it from breathing and causes problems such as blackheads, whiteheads, acne, etc. This is why it is advised to wash your face as soon as you come home from being out and about. When the skin isn’t cleaned properly, not only dirt but also oil blocks the pores. It then oxidises when exposed to air and forms blackheads.
Here are five of the most common and easy ways to get rid of blackheads at home.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of the most commonly used tricks to treat blackheads. It is a natural exfoliator and exfoliation is one of the important processes of getting rid of accumulated grime and dead skin cells on the skin.
All you have to do is create a paste of baking soda and water and apply with your fingers on the affected area and scrub gently for a few minutes. Then wash it off and pat your skin dry. You can do this twice in a week.
Like baking soda, this trick is easy to do as well. Might even be easier. Tomato pulp is rich in vitamin A and C. It helps with skin brightening, oil-absorbing and pore shrinking. It helps for people with oily skin because it effectively clears out the extra grease without being harsh.
Rub a slice of tomato or scooped out tomato pulp on your skin, focusing on the blackhead infested areas. Wash it off with water once it dries. Using the pulp as a paste is more convenient than slices.
3. Lemon, Salt and Honey Mask
Honey is used as a moisturizing agent in many skincare products. Lemon will help clear out the pours and salt will act as an exfoliator.
Make a paste to work as a mask by mixing all three ingredients and apply on the blackheads. After five minutes, gently scrub in circular motions for a minute to stimulate it and let it stay for another five minutes. Wash away with warm water and pat your skin dry. You can do this thrice a week.
4. Egg White Mask
Egg white helps with skin tightening and as a result closing of pores. This stops the pores from clogging and blackheads from forming. Use egg white as a mask. Wash out once dry. It also helps better skin texture.
We can’t talk about natural remedies without talking about steaming. Steaming is one of the well-known methods of clearing out blackheads. Steaming the face makes the skin sweat and hence softens the pour. This helps to remove the blackheads easily and also, in turn, helps to clear out toxins from within.