Blackheads are small bumps specially formed on your face. They occur due to clogging of pores with oil and dead skin. Often regarded as a mild type of acne and getting rid of them can be a headache. The increase in stress and hectic lifestyle, increasing pollution and cosmetics are the main reasons for those notorious black bumps.
The reasons for blackheads are:
- Daily Stress
- Prolonged exposure to the sun
- Oily Skin
- Excessive use of cosmetic products
- Exposure to chemicals
Squeezing blackheads out might be over-whelming or fun sometimes, but it may lead to inflammation of the skin and even scar your face. To fight against them we have remedies you can find in your kitchen and avoid expensive therapies. The home remedies are as follows:
Take one tablespoon of baking soda and add a small amount of water into it. Mix both of them in a bowl or glass until it forms a paste. Apply the paste on your skin, and allow to dry it for 10 minutes. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water.
Baking soda has antiseptic and oil absorbing qualities which are friendly to your skin.
Cook some oatmeal as per package instructions to cover all your blackheads. Water used should be distilled. Cool down the prepared oatmeal and slowly apply on your blackheads. Oatmeal acts as an exfoliant and loosens up clogged pores. Wash off with lukewarm water after 15 to 20 minutes.
This remedy should be followed at least once a day for two weeks to get positive results.
Wash your face with water, and then take a teaspoon of organic lemon juice in a glass or cup. Use cotton balls, dip them into the lemon extract and apply to the blackheads. Lemon juice contains AHA citric acid and vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant and also replenishes your skin.
Let the lemon juice to dry for at least 10 minutes. Then wash with cool water. You can also leave the extract for the night and wash off the next morning.
Turmeric has one of the best medicinal qualities, especially for your skin. It offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Take a glass or bowl and mix a small amount of turmeric with water. You can use coconut oil as a substitute too. Mix them well and form a paste. Apply the paste to your blackheads and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Green Tea isn’t there just for reducing fats but also helps to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
Boil a cup of water and then remove from heat. Dip two bags or add two teaspoons in the cup of water and let it soak for one hour. Let the mixture cool down and then apply it to your blackheads. Dry it for at least 10 minutes then rinse with cool water.
Tomatoes are another fine home remedy for your blackheads. They contain lycopene which is a strong antioxidant.
Take a tomato, peel and mash it and apply on your blackheads. Remember to apply it overnight and then wash with cold water the following morning. Apply them for two weeks regularly for results.
Honey is another great choice to remove blackheads. It has both antibacterial and antiseptic properties and cleanses your skin, hydrating the dead cells of your skin.
Take a tablespoon of honey and heat it. Don’t overheat it. Dab some warm honey directly to your blackheads and allow soaking it for 10 minutes. Now soak a cloth in warm water and clean your face with that.
Take an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white in a bowl. Take some tissues and separate them into strips. Apply a thin layer of egg white on your skin and place these strips slowly patting them. Allow it to dry. Then apply another layer of egg white over the mask. Let it dry and then peel the tissues and rinse the residue. Wash your face with cold water.
These are some basic home remedies that you can try out to remove blackheads. They are 100% natural and only bring the best results. Now you can have smooth skin and be confident.