Whiteheads: breakouts caused on skin as a result of Satan’s conspiracy to ruin the gifted beauty of humans. The monstrous blister makes an appearance on your face only to disturb your flawless derm. Satan strategizes to curse you with these whiteheads just when you are about to go out on a date or a party and he smirks in the background as you whine and mourn.
However, don’t grovel in helplessness and misery, because we’re here as the guardian angels of your life, offering you some home remedies that can break Satan’s spell and free you from those pesky, stubborn and bothersome whiteheads.
So here’s a list of 27 simple home remedies to get rid of whiteheads naturally:
To get rid of whiteheads, prepare a potato face mask. Form a paste of raw potato by blending or mashing. Apply the paste for 30 minutes and wash. You can also cut slices of potatoes and rub them on your face till it turns dark, to treat whiteheads. Repeat this process till you see visible difference.
26. Garlic + Orange peel + Lemon juice
These 3 powerful ingredients can be used as a scrub to get rid of the nasty whiteheads. Simply use dry and powdered orange peels, a clove or two of chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to form a paste and gently scrub on face. Massage for a few minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Follow it up with a moisturizer or Aloe Vera gel to calm or soothe the skin.
25. Clay mask
Known for its exfoliating properties, Clay mask helps in getting rid of all the dead skin cell on face. Apply a layer of the mask and let it dry for 10 minutes. wash off with lukewarm water and dab dry. A clay mask with also clear skin of all the impurities and keep skin dirt and oil free.
24. Yogurt mask
Yogurt keeps the skin soft, supple, dirt-free and adds a glow to the skin. It can also help in the removal of whiteheads. Mix 3 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 table spoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply this mixture on face and let it stay for 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water and dab dry.
23. Aloe Vera
The multi-tasker miracle plant is also a great helper in treating whiteheads if included in the daily cleansing skin routine. Aloe Vera contains a vital ingredient which calms inflammation. It also makes the skin soft and free of dirt and dead skin. Simply massage the Aloe Vera gel on your face till the skin absorbs it. Apply before sleeping or after cleansing your skin thoroughly.
22. Tea bags
The used tea bags can be put into the use of treating whiteheads. Simply empty the used tea bags and gently massage on the affected area twice a week to get rid of whiteheads. The used tea bags act as a scrub which helps in loosening and removal of the whiteheads.
21. Egg whites
Egg whites is known for closing or tightening pores on face which helps in preventing whiteheads. Mix 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon of warm honey, 1 tablespoon of organic yogurt and half teaspoon of almond oil. Whip the ingredients thoroughly to form a paste. Apply it on the face and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash with warm water and pat dry.
20. Coriander leaves
Make a paste for getting rid of whiteheads by grinding coriander leaves and adding a pinch of turmeric power and a little water to form a paste. Apply on the face and wash off after 15-20 minutes. Dab dry.
Rosewater is known for adding glow to the face and also remove excess oil and dirt. Apply a little quantity of rosewater to the face with the help of a cotton ball. Let it stay for as long as possible and avoid rinsing it off. You can also apply it and overnight. Daily application of rosewater is helpful for removal of whiteheads.
Rich in Vitamin C, tomatoes are effective to get rid of whiteheads. Peel off the tomato skin and mash it. Apply the paste of the mashed tomatoes on the affected area. Let it rest for 30 minutes and wash off.
Rice can be used as an effective scrub to treat whiteheads. Soak a little quantity of rice overnight and grind them the next morning to form a consistent paste. Apply this scrub on the face and gently massage on the face for a few minutes and wash off. This natural scrub is very effective in getting rid of whiteheads.
Another natural remedy to bid adieu to whiteheads is cornstarch. Simply mix 3 parts of cornstarch to 1 part of vinegar. Apply the paste to the affected area and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
15. Gram flour
Gram flour helps in exfoliating and is a deep cleanser which removes dead skin and get rid of facial oil. Mix 2 table spoons of gram flour with a little quantity of yogurt and form a paste. Add half teaspoon of turmeric powder to the paste. Apply on the face and let it dry. Scrub it off and wash face.
Strawberries contain salicylic acid elagic acid.It helps in getting rid of the trapped dirt and remove dead skin cells. Mash a few strawberries to form a paste. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to this paste and apply on the face. Let it rest on the face for 15 minutes and wash off. Repeat twice a week.
Almonds are another great scrub and an effective remedy for whiteheads. Take a handful of almonds and grind then. Add 1 teaspoon of oatmeal and rosewater to form a paste. Apply it on the whiteheads and let it stay for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water and pat dry.
Toothpaste contains fluoride which is helpful in treating whiteheads. It is another effective remedies for those pesky whiteheads. Add a little amount of salt to a little quantity of toothpaste. apply on the affected areas and massage gently for one minute and wash.
11. Sugar scrub
This scrub contributes in removing excess oil and dead skin without drying out the skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar to 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the scrub on the face and massage gently with circular movements. Let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes and wash. Repeat this process daily.
10. Honey and Cinnamon mask
Honey possesses anti-bacterial properties that kill the bacteria on the face and also helps in moisturizing it. Cinnamon, on the other hand, has anti-microbial properties and also helps in the regeneration of skin and boost collagen production. Mix one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel with 1 pinch of Cinnamon powder. Apply this to the affected area and let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash off and dab dry.
9. Green tea
Green tea helps in the reduction of sebum production and blocking androgen receptors that causes clogged pores. Reduction in sebum will avoid the occurrence of whiteheads, while the blockage androgen receptors will avoid the clogging of pores which in turn will prevent whiteheads. Add a handful of green tea leaves to warm water for 5 to minutes. Apply the solution with the help of a cotton ball to the whiteheads. Wash it off after 10 to 20 minutes.
8. Sandalwood powder
Sandalwood powder works wonders for blackheads as it helps in absorbing excess oil from the face. Form a paste with 2 teaspoons of sandalwood powder and 1 teaspoon rose water. Apply the paste on the face and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water and pat dry.
7. Lemon juice
The cleansing and exfoliating properties of lemon juice helps in opening pores and absorbing excess oil. Squeeze 1 or 2 tablespoon juice out of a fresh lemon and dilute it in 2 or 4 tablespoons of water (always in the ratio 1:2). Apply the solution on the whiteheads at night and wash it off in the morning.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
The antiseptic, anti-bacterial and astringent properties of Apply cider Vinegar helps in removing whiteheads and also get rid of excess facial oil. Dilute 1 tablespoon of Apple cider Vinegar into 1 cup of water. Apply the mixture on the affected areas and let it rest for 10 minutes before washing it off.
Oatmeal helps to exfoliate skin and eliminate excess oil from the face. Add 2 to 3 yogurt to 4 to 5 tablespoons of powdered oatmeal.Add 1 tablespoon of honey and lemon juice to this paste. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off and pat dry.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Apart from being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, Tea Tree Oil is also a natural astringent. These properties help in killing the bacteria on the skin and also tightening the pores. Put 3 to 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil on a damp cotton ball for dilution. Dab the cotton ball on the whiteheads and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash off and dab dry.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda serves as a great scrub to gently remove the whiteheads and also helps in balancing the pH levels of the skin. Mix 2 teaspoons of Baking Soda with water to form a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area and let it stay for 5 to 6 minutes and wash off. Repeat this process twice a week.
2. Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek leaves is one of the most powerful ingredients to get rid of whiteheads. Crush the Fenugreek leavesand mix them with water to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas and leave overnight.Wash off and pat dry. Repeat the process at least twice a week and see the whiteheads disappear.
1. Facial Sauna
Facial sauna or steam opens the pores of the skin, which helps in loosening the dirt and oil accumulated on skin. Take a steam on your face with the help of a steamer or hot water in a bowl. Lean over the source of steam, whilst covering your face with a towel. Take steam for 5 to 8 minutes and pat dry. Follow this by gently massage your face with a mild scrub, which will help in removing whiteheads from the opened pores in the blink of an eye.
Follow these simple home remedies to keep those irksome and bothersome whiteheads off your face. However, you should keep in mind that whiteheads are caused by clogged pores due to hormonal changes like puberty, menstruation and pregnancy. To prevent the outburst of whiteheads remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle and take proper care of your skin. Follow a healthy diet and avoid oily and junk food and also keep yourself hydrated. Sleep on time and for 8 hours. Also, use non-comedogenic cosmetics to avoid clogging pores. Remove every trace of makeup before going to sleep. Avoid washing your face excessively and use a mild cleanser for face.
So sayonara to those uninvited and unwelcomed whiteheads. Also, follow a proper diet and skin care regimen to avoid their recurrence.