Have you seen the newest trend of charcoal masks that are being used to remove blackheads? Did it suddenly make you conscious and go look into the mirror? Ever wondered how these suddenly came on your face and how they got there? Blackheads are formed when pores get clogged with dead skin cells, debris, and bacteria. When the pore is blocked, the wax gets pushed to the surface of the skin and becomes black when it gets oxidized after contact with air. Go through this list for a few home remedies to remove blackheads easily and naturally without going through the hassle of buying face masks!
Baking soda is a common household ingredient that is known to remove impurities from the face, it is especially effective in removing blackheads because its small sized particles help to pull out the wax that is clogging the pores. For this remedy, all you need is some baking soda and plain water. Mix these two ingredients together until a thick paste is formed. Apply this paste onto your skin using circular motions with the tips of your fingers for a few minutes. Rinse this paste off using plain water and pat dry. Make sure to not overuse this remedy and always remember to moisturize after because baking soda contains a high pH value that can be harmful in excess.
Honey can be used in a combination with other ingredients to create pore strips that are especially good at removing blackheads from the nose. Take one teaspoon of either cinnamon powder or milk and mix with one teaspoon of organic honey. For combination with cinnamon, just apply the paste evenly onto a strip of cotton and press onto the nose for a few minutes (not longer than 5). Gently take this off and clean your face with plain water. For combination with milk, heat milk and honey together until it forms a paste. Repeat the process of applying it onto the cotton strip and leaving it on the nose for a few minutes. Once again, remove the strip and clean your face with plain water. This remedy is good for treating acne as well as blackheads and leaves you with softer skin.
This is definitely the easiest to make, simplest home remedy for blackheads. Lemon, with its qualities as an astringent is considered a one-stop solution for almost all skin related problems. To remove blackheads, all you need is some lemon juice and a few cotton balls. First, wash your face with your regular soap and pat dry. Then, before going to bed, using a cotton ball, apply lemon juice onto the parts of your face that have the most blackheads. Go to sleep with this solution on. In the morning, rinse your face with plain water and pat dry.
Alternatively, you can also make a face mask using one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and three teaspoons of lemon juice. Mix these two ingredients into a paste and apply onto your face like a mask. Once again, keep it on overnight and rinse your face in the morning and pat dry. You should begin seeing results almost immediately!
An important point to note with lemon juice is that it makes your skin extra sensitive especially during summer so be sure not to use this too many times on a regular basis. If you do plan on doing so, make sure to use sunscreen or sunblock to protect our skin!
The numerous of health benefits of drinking green tea is already known. Now, you can also use it to clear blackheads and live you with clear, glowing skin. Leave two bags of green tea in hot water for about half an hour. Then, cool this solution by placing it in the fridge. Using a cotton ball, apply this solution to your face and let it dry for about fifteen minutes. Wash your face with plain water or wipe off using a damp cloth for best results. Use this remedy continuously for at least a week to see your face transform.
Turmeric is an age old natural home ingredient that has been used to deal with many skin issues. It is famous for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. There are multiple variations of turmeric, the two most famous being the edible spice and kasturi turmeric. Kasturi turmeric is not a spice that can be added to food and is often used to treat blemishes on the surface of the skin. To treat blackheads, mix a teaspoon of kasturi turmeric with coconut oil, plain water, or rose water. Apply this paste onto specific parts of the face that have many blackheads and leave on for ten-fifteen minutes until the paste dries. Rinse off the dried paste with plain, warm water and pat dry. This remedy can be used as often as needed until there is a reduction in blackheads.
Sugar has been used for several years as a natural exfoliator because of its rough texture. Scrubs can be made using a number of oils including jojoba, olive, sweet almond, or grapeseed. An aromatic oil can also be added for fragrance. To create the scrub, mix one cup of brown or white sugar and mix with four tablespoons of the oil of your choice. After the scrub is made, gently use your fingers to scrub it into your face in circular motions for a few minutes. Rinse the scrub off with cool water and then moisturize. Doing this a few times a week will help reduce blackheads but using it too many times can cause skin irritation.
While this is an ingredient that is probably not very common, it is an essential to remove blackheads. To create a mask, mix oatmeal and plain, unflavoured yogurt in a 1:3 proportion (that is, one spoon of oatmeal with three spoons of yogurt). Make sure the yogurt is plain, using homemade yogurt would be best. To make this mask even more effective, add one-two spoons of lemon juice to it, Bear in mind that this is completely optional. Apply this mask to your entre face or only parts that show the presence of many blackheads. Leave on for two-five minutes and then wash off with plain water. You can use this mask as many times as you like until you start seeing effects.
This article was hopefully useful and gave you a number of simple, home remedies to remove blackheads. Go ahead and try these out! They will definitely make your skin look and feel clearer, softer, and younger. Let us know which of these remedies is your favourite, in the comments below! And if you know of a remedy that hasn’t been mentioned here, you can put that up too!