What are blackheads? Blackheads are actually blocked pores, which are filled with skin debris, dead skin cells, keratin and sebum, an oily substance. The blackheads can appear on your face, on your back, ears and other parts of the human body where sweat glands are located. Blackheads are the small black spots on our skin. They can be very unpleasant and many people in the world are experiencing this type of facial skin problem. According to the experts, the blackheads are usually common in people who have oily hair, oily skin, clogged glands or pores. Blackheads are also very common in people who are living unhealthy lifestyle and eating unhealthy food.
Many people think that the dirt is responsible for the blackheads appearance, and they rub the skin on their face. But, they are definitely wrong. Scrubbing will only make it worse. Fortunately, there are several quick and natural ways to get rid of blackheads and solve that skin problem.
- Lemon and lime
Did you know that many people around the world use lemon juice as an effective remedy against blackheads? How this works – well, lemon juice is extremely effective in narrowing the pores. It’s also very “good” at cleansing, disinfecting and removing dead skin cells from your face. How to use it – just apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on your face and leave it to act overnight. In the morning, rinse your face with lukewarm water. But, if you have sensitive skin or experience extended burning sensation, you need to wash your skin immediately. Be careful about direct sunlight exposure as the lemon makes the skin photosensitive, i.e. susceptible to burns.
Or, you can make an effective exfoliation remedy, by mixing lemon juice and honey. For extremely oily skin, you can add a teaspoon of yogurt. The skin needs to be gently massaged with the resulting mixture for about ten minutes. Then, you need to rinse your face with lukewarm water.
Oatmeal is also very useful and beneficial in the fight against blackheads. How this works – well, oatmeal can draw out a large amount of fat and oil from the skin. Make a cup of oatmeal – in the old fashioned way. Then, you need to leave it to cool down. Add honey in the warm oatmeal and apply it on a clean skin. Leave it like that for 10 minutes and then rinse. Ladies and gentlemen, if you repeat this treatment regularly, you will notice the results quite soon. Instead of honey, you can make a mask out of oatmeal and yogurt. It’s very simple – just mix 3 tablespoons of yogurt and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and then add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the resulting mask on your face and let it work for about ten minutes. Then, rinse your face with warm water. This treatment is not recommended to be used more than twice a week.
- Black pepper and curd
This mask is also very effective in eliminating and preventing the formation of blackheads. You just have to mix a teaspoon of black pepper and curd, and then apply the resulting mixture to the area that is covered with blackheads. After 5 minutes, rinse your face with warm water.
- Egg whites
Egg whites are loaded with protein and can help you restore your skin and help you with blackheads. Also, they can help with the absorption of excess oil from your skin. Here’s what you need to do – break some egg whites, make them foamy and apply them to the face. After fifteen minutes, rinse your face with warm water. Due to the drying effects, this treatment needs to be practiced only once a week.
Here’s what you need to do – first, you need to peel the cucumbers and put them in a blender in order to get a paste which will serve as a mask. After that, you need to put the resulting paste on the face, and rinse with warm water after ten minutes. Your skin will be fresh and clean, which should help you in the removal of blackheads.
Just follow the simple instructions – just put some peeled potatoes in a bowl and add a little water. When it’s thick enough, apply it on your face and let it sit for ten minutes. After that, rinse with warm water.
Can I ask you something – did you know that tomatoes are also very effective in neutralizing the oily skin? Tomatoes contain many healthy nutrients, such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, which will make your skin healthier. Tomatoes can be used by cutting and massaging your face for 5- 10 minutes. Or, you can try this alternative instead – just squeeze the tomatoes or mix them with honey or lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face, and leave it like that for twenty minutes.
Mint is also very useful against blackheads, because it contains natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. How to use it – just rub the chopped leaves on your skin and allow them to act for five to ten minutes.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is also very effective with the removal of blackheads. How this works – well, this amazing plant cools down the skin and contains natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties that cleanse the skin. The Aloe Vera gel can be applied directly to the skin, avoiding the eye area.
- Baking soda
Here’s what you need to do – just mix two tablespoons of baking soda and three cups of boiled water. Pour water over the baking soda and allow it to completely dissolve. Hold a towel over the steam so as to maintain the required amount of baking soda, which will then stick to the face. Use a towel so that you cover your face, and hold it there for about ten minutes. If the towel is dry, repeat the process several times.