Let me guess: You’ve used cosmetics in the past to remove these unsightly, annoying and sometimes painful blackheads only to see them appear again, right? It seems that these expensive tapes and facial cleansers are only temporary solutions that aren’t as efficient as some natural methods. This is one of those methods!
All you need is a lemon, salt and hot water. This method is more effective than anything you’ll buy in the store and your blackheads will not reappear, at least not for a long time.
Take a small bowl and mix 1 tablespoon of sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of hot water in it.
Apply the mixture on your entire face, but apply a larger amount of it on the areas with blackheads.
Take a warm and wet cloth and use it to gently apply the mixture on your skin in a circular motion. This way you will massage your skin with the warm towel for 5 minutes. Re-heat the cloth with warm water if it starts to cool down.
Let the mixture stand on the skin for 5 minutes, then wash your face with cold water – the colder the better.
You may need to repeat this process a few more times during the week, but it will remove those nasty blackheads and prevent their reappearance.
Why is this effective?
Salt is an antibacterial agent that helps cleanse and unclog pores. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which helps fight germs and bacteria and thus cleans the skin. Warm water also helps open the pores. All these ingredients together have the effect of an expensive chemical peel, but without being bad for your skin.