Blackheads are tiny black formations on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. They occur in clogged skin pores where the oil (dried sebum), dirt, makeup and bacteria get lodged and exposed to air, turning black in the process. Not only do blackheads look ugly, they also are a precursor to painful cystic acne and pimples. Let us study some of the most effective natural remedies to get rid of blackheads.
Change Your Diet
Excess sebum formation is one of the primary causes of blackheads and acne. Many times, improper diet is to be blamed for it. By simply changing your diet, you can see a huge difference in your skin. Avoid sugary, oily and processed foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fresh fruit juices, etc., to see a difference in your skin. Avoid dairy, red meat and inorganic foods. Drink plenty of water to eliminate toxins and get a natural glow.
Lemon Juice and Honey
Mix a few drops of lemon or lime juice with raw honey. Apply the mixture on the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. This remedy will help you remove existing blackheads and prevent new ones. Use this remedy once a week.
Raw Potato Juice
Grate some potatoes and apply the juice all over the acne and blackheads. Leave it on overnight. You will wake up to gorgeous, fairer skin and also fewer pimples. With regular use, this natural remedy will prevent new blackheads from forming.
Make a natural blackhead removal mask with activated charcoal powder. You can buy this from drugstores or make your own by dissolving charcoal tablets in a bit of water and honey. Apply on the areas with blackheads and let it dry. Slowly pull of the mask to remove blackheads painlessly.
An easy method to remove blackheads instantly and painlessly is to steam the face for 10-15 minutes. Simply boil some water in a steamer or on the stove. Carefully place yourself over the steam while covering your head with a towel. Inhale the steam deeply. After 10 minutes, gently pat dry the skin. Use a Q-tip to remove pesky blackheads. Ice the skin afterwards to close pores. Used regularly, this homemade facial will give you clearer, glowing skin.
Grate or crush some garlic and apply its juice all over the affected areas. Leave it on for half an hour before rinsing off. Use this remedy regularly for a clearer complexion.
Cucumber juice is one of the best home remedies for blackheads and whiteheads. Grate one fresh cucumber and apply the juice on the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead. Leave it on for an hour. Wash off with cool water. This remedy also prevents acne.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is one of the best home remedies to remove blackheads from the nose permanently. Dab a bit of organic, unfiltered ‘mother’ apple cider vinegar on the nose and other areas with acne, black and whiteheads. Let it dry completely. Wash off with a mild cleanser. Use this remedy twice a day for a week to get a clearer and glowing complexion. Also drink apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach each morning. You can mix it with water and/juice to make it more palatable. This will detoxify your system and also balance hormones to prevent excess sebum production.
One of the best home remedies for blackheads and pores is castor oil. Wet your face with a cloth dipped in steaming water to open the pores. Next, dab castor oil all over the skin and let it remain on your face for 20 minutes. Now, use clean cotton wool to remove the oil. Follow this up by splashing cool water on the face to close the pores. Do this 2 times a week to keep your skin glowing and free from blackheads, pimples and blemishes.
Tea Tree Oil
In order to remove blackheads instantly and prevent them from coming back, use a tea tree oil face wash or a tea tree oil toner. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with aloe vera or witch hazel and apply on the face as a toner. The antibacterial elements in tea tree oil reduce bacteria in the pores and prevent acne and blemishes.
Mix a bit of borax with distilled water and scrub the mixture on the face in a gentle circular motion. This will exfoliate the skin and remove black and whiteheads instantly. Wash off with warm water afterward.
Aspirin contains natural salicylic compounds which are great against acne and blackheads. Make a paste of aspirin with water and apply on problem areas. Leave it on for an hour before rinsing it off with cool water. Repeat this remedy once or twice a week to see results.
Mix ordinary toothpaste with a bit of salt and use it on the black and whiteheads as a scrub. Leave it on the skin for 5-7 minutes. Then dab some lukewarm water as you gently scrub the mixture off the face. Rinse it off then apply ice cubes on the skin to close the pores. Use a mild toner and moisturizer afterwards to hydrate the skin.
Make an all natural blackhead removal mask remedy with egg white, honey and lemon juice. Mix the three ingredients and apply on the face. Wash off after 10 minutes for glowing, smooth skin.
Brew some green tea and mix it with raw honey and lemon juice. Dab the mixture on the nose, cheeks, chin and other affected areas. Wash off after 10 minutes.
Have you used any of these natural remedies to remove blackheads from your face?
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