7 EFFECTIVE Ways to Remove Blackheads Naturally
Although very common, no one likes blackheads, and there are a number of different ways in which they can be removed. Some harsher than others. Essentially, they are small bumps that appear because the pores have become clogged with oil and dead skin. It is considered to be a mild type of acne, that normally forms on the face, and tends to be noticeable around the nose; however, they are also known to appear on the back, chest, neck, arms and shoulders. Although they can affect the skin of anyone, they are more common in teenagers and pre-menstrual women.
The good thing is though that there are a lot of natural ways that you can get rid of these nasty blackheads, and we have listed some of the fastest and most effective ways.
Baking soda is actually used in a lot of home remedies, and using it on your skin is just another example. It has antiseptic qualities to kill any infections and will work as a mild exfoliant to scrub away the dead skin cells, which will leave your skin looking silky smooth.
On top of this, baking soda will help to neutralise the skins pH level and will encourage the skin to produce less oil, so after regular use, you will be able to say goodbye to your blackheads for good. To use baking soda to help clear blackheads, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste, and apply this directly to the skin. Leave it to dry for approximately ten minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. This remedy can be used once or twice a week as required.
Cinnamon is a great anti-bacterial spice that can be used to make an aromatic face mask that will benefit the skin, and remove blackheads.
Mix one part of cinnamon with two-part honey in order to form a paste, and then apply a thin layer over the blackheads. Leave this paste on for at least fifteen minutes before washing off with your usual cleanser before moisturising. This shows best results when it is used daily – your skin will be glowing in no time at all.
Whilst this might not be to everyone’s taste this one, lemon juice is really great at removing dead skin and unclogging pores. Not only that, but it is packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which will stimulate collagen production which will improve skin health.
First of all, cleanse your face with your usual cleanser, before squeezing approximately on a teaspoon of lemon juice into a glass or ceramic bowl. Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and dab onto the blackheads that you have. Allow this to dry for approximately ten minutes before rinsing with cool water, or alternatively, leave on as an overnight treatment before rinsing off in the morning.
Honey is great for using on the skin. Not only does it have antibacterial properties, but it is antiseptic as well. These all help to unclog pores, thus eliminating blackheads. Honey is also a natural antibiotic and will help to tighten and hydrate the skin and pores for a clearer complexion.
Heat a tablespoon of raw honey in a small jar of warm water until it is warm to the touch, and then dab this mixture onto any blackheads that you have and leave it to soak in for approximately ten minutes or overnight for greater results. Remove with a warm, damp cloth and repeat daily for best results.
Turmeric is more commonly used in cooking; however, this spice is one of the best medicinal spices there is. It has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is a great way of removing blackheads naturally. Do be warned though, the turmeric that is used is cooking will stain the skin, so look for a Kasturi turmeric. This is a non-edible version, but will not stain your skin.
Mix a small amount of turmeric with some water or coconut oil to form a paste, before dabbing the mixture onto any blemishes and let it soak in for ten to fifteen minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Use this mixture daily to keep blackheads at bay.
Most of us have heard of using Epsom salts for easing sore muscles, but they are also very good at removing blackheads. The mixture will pull the plug of each blocked pore before washing it away giving you really clear skin.
Start by exfoliating the area to remove the dead skin and then mix one teaspoon of Epsom salts into half a cup of hot water and four drops of iodine. Ensure the Epsom salts have dissolved and then leave it to cool until it is warm, but not hot. Massage this mixture into the affected areas, before letting it dry completely. Wash your face with warm water before patting dry with a clean cloth. This treatment can be repeated as often as required.
Egg whites can offer a number of different benefits to the skin, including keeping it wrinkle free. Although not everyone wishes to place raw eggs over their face, they are a really good remedy if you suffer from oily skin, as they will help to minimise pores.
Because they have this quality of reducing the size of pores, they are great for eliminating blackheads as well, as they remove the room for bacteria to harbour. To use this remedy, make sure you have an egg, some toilet paper, a small bowl and a clean towel. Begin by separating the eggs, and then rinse your face and pat it dry. Apply a thin layer of the egg white over your face, and apply a strip of toilet paper over it, before gently pressing it onto your face. Allow this mixture to dry. Place a second layer of the egg white over the tissue, and allow this layer to dry as well. Once this has completely dried, peel the tissue off and rinse it to remove any residue, before patting dry and applying your favourite moisturiser.