How to Remove Blackheads Naturally
Blackheads are small black skin projections often found on the face especially on the nose and sometimes on the back. They are caused due to excessive production of “sebum” (an oily substance) from the sebaceous gland that slowly gets hardened when they mix with dead skin and bacteria. The sebum gets exposed to oxygen from the air and gets oxidized and turns black.
Follow these simple, natural ways to clean the pores and remove blackheads using easily available ingredients at home.
Raw eggs are an effective home remedy to get rid of blackheads. Take 2 egg whites with one tablespoon of honey. Apply this paste over the area of blackheads, leave for 30 minutes and wash it with warm water.
Lemon is natural ingredient that is very effective in treating blackheads. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice in a bowl, add salt and stir the mixture well. Wash face with warm water and apply the paste on the blackheads. Keep it for approx 20 minutes and wash face again with warm water.
Apply a thin layer of toothpaste over the blackheads, Keep it for 25 minutes and wash face gently with warm water. Repeat this remedy for 30 Days to be free from blackheads.
Honey has antiseptic properties that work wonders for both oily skin and blackheads. Apply honey onto the affected area and wash it with warm water after 15 minutes.
Baking Soda Mask:
Prepare a mixture of baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply gently to the affected part, allow to dry for few minutes and then rinse it off with warm water to remove away the oil and dirt that cause blackheads.
Prepare a paste of equal parts of cinnamon powder and lime juice to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to the affected parts and leave on overnight and then wash off with warm water in the morning.
A mixture of oatmeal and yogurt is best for the skin and helps remove blackheads. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to it; mix all these ingredients well till it forms a paste. Apply the mixture on the face, leave for 10-15 minutes and wash face with cold water.