Blackheads are ugly bumps that usually occur around the nose and cheeks, during and after adolescent years. Usually black or yellow in colour, it gets formed due to a combination of excess sebum in the hair follicles and ids majorly build-up of dirt and dead skin cells, which clogs up inside hair follicles. Many of us try to get rid of this problem by scrubbing, nails or going to the beauty clinics which seems painful and expensive. To simplify things a bit try these simple home remedies to get of those blackheads from your face.
The all-natural treatments can actually prevent future blackheads too.
1. Steam Your Face Regularly
Steaming your face weekly can prevent and treat blackheads. The heat from the steam will allow you to basically sweat out bacteria and dirt. I highly recommend adding cleansing herbs like mint or basil to help penetrate the pores deeply.
2. Apply a paste of baking soda and apple cider vinegar
Gently exfoliating your face is the best way to keep pores unclogged and free from blackheads. You can make a simple paste with baking soda and apple cider vinegar, which is great for oily skin.
If you've found baking soda too alkaline for your skin or your skin is already dry from previous blackhead treatments, try this honey paste with cardamom. It is great for all skin types seeking relief from blackheads. Cardamom is a great natural ingredient for acne, using the powder can slough off dead skin cells while softly exfoliating your pores.
3. Apply An Egg White Mask
Egg whites have substantial anecdotal evidence for removing blackheads. Plus, they have vitamins A, D, and E which are great for your skin and they help heal and restore damaged skin cells. When you apply an egg white mask, leave it on for about 10 minutes so it can dry on the skin. You'll notice you face feels a little tight while wearing egg whites and smooth once you've rinsed it off with lukewarm water.
4. A mixture of clay with vinegar
Cay has a strong ability to draw toxins to the surface. A clay mask can prevent both breakouts and blackheads by cleansing the skin gently without stripping it of its natural oils — we need these natural oils to keep us from future breaks out and external factors that dry out the skin. There are plenty to choose from and if you need a little help picking your clay, check out this post to see which clay is right for your skin.