6 Home Remedies to Eliminate Blackheads
Blackheads are a common problem among women that usually appear due to pores clogged with dead skin and oil. They look like tiny black bumps on your skin, usually found on the nose and the chin. The good thing is that there are some ingredients found in your home that you can use to get rid of all your blackheads. Here we have laid out a few options for you to try:
1. Egg Whites
Egg white is a natural ingredient that you can turn into a face mask. It helps to tighten your pores temporarily in order to reduce the possibility of accumulating more blackheads. It also provides nutrients that are good for your skin that help clean your pores from existing blackheads. Another plus is that it does not leave your skin dry after you use it.
To make the mask, you will need an egg, a tissue, a small bowl, and a clean towel. Separate the egg white from the yolk and place a thin layer of the white on your face. Make sure that you have rinsed and dried your face before applying it. Then put a strip of tissue on the egg white you just applied. Press it gently on your face and let it dry with the egg white. Once it has dried, apply another layer of egg white on the tissue and let it dry. You can add more layers of egg white if you want, but be sure to let every layer dry first before applying the next one.
When your mask has fully-dried, peel it off gently and rinse off the remaining egg white from your face.
Oatmeal contains a lot of nutrients and is used for a lot of skin conditions for irritated or sensitive skin. It has some anti-inflammatory properties, and is a good antioxidant. It also makes an excellent blackhead remover, because it could serve as a natural exfoliator and cleanser. Oatmeal helps loosen the pores that were clogged with dirt leading to blackheads. This natural ingredient also helps soothe the skin from irritation and absorbs the excess oil to make your face look clearer.
To use this natural remedy, begin by cooking enough amount of oatmeal to cover your blackheads. Use some distilled water when cooking to be safe from contaminants. Let the oatmeal cool, and then apply it onto your blackheads. Leave it on for about 10 to 20 minutes. Wash it off with some water then pat your skin dry.
Do this at least once a day to achieve better results.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda has antibacterial qualities that are good for the skin. It works as an effective facial exfoliator to get rid of all your dead skin cells and smoothens the skin. Baking soda also helps to balance the pH level on your skin and aids in the production of less oil on the face. These properties help to fight off blackheads, and prevent them from ever coming back.
All you have to do is mix together a tablespoon of baking soda and some water until you get the consistency of a paste. Spread this onto your blackheads and let it sit there for about 10 minutes. Wash it off with water. Do this one or two times a week to ensure that your pores remain clean and to avoid them from clogging.
Turmeric is a medicinal spice that has a lot of antioxidant and antiseptic benefits. However, you must be careful when using them, because they might stain your skin. You can use Kasturi turmeric, which is a type of turmeric that is non-edible and non-staining.
Simply mix enough amount of turmeric with some water or coconut oil until it turns into a paste. Apply the mixture to the areas with blackheads and let it stay there for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off well and repeat twice a week until you achieve your desired result.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid which aids in the removal of dirt buildup and dead skin. It also helps balance the pH level on the skin in order to avoid further skin problems such as blackheads and acne.
This natural ingredient is commonly used as a toner, by mixing it with a small amount of water and then spreading it all over your face.
An alternative would be combining three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of crushed mint leaves to tighten your skin and give it a cooling feeling.
Sugar makes an excellent facial scrub because it helps exfoliate the skin to clear out all your clogged pores. When mixed with some oils, sugar becomes an even more effective exfoliant. Jojoba oil would be the best one, since it is similar to that of the skin’s sebum. Other options would be olive oil, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
Making a homemade sugar scrub is quick and easy. All you will need is some sugar (either white or brown), and your carrier oil (preferably jojoba oil). Mix the two ingredients together, and then wash your face before applying the scrub onto your face. Massage your face in circular motions and the wash it off with some cold water. Do this three times a week at most, in order not to irritate your skin. Don’t forget to moisturize after using the scrub.
The most important thing to remember when clearing your blackheads at home is to handle your skin gently. Be sure not to scrub or press your skin to hard. This will not only irritate your skin, but will also cause blackheads to spread.