How to remove blackheads at home

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A “Blackhead” occurs when skin pores get clogged or blocked. The pores of the skin secrete an oily substance known as sebum. Sebum basically protects the skin and keeps it supple and hydrated. When sebum is overproduced, it forms plugs known as ‘comedones’ in the pores by assembling with epidermal cells which shed from the skin. When the end of the “plug” exposes to air, it turns into a black or a dark color; hence giving the blackhead its apt name. The ones not open to air are called as whiteheads.
(Source: www.facerealityacneclinic.com)

Blackheads mostly occur on the face, especially on the nose, chin and forehead. It can also be found on the back and shoulder. It is said that excess sebum creation triggers during puberty or when you have hormonal changes, menses or you are pregnant. Excess usage of cosmetics, wrong clothing also affect formation of blackheads.

 

Basic care tips to avoid blackhead formation:

  • Wash your face twice a day
  • Wash pillow covers regularly
  • Avoid touching face with hands
  • Do not use blackhead removal instruments
  • Do not pull or pop them
  • Avoid oily, creamy cosmetics
  • Take steam once a week
  • Implement a healthy lifestyle
  • Avoid Stress

How to remove blackheads is not as difficult as you think. Use the below mentioned home remedies and get rid of those black or white little spots:

 

#1 TOMATO

Tomato - How to remove blackheads

  • Things required

1 medium size tomato

  • Procedure

Take a tomato and mash it in a bowl with your hand or use a hand grinder. Rub this mask to your face over the blackhead for 2 to 5 minutes. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes then wash your face with cool water and pat dry with a towel.

  • Benefits

To remove blackheads, one should use tomatoes. Tomatoes have antiseptic and antibacterial properties which open clogged pores and removes the excess face oil.

 

#2 TOOTHPASTE AND SALT

Toothpaste - How to remove blackheads

  • Things required

A tube of white toothpaste and little salt

  • Procedure

Wash your face with water. Take white toothpaste in a bowl and add some salt to it. Rub this on the affected area for some time and wash it off.

  • Benefits

Toothpaste gives fast result due to ingredients like baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and menthol present in it helps to remove blackheads.

 

#3 EGG WHITE MASK

Egg White - How to remove blackheads

  • Things required

1 egg

  • Procedure

Break 1 egg and separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Now place the egg white in a small bowl and apply it over your face. Rub the affected area more to remove blackheads. Leave it for 10 t0 15 minutes till your face feels tight. Rinse with warm water.

  • Benefits

How to remove blackheads? Use eggs. Yes, it is a fact egg white helps to tighten skin pores and removes dirt from clogged pores. It is filled with amino acids and proteins which help in generating new skin cells and preventing blackheads.

 

#4 BAKING SODA

Baking Soda - How to remove blackheads

Things required

1 teaspoon Baking Soda and water

  • Procedure

Mix baking soda and water and make a paste. Use your fingers and rub this paste over the blackheads. Rinse the area with warm water and then cold water to close your pores.

  • Benefits

Baking soda exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells. It also helps to neutralize your skin pH level thereby making your skin produces less oil and removes blackheads.

 

#5 CINNAMON

  • Things requiredCinnamon - How to remove blackheads

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Few drops of Lemon Juice OR 1 teaspoon Honey

  • Procedure

Take some cinnamon powder and mix it with few drops of lemon juice. Spread it all over your face and let it dry, then rinse it off. Alternatively use cinnamon powder with honey to form a thick paste. Apply this paste to the affected area before sleeping. Next day morning wash your face with normal water.

  • Benefits

Cinnamon has microbial properties and is a natural healer to remove blackheads. It removes dirt from the skin pores and prevent blackheads from reoccurring. Lemon has Vitamin C which helps to exfoliate the skin whereas honey works as an antibacterial adhesive that pulls the blackheads out of the pores.

 

#6 YOGURT

yogurt - How to remove blackheads

  • Things required

Portion of yogurt

  • Procedure

Clean your face with water and apply yogurt on the affected area. Rub it gently all over your face and leave it for 10 minutes to obtain best result. Rinse off with water.

  • Benefits

Yogurt is a natural astringent which is rich in vitamins. It nourishes the skin from outside as well as inside and prevents future outbreak of blackheads.

 

#7 LEMON

Lemon - How to remove blackheads

  • Things required

1 lemon

  • Procedure

Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it juice. Use a cotton ball and dip the lemon juice in it and apply it on your blackheads before sleep. You can add yogurt or honey too because lemon can be harsh on sensitive skin. Hence, do a patch test before applying it on your face directly. Keep it overnight and rinse it next day morning and pat dry.

  • Benefits

Lemons is a citric fruit which is rich in Vitamin C and contains alpha-hydroxy acid that help to exfoliate the skin and prevent blackheads, acne and other skin problems. It removes the excess oil in the skin and other impurities thus enhancing the skin tone and texture.

 

#8 HONEY AND MILK

Honey and Milk - How to remove blackheads

  • Things required

1 teaspoon honey and some milk

  • Procedure

Mix all the three ingredients in a small bowl and gently scrub your face. Let it rest for around 30 minutes. Rinse off your face with water.

  • Benefits

Honey contains antioxidants which help in hydrating and tightening skin pores. It naturally peels blackheads from the pores. Milk contains lactic acid that keeps skin soft. Both in combination act as an adhesive on the affected area to remove blackheads.

Improve the quality of your skin by using the above remedies to remove blackheads. Make your skin look clean and young without worrying or struggling to remove your blackheads. No more embarrassment in parties or get-togethers. Get rid of those black dots and have flawless skin!

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