Blackheads are an issue that many woman face, but they don’t recognize them as blackheads and shun them away as acne. They are right to an extent, blackheads are a type of acne but many have the notion that blackheads are caused by dirt, therefore they just clean their face thoroughly.
Blackheads are caused when your hair follicle’s opening is clogged by dead skin cells and the oil that the glands present under hair follicles produce, thereby causing bumps. Contrary to its name blackheads can be of colours ranging from yellow to black, and the most common places that blackheads can be found are on the forehead, on the chin and side of your nostril.
There are many ways of getting rid of blackheads with the introduction creams, scrubs etc. that make the removing of blackheads easy but can be bit painful, and some people make the mistake of trying to pop the blackheads which is painful and only aggravates it. Another disadvantage of using store bought products is the chemicals present in them and how they will affect your skin in the longer run.
So it is best to use home remedies that cut your costs, and most importantly protect your delicate skin from any damage caused due to chemicals. So here I am going to introduce you to few simple tricks that will help you to get rid of your blackheads instantly without any pain.
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1.The lemony trick
Lemon is an affordable fruit that is very beneficial for the skin, because it contains Vitamin C, citric acid, Vitamin B etc., that helps you to gain clear skin and remove any dead cells presents on the skin. It also helps maintain the oil balance of the skin and cleans the pores. Whereas honey on the other hand contains antioxidants and many other properties that boost your complexion, soothe skin issues and moisturize the skin. This remedy needs:
- Half cut lemon
- Few drops of honey
Take the half lemon and put a few drops of honey on the cut surface, so the honey can mix a little with the lemons. Now rub this lemon thoroughly and gently on the affected area of the skin. Let the mixture remain for at least 3 minutes, and then gently wash it off with warm water. This simple remedy can be made more effective, if you steam your face for at least 5 minutes before you try out this remedy, because steaming will open up your pores and thus making it work more efficiently. This remedy has to be done about 4 times a week or daily to see the results faster.
2.Baking Soda Paste
Baking Soda is an alkaline substance that is almost always present in your home; otherwise it can be easily bought from any nearby store. Baking Soda contains anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, that help you to clear your skin and softens it by exfoliating it. For this paste you need:
- A tablespoon of baking soda
- A little water
Mix the baking soda with the required amount of water thoroughly to form a fine paste, which is easy to apply. Apply this paste on the blackhead affected areas of the skin, and let it remain for at least 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Make sure to follow this remedy every day to get rid of your blackheads quickly, but always remember to moisturize your skin (especially if you have dry skin) after this remedy because baking soda may dry out your skin.
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3.Mint toothpaste trick
Mint toothpaste does not just freshen and clean your mouth, but it also helps clean your clogged pores and remove any bacteria that may be found on the skin. For this remedy you need
- Mint toothpaste
- A few drops of water
For this remedy, firstly apply the mint toothpaste on the affected areas of the skin (don’t go overboard, apply only the necessary amount) and let this paste remain for about 5 minutes before you wash it off with cool water. After doing this remedy always remember to rub the areas where you have applied the paste with an ice cube, this will ensure that the pores that have been cleaned will not be clogged again, leading to blackheads in the future. This remedy is to be practiced every day to gain positive results quicker.
4.Bentonite clay mask
Bentonite clay is also known as the healing clay, it may be hard to get but once you use it you will be able to see the effectiveness of the clay. Bentonite clay contains many minerals like silica, sodium, iron, calcium etc., and it is also antibacterial in nature therefore it is highly beneficial to your skin, as it cleanses the pores of your skin and also rids your skin of any other impurities that may be present. For this mask you need:
- 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay
- Needed amount of water
Take the clay in a bowl and mix it thoroughly with the needed amount of water, to get medium consistency paste. Rather than applying it only on the affected areas, it is advisable to apply this mask all over your face, to remove any traces of blackheads that have not yet been discovered. Let this mask stay on for at least 5 minutes before you wash it off with warm water. Pat dry the skin and then apply your moisturizer. This mask has to be applied at least twice a week for desired results.
5.The Honey magic
Honey has been an integral part of Ayurveda due to its many benefits for the human body. Honey contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties, which help your skin greatly by boosting its complexion, cleaning the pores of the skin and soothing any burns or rashes. Honey is easily available but you are advised to use organic raw honey, which is honey at its purest form. For this magical remedy you need:
- 1 tbsp honey (best if it is organic raw honey)
- 1 tbsp sugary (granule)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly to form a grainy mixture that is easily applicable. Apply this mixture on the affected areas of the skin, and massage in gentle circular motions. Let it remain there for at least 15 minutes before you wash it off with warm water. Make sure to use this scrub every day to get visible and positive results faster.
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6.Apple Cider Vinegar treatment
Apple Cider Vinegar is a very potent solution, which is easily available and very affordable. Apple Cider Vinegar contains antibacterial properties, that help destroy any harmful bacteria present on your skin, clean your pores and it also helps treat many other skin issues. For this treatment you need:
- Apple Cider Vinegar (only a few drops is sufficient)
- A cotton ball or a folded tissue
Soak a cotton ball or a folded tissue with a few drops of Apple Cider Vinegar, and rub it on the affected area of skin. Let the apple cider vinegar dry (will take maximum 10 minutes) before you wash it off with warm water. Make sure to use this treatment every day to get rid of your blackheads quickly.
Caution: Do not try to apply the apple cider vinegar directly on your skin, because it may damage your delicate skin.
7.Egg white treatment
Egg white contains a large amount of Albumin which is a type of protein. This protein removes your blackheads, cleans the pores thereby preventing future growth of blackheads, reduce oiliness of your skin and it also gives your skin a unique glow. For this treatment you need:
- Egg white of one egg
- 1 tsp honey (best if it is organic)
Mix the above ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, and then apply it on the affected areas of the skin. Let the egg white mixture dry before you wash it off with warm water. Make sure to try this treatment at least twice a week to get rid of your blackheads quickly. This treatment is a bit messy and may smell a little also, therefore those who are squeamish; this is not the treatment for you.
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8.Aloe Vera gel massage
Aloe Vera is an excellent and very useful plant that can be easily grown at your home, even if it is an apartment. Aloe Vera has many benefits like rejuvenating your skin, hydrating your skin, cleaning your skin pores, control oil production and it also helps sooth various skin issues and injuries. It is recommend using fresh gel rather a store brought one, because it will be more effective.
Extracting this gel is quite simple, just cut a leaf of the Aloe Vera plant and remove the gel from in-between (it is transparent stuff). Rub this gel thoroughly all over your face in circular patterns, quite like a massage. Let the gel remain for at least 10 minutes before you wash it off with warm water. This remedy is best if practiced every day to get smooth, soft and clear skin.
Removing blackheads was never so easy. So waste no more time and try out simple tips and tricks to get blackhead free and smooth skin, and look all the more beautiful.