Blackheads are the result of excessive sebum secretion of the sebaceous glands, accompanied with bacteria, dust and other impurities. They are most commonly found in the area of the nose, chin and forehead, but can also occur in other parts of the body, and have the same characteristic, which is increased secretion of sebum.
Under normal circumstances, sebum protects our skin from drying out, but when it comes to the skin surface, the sebum can remain trapped and cause closing of pores and formation of blackheads.
Once they appear, blackheads can hardly be permanently removed without the help of a dermatologist. However, with the help of several natural remedies you will achieve satisfactory effects in their removal and prevention of recurrence.
- Lemon and lime
Lemon juice is often used as an effective domestic composition thatfights against blackheads, considering that itis effective in narrowingthe pores, but also cleansing, disinfecting and removing dead skin cells from your face.
Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on your face and leave it to act overnight. In the morning, rinse your face with lukewarm water.
If you have sensitive skin or experience extended burning sensation, wash your skin immediately. Be careful about direct sunlight exposure as the lemon makes the skin photosensitive, i.e. susceptible to burns.
In addition, the lemon can be mixed with honey and thus makes an effective exfoliation. For extremely oily skin, you can add a teaspoon of yogurt. The skin needs to be gently massaged with the resulting mixture for about ten minutes. Then, you need to rinse your face.
Oatmeal is very efficient in the fight against blackheads considering that it can draw out a large amount of fat and oil from the skin.
The oatmeal should be prepared as for consumption. Then, you need to leave it to cool down. Add honey in the warm oatmeal and apply it on a clean skin. Leave it like that for 10 minutes and then rinse.
If you repeat this treatment regularly, you willnotice the results quite soon. Instead of honey, you can make a mask out of oatmeal and yogurt.
Mix 3 tablespoons of yogurt and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and then add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the resulting mask on your face and let it work for about ten minutes. Then, rinse your face with warm water. This treatment is not recommended to be used more than twice a week.
- Black pepper and curd
The mask from black pepper and curd is very effective in eliminating and preventing the formation of blackheads.
All you have to do is mix a teaspoon of black pepper and curd, and then apply the resulting mixture to the area that is covered with blackheads. After a few minutes, when the mixture dries, rinse your face with warm water.
- Egg whites
Egg whites are rich in protein and can help you restore your skin and treat your blackheads. Also, they can help with the absorption of excess oil from your skin.
Break some egg whites, make them foamy and apply them to the face. After fifteen minutes, rinse your face with warm water. Due to the drying effects, this treatment needs to be practiced only once a week.
The cucumber is very effective anti-inflammatory ingredient that can help with the removal of blackheads and acne. Peel the cucumbers and put them in a blender in order to get a paste which will serve as a mask. Put the resulting paste on the face, and rinse with warm water after ten minutes.
Your skin will be fresh and clean, which should help you in the removal of blackheads. The procedure needs to be repeated 2-3 times a week for best results.
The potato mask can be very effective in removing deep blackheads. Put some peeled potatoes in a bowl and add a little water.
When the resulting mixture is thick enough, apply it to the face and let it stand like that for ten minutes. After that, rinse with warm water.
Tomatoes are effective in neutralizing the oily skin. They contain a variety of nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, which will make your skin healthier. Tomatoes can be used by cutting and massaging your face for 5- 10 minutes.
In addition, you can squeeze the tomatoes or mix them with honey or lemon juice. You should apply the resulting mixture on your face, and leave it like that for twenty minutes.
Mint is an effective composition in the fight against blackheads considering that it contains natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Rub the chopped leaves on your skin and allow them to act for five to ten minutes.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has long been used as a treatment for burns, dry skin and insect bites, and can be very effective with the removal of blackheads considering that it cools down the skin and contains natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties that cleanse the skin. The Aloe Vera gel can be applied directly to the skin, avoiding the eye area.
- Baking soda
This ingredient is often used in the fight against blackheads. Due to its detoxifying properties, it effectively removes the impurities from the pores.
Mix two tablespoons of baking soda and three cups of boiled water. Pour water over the baking soda and allow it to completely dissolve.
Hold a towel over the steam so as to maintain the required amount of baking soda, which will then stick to the face. Use a towel so that you cover your face, and hold it there for about ten minutes. If the towel is dry, repeat the process several times.