In order to get rid of your blackheads, you first must understand what they are. Blackheads are just an oxidized mix of oil and dead skin cells that are sitting in pores.They’re a mild type of acne that usually form on the face, often where they’re most noticeable, such as on or around the nose.
The difference between a blackhead and a whitehead is simply whether or not the pore is open or closed. But don’t worry, this home remedies can help you with that.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda goes a long way for blackheads, but don’t overdo it, as it can seriously dry out your skin due to its saltiness. While pH may or may not have a role to play in blackheads, the biggest reason baking soda helps is because of its small granules that can work as a natural and inexpensive way to occasionally exfoliate and remove anything clogging your pores.
In order to apply this method, you will need water and baking soda.In a glass or ceramic bowl, mix about a tablespoon of baking soda with just a small amount of water to form a paste, apply the paste to blackheads and allow it to dry for about 10 minutes. Wash it off with water. Repeat this treatment, once or twice a week in order to unclog your pores.
2. Honey and Cinnamon Strips
The combination of cinnamon and honey is a wonderful property to get rid of blackheads. Honey has antibacterial properties, while the cinnamon is good for improving blood circulation. Cinnamon also helps to eliminate flaky skin as well as acne, and it can be used as a body scrub for a smoother and better glowing complexion.
This method requires 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of organic honey, and clean strips of cotton.Mix the honey and the cinnamon together until you have enough paste to cover the affected area. Then apply a thin layer over the blackheads and then press a strip of clean cotton over it. Let it sit there for 3 to 5 minutes, then remove it and rinse your face, I also suggest moisturizing your face afterward.
3. Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay is a type of absorbent and powerfully healing clay. It’s known to contain over 60 natural trace minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and silica. Making it an extremely rich substance, that has been used over the centuries to treat skin related conditions.
Bentonite is particularly good at drawing out oils and other impurities that get locked in the pores. By applying it as a mask, the skin soaks up the minerals while the clay draws out blackheads. To make the mask at home you will need, 1 tablespoon (roughly) bentonite clay and water.
Mix in enough water to form a paste that is thick but still applicable. Using clean fingertips cover your face with a thinner layer of paste and let it sit for 10-25 minutes, clean it with water and moisturize face after.
4. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice contains citric acid which works as a natural astringent to remove dead skin.Lemon juice is also rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that stimulates collagen production to improve skin health.
First, wash your face with your natural cleanser.Squeeze about one teaspoon of juice from an organic lemon into a glass.Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and put it onto any blackheads that you may have.Allow it to dry for at least 10 minutes before washing it off with cool water. Lemon juice treatment should be applied once a day.
5. Toothpaste and Salt
If you need the fastest result, then you can apply toothpaste and salt solution. It will give you the fastest result.The “toothpaste method” is highly recommended by a number of DIY experts and average people, but it is not recommended by doctors. The reason why this works is that it contains ingredients that help dry out the infected pores.First of all, wash your face with mild face wash.
Take 1 teaspoon of salt and some toothpaste. Make a mixture and carefully apply this paste to the area affected with blackheads. Rub it for one minute and after that wash your face with clean and warm water. It will give you instant result. Do not let your skin dry before applying this mask, and don’t use sea salt.
Also be careful with the toothpaste, because it contains other chemicals in it that can irritate your skin or cause allergic reaction