Blackheads and whiteheads are really common skin problems especially if you have congested skin, problematic, oily and acne-prone skin. Also if you have enlarged pores, you risk getting blackheads! What actually happens is, an open pore gets clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, sweat and debris and eventually become white heads. The open exposed heads then oxidize and form a black head. Blackheads are very stubborn and can further enlarge your pores; moreover they can get infected in some cases. Here we are with our top 6 remedies to clear blackheads-
Bentonite clay to get rid of blackheads – In a bowl, add bentonite clay and enough apple cider vinegar to make a paste. Apply an even layer on facial skin and let it work for 15 minutes before you rinse it off. Use once or twice a week.
Charcoal mask to clear blackheads – In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon activated charcoal with 1 Tbsp of turmeric powder and enough apple cider vinegar to make a paste. Apply an even layer on facial skin and let it work for 15 minutes before you rinse it off. Use once or twice a week.
Turmeric peel off mask- Large pores are difficult to shrink back to its original size and can lead to more pore clogging and blackheads. This is why blackhead removal strips are used to physically remove them. If you are looking out for a natural solution, try the below homemade turmeric blackhead remover. Get the DIY..
Baking soda scrub – In a bowl, add baking soda and enough coconut oil to make a paste. Use this paste to scrub the blackhead prone areas for a few minutes followed by a mild cleanser. Best used on dampened skin.
Lemon and Honey Mask – Cut a lemon wedge in half and dip it in some honey. Apply it where you have blackheads and let it completely dry. Leave it on for 15 mins or overnight. Rinse off with warm water.
Egg peel-off mask- For this mask, you need paper towels and egg whites. Apply egg whites directly on the blackhead prone area and place a paper towel on it. Apply the egg white on the paper towel until fully saturated and place another paper towel on it. Repeat 4-5 times and then let it air dry completely! Once dried, peel off gently.
Cinnamon blackheads remover – Mix 1 Tbsp of raw honey with 1/4 tsp of organic cinnamon. Apply it where you have blackheads and leave it on for 10-15 mins. Rinse off with warm water.
Caution – Patch test before you try any of the remedies.