Richa Sharma brings you home remedies that will make you wave goodbye to blackheads forever
After the fearsome acne attack, blackheads are the most dreaded skin problem we go through. Waking up to a little black zit-like thing on your face is not a very good surprise. What’s even worse is that you cannot just pop it or scrub it vigorously hoping to dry it to its point of culmination. No, blackheads are much peskier than pimples. They refuse to leave unless you really give them a tough fight. This fight, however, doesn’t need to be tough on your budget or your skin. Forget about those expensive and painful salon treatments and say goodbye to those blackheads with these home remedies –
Both honey and cinnamon are known for their salubrious effects on the skin. While honey kills bacteria, cinnamon increases blood flow to the skin. When combined, the two create a magical elixir that will leave your skin glowing and smooth. Mix honey and cinnamon to make a thick paste. Apply this paste and cover it with some cotton. After letting it sit for a few minutes, pull it off and notice the difference. The adhesive like consistency of the paste will painlessly remove your blackheads.
To understand why egg whites help, we need to understand how blackheads work. An egg white mask works on your skin to tighten the pores which will reduce the chances of blackheads ever forming. It will also rid the skin of the current blackheads present on it. The mask is simple to use and doesn’t need any other ingredients. Just put on a few layers of the egg white and let it dry before you wash it off. Your skin will be tight and clean in no time.
Lemon is a widely accepted natural astringent which will shrink your pores to the point where they can do no harm. While using lemons on your skin, you must remember that they are acidic in nature and can burn if not used right. Make sure you dilute the lemon juice before applying it. After you’re done applying and washing off, use sunscreen before you step out as your skin is probably more sensitive owing to the lemon rub. Avoid this remedy if your skin is too sensitive and easily agitated.
Although the above remedies will tighten the pores and remove blackheads that have come into existence, we need to make sure we do something about the dead skin layer that forms over the skin. A sugar scrub will gently exfoliate your skin putting an end to dead skin. All you need to do is mix sugar with some almond and olive oil until you get a scrub like consistency. Rub this scrub lightly over your skin and then wash it off. Doing this 2-3 times a week will ensure that the dead skin is routinely taken off your face and blackheads never start forming.
Baking soda mixed with water essentially does exactly what sugar does. It acts as an exfoliating agent thus sloughing dead skin and doing away with the reason why blackheads rear their ugly (black) heads. Just make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it evenly before washing it off. Make sure you don’t use this remedy very often because baking soda can dry your skin if overused. Do not forget to moisturize when you’re done.
Volume 5 Issue 12