Best Home Remedies For Blackheads (Part One)
Blackheads are small, reddish-brown or black bumps that are a result of clogged skin pores. Dead skin cells and oils accumulate in the opening of the skin follicles, producing a bump. If the skin over this bump opens, exposure to the air makes it look black, hence the name blackhead. Squeezing them out is not the best idea as it can lead to inflamed skin.
Remark : When you are using any of the home remedies, especially the scrubs, it is important you be careful and not scrub your skin excessively. Doing this will only damage your skin, cause rashes and scars, or aggravate the blackheads and infect them.
1. Egg whites
Egg whites offer numerous benefits to the skin. They’re rich in protein and albumin, which offers skin toning properties and helps to promote wrinkle-free skin. Egg white helps in removing the current blackheads and tightening pores.
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon honey
1. Mix the honey into the egg white and apply the mixture on your face.
2. Let it dry. Wash off with warm water.
Tips : Repeat this once or twice a week.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda isn’t just for baking, or keeping your refrigerator smelling fresh. The antiseptic quality of it makes it a wonderful product for your skin. It not only works as an exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and smooth, it’s also an incredible contender against those pesky blackheads
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoons water
1. Mix the baking soda and water to get a fine paste.
2. Apply this paste on the affected areas.
3. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Tips : Do this every day to get rid of blackheads quickly.
Honey is both antibacterial and antiseptic, properties that help remove blackheads by destroying germs or impurities that clog pores, making it another great choice for those with acne-related blackheads.
- 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
2. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Tips : Use this simple scrub/mask every day.