Blackheads are just pimples that don't have skin over them. Because there is no skin, they're open to the air and the top layer of gunk oxidizes and turns them to the darkish black color. There are many ways to get rid of them. This article provides instructions for a number of home remedies for blackheads.
Home Remedies for Blackheads
Factors like hormonal changes in the body, excessive use of cosmetic products, improper skin care, stress and genetics contribute to this problem. Blackheads commonly occur on the face, particularly the nose. They can also appear on the chest, back, neck, arms and shoulders. If left untreated, they can spur acne breakouts.
There are many prescription medicines for the treatment of blackheads, but you can always try natural home remedies. With simple ingredients easily found in most kitchens, you can get rid of blackheads within a few days.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is an effective treatment for blackheads as well as acne. It helps clear the skin of impurities such as debris and dirt.
- Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with mineral water to make a paste.
- Apply the paste generously on the affected skin area and massage gently.
- Allow it to dry for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
- Repeat this remedy once or twice a week.
Bentonite clay is a mineral rich healing substance that has been used for centuries to treat a number of ailments, chiefly skin related. Because of its molecules "electrical charge" when wet, it does an amazing job of drawing out oils or other impurities locked in your pores. When you apply the mask your skin gets to drink in all the minerals, while the clay simultaneously draws out the blackhead. It also helps with circulation, which helps with overall skin tone and health.
You can mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar, maybe sticking to the former if you have dry or sensitive skin. This mask will make you feel like your face is tightening as it dries.
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