Blackheads are unsightly bumps on the skin that appear due to clogged pores. They usually occur on the nose, forehead, cheeks, chin, and upper lip. Blackheads are caused by dead skin cells that get trapped inside the pore. These blackheads are also known as comedones.
There are several home remedies for blackheads. Some of these remedies include using baking soda, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, etc. However, there are other ways to treat blackheads at home without having to use any of those ingredients.
What causes blackheads on my nose?
To causing blackheads. When these clog pores, dirt and other irritants get stuck in them. These can be removed easily with a pore strip or scrub.
remove makeup and unclog pores. If you have oily skin, you may only need one cleanser per week. For those who suffer from sensitive skin, avoid harsh chemicals found in many commercial brands.
Here are four simple recipes that you can try out to remove blackheads naturally.
1) Homemade Anti-Blackhead Mask For Skin:
1 cup water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons glycerin
4 drops lavender essential oil
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until it forms a thick paste. Apply this mixture onto your face and leave it overnight. In the morning wash off with warm water. You will notice how much better your complexion looks after applying this mask. This is one of my favorite DIYs because I love lavender! It has soothing properties which help reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin. Lavender helps clear up acne scars too.
2) Lemon Juice And Honey Face Scrub:
¼cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon honey
Instructions: Combine both the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well. Then apply this scrub over your entire body including your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. The combination of lemon and honey works great against pimples and blemishes.
3) Olive Oil Cleanser With Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe vera gel contains natural antibacterial properties that work wonders when used topically. When combined with olive oil, aloe vera gel makes an excellent cleanser.
Here’s what you need to take 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel from the plant or buy it online.
Add 2 cups of extra virgin olive oil into a jar.
Put the aloe vera gel into the jar along with some peppermint leaves if desired.
Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously.
Store the bottle somewhere cool and dark. Use within 6 months.
4) Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Wash:
Apple cider vinegar is another ingredient that we should be incorporating more often into our daily routine. There are many benefits associated with its usage. One such benefit is that it removes dirt and bacteria from the surface of the skin.
Another benefit is that it reduces redness and irritation. To make this facial wash recipe, simply combine ¾ cup of distilled white vinegar with ½ cup of hot tap water. Soak cotton pads in this solution and then place them directly on your face. Let it sit for 5 – 15 minutes depending upon the severity of your problem. Afterward, rinse thoroughly with clean water. If you want to add additional fragrance to this remedy, just put in a few drops of rosemary essential oils. Rosemary is very effective in treating oily skin problems like blackheads.
5) Honey Blackhead Mask
Honey has been used since ancient times to treat various ailments including infections, wounds, burns, cuts, scrapes, bruises, insect bites, sunburns, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and even cancer. It contains antibacterial properties which help fight off infection while soothing irritated skin. This mask works great on both dry and oily skin types.
6) Egg White Blackhead Mask
Egg whites have long been known as a powerful antioxidant. They also contain proteins that can exfoliate dead cells from the outer layer of the skin. These proteins remove excess sebum, making way for new healthy cell growth.
To prepare this egg white mask, first, separate two eggs by cracking open each shell. Once they’re cracked, use a spoon to scoop out the yolks. Place these yolk-free eggs back into their shells and store them in the refrigerator until needed. Next, pour one whole egg onto a plate. Using a fork, beat up the remaining egg white until smooth. Add salt. Mix together all three components using either a whisk or hand mixer. Apply the mixture evenly across your face and leave it there for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. You may repeat this process once every week.
7) Lemon Juice And Milk Face Scrub Recipe
Lemon juice helps reduce acne breakouts because it’s rich in vitamin c. The milk component will moisturize your skin after scrubbing. Combine equal parts lemon juice and milk. Pour over wet hands and rub gently against your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing away with lukewarm water. Repeat twice weekly.
8) Clay Blackhead Mask
Clay has been used since ancient times to treat blemishes and heal wounds. It works because clay draws toxins from the body through its porous nature. This mask helps draw impurities like oils and debris away from the surface of the skin while leaving behind minerals such as calcium and magnesium which help keep pores clear.
To make this mask: Mix equal parts baking soda and cornstarch together until smooth. Apply the mixture to affected areas using fingertips. Leave on overnight then rinse off the morning after. Follow up with toner and moisturizer if desired.
9) Banana Peel Facial Exfoliator
Bananas are packed full of antioxidants called anthocyanins. Antioxidants protect our bodies from free radical damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and cigarette smoke. Free radicals cause inflammation and premature aging. By removing dead skin cells, banana peel facials stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity.
10) Homemade Lactic Acid Cleansing Gel
Homemade cleansing gels work well when you want something more gentle than an acid facial but don’t want to spend money at the drugstore. To create this gel mix 1/2 cup distilled vinegar with 3 tablespoons witch hazel. Let sit for 15 minutes. Strain and apply directly to clean skin. Wash off with cool water.
11) Activated Charcoal Blackhead Mask
Activated charcoal has been used since ancient times to purify the blood and treat infections. It works like magic against blackheads because it draws toxins and debris out of pores while absorbing excess oils.
Mix together until smooth. Apply to affected areas and leave on overnight. Rinse off the next morning.
12) Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Mask
Tea tree oil contains powerful anti-bacterial which help fight infection and clear up blemishes. Its antiseptic properties also prevent bacteria growth that leads to new pimples.
Tea tree oil
Pour tea tree oil into a bowl. Crack two raw eggs into another container. Whisk both ingredients together thoroughly. Use fingers to spread the mixture around your nose area. Allow it to dry completely before rinsing off with cold water. Do not wash immediately afterward. Wait 24 hours before doing so.
Is toothpaste good for blackheads?
A: Toothpaste is great at getting rid of bacteria that cause acne but they won’t do much about blackheads. Blackhead removal requires specialized products such as exfoliants which will gently lift away dead cells from the surface of the skin.
How often should I use a face cleanser?
A: You need to use a cleanser every day to keep your skin healthy. The best way is to follow the instructions on the label. Some people prefer foaming cleansers over non-foam ones. Foams tend to remove impurities better than liquids. However, some people find that foam makes their skin feel tight afterward. So try different types of cleansers until you find what suits you best.
As a result, the use of these products can cause irritation and allergic reactions in some people.
The best way to prevent blackheads is by using an effective acne treatment that will help you get rid of them naturally.