Urghhh….these tiny ugly black dots can be so irritating! Unlike the beauty marks that sit pretty on the faces of some women (remember, Cindy Crawford?), their evil twin – the blackheads, is not something that every woman wants.
The blackheads are caused due to the clogging of your pores with dead skin cells and oil. The best way to ditch them is a regular face clean up in a parlour. But, they seem to reappear in what seems like only a few hours, marring your otherwise flawless skin. Alas, if only there was a ‘Shift+Delete’ remedy to get rid of stubborn blackheads permanently! To save you from frequent (and pricey too) trips to parlours, we bring you six natural home remedies to bid these black pugs a ta-ta everytime they come knocking your face.
This little oval shaped object never ceases to surprise us. Among many other beauty benefits that an egg has, one is the to help get rid of blackheads. Here is how. Separate the egg yolk from the white portion and beat it to form a smooth paste. Before applying this mask on your face, rinse your face with water and pat dry. Spread it evenly on the blackheads and place a facial tissue on it. Let it dry. Now apply another layer of egg white on the tissue and peel it off carefully as it dries. Wash your face to see a clearer skin, free of black heads. This mask does not only help in removing black head,s but also tightens the pores and thus decreases the chances of incurring blackheads in future.
The love apples have antiseptic property, which can de-clog the pores with ease. Mash a tomato to squeeze out its juice. Apply it evenly on the blackheads or the area where they usually occur. Leave the juice on until it dries or better still leave it overnight. As the juice dries up, the blackheads also dry up simultaneously and shed off from the skin.
Oatmeal and Honey
So, what if you don’t like having oatmeal served on your plate? You can instead feed them to your face. Mix oatmeal with some honey and tomato juice. Apply the mixture on the face. Scrub it properly for a few minutes, and wash off to get a face devoid of blackheads.
Another effective remedy for blackhead removal, lemon is readily available all round the year and is easy to apply. Squeeze a lemon to obtain juice, add some drops of water and salt to it. Apply this mix evenly on your blackheads and leave it on overnight. Wash off in the morning to see the difference. The antiseptic and antioxidant properties of this citrus fruit help in de-clogging and getting rid of the blackheads.
If you find lemon juice too tangy on your face, mix it with an equal quantitiy of olive oil. Dab this solution on your face, using a cotton ball. This may not be an instant solution to get rid of the blackheads however applying it regularly would help keep your face free from them and give you a radiant skin.
Baking soda is a wonder product, for home remedies. To use it to remove blackheads, first take steam to open pores and exfoliate, then form a smooth paste ob baking soda and water. Scrub your face with this solution and wash off with lukewarm water. Baking soda will help in drying the blackheads and removing them..
Following video will help you in understanding, how to use baking soda for cleaning blackheads.
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