They can be called first stage acne, before bacteria enters the clogged pores. Some of the common causes of blackheads are-
• Hormonal changes
• Caffeine and alcohol
• Skin products
• Use of make up for long hours
The main issue here is “clogged pores”. Cosmetics, sweat and excessive production of oil by your oil glands can all clog the pores and cause blackheads. People with oily skin are more likely to have these growth and acne.
Blackheads are the easiest form of acne to treat. Here are some easy home remedies to get rid of them-
Sea salt, lemon and water
☛ Mix 1 tbsp of salt and ½ tsp of lemon juice with 1 tsp of water.
☛ Apply this mixture on to your face (where you have blackheads).
☛ Gently massage for 2-4 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
☛ After a while wash your face with cold water to close all the open pores.
☛ Do the process twice a week.
Lemon and sea salt mixture are acidic and anti bacterial properties. It helps make your skin brighter and fights off germs that may clog the pores.
☛ Tomato has antiseptic properties and is effective in de-clogging your pores and removing blackheads.
☛ Mash the tomatoes and use the juice and peel as a facial treatment. Let it dry as it will make the blackheads dry up and fall off naturally from the surface of the skin.
Egg and honey
☛ Mix the whites of a raw egg with 1 tsp of honey to make a paste.
☛ Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes or until the skin feels tight.
☛ Wash it off with warm water.
☛ This is an effective way to remove blackheads from your face and make your skin glow.
☛ Make a paste by adding a few drops of water to baking soda. Massage it gently on to the areas with blackheads. Be careful not to harm the skin. Rinse with warm water afterwards.
You can also use the following remedies to get rid of blackheads –
☛ Olive oil and lemon extract mixture
☛ Apple cider
☛ Green tea leaves and water mixture
☛ Oatmeal and yogurt mixture
☛ Application of toothpaste
☛ Cinnamon powder and lemon juice mixture
Some daily tips to keep in mind
☛ Try not to touch your face too often.
☛ Keep your skin clean and fresh
☛ If you have oily skin, use blotting paper to remove excess oil
☛ Change your bed sheets and pillow cases regularly to prevent future breakouts
Far too many people are affected by blackheads. These growths on the nose look bad and can ruin the looks of an otherwise perfectly pretty face. Using these simple home remedies as per procedure will help you fight blackheads and keep your skin clear and glowing