Blackheads are also known as open comedones and can occur to anyone at any age. Adolescents and teenagers are seen to be more prone to this trouble. Blackheads are usually black, sometimes yellow bumps that develop from clogs at the openings of the hair follicles. Excessive sebum, dirt and oil build up at these openings gathers a lump of dead skin cells –this is the basic cause of blackheads.
The blackheads do not have the “black” bump due to dirt, but it’s due to oxidation when exposed to the air. The hidden factors that lead to the growth of blackheads on your skin are excessive use of cosmetics, hormonal changes, wrong skin care, genetic disorders, and stress.
Blackheads are usually seen on face but they can also appear on neck, arms, back, chest, and shoulders. There are many treatments available for blackheads; but natural ways are undeniably the best. Here is a list of magical home remedies that will remove blackheads in just few days –
The antiseptic properties in tomatoes can effectively remove blackheads from face and nose. The tomato paste de clogs the pores and gets rid of the blackheads. You just have to mash the tomatoes and use the juice and peel for the blackhead treatment. Leave this pack overnight and you will see the blackheads will fall off naturally from the surface of the skin.
Lemon is one of the best remedies for any kind of skin problems – owing to the antiseptic and antioxidant properties lemon can remove blackheads easily. The acidic nature of lemon juice might make your skin burn thus dilute it in a rose water and apply on the face and nose. Leave the paste overnight and wash in the morning with lukewarm water. The salt and acidic nature of this juice dries up the blackheads from within and the skin will also get a bright look.
Egg and Honey
A paste has to be made using the egg whites (raw) and honey. Apply this mixture all over your face, especially the T zone and leave it for around half an hour until it gets tightened. Then rinse your face very well, you can also use a mild cleanser.
Sugar and Honey
Create a thick scrubbing pack with equal amount of sugar and honey. Use this paste as a scrubber and massage well all over your face, more minutely on the regions having prominent blackheads. This will remove the dead skins accumulating on the pores and de-clog it. Even if the blackhead remains on the surface you can easily remove it now.
Take a teaspoon of baking soda and add few drops of water to make a thick paste, apply this smooth paste all over the blackheads. You can scrub in gentle, circular motions and then wash off. This dries the blackheads and the bleaching properties helps to remove the blackheads without any scars.
A mixture of yoghurt and oatmeal is probably the best one to remove blackheads naturally. In a bowl of oatmeal mix; add one teaspoon of honey and juice of 4 tomatoes to make a paste. Use this as a scrubber on your skin for around 10 minutes and wash off. Repeat this for 2 weeks and see the incredible results.
There are many more home remedies that are effective to remove blackheads, like turmeric, Epsom salt, cornmeal, fenugreek etc.