Black heads clog hair follicles on the skin’s surface. Black heads are said to be the first stage of acne. A collection of pollution, dead skin cells, grime, sebum and germs get into open pores and form a plug. They start as a yellow/brown color. Black heads are not caused by dirt. Since they are formed in the open pores, the excess oils stuck in the pores are oxidized, causing the yellow/brown color to turn black.
Home remedies for blackheads
Tomatoes are rich in antiseptic properties that they dry up blackheads. Take a small tomato, peeled and mashed. Apply it over the blackheads before going to bed. Leave it overnight and then wash it off your face with clean water.
Bentonite clay is a mineral rich healing substance. It helps to treat a number of ailments, chiefly skin. Clay simultaneously draws out the blackhead. It helps with circulation, which helps with overall skin tone and health. Mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar that may stick to the former if you have dry or sensitive skin. This mask will make you feel like your face tightening as it fries. Then rinse with water.
Lemon is a natural source of effective treating blackheads. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice in a bowl and add salt into it, stir it and mix it well. Wash your face with warm water. Apply this mixture on your blackheads. Leave it for some 20 minutes and wash your face again with warm water.
Honey and milk pore strips
Milk and honey have properties that are good for the skin. Honey has antibacterial properties and the lactic acid in milk that it helps to keep the skin soft and supple. Take 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix them and heat them for 5 – 10 seconds. Let it cool down and apply a thin layer over blackheads. Gently pat a strip of dry, clean, cotton on to it. Let it dry for 20 minutes and carefully peel the strip away. Rinse with cold water and moisturize.
Take some toothpaste and apply it over the blackheads. Leave it for about 25 minutes. Then wash it off with water gently. Repeat it for two weeks to get rid of blackheads.
Cinnamon and honey strips
Cinnamon improves circulation and increases blood circulation. Take 1 part of cinnamon powder, 1 part of organic, raw, honey, and clean strips of cotton. Mix honey and cinnamon and mash them into a fine paste. Apply a thin layer over the blackheads. Then press a strip of clean cotton over it. Leave it for 3 5 minutes. Slowly remove it and rinse your face.
Honey is antiseptic by its nature. Take some honey and it works better for both oily skin and blackheads. Apply this honey onto the affected area and wash it off with warm water. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with water.
Toner for tighter pores
Take one lemon, cotton balls, and a small bottle. Rinse your face and pat dry. Squeeze the lemon juice into a small bottle and then use just enough to dampen a cotton ball. Apply this on for 3 – 4 times a week at bedtime. In the morning, rinse your face with lukewarm water. Apply a moisturizer and store the rest in the refrigerator, up to a week.
A mixture of baking soda and water is prepared to make a thick paste. Apply this paste gently on your face. Allow it to dry for some time. Rinse it off with warm water. It helps to remove dirt that causes blackheads.
Vitamins and anti-oxidants will help to break up excess oil and reduce inflammation of acne prone skin. Boil eight ounces of water. Steep two bags or a tea ball containing about two teaspoons of organic green tea for one hour. Strain the solution in a ceramic bowl and let it cool. Dab liquid onto blackheads and let it dry. Rinse with cool water, pat dry and moisturize. Repeat it once per day.
Oatmeal and yogurt
A mixture of oatmeal and yogurt is good that it helps to banish blackheads. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to it. Mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply this mixture on your face. Leave it for about 10 – 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Mix a small amount of Kasturi turmeric with water or coconut oil to form a thick paste. Dab onto blemishes and let it soak for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Take 1 – 2 raw egg whites. Mix them with one tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture over the face. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.
Epsom salts are not only great for easing sore muscles, they can also help to remove blackheads. Dissolve dead skin and oil. Exfoliate around your blackheads to remove any dead skin. It can interfere with this cleansing process. Mix one teaspoon of Epsom salts in half a cup of hot water and four drops of iodine. Stir until the salt dissolved. Let it cool. Massage the mixture into the skin with blackheads and let it dry completely. Wash it off with water and pat dry.
A mixture of equal parts of cinnamon powder and lime juice to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on affected parts. Leave it overnight and then wash it off with warm water.