[toc]Blackheads generally appear around the nose, chin and forehead. When there is clogging of skin pores due to excess production of sebum blackheads and whiteheads are formed. Although blackheads are not really that noticeable, they can be a source of annoyance and embarrassment for most people.
Although there are many varieties of blackhead removal strips available in the market, most of them are not very effective in removing blackheads. However, with some simple ingredients found in your kitchen, you can get rid of blackheads naturally. Here we will take a look at some of the most effective home remedies for blackheads.
5 Remedies For Blackheads
Fenugreek And Honey
Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water overnight. The next day, grind the fenugreek seeds into a rough and coarse paste. To this fenugreek paste add a tablespoon of pure organic honey. Mix well and rub this concoction on your skin with gentle circular motion. Fenugreek seeds helps to remove blackheads. Honey tightens the skin pores and eliminates oiliness from skin.
The best way to dislodge stubborn blackheads on your nose and chin is by steaming. Boil a pot of water and once the water starts steaming, switch off the flame and place your face above the steaming water. Make sure that the water is not too hot, or you will end up scalding your skin.
Steam your skin for 5-7 minutes. This will open all pores. Now apply a thin layer of raw milk on your face and allow it to dry. Wash off after 15-20 minutes. Do this every week and you will notice that your complexion looks glowing and your blackheads will also disappear.
In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon of baking soda with just enough water to make a thin paste. Apply this over your blackheads and allow the mixture to dry completely. Once the mixture is dry, wash your face with cold water. This is one of the most effective and well-known remedy for getting rid of blackheads.
Orange Peel And Tomato Juice
In a small bowl, combine two tablespoons of orange peel powder with a tablespoon of fresh tomato juice. Apply this mixture on your skin in a thin even layer. Once the mask dries off, wash face with lukewarm water. Tomato juice helps to remove excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin. Orange peel acts as a natural exfoliant that removes blackheads and dead skin cells that clogs the skin pores.
Papaya And Brown Sugar
In a blender, process half a ripe papaya until you have a thick paste without any lumps. In a small bowl, combine two tablespoon of fresh papaya pulp with a tablespoon of brown sugar. Use this mixture to scrub your skin in circular motion.The sugar granules help to slough of dead skin cells and papaya contains enzymes that reduces oiliness and lightens skin tone. If brown sugar is not available, you can use granulated sugar too for making this scrub.
These were some ways of getting rid of blackheads naturally. It is very important that you refrain from squeezing blackheads as it can cause inflammation and can also lead to scarring. Always cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin regularly to prevent the occurrence of blackheads.