[toc]Whiteheads appear on skin especially on facial skin and can be characterized as a big reddish skin eruption with white on top. Whiteheads can also appear as tiny eruptions but carry whitish head. They appear most commonly on T-zone of facial skin i.e. on foreheads, nose, upper lips and chin. Whiteheads build up due to excess sebum in the skin.
Dead cells and sebum oil clog the pores of skin and thus leads to whiteheads. At times, whiteheads can also be painful. During puberty, sebaceous gland gets more active and releases excess sebum. Hormonal disturbances also contribute to whiteheads. An unhealthy lifestyle and consumption of oily foods also leads to whiteheads. With some effective home remedies, whiteheads can be easily removed.
8 Home Remedies For Whiteheads
Steam is the most effective remedy for whiteheads. If you are suffering from whiteheads, you should do face steaming for 1-2 days. Steaming at home can be taken by boiling water in a pot. To boiling water add a few twigs of mint as mint help in soothing and cooling skin. After water is boiled, cover your head and face with a thick cloth like thick towel and let the steam penetrate your skin. Steam will open up clogged pores. Take steam for 3-4 minutes only. Gently wipe face with a clean towel.
Fenugreek And Rose Water
Fenugreek leaves act as antiseptic and helps in removing whiteheads. Take a few twigs of fenugreek leaves and after washing them properly, grind them with 2 spoons of rose water in a grinder.Make sure that the paste is not very runny. Apply this paste over blackheads and leave overnight. Next morning wash your face with plain water. Your whiteheads will fade away.
Facial scrubs clean the skin and remove dead cells and also remove dirt from clogged pores.Make a homemade facial scrub by combining 2 tablespoons of raw milk, few drops of lemon and half a spoon of salt. Apply on face and gently scrub for a minute. Wash with warm water. Your face will appear clean and non oily.
Aloe Vera Gel
Pure aloe vera gel helps to soothe skin and suppresses inflammations.It is very effective against whiteheads. Take pure aloe vera gel and apply over skin affected with whiteheads. Wash face as aloe vera gel dries off. Your whiteheads will fade away within a few applications.
Tomatoes are used in a number of face packs. For removing white heads, take the pulp of half a tomato and gently massage over face especially on whiteheads area.Leave it for a while and then remove with warm water. Tomato pulp detoxifies skin and also helps to tighten the pores. It also rejuvenates skin.
Fullers’ earth or multani mitti is used in a number of beauty face packs. It is very good for oily and pimple prone skin.For removing white heads, take half spoon of fullers’ earth in a bowl and add little rose water, red sandalwood powder and a pinch of pure and crushed camphor. Make a paste and apply on the face. Remove the paste with plain water after the pack dries off. Camphor has antiseptic property and helps in drying acne and pimples.
Garlic juices contain chemicals that have anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. They also aid in blood purification. Both consumption and application of garlic proves beneficial in curing whiteheads.Apply the juice of a clove of garlic on whiteheads. Whiteheads will subside. Also, on an empty stomach eat two cloves of raw garlic. It will clean the system of the body internally.
Whiteheads develop as body produces more sebum. One must keep the body hydrated and detoxified. Water aids in detoxification and also removes impurities from the body.One must drink 8-10 glasses of water every day and thus keep whiteheads at bay.