[toc]Blackheads happen when there is an inflammation in the pores of your skin. They are similar to pimples other than the fact that they don’t have a layer of skin present over them. People with oily skin are more prone to blackheads compared to people with normal to dry skin.
Blackheads form because the top coagulated layer of your pores is directly exposed to air. It can pick up any dust or impurity and get oxidised. Once it gets oxidised, it tends to get a darker shade or black. It’s quite easy to remove blackheads at home. Here are few remedies that you can easily practice at home to get rid of blackheads.
Various Ways To Get Rid Of Blackheads
Nutmeg And Milk
Nutmeg contains agents that will exfoliate your skin and at the same time clear all the oil from your skin. Milk contains lactic acids that will help kill old skin cells and replace them with a newer layer of cells. Combine these two ingredients with lime juice and water and apply it on your face like a scrub. Don’t scrub too hard because you might cause damage to your skin. Wash it after 5 minutes and you will be able to notice reduction in blackheads and a clear glow in your skin.
The sticky nature of honey will help in removing blackheads as well as killing any accumulated bacteria. Take some drops of honey on your finger and start patting the area of your face with maximum blackheads. Do this rapidly so that when you remove your finger, the blackheads will stick to the honey and come out on their own. Honey has a good antibacterial quality that will remove any impurity which is trapped inside your pores.
This is another sticky method to remove the blackheads off your face. Clean your face first and then apply a neat layer of egg white over the area with blackheads with the help of a brush or your fingers. After it dries, apply the second layer. You should apply about 3 layers and wait until it dries off completely. After around 15 minutes, you can easily take it off with a wet sponge cloth or rinse it with water. Your skin will appear to be more clear and smooth after this application.
Fullers earth with neem powder can work equally well if you don’t have clay at your place. Add a few drops of rosewater and lime juice and make this into a thin paste. Apply it in like a face pack and rinse with water when it dries.
This is the last resort method if all the other methods fail to provide you any benefit. Take a very soft bristle toothbrush and add a few drops of lime juice over it. Slowly brush it over the area infected with blackheads. Do it very gently and it circular motions. Don’t practice this method more than once a week because it might harm your skin. Removing blackheads at home is quite easy and useful if you stick to natural methods. Don’t go for expensive creams because they will harm your skin in a long run.