Most of us have had problems with blackheads. We all know the trouble of seeing them destroying the perfect look of our face. Blackheads usually appear on the nose and the surrounding area. The main causes for them are the clogged hair follicles and dead skin cells. They are a form of acne, but don’t worry – it is a problem that can be easily solved. It is easy to treat them and get rid of them. There are many medical and natural treatments you can use. Here is a list of the best successful treatments to clean your skin.
Before doing any of these treatments, you can make steam facial to get the pores open. This will be helpful for the treatments and it will be easier to remove the blackheads. You don’t have to go to beauty salons to do this – you can do it by yourself at home. How exactly? First of all, you need to make sure that your face is clean. You will need to boil water and pour it into a bowl. Cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl for about 5 to 10 minutes. The steam helps loosen up the dead skin cells. After this, you can start with your treatment.
Egg white mask
The white part of the egg is used for many masks – it can tighten the pores and get the dirt out. All you need to do is remove the yolks from two eggs and apply a thin layer of them on your face. Wait two minutes for the layer to dry and then apply another layer over that. Wait for another 10 to 15 minutes and your skin will feel tight. That’s when you know you need to remove the mask with warm water.
Mixture of honey and cinnamon
Honey is a natural antibiotic it will pour out the dirt from your cells. This mixture is really easy to make and the ingredients are easy to find. You need to mix a tablespoon of honey with half teaspoon of cinnamon. Apply this mixture on your face and rub it with your fingers for about three minutes. Next – wash the mixture off with warm water.
This one is personally my favorite, but you need to buy clay especially for this occasion. It is not something many households have. You can find many kinds of clay in drugstores usually in powdered form. The clay can dry out the oily pores and remove the unwanted dirt. You need to mix a tablespoon of powdered clay with apple cider vinegar to make a paste. Spread it all over the blackheads and wait until it becomes dry to the touch. After that, remove it with warm water.
Another option is the stone clay which I prefer. You need to apply water to a small stone of clay and wait until it becomes fluid clay. Apply it to the blackheads area and wait for it to dry. After that, remove it with warm water. It is really difficult to find stone clay, so if you can’t find it stick to the powdered form of clay.
Oatmeal and yogurt
The mixture of oatmeal and yogurt creates a perfect formula for removing blackheads. You will need three tablespoons of yogurt, two tablespoons whole oats, a few drops of lemon juice and olive oil. Mix it with your fingers and apply it to your skin. Let it dry for ten minutes and then remove it with warm water.
What not to do when it comes to blackheads
- Don’t pick or pop the blackheads.
- Don’t scrub your face obsessively.
- Don’t use these treatment methods more than 2-3 times a week.
- Don’t use ultra-abrasive exfoliants.