Sunday, November 28, 2021

How to Get Rid of Blackheads Naturally

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Blackheads are always a problem.  As we get older, the sebum gland gets bigger and produces more oil that clogs up your pores and causes blackheads to appear. Your skin also becomes less elastic over time which makes it harder to close off the pores for good. Here is what you can do:

1. Exfoliate

If you have not started yet, it’s time to use a scrub on your skin. You can use a natural or cosmetic scrub that is right for the skin type.    

– Use a scrub once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells.  Try using an exfoliating brush on your face and use it for about two minutes every day! Avoid the eye area, of course. If you don’t have an exfoliator brush, you can also try any mild natural product.

2. Facials

Facials can help to some extent with blackhead control. Facials are a wonderful way to cleanse the skin of impurities, deep-seated debris, and restore its glow.    

– Use steam to open up the pores and then use a strong toner or astringent.   You can also make your own with some witch hazel, mint tea, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water.  Let it cool before you apply to your face. Steaming is great for blackheads because it opens up the pores and allows for a deeper clean.

– Treat acne first to get rid of redness, inflammation and swelling which can worsen blackheads.    While you wait for your acne products to kick in, try using a clay mask on your face as it will absorb excess oil from the skin without drying out or irritating it.   

– Always finish the facial with a nourishing moisturizer to lock in moisture and add some glow back into your skin.   Natural oils like jojoba, primrose oil or coconut oil are good options for this step as they will not contribute to further breakouts on oily skin types while adding moisture at the same time.  

– Try getting a facial once or twice a month to maintain clear and healthy skin on the face.    A good facial can make your blackheads disappear almost completely, but you need to stick with an oil-free moisturizer afterwards as well because too much moisture may encourage more breakouts especially if you have an oily face.

3. Keep your skin clean at all times

Every time you go out of the house, your skin attracts dirt. If not properly cleaned, blocked pores might lead to blackheads, which can exacerbate acne. Makeup may have the same effect on your skin and if not removed completely, could result in blackheads and even breakouts. Always remember to remove your makeup and cleanse your face    

– Wash your face every night before bed using a gentle cleanser.  Make sure to remove all makeup, dirt and debris from it.  A good way to get rid of blackheads is by exfoliating the skin regularly for a smoother-looking surface with fewer blackhead problems!

– Try oatmeal or raw honey face masks     (facial).

– Do not forget to remove your makeup every night before bed. Every time you go out, the skin is exposed to dirt and other impurities that can clog up pores which then leads to blackheads.   Makeup also remains on the surface of the face all day long if it is not removed properly.   

– Try using a natural cleanser that is gentle enough for your skin type and does not dry it out too much, which can cause more blackheads to appear on the face. The best thing about oatmeal or honey masks is that they are very soothing while getting rid of dirt from pores without drying out the skin.   

– Try removing your makeup before sleeping, especially if you are not wearing much, to begin with. Washing your face every night is also important because it gets rid of all dirt and debris that might have gathered on the skin throughout the day while allowing for better absorption when applying skincare products next.

Home remedies for blackheads

With the appropriate components, blackheads can be reduced and even removed. Here are some natural cures and DIY treatments for eliminating those pesky blackheads.

  1. Baking soda

Baking soda can be very effective for those struggling with blackheads.  Make a face mask using baking soda and water, but do not use this on sensitive skin as it might result in redness or irritation.   Be sure to moisturize afterwards because the mixture is alkaline so it might dry out your skin.

2. Clay

Clay can help in absorbing excess oil from the skin and it is one of the most effective home remedies for blackheads.   You can choose green clay or kaolin – both are great choices! Mix with some water until you get a paste-like consistency then spread over your face thoroughly, avoiding eyes and mouth area.

3. Steaming

Steaming is another effective remedy for getting rid of blackheads.  However, be careful not to burn your skin with the hot steam! You can do this by steaming in a bowl or pot that has boiling water then lean over it and cover your head with a towel while staying close but avoiding direct contact. 

4. Honey

Honey can be used in many different ways for getting rid of blackheads.   Use raw honey, not the processed kind sold at supermarkets! Apply it onto your face and leave on to dry then rinse off with warm water after about 15 minutes or so. 

5. Tomato

Tomatoes have astringent properties that help in getting rid of blackheads. It is rich in Vitamin C and A.  Chop up a tomato and apply the pulp on your face, making sure to cover it completely so as not to miss any areas.  Leave on for about 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water before patting dry.  You can also use tomato juice just the same! 

Using these remedies plus your regular skincare routine can help in getting rid of blackheads naturally and at home. Try to incorporate all or several components if possible and be patient with results as they might not show up right away but it will happen eventually, especially with continued use of whichever treatment you choose.

How to avoid blackheads

There are a few things you can do to avoid blackheads from showing up too.   Prevention is key! Here are some tips that might help:

– Avoid going outside without sunscreen especially when the sun’s rays are most intense during midday hours, or wear a hat and sunglasses if possible as well as protective clothing. Even cloudy days can cause erythema or redness of the skin that could result in blackheads and sunburn. 

– Make use of a humidifier to keep the air moist, especially during winter months when humidity is naturally lower than usual. 

– Do not pick at your face as this will only make things worse such as leaving scars

– Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water

– Make use of blotting papers to absorb excess oil.

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