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Looking in the mirror, it’s not appealing to see those little dark spots that cover the face. These little dark spots are known as blackheads, and they are dark because the hair follicles in the skin are clogged. Blackheads can form anywhere on the body, and the causes can include:

  • The skin secretes body oilNatural Remedies to Remove Blackheads Photo
  • A buildup of propionibacterium acne overcomes the skin
  • Irritated hair follicles when the dead skin cells don’t shed at a regular basis
  • Hormonal changes in the body
  • Drugs like corticosteroids, lithium, and androgens
  • An increased amount of stress
  • Lack of cleanliness on the face
  • Certain cosmetics
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol or caffeinated drinks

If you want to get rid of them, don’t squeeze the blackheads because it can cause them to inflame and lead to scarring on the face. However, here are some natural remedies that will help you to restore your skin and make it look clean and healthy.

Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon powder is helpful to remove blackheads. The following recipe can be used 2 to 3 times a day.

Ingredients

Cinnamon powder

Lemon juice

Steps

  1. Add 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Apply this mixture on your blackheads.
  3. Leave on for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be used as a natural scrub to rub the area and gently remove the blackheads.

Ingredients

Oatmeal

Honey

Tomato juice

Steps

  1. Add 1 tsp of honey, 2 tbsp of tomato juice, and 2-4 tbsp of oatmeal in a bowl and mix well.
  2. With this scrub, gently rub your face for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can remove excessive oil and improve your skin complexion.

Ingredients

Lemon juice

Milk or rosewater

Steps

  1. Mix 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of milk or rosewater in a bowl.
  2. Gently scrub face for 3 minutes.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Baking Soda

Baking soda can exfoliate the skin in order to get rid of blackheads. However, it should not be used daily because it can dry out the skin. It is recommended for people with oily skin to use it 1-2 times a week. For people with dry skin, use it once every 10-15 days.

Ingredients

Baking Soda

Water

Steps

  1. Mix 1-2 tbsps of baking soda with water to make a thick smooth paste.
  2. Gently massage your face for 3 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  4. Pat dry your face.
  5. Apply moisturizer.

Sugar

Sugar has the ability to exfoliate the skin, but like baking soda, you shouldn’t use it often. It removes the dead skins cells and unclogs your pores, which helps prevent pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads altogether. It is recommended to use sugar 2-3 times a week to avoid dry skin.

Ingredients

Sugar

Jojoba, grapeseed, olive, or almond oil

Essentials oils like lavender or lemon oil

Tea tree oil

Steps

  1. Mix ¼ cup of sugar and 1 to 2 tbsps of your chosen oil.
  2. Add 2-3 drops of essential oils.
  3. Add 1 drop of tea tree oil.
  4. Stir until everything is mixed.
  5. Wet your face.
  6. Gently massage your face for 3 minutes with scrub.
  7. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  8. Apply moisturizer.

 

These are the natural remedies you can use to rid yourself of blackheads. It is good to take care of your face and allow it to look and feel healthy. Let us know if one of these helped you!

Natural Remedies to Remove Blackheads Infographic

Sources:

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/18-home-remedies-for-blackheads/

http://www.rapidhomeremedies.com/remedies-for-blackheads.html

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