Do you keep scratching your tiny nose, chubby cheeks or soft skin now and then
irritated with the blackheads? Are those reddish-brown bumps annoying you as well?
As the pollution around us has increased so has the damage to the skin too has
improved. Blackheads are one among those hundreds of skin problems that we face in
day to day life. Applying chemicals to remove them either result in some other side
effects or enhance the already existing ones more badly. So let’s ask nature to
help us to solve this problem of how to get rid of blackheads.
What are Blackheads?
Blackheads are black or reddish-brown uneven surfaces on the skin, which are a result
of blocked skin pores. When we do not clean our skin correctly, oil accumulated on the
skin due to pollution, harmful chemicals, busy lifestyle, etc. With time this oil starts
settling on the surface and creates a bump on the skin. When this bump is exposed to air,
due to the presence of oxygen in the air, it gets oxidized and turns black.
The most common area affected by Blackheads
Blackheads generally attack the facial skin. It is not they cannot appear on any other
part of the surface, but the face is the most blackhead prone area. All the people at some point
in their life do experience blackheads. You will generally find these irritating black
bumps around your nose, on your cheeks, on the sides of your nose, chin and sometimes
on the forehead as well.
What can I do to Fight Blackheads?
Dealing blackheads can be an excruciating task. It is essential for us to clean our skin
thoroughly. Apart from this moisturizing the face, going for regular facials, scrubbing your
skin once in a while to remove dead cells, etc. are essential daily routine steps that you
should take to stay away from these black bumps. I know our busy lifestyle sometimes
becomes so tiresome and troublesome that we forget a lot of things and our body
suffers the most during such times. But our body is our most significant health and spending a little bit time for its care is a must. For now, we can dive in to look for some possible natural solutions.
How to get Rid of Blackheads Naturally
Here is a list that nature gifts us, which you can try to remove blackheads.
1. Egg White
Mix one egg white with one tablespoon of honey. Apply it thoroughly
on your face, let it dry and finally wash your face with lukewarm water. This
therapy will not only remove blackheads but will also prevent them. It opens our
skin pores and also tightens them. This mixture will also help you get a
golden glowing skin. You can apply this after every three days to get excellent
2. Baking Soda
We all know baking soda is antifungal as well as antibacterial.
But do you know that it can even help in removing blackheads? Mix 1 tablespoon
of baking soda with two tablespoons of water and few drops of lemon juice and
make a paste out of it.
You can even use toothpaste in place of lemon juice.
Apply this paste on your skin for about 15 – 20 minutes on your skin and then
wash away with warm water. This process should be done daily to get the best
Also Read: How to Remove Whiteheads Permanently?
Tomatoes can dry up blackheads with their antifungal
property. Every night before going to bed, smash a small tomato and apply it to
the areas that are blackhead affected smoothly and keep it overnight. Wash
your face with clean and warm water in the morning.
Want to remove blackheads from roots? Then bentonite clay will help
you achieve that. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Take one spoon
of bentonite clay and mix it with water such that you get a paste of even
consistency. In case you have dry skin avoid using water and use raw milk
instead. Apply it on all the areas where you have those tiny black bumps. Keep it
for a while till the mask dries and then wash your face with lukewarm water. To
have effective results, do this exercise twice a week.
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5. Aloe Vera
Well, this one has so many benefits that you must have been
expecting it in this list too! It controls the excess oil production from the skin
along with soothing it. It also cleanses the pores thus helping you to get rid of
blackheads along with other skin issues.
Take a fresh aloe vera and with the helpof a spoon, extract its gel in a bowl.
If you want you can use the aloe vera gelavailable in the market,
but it won’t be as effective as the natural one. Apply the
gel on your face and let it get entirely into your skin. Wash your face with
running water after that. The best part about aloe vera is that it is suited for
all skin types.
6. Fenugreek or Methi
Well, this one is all mom’s favorite, so it was mandatory for
me to put it up in the list. It is all mom’s favorite because it is right in all ways,
i.e. you can apply it or you can eat it, in both the ways it will be beneficial for
you. Take one bowl of fenugreek leaves and grind them with water so as to make
a paste of medium consistency. Apply this mask on your face and let it dry for
some time. Wash your face with water and apply moisturizer finally.
7. Green Tea
It is a well-known fact that green tea is rich in anti-oxidants.
Antioxidants make your skin healthy by clearing it. Blackheads can also be
treated with green tea.
Take 1 teaspoon of dry green tea leaves and mix them
with water to make a paste of even consistency. Apply this paste on the
affected areas for about half an hour and then wash the face with lukewarm
Follow the abpve mentioned steps to get rid of blackheads naturally. It is good that you treat your blackheads but if they haven’t appeared on your body yet
then remember ”Prevention is better than cure”. Keep yourself clean and tidy not just
to prevent blackheads but many other problems as well. And if you are too late then do
cure them right now!
Else they will leave a scar on your body or face.