One thing we all need to know is that blackheads are not pimples! Let’s get that out of the way. Blackheads are small bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles and they’re called blackheads because the surface looks dark or black. Blackheads are a mild type of acne that usually form on the face, but they can also appear on other body parts. Blackheads are small bumps on hair follicles. The dark surface caused by blackheads are an unwanted sight for anyone striving to have a clear complexion. Blackheads are mostly found around the nose and chin area.
Squeezing blackheads is tempting and probably how most people manage them but this can spread bacteria from the pore to the skin and may cause a small infection or full-blown pimple. Here are some of the ways to clear these blackheads.
Oatmeal: This nutrient-rich grain is safe and effective on a number of skin conditions, including blackheads and sensitive, irritated skin. It works as a gentle natural cleanser and exfoliant, loosening clogged pores that lead to blackheads. Cook just enough oatmeal in order to cover all of your blackheads. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temperature before applying to affected areas. Apply to blackheads, allowing it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Lemon Juice: It helps remove dead skin, making it perfect for unstopping clogged pores. Squeeze about one teaspoon of juice from an organic lemon into a glass or ceramic bowl. Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and dab it onto any blackheads that you have. Allow it to dry for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water or leave it on as an overnight treatment and rinse your face off in the morning.
Honey: It acts as a natural antibiotic, helping to pull dirt from the pores of the skin to clear blackheads as well as tightening and hydrating the pores for a clearer complexion. Heat about a tablespoon of pure raw honey in a small jar until it is warm to the touch. Dab some of the warm honey onto any blackheads and allow it to soak in for about 10 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp cloth.
Egg White: Due to their ability to tighten skin and minimize pores, using egg whites is especially good for oily skin and reduces the chances of future blackheads while removing current blackheads at the same time. You just need to pat a bit of egg white over your face, let it dry, and repeat two to three times until the entire egg white has been used. Then, once all layers are completely dry and have gotten out the gunk, you can wash your face.
Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking soda): A baking soda (not to be confused with baking powder) scrub is a simple way to get rid of blackheads. Add a few drops of water to baking soda; use gentle motions to scrub it in to the affected areas. Rinse off with warm water. Baking soda not only dries out blackheads but it also brightens the skin.