We all hate blackheads and erasing them can be such a pain. With the ever-increasing pollution and dust around us, the stress of a hectic lifestyle, and harmful chemicals in the products we use, blackheads are a common sight. Squeezing them out, getting a facial, using nose strips – it can all be so overwhelming!
Here are a few tips to get rid of blackheads and prevent them altogether using simple ingredients lying around your home. The best part is, they can be readily sourced from your kitchen and are inexpensive yet effective for instant blackhead removal.
This is a one-ingredient remedy and can work wonders for your blackheads. You just need to apply tomato pulp over affected areas before going to bed and rinse it off the next morning. Tomatoes also have antibacterial properties that dry up blackheads. Plus, tomato is a great exfoliator, and its acidic properties help in opening the clogged pores.
This remedy can be used to prevent and as well as remove blackheads. Start with mixing a tablespoon each of cinnamon powder and lemon juice. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Apply this paste on your face for 10-15 minutes, and rinse it off with normal water. Cinnamon helps to tighten the pores and improve blood circulation. Lemon juice is loaded with antibacterial properties that help to fight acne, blackheads and whiteheads.
Apart from fighting acne, baking soda can be used be fight these rigid spots as well. All you need to do is to mix a tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of water. Apply this paste for about 15-20 minutes, and wash it off with lukewarm water. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator, and its antibacterial properties keep the chances of any irritation and infection away.
Oatmeal is more than just a popular hot breakfast cereal. 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 defoliant, loosening clogged pores that lead to blackheads.
Cook just enough oatmeal per package instructions in order to cover all of your blackheads, being sure to use distilled water that is free of contaminants. 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.
If used regularly, turmeric prevents pore clogging which allows the skin to breathe. Turmeric works well for minor burns and is also quite commonly used to treat blackheads. Regular application of turmeric paste prevents clogging of pores which lets skin breathe.
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of neem and apply on affected area. After 10 minutes, once it has dried completely, wash off with lukewarm water.