Blackheads give unhealthy look of your skin. They most often appear on the face, back and ears because these locations include many sweat glands.
Blackheads are caused by poor diet, oily skin, clogged glands or pores, and oily hair.
When your pores become clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells, blackheads are formed. The difference between a blackhead and a whitehead is in the fact whether the pore is open or closed. When the pore is open, the excess of sebum or skin cells oxidizes and oxygen turns into black.
Also, blackheads are not caused by dirt. So, scrubbing the face like crazy is not the best option to eliminate the boring blackheads. Moreover, this can make it worse because your skin will get dry, causing creation of more oil in order to make up for everything that was removed.
There is one simple and very effective remedy that will help you get rid of the boring blackheads.
You will need:
– 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of lemon juice and than take the resulting paste with your fingers and apply it on the areas with blackheads. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then wash with warm water, massaging the skin gently.
You will notice the positive results immediately. Do this twice weekly.
How does it work?
Lemon has acidic properties and that helps in the removal of the dead skin, allowing new growth of skin. This way the pores will be unclogged, the skin clear and the blackheads reduced.
Lemon juice is also antibacterial and prevents skin infection after removing blackheads; in addition, it contains alpha hydroxyl, an acid that helps exfoliate the skin and cleans the pores, preventing pimples and blackheads.
Baking soda has antibacterial properties while lemon juice is astringent and helps reducing pores.
Do you have LARGE PORES?
People with oily skin often have large and visible pores they hate. Because of this, these people try to make their pores less visible by shrinking them.
Of course, there are many products you can buy over the counter that tighten skin and decrease the appearance of large pores, but also here is the possibility of preparing your own natural remedies at home to solve this problem.
Water and Baking Soda
Combine 2 tablespoons of each baking soda and water and mix well. Then, apply the resulted paste on your face and leave it to dry for 15 minutes. After the mask tightens, rinse with cool water.
The natural remedies listed below are also very effective and the positive side of these natural remedies is that they can be made of only 2-3 natural ingredients.
Start by peeling a cucumber and then crush its flesh. Then, add a teaspoon of rosewater and a few drops of lemon juice. Put the resulted mixture in a clean cloth, fold it and then apply it to your face. At the end, wash with cool water.
Egg White and Lemon juice
Prepare your own natural face mask with a few drops of lemon juice and two egg whites. Apply the mask on your face and let it dry for a few minutes. Then, wash with cool water. This mask will help you tighten your skin pores, but also will help you remove dead skin cells and oil.
Tomato and Lime Juice
In a tomato juice add 2-4 drops of lime juice. Apply the liquid on your face using a cotton ball and let it stay on your face for 15 minutes. Then, rinse your face with cool water.
The oil from your face will be removed thanks to the acid in the lime and tomatoes that act as an astringent. Also, the mixture tightens your skin and closes your pores.
Almond and Lime Juice
Add a few almonds in a small dish of water and leave them soak during the night. In the morning, mash the almonds and make a paste. Then, add a teaspoon of lime juice into the paste. Apply it on your face and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, wash your face with cool water.
Lemon and Pineapple Juice
Squeeze the lemon out of half a lemon and mix it with half a cup of pineapple juice. Then, soak a face cloth in the mixture and place it on your face for 5 minutes. Wash your face with cool water afterwards.
The enzymes in pineapple aid in cleansing and tightening the skin. Also, it works well with the astringent effect of the acid in the lemon juice.