Blackheads are actually little dark bumps which occur due to clogged air follicles. They can be caused due to hormonal changes, excessive body oil, build-up of bacteria or certain drugs and getting rid of them can sometimes be a painful process and they are extremely unpleasant to look at too. You may have tried to squeeze them out and resorted to vigorous scrubbing. The gist of the matter being that removing blackheads can be arduous and some methods might not even be effective. Here are a few guaranteed tricks that will help you get rid of blackheads successfully:
Many beauticians and beauty bloggers recommend this tried and tested mask to their followers because it is known to be 100% effective. The method involves separating two egg whites from their yolks and beating them in a bowl. Then simply proceed to squeeze half a lemon into the egg whites. After preparing this mixture grab some tissues and apply a layer of the mixture to your face. Apply another layer of the mixture followed by another layer of tissue. If you have an uncontrollable amount of blackheads on your face, then you can even apply a third layer. After the mask dries you can pull it off along with all the blackheads. Apply this mask every weekend.
Salicylic acid helps battle blackheads and whiteheads because it breaks down excess oil and dead skin cells. We recommend you to use a cleanser with salicylic acid in order to get rid of oil, makeup, dirt and eventually blackheads. Wash your face with this cleanser at least once every day and avoid all kinds of oily skin products. Mineral-based makeup and foundations etc. help retain moisture in your skin without drying it out, therefore, you should only use mineral based makeup. If your skin reacts badly to salicylic acid, then you should resort to another cleanser.
If you have oily skin (which is the major cause of blackheads) then clay masks are your best friends. You can purchase bentonite clay online or at a store. This magical clay is full of minerals and helps remove blackheads. Mix some clay with water or apple cider vinegar and form a paste. Apply a thin layer of this paste to your nose and after it has dried up, rinse it off with warm water and apply some moisturizer to your face. Try this at least twice a week in order for this method to be effective.
Charcoal masks have become the remedy of the century and we all remember the time when they took the beauty industry by storm. That is because they are extremely effective when It comes to removing dirt and blackheads from your face. You can either purchase a charcoal mask or if you have time, then you can whip up a homemade charcoal mask using a spoon of activated charcoal, some water and 2 tablespoons of gelatin. Apply it to your face and remove it after it dries up.
Honey and lemon juice make a good team when it comes to solving skin problems. Honey possesses antibacterial properties and can fight acne causing bacteria. Whereas lemon juice helps tighten skin pores and makes your skin fairer. Squeeze half a lemon and add two spoons of honey to it. Apply it to your face and wash it with slightly warm water after about 20 minutes. Apply it about thrice a week for good results. For better results try to steam your face for about 15 minutes before using any of these blackhead removing techniques.
We hope that these methods help you fight off blackheads. You’ll be sure to thank us!