This page will show you how to remove blackheads and pimples at home. The raw materials you can often find in within your kitchen, and can be as effective as the stuff you buy at the pharmacy.
Pimples, blackheads and whiteheads appear often on an oily skin, when the skin pores are clogged with sebum and dirt. Good hygiene and diet are important - but sometimes we all in need to know some of the SOS solutions.
The homemade face scrubs below are very strong, so use them only up to twice a week, to keep the natural balance of your skin.
To be on a safe side, try out the scrub on a hidden patch of your skin for 15 minutes, to discover any sensitivity you may have.
These are the top 4 ingredients for comedones and zits removal:
- Egg white: Cleans the pores effectively. It dries your skin, so be careful using this one.
- Lemon: freshly squeezed or grated, cleans the pores and has a whitening effect on the skin. Dilute it with water for larger areas, to avoid the feeling of a sting - it is a very powerful ingredient.
This compound can also remove freckles and age spots.
- Baking Soda: Cleans the pores and narrows them down. Add to 1 spoon of baking soda 2 tablespoons of water. Use it only once a week, at most. It is the simplest but also the strongest ingredient to remove blackheads.
- Oat: Milled organic oat cleans and refreshes the facial skin. It contains vitamin B group of vitamins and is rich with Manganese. This is an excellent way to occasionally exfoliate.
- Garlic: Use it locally on zits or large blackheads. It is very stingy, but also very effective. It is the ultimate weapon against zits.
If a zit just came to visit you by surprise, just rub a grated garlic on your "smashing party" area, leave on for 10 minutes, and then wash it off.
Effective Facial Egg White Scrub:
1 tbsp of freshly squeesed lemon
1 egg white
1 sp. of sugar
How to Remove Blackheads with it?
Mix the ingredients, rub gently, wait for 5 minutes and then apply more.
Wait 15 minutes, then wash with warm and then with a cold water. Right after the mask, apply a moisturizer that fits your skin type, to balance the skin pH right after its cleaning.
This homemade sugar scrub is very strong, so you can dilute it with some water if you want to keep the cleansing effect but to avoid irritation.
Grapefruit and Oat Scrub
- 1/4 cup of the grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoon of an oatmeal
Apply the mixture for 15 minutes, then wash with warm and then with a cold water. Use only once a week.
Apply an oil-free moisturizer right after the treatment.
The oatmeal exfoliates your skin and adds vitamin B to your skin complexion. The grapefruit juice will add you vitamin C and A, which will give your skin a fresh feeling.
Baking Soda Scrub
This homemade facial scrub is very intense, so if your skin is gentle and gets irritated too often - you should probably skip it.
Add to 4 tbsp of soda some warm water, until it looks like a dough. Add 1 spoon of oat. Apply this scrub with soft movements (don't press to hard), while laying down. Leave on for 10 minutes, then wash as described above.
Remember to use this facial 2 times a week at most.
Use a natural moisturizer after this mask to avoid the dryness, preferably with vitamins and minerals. If you do that procedure after shower, your skin will obtain the best effect: Both from the mask and the moisturizer.
You will notice that the pores became way smaller and you'll see less blackheads and whiteheads,
Tomato Mask Recipe
2 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup of a tomato juice / mashed tomato
1 tablespoon of a lemon juice
How to Apply
After getting a hot shower apply the mask above for 15 minutes, then wash with a moderate-temperature water.
The Mask Benefits
The tomato and the lemon have cleansing effects due to their high acidity. The tomato itself also includes antioxidants like vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin C, which nourish your skin and prevent it from ageing. The salicylic acid in the tomato is also great for skin blemishes and acne treatment.
The yogurt adds proteins to your skin and makes it more elastic and stronger.
Herbal Mask for Blackheads Removal
The How to
You can use here fresh or dry herbs, as you like.
Stir the ingredients in a boiled water, then wait until the mixture is completely cold. Apply on your face for 20 minutes, then wash it with a cool water.
This herbal mask will clear up the pores, narrow them down and reduce the comedones.
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