Blackheads are a few bumps that are triggered when your skin pores have become blocked.
These clogged pores oxidize further and develop a deep black appearance.
Many factors may lead to blackheads, such as increased development of sebum.
Sebum is oil released by sebaceous glands that are present in our skin to prevent our skin from drying out.
Many blackheads are caused by the action of acne-causing bacteria on your skin.
The good thing is that blackheads can be eliminated using natural ingredients.
That’s too normal to use ingredients lying right next to you on your kitchen shelf.
1. DIY Pore Strip
- 1 tablespoon of raw whole milk
- 1 tablespoon of organic, raw honey
- Clean Cotton Fabric Strips
- Mix one tablespoon of whole milk with one tablespoon of organic, raw honey in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 10 seconds to make your pore strip solution.
- After you’ve made sure the mixture is cool enough, apply it to the areas of your face that have blackheads, and then place a clean cotton fabric strip on top of it.
- Once you let it sit for about 15 minutes, gently peel off the cotton, rinse and moisturize your skin.
- You can do this after steaming your face, this works like magic after seating.
Because steaming helps to open the pores and the solution can go deep in the skin cells and pull the blackheads out.
Pore strips are a common blackhead-removing treatment, but it turns out that you really can make your milk and honey.
Milk has lactic acid, that helps to eliminate dead skin cells and sebum, whereas honey is antibacterial.
Honey works as an antibacterial agent that can combat acne and blackhead-causing bacteria.
2. Melt Blackheads off your skin with oil cleaning
- Drop 1 to 2 teaspoons of argan oil or jojoba oil into your hand.
- Using your fingertips to firmly massage the oil on your face for 1-2 minutes.
- Using a moist, damp washcloth to gently clean off the oil, taking care not to push the skin too hard.
- Pat with a dry towel and use a moisturizer if you like you need it.
Oil cleansing is a skincare technique that uses non-comedogenic oils (oils which don’t clog pores) to melt and extract dirt and oil from the skin.
It may seem strange to apply oil to oily skin, but some experts suggest it because it is healthy and soothing to the skin barrier function.
Oil cleaners work on the theory of ‘like dissolves like. We can help extract excess oil from the skin’s surface.
Since blackheads form when the pore is clogged with dead skin cells and oil, removing excess oil can be beneficial.
If you can stick to being gentle with your hands, you can massage for up to 5 to 8 minutes.
3. Cinnamon Powder And Lemon
- 2 tbsp of Cinnamon Powder
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- All you need to do is make a smooth paste of cinnamon powder and lemon juice.
- Wash your face and apply the mask to your affected area.
- Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
(Cinnamon can tingle a bit, and lemon juice can make your skin sensitive.
You can skip the lemon and add raw honey instead.)
You can do this treatment 2-3 times a week.
Cinnamon powder helps to close pores and enhance blood circulation in the skin.
Lemon, on the other hand, has antibacterial properties that help combat blackheads, acne, and whiteheads.
The astringent properties of the lemon will remove the oil while the fine and gentle cinnamon granules will serve as a non-abrasive scrub for your face.
The combination of cinnamon and lemon with its antimicrobial and cleansing properties helps to extract dirt and excess sebum from the pores to avoid the production of blackheads.
How To Avoid Blackheads
When trying to get rid of blackheads, there are some things you should be careful not to do, because this may make it worse.
1. Trying to pick or trying to pop blackheads is a total no-no, as it doesn’t do anything but uproot the blackhead from the inside.
Picking can cause bacteria to spread and even scar your skin.
2. Never attempt to remove blackheads with tweezers or pointed tools at any cost.
The blackhead removal tools must also be left to be used by experts.
You could end up hurting yourself when you’re trying to poke on a blackhead.
3. Exfoliation is recommended to remove blackheads, but using harsh or abrasive ingredients on the skin can cause serious damage instead of removing blackheads.
When necessary, go to natural exfoliators such as oatmeal, salt, coffee, etc.
4. Keeping your skin clean goes a long way, not only avoiding the development of blackheads, but also acne and pimples.
Wash your face regularly with a gentle wash, at the beginning and the end of the day.
Apart from that, it is important to keep it free of oil so that the grease does not collect in the pores.
5. Replenish the moisture of your skin after each wash by applying an effective moisturizer.
Using non-comedogenic moisturizers so as not to block pores