Blackheads are not just acne; they represent deposits of sebum that is stored in the pores. They are yellow but become dark to black in contact with air. They appear on the nose area, chin and forehead and they are usually affecting people with oily skin.
First thing we think of when we are dealing with this problem is facial scrub, but it will not help. Treating your face with aggressive scrubs will just remove the dark top of the blackhead, because it is way deeper.
There are also few chemical treatments that can deal with this issue as salicylic acid and retinoids, but if you decide to use some, make sure it doesn’t cause damages on the skin and you are not allergic to it. But you need to know that there are effective remedies for blackheads in your kitchen that can be used freely and without side effects.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BLACKHEADS
The first thing you have to know is that you can remove blackheads of your face permanently. No matter what you do they will appear again, what you can do is control the situation and clean them regularly to prevent infections. Natural remedies are better for use because besides solving the problem they will also care and nourish your skin.
Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon with t 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply on the affected skin to act for 15 minutes and then wash off. Cinnamon will clean your skin and it anti-inflammatory effect will prevent spreading of blackheads and further infections.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C, antioxidant with amazing benefits for healthy skin. Lemon has the benefits of shrinking the pores, remove dead skin cells and disinfect the skin. Apply fresh squeezed lemon juice on the face and leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off. Use this treatment no more than once in 2 weeks.
Green tea works as amazing natural tonic for your skin. Cook the tea and cool it down to room temperature. Then apply with cotton pads on the blackheads. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off. Green tea is packed with amazing amount of antioxidants that will clean sebum and prevent inflammations.
Heat up a tablespoon of honey and then cool it down to room temperature. Apply on the face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then wash off with warm water. Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties and it will prevent bacterial infections and it will clean the blackheads perfectly.