7 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Blackheads AND Keep Them Away!
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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Treating blackheads is something we girls leave to the salons to take care of. Little did we know that we could be doing a far better job at home. Yes ladies, with the a few secret ingredients from your kitchen, you too can banish those pesky blackheads from your flawless skin for good! Here are 7 super useful home remedies that will keep those blackheads at bay. Trust us, you’ve got to try it to believe it!
1. Grainy Oatmeal
Oatmeal is so much more than a regular breakfast cereal, it’s used as a beauty ingredient as well! When it comes to using it to remove annoying blackheads, it acts as a natural product. It scrubs dead skin cells away, and removes bacteria and oil.
Step 1 - Put ¼ cup of oats into a bowl.
Step 2 - Add 1 teaspoon of honey, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of yoghurt.
Step 3 - Using a wooden spoon, mix all the ingredients well.
Step 4 - Apply it on your face and leave it to dry for 5-10 minutes.
Step 5 - Wash it off with cold water.
2. Powdery Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a not just a fabulous spice in the kitchen, it’s also an excellent product that’s used to treat blackheads. It does two things for your skin - removes dead skin cells, and moisturizes it after.
Step 1 - Into a bowl, add a tablespoon of cinnamon powder.
Step 2 - Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and turmeric powder to the mix.
Step 3 - Mix all the ingredients well, and gently apply it to your skin using your fingertips.
Step 4 - Let it rest on your face for 10-15 minutes.
Step 5 - Wash it off with lukewarm water.
3. Power Lemons
When it comes to natural beauty ingredients, lemon juice is the best! It’s used for exfoliating skin, treating dark circles, getting rid of bacteria, and of course, dealing with blackheads. It also contains nutrients and vitamins that are responsible for giving your skin its glow and smooth texture.
Step 1 - Slice a lemon into half.
Step 2 - Add a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of sugar over the freshly sliced lemon.
Step 3 - Rub the lemon over your blackheads and let the scrub stay on for 10-15 minutes.
Step 4 - Wash it off with lukewarm water.
4. Gooey Honey
Honey is not just yummy for your tummy, it’s also yummy for your skin! It has antibiotic properties that pulls dirt and bacteria from pores. This helps to unclog them. For a clearer and healthier complexion, it hydrates, moisturizes and tightens skin’s pores.
Step 1 - Take an apple, peel its skin, and chop it into tiny pieces.
Step 2 - Add all the pieces into a blender for it to turn into paste.
Step 3 - Throw a couple of chopped mint leaves into the paste and a tablespoon of honey.
Step 4 - Mix all the ingredients well, and apply to your skin.
Step 5 - Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with chilled water.
5. Healthy Green Tea
For years together, green tea is known for its antioxidant properties. When it comes to banishing those black heads, it does a fabulous job! It helps reduce oil, inflammation and keeps the bacteria at bay.
Step 1 - Boil some water in a steel container.
Step 2 - Remove the container from the stove and drop 2 green bags into it.
Step 3 - Let the bags sit in the hot water for an hour.
Step 4 - Remove the bags and toss them out after the liquid has turned green.
Step 5 - Transfer the green tea liquid into a mug and place in the fridge.
Step 6 - After half an hour, take the chilled liquid out and dip a cotton ball into it.
Step 7 - Dab the wet cotton ball over the blackheads and let it sit for 20 minutes.
Step 8 - Wash it off with lukewarm water.
6. Juicy Tomatoes
Tomatoes have antiseptic properties in them which are useful for unclogging pores. They will not only remove blackheads but will also make your skin baby soft and radiant.
Step 1 - Mash a tomato and pour its juice into a container.
Step 2 - Apply the juice over your blackheads and leave it overnight to dry.
Step 3 - Rinse off with chilled water the next morning.
7. Nutritious Egg Whites
Egg whites make a fantastic beauty ingredient. Since they’re loaded with nutrients, minerals and protein, they do keep your skin and hair healthy.
Step 1 - Break an egg and separate the white from the yolk.
Step 2 - Beat the whites up, and using your fingertips, apply it to your blackheads.