There are people who are gifted with perfect smooth skin. But for a lot of us, we have to deal with acne. You’d think that after hitting puberty your acne would get toned down a bit. Well, there are really just those unlucky ones that have to put up with them. While acne is a normal thing, it can really affect one’s confidence. There are ways on how to lessen and prevent them. Once you have found the skincare routine that works for you, you have to follow it by heart.
Pimples are among the worst kind acne. Blackheads, on the other hand, is more of a cosmetic inconvenience. They lie somewhere in between visible and just barely noticeable. If you have a lot of them, they really are an unsightly thing to see. Especially when you see your nose closeup in the mirror. It is just gross. What are blackheads exactly? Blackheads are simply clogged pores. It is the buildup of dead skin cells and excess oil on your skin. Whiteheads are also clogged pored, but they are clogs in a closed pore. Blackheads are in open pores. What makes them black in color is the exposure to the air.
Now, what can you do to make them go away? Having extractions when you get facials is the best way to professionally remove them. You really get a good face cleaning in this way. But you can’t have facials all the time. Your skin will get strained and not too mention, it can get really expensive. In this article, we have listed some of the best DIY home remedies you can do to remove blackheads from your face.
Honey is known to have a lot of medicinal and cosmetic uses. It is an all natural remedy and it is no surprise that it can also be used in washing our faces. Use honey to remove blackheads by dabbing raw and unfiltered honey on the area affected by blackheads. What removes the blackheads is the dabbing motion and the natural stickiness of the honey. Honey is also amazing for this job because it also has antiseptic properties.
Lemon and salt is not only a combo that goes with tequila. Did you know that you could also use it to brighten up the face and remove blackheads? It might seem like a harsh combo for the skin but it is actually not the case. Salt helps kills bacteria on our pores while lemon juice also kills bacteria plus brightens the skin. The citric acid in the lemon hs brightening properties. To use this, mix 1 tablespoon of sea salt with 1 teaspoon of water and a ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the affected area then rinse with warm water after a few minutes.
Egg White Mask
Some do not really prefer using this method by a lot of people swear by this. Using egg whites as a mask to pull out blackheads works wonders! The idea is the egg white dries and sticks to the gunk in our pores and pulls it out. To use this method, whisk some egg whites and apply it onto your face. After about 10 minutes you should feel that the egg whites are dry and tight. This is the time to gently rinse it with water to remove the mask.