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Home remedies for blackheads

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  • Home remedies for blackheads

    People of any age can have problems with blackheads on their skin, but most often it's an issue during the teenage and Adolescent years.

    Blackheads are also referred to as open comedians, blackheads are small yellow or black bumps that form when a clogged develops in an opening of a hair follicle due to a combination of excess sebum and build-up of dirt and dead skin cells. The bumps appear dark not because of dirt but as a result of oxidization. This happens when the clogged pores are exposed to the air.

  • Blackheads commonly occur on the face, particularly the nose. They can also appear on the chest, back, neck, arms and shoulders. If left unattended they can spur acne breakouts.

    there are many prescription medicines for the treatment of blackheads, but you can always try the natural treatments. With simple ingredients easily found in most kitchens, you can treat your blackheads within a few days.

  • Baking Soda

    baking soda is an effective treatment for blackheads as well as a fee. It helps clear the skin of impurities such as debris and dirt.

  • Cinnamon

    Cinnamon can be used to treat blackheads.
    Mix one teaspoon of each cinnamon powder and lemon juice with a pinch of turmeric powder(optional). spread it on your face, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse it off.

    Alternatively, mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and honey to form a thick paste. Apply it on the affected area before bed and leave it on overnight. in the morning wash your face with normal water. For best results, follow this remedy daily for about 10 days.

  • Oatmeal

    the combination of oatmeal and yogurt is great for keeping your skin free of blackheads.

    Mix one teaspoon honey and the juice of 4 tomatoes in sufficient oatmeal to make a paste

    Scrub it on your skin.

    Wash it off after 10 mins

    Repeat regularly for clear skin.

  • Lemon Juice

    lemon juice, also used in acne treatment, can help remove blackheads. The nutrients and vitamins present in lemon juice are good for all skin types.

    Out a few drops of honey in half a lemon. for extra exfoliation, you can also add a little sugar.

    Gently rub the lemon on your face, especially on the blackhead prone areas.

    rinse after 10 minutes. Repeat once or twice a week. You can also makes fresh lemon juice with milk or rose water to create a facial cleanser and use a few times a week.

  • Honey

    The balancing quality present and honey is good for both oily skin and blackheads. Honey hydrates as well as tightens the skin pores giving you a clear complexion.

    Apply some pure honey on your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

  • Epsom Salt

    Another effective and natural way to treat blackheads is Epsom salt.

    Mix 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt and a few drops of iodine in a little hot water until the salt dissolves completely.

    Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to infected area.

    Allow the mixture to dry. Use a clean cloth to gently wash it off.


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