Natural Remedies For Blackheads
Blackheads can be really annoying and embarrassing and everyone wants to get rid of this nuisance either with the help of natural remedies or through strips or some extraction method (which can have adverse effect if not done correctly). I had written about blackhead removal remedies sometime back, you can use fresh Garlic(I know it stinks but if you can bear the smell you don’t have to worry about blackheads), Lemon(some people are allergic to citrus fruits so its not a good option for them), Fenugreek are some of the safest natural remedies for blackheads. Luckily, I don’t really get blackheads, I guess its because of my skin type which is normal to dry but my hubby’s skin is oily and acne prone so I try these natural recipes on him. People with oily and acne prone skin find it very irritating because it keeps coming back so the best way is to use these recipes on a regular basis instead of waiting for the blackheads to come back.
I will tell you how you can prevent and get rid of blackheads with these 2 simple steps.
How To Loosen Blackheads
Before trying out any recipe, loosening these blackheads will make the process super easy and very effective. When they are loose they tend to come out easily.
Take 16oz (400ml) water and boil it , add some fresh or dried basil leaves. Once it is boiled add 2-3 drops Lavender oil(you can use any essential oil that helps you with acne some examples are tea tree, rosewood,sandalwood). Drape a towel around your head and take a steam for a few minutes so that the pores open up. People with sensitive skin, be extra careful not to burn your face.
Now your blackheads are ready to be removed.
Mix one tbsp. Baking Soda with enough water to make a paste. Apply it on the blackheads and keep it on for about a minute or so and gently scrub. Rinse it off with warm water and finish this process by splashing some cold water so that the pores are closed.
By now, your blackheads would have gone. This simple process also makes your skin soft and smooth. Some people are allergic to baking soda(specially people with sensitive skin) so your skin might become red for a few minutes.
P.S- You can use these ingredients on a regular basis but make sure that you don’t steam your face very often because too much of steaming can make your face dry.