Blackheads are nothing but exposed pimples. When your skin pores get clogged with excess sebum (skin oil), it comes in contact with the oxygen present in air and gets oxidized, thereby taking a dark black colour.
While they are mostly a malison among the oily-skinned, having them is both a jinx and bliss. Bliss- as they confirm that you have an oily skin, which makes you less susceptible to wrinkles in old age. Jinx- because they rub themselves into everyone who tries to come closer.
So here is a list of the top 5 tricks to get rid of blackheads in a natural and chemical-free way:
1. Exfoliate with nutmeg-milk paste
Make a thin paste with nutmeg powder and raw milk. Rinse your face and pat dry. Then apply this paste liberally on your face and neck area. Now massage it gently all over for about 3-5 minutes. Don’t overdo it or it will leave your skin dry and rough. Then rinse with cold water to shut all the open pores.
The scrubby nutmeg powder works wonders on oily skin. While lactic acid in raw milk shoves off all the dead cells from your skin.
2. Apply egg white
Apply a layer of egg white liberally over your face. Let it dry for a minute; then go for a second layer. Again, if you have time, apply a third layer. Let this thick mask dry for about 15-20 minutes. Now, take a soft warm towel and scrub your face with it. The egg white will come off along with all those dark monsters.
Egg white makes a smooth paste that clings to your skin, sticking to the blackheads and softly pulling them out.
3. Use Baking Soda
Prepare a thick paste with baking soda and water. Now, apply it gently over your problem areas and scrub using a soft bristled toothbrush. Do this for 5 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Baking Soda is a great cleanser when it comes to your skin and hair. Their alkaline quality dry out the excess oils and unclogs your pores.
4. Try the Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar pack
Mix the two ingredients to form a spreadable paste. Then apply it smoothly over your face and neck. Let it dry halfway and wash it off with cold water. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer afterwards.
It may be a little hard to find, but Bentonite clay is a jack of all trades when it comes to skin. It has medicinal qualities that tones your skin and provides all the adequate minerals to it.
5. Make Cinnamon and Honey sticks
Create a fine paste with the two ingredients and apply liberally overt the problem areas. Then cover these areas with cotton and let it rest until dry. Then take it off using lukewarm water, followed by a moisturizer.
The anti-bacterial properties of honey are no secret. Cinnamon on the other hand, helps in blood circulation, leaving your skin healthy and glowing.
I am sure these easy-to-access ingredients will help you get rid of blackheads in no time. Just to maintain regularity with their usage and you will be amazed at the results!