Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in the skin. They appear on nose, ears, under lips, below shoulder, thighs and back of the body.
Do you know what are the scientific reasons for blackhead?
1. producing too much body oil
2. buildup of the acnes causing bacteria on the skin
3. irritation of the hair follicles when dead skins cells don’t shed on a regular basis
4. undergoing hormonal changes that cause an increase in oil production during the teen years, during menstruation, or while taking birth control pills
5. taking certain drugs, such as corticosteroids, lithium, or androgens
Grandma has several simple and common remedies that one can try to get rid of the black heads. See yourself:
1. Baking soda: Mix about a tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl with a small quantity of water to make a paste. Apply this paste over the blackheads and let it dry for about ten minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and this remedy helps to remove debris from pores.
2. Cinnamon: Mix a part of cinnamon with two parts of honey to get a paste form, apply a thin layer of this paste over the blackheads and leave it on for at least fifteen minutes. Wash off with a natural cleanser and follow up with a quality moisturizer. This remedy could be used daily for best results.
3. Oatmeal: Cook just enough oatmeal per package instructions in order to cover all of your blackheads, being sure to use distilled water that is free of contaminants. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temperature before applying to affected areas. Apply to blackheads, allowing it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
4. Honey: Heat about a tablespoon of pure raw honey in a small jar until it is warm to the touch. Dab some of the warm honey onto any blackheads and allow it to soak in for about 10 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp cloth.
5. Lemon: Extract one spoon of lemon juice and transfer into a bowl, dab over the blackheads using cotton balls and let it dry off. Wash off the next day or after 20 minutes.
6. Green tea: Boil water and steep two bags of organic green tea for an hour. Cool it and dab this liquid on to black heads using cotton balls. After ten minutes rinse off with cool water.
7. Brown Sugar: Take 1 cup white or brown sugar, add 4 tbsp jojoba oil or olive, sweet almond and grapeseed oil can be used instead,.Mix the oil into the sugar until thoroughly incorporated. Wet your face and massage some of the mixture onto your skin using your fingertips, rubbing in circular motions. Rinse with cool water and then moisturize.
8. Turmeric: Mix a small amount of turmeric power with coconut oil to form a paste and dab it on the blemishes. Let it soak for about 10-15 minutes and later wash off with lukewarm water.
9. Bentonite clay: Mix about a tablespoon of the clay with just enough water or apple cider vinegar to form a thick paste. Using your fingertips, apply a thin layer of paste to your face and allow it to sit for 10 to 25 minutes, or until dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and moisturize your face.
10. Apple cider vinegar: Add three tablespoons of crushed mint leaves to three tablespoons apple cider vinegar to make a toner that offers a cooling sensation that also helps to tighten the skin and tame inflammation.
11. Hot water steam: In a vessel take hot water and expose your face to the steam- while doing so cover your head using a towel and leave face exposed to steam. After 10 mins or so wipe the face using soft cloth.
12. One more suggestion:- Choose oil-free makeup, lotions, and sunscreens to avoid making your problem worse.