Blackheads are actually clogged pores due to the appearance of excess oil, produced by the oil glands – sebaceous glands. This excess oil results from the hormonal changes within the body like pregnancy and menstruation, then from the excess consumption of fried foods, excessive use of oil based cosmetic products and so on. They commonly appear on the nose and on the face, even though in some cases on the back as well.
On the market, there are many blackhead removal products, but we cannot be ever sure about the ingredients they contain as most of them are based on chemicals which can do more harm than good. Therefore you should always opt for the natural methods which are safe for use.
Natural and Fast Method of Getting Rid of Blackheads
All you have to do is to follow these three steps:
STEP 1: STEAM FACIAL
You need to start with steam facial, and for that purpose boil water and leave it to cool off for a while. Next, pour this boiled water on a small face towel, and use it to clean the face areas where you are having blackheads. The use of this soaked towel will help you to open up the pores thus making it easier to extract the blackheads.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE
For this step you will need the following ingredients:
Take the bowl and squeeze in it some of the toothpaste and then add salt. Mix all the ingredients with a toothbrush. Use this mixture to scrub your nose by using the toothbrush, but do it gently, you are not supposed to overdo it, do it only for 2 minutes. In the end, rinse it off with normal tap water.
STEP 3: DEEP CLEANSING AND BLACKHEAD REMOVAL
For the final step you will need ingredients like yogurt, lemon juice and Multani Mitti.
The content of lactic acid in yogurt will soften the skin, making it supple. On the other hand, the citric acid in lemon juice cleanses your skin thereby making it brighter and meanwhile regulating the amount of oil you produce in your skin. And finally, the Multani Mitti absorbs the excess oil, improves skin elasticity, and eliminates dead skin cells and blackheads.
Recipe for deep cleansing and blackhead removal
- 2 tablespoons of Multani Mitti(Fuller’s Earth)
- 2 tablespoons of yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Preparation: Start with combining all the ingredients well, but adding the lemon juice in the end. Mix everything well in order to form a paste. If it is by any chance too thick, include in it some more lemon juice. Use this mixture and apply a thick layer of it on your blackheads. Leave it to stand like that for 15 – 20 minutes, and once it is completely dried out, rinse it off with cool water.