Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Best Home Remedies for Blackheads

10-vegetables-herbs-you-can-eat-once-and-regrow-forever.w654 - CopyIf you have recently noticed (or are fed up of) the dark spots around your forehead, nose or chin, you should definitely get relief from these home remedies for blackheads. These spots are blackheads, one of the common forms of acne. They become black in color because the oil in these minute ‘boils’ react with the air. In fact, blackheads are nothing but the oil that gets accumulated in your skin pores and get hardened due to reaction with air. And why does this happen? When the oil secreting glands of your skin produces excess oil, it leads the pores to get expanded and thickened where the oil gets stored and hardens gradually. Excess oil is usually produced due to hormonal changes like in teenage, during pregnancy, menstruation, menopause and of course when we eat a lot of fried foods and use low quality oil based cosmetic products!

Home Remedies for Blackheads

1. Cinnamon Powder Remedy for Blackheads

The magical spice cinnamon powder can come to your rescue when you are suffering from blackheads too. There are more than one way to use this spice for removing blackheads.

Cinnamon Powder and Lemon Juice Remedy

• Add 1 tsp of lemon juice to 1 tsp of cinnamon powder and mix well. • Apply this on your blackheads. • Leave for 20 minutes and then wash off. • Do this twice or thrice a day.

Cinnamon Powder and Honey Remedy

• Add 1 tsp of honey to 1 tsp of cinnamon powder, mix well. • Apply on blackheads at night and go to bed. • Wash off in the morning. • Do this daily for 8-10 days or till the time you get rid of these spots.

Cinnamon Powder, Turmeric and Lemon Juice Remedy

• Make a homemade facial cleanser by mixing 1 tsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tsp of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder. • Clean your face everyday with this. • Wash off with lukewarm water.

2. Oatmeal Remedy for Blackheads

Earlier, beauticians used to squeeze out blackheads with a little equipment similar to tongs after they gave a facial massage to a woman. This was an undesirable act to do as it was quite potent of giving permanent marks on the skin. However, the blackheads can be removed from your face using some natural scrub and rubbing the area gently with it. Coarse oatmeal seems to be the best thing to use.

Oatmeal, Honey and Tomato Juice Remedy

• Add one tsp of honey and two tablespoons of tomato juice with 2-4 tbsp of oatmeal to get a paste like consistency. • Use this oatmeal scrub to gently rub your face, give more efforts where you have your blackheads. • Wash off after scrubbing for 10-15 minutes.

Oatmeal, Yogurt, Lime juice and Olive Oil Remedy

• Mix 2 tbsp oatmeal with 3 tbsp yogurt and few drops of lemon juice and olive oil. • Mix well to get a face mask. • Apply this on your face and leave for 10 minutes or so. • Wash off.

Oatmeal and Rosewater Remedy

• Add rosewater to oatmeal to get a paste • Apply on your face. • Leave for 20 minutes before washing off.

3. Lemon Juice Remedy for Blackheads

Lemon juice is a good remedy when it comes to remove excessive oil and bleaching dark skin. The same goes for blackheads because they are made up of oil and make your skin look dull. So use lemon in one or multiple ways as mentioned here.

Lemon Juice, Yogurt, Hone Remedy

• Take lemon juice, salt, yogurt and honey (though there is no prescribed quantity, you may take 1 tsp each or more if you wish to). • Mix well to get a scrub. • Rub this gently on your face focusing on your blackheads (don’t be too harsh though). The exfoliating effect will eliminate the blackheads from your skin.

Lemon Juice and Milk/ Rosewater remedy

• Mix 1 tsp of lemon juice with 1 tbsp of milk or rosewater • Clean your face with it daily.

Lemon Juice and Groundnut Oil Remedy

• Add 1 tsp lemon juice to 1 tsp groundnut oil • Mix well. • Apply this to the skin with blackheads. • Leave for 20 minutes. • Wash off with lukewarm water.

4. Turmeric Remedy for Blackheads

Turmeric, again a wonder spice, can be used with a variety of ingredients to remove your blackheads and then to give you clear glowing skin with tightened skin pores.

Turmeric and Coriander Remedy

• Wash a handful of coriander leaves, crush them and take out their juice. You should have 1 tsp of coriander leaves juice. • Mix coriander juice with 1 tsp of turmeric powder to make a paste. • Apply this to your face, preferably at night. • Leave for half an hour. • Now wash off with lukewarm water. • Be careful enough while you have turmeric on your face or hands. They may give stains everywhere.

Turmeric and Mint Remedy

• Add a tsp of turmeric powder with 2 tbsp of min juice. • Apply on skin with blackheads. • Leave for 20 minutes. • Wash off with lukewarm water.

Turmeric, Sandalwood and Milk Remedy

• Take 1 tsp of red sandalwood paste. You may either get sandalwood powder and mix water to get this paste or rub a piece of sandalwood on stone with some water and collect the paste. • Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of milk to the sandalwood paste. • Apply this on affected skin having blackheads. • Leave for 10 minutes. • Wash off first with normal water and then with lukewarm water.

5. Fuller’s Earth remedy for Blackheads

Fuller’s earth is a type of clay used extensively in India where it is called multani mitti. This clay is very effective for oily skin as it pulls out the extra oil efficiently from your skin.

Fuller’s earth and Rose Water Remedy

• Take 2 tbsp (or more) fuller’s earth and mix it with enough rose water to make a paste. • Apply this pack on your face. • Let it dry. • Wash off with water.

Fuller’s earth and Almond Remedy

• Grind a handful of almonds and mix water (if you want, you can use rose water too) to the almond powder to get a paste. • Add 2 tbsp of fuller’s earth to the almond paste. If needed, add some more water or rose water. • Apply this to your face. • Let it dry or leave it for about at least 15 minutes. • Now, using fingers, rub gently on your face in circular motion as if you are exfoliating. if it is too dry, wet your fingers a little. • Scrub for about 5-7 minutes. • Wash off with water.

Fuller’s earth and Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy

• Add 1 tbsp fuller’s earth with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to make a paste. • Apply on your face. • Leave for 20 minutes. • Wet a cloth or towel in warm water and place it on your face for few seconds. • Now rub with this wet cloth gently removing all the paste from your face.

6. Vegetables, Fruits, Spices Remedies for Blackheads

Here is an assortment of remedies for blackheads that use different ingredients from your kitchen- veggies, fruits, spices and other things. Use them and say goodbye to your blackheads.

Fenugreek Leaves Remedy

• Take a handful of fenugreek leaves and after washing, crush them to get a thick paste. Use water, if needed. • Apply this paste on your face. • Leave for 10-15 minutes. • Wash off.

Black Pepper and Yogurt Remedy

• Add 1 tbsp ground black pepper to 2 tbsp yogurt. • Apply this to your face. • Leave for 10 minutes. • Wash off with water.

Radish Seeds Remedy

• Ground some radish seeds and add water to get paste. • Apply this paste on your face. • Leave for 20 minutes or till it dries. • Wash off with water.

Pomegranate Peel Remedy

• Roast the peel of pomegranate and ground it to get its powder. • Add enough lime juice to pomegranate peel powder to get a paste. • Apply this paste on your blackheads. • This is not only a good remedy for blackheads but also for whiteheads, pimples, boils and acne.

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