A skincare regime is a basic need for your skin. Healthy skin gives you immense confidence and you can achieve it only with a systematic skincare regime. Enough skincare routine can prevent your skin from many skin problems like blackheads.
Blackheads look like tiny-raised bumps on the surface of the skin mostly black in colour. They are frequently seen on the nose, corner of the nose, cheeks, forehead and the chin area. They are caused when oil and sebum block the pores on your skin.
Treating blackheads can be easily done at home with proper care. Squeezing them out is not the best idea as it can lead to inflamed skin. These simple, yet effective tips will not only help you out to get rid of blackheads but also treat acne quickly.
Here are some natural ingredients that help treat blackheads.
Green Tea: The benefits of green tea need to be emphasised. When applied on the face, the antioxidants in it help to remove impurities and clear blackheads easily. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of green tea with water and make a thick paste. Apply it for about 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes have properties that dry up blackheads. It is also a great exfoliator and its acidic properties help in unclogging properties. Take the tomato, peel and mash and apply it over the blackheads before going to bed. Leave it overnight and then wash it with clean water in the morning.
Cinnamon: This helps in the tightening of the pores and improves blood circulation. Cinnamon powder when mixed with lemon juice helps to fight acne, blackheads and whiteheads.
Baking Soda: It is an effective and simple home remedy to keep blackheads and even pimples at bay. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator, and its antibacterial properties keep the chance of any irritation and infection in control. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of water. Apply the paste for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Oatmeal: A home-made oatmeal scrub will not only help unclog the pores but also exfoliates the skin to give you a natural glow. Add two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of plain yoghurt, and a half lemon’s juice. Mix it until you form a fine paste. Apply this on to the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
Besides these home remedies, there are many eliminating scrubs that are available in the market which help reduce blackheads and remove impurities on your skin. When you use a scrub to remove the top part of the blackhead but that does not take care of the underlying cause. The blackhead will soon resurface. Try a well formulated product with BHA (salicylic acid). It is an amazing product to remove blackheads.
Many of the scrubs available in the market have tiny beads that help cleanse the skin and make the skin glow. Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Peppermint Exfoliating Gel with extracts of cornflower, aloe vera and mint help to treat blackheads and remove impurities. Essential oils of lavender and peppermint refresh, hydrate and lighten the skin.