Oily skin, dry skin or combination skin, it does not matter, we all have dealt with blackheads at some point or the other. And having a few herbal remedies for blackheads up your sleeves can help big time!
What causes blackheads? It occurs when pores get clogged with oil, impurities and dead skin cells, leading to unsightly bumps to be formed on the skin, especially on the bridge of your nose.
And on the contrary to what you may have believed, only difference between a whitehead and blackhead is whether or not pores are open or closed.
Blackheads occur when the oil in the pores comes in contact with oxygen, which then gets oxidized, turning black in colour.
And even though scrubbing might seem like the only plausible option to get rid of deeply embedded blackheads, it actually does more damage to your skin than any good!
Firstly, it strips your skin of its natural oil. And your skin goes in an overdrive of oil production to make up for the lost oil. And so, the viscous cycle continues.
Furthermore, if your skin is sensitive, scrubbing can inflame your skin!
To counteract it all, we have got herbal remedies that are skin safe and are perfectly balanced!
Clay has a high ratio of minerals, which work as a magnet in drawing out the dirt and impurities from the pores.
Take a teaspoon of clay, mix in a required amount of clay to whip it into a fine paste. Apply it evenly to your face and neck. Wait till it dries, scrub and rinse.
Honey + Lemon
Best thing about this home remedy for blackheads is that it suits all skin types and it gets the job done in a jiffy!
Take a tablespoon of honey, mix it with half a spoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Apply the mixture on the affected area. Scrub in a circular motion. Do this for 2 minutes and then rinse.
Oatmeal + Tomato Juice
This homemade mask removes blackheads, plus tones and lightens your skin.
Take a tablespoon of ground oats, and mix in a teaspoon of tomato juice. Using a required amount of yogurt, whip all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Apply it evenly to your clean face. Wait till it dries completely. Then, spritz some water and start scrubbing. Rinse after 5 minutes.
Mint Toothpaste + Ice
Rub a thin coat of mint toothpaste onto your nose. Wait for 5 minutes till it dries. Wet your fingers and scrub the paste. Rinse off with cold water. Later, rub ice cubes on your nose to close the pores.
Charcoal + Clay
This Ayurvedic mask for blackheads on the chin and nose works to penetrate deep into the skin layers, sloughs off the dead skin cells and helps the skin breathe.
Break open 2 charcoal capsules in a plate and in a teaspoon of clay using water, whip it into a smooth paste. Apply a thin coat on to your face and neck. Wait till it dries completely, then rinse it off with plain water.
Packed with a high quotient of antioxidants and minerals, green tea can take care of any skin issue.
Take a used green tea bag. Cut open the bag and put the content in a tiny plate. Add a teaspoon of honey. And using water, whip it into a smooth paste. Cleanse your face and apply the mask. Wait till it dries and your skin starts to stretch. Then, scrub and rinse.
Proteins in egg white will not just remove blackheads, but also lighten the skin tone.
Take the egg white in a bowl, and add in a few drops of lemon juice. Mix until it blends well. Apply it all over your face or just the area with blackheads. The mask will dry off in 5 minutes. Then, scrub and rinse. Use this natural ingredient for blackheads, twice a week, to see a visible difference.
Cinnamon + Lemon Juice
Cinnamon boosts blood circulation, tightens the pores and its antibacterial properties help cleanse the skin from deep within.
Take a teaspoon of cinnamon power, and mix in a few drops of lemon juice. Using raw milk, beat the ingredients into a thin paste. Cleanse your face and apply the mask. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse!
Honey + Milk
Lactic acid, humectant and antibacterial properties in this home remedy of blackheads shows results in flat 2 days.
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of milk. Heat it in low flame for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and beat the ingredients. When the temperature is skin comfortable, apply it on to your nose. Press a strip of clean, dry cotton on the mixture. Wait for 20 minutes. Then, pull the strip off in one swift motion. Rinse it with cold water.
Rose Water + Lemon Juice
To get rid of blackheads you don't just need to cleanse the skin of impurities, but also shrink the pores. And this homemade mask for blackheads on nose does exactly that.
Mix a tablespoon of rose water with a few drops of lemon juice. Using a cotton pad, apply it to the affected area. Let it sit all night. Wash it off in the morning.
Water + Tea Tree Oil
Boil half a litre of water and add a few drops of tea tree oil to the water. Turn off the heat and take the steam for 5 minutes. Immediately, take a clean towel and scrub your nose gently. Rinse your face with cold water.
Aloesin and antioxidants in aloe vera can take care of just about all skin problems.
Cut an aloe vera leaf in half. Scoop out the gel. Apply it to your face and wait till it dries and then rinse.
If you have any more tips on how to remove blackheads naturally, do share them with us in the comment section below.