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Whiteheads are a form of acne that usually form on the nose, cheeks or on the chin region. They are actually close comedones. In this article, we have listed some of the best home remedies for whiteheads that will surely help get rid of them.
Whiteheads are basically pores clogged with dirt, dead skin or sebum. They appear white in colour and may not be as unsightly as blackheads, but are more severe and difficult to remove. Blackheads appear black in colour because they are exposed to the air and get oxidised in the process.
Whiteheads are more deeply embedded in the skin and form under the surface of the skin. People who have an oily skin are more prone to having both blackheads and whiteheads. Sometimes, even hormonal and genetic factors are to be blamed.
But whiteheads can be sorted out with these home remedies quite easily. Have a look at these home remedies for whiteheads.
1. Baking Soda:
Make a paste of baking soda with water and use this over the affected areas. Do this twice a week for best results. Make sure you use a toner after you wash your face.
Steaming your face is one of the best ways to get rid of the dirt and gunk on your face. This makes your skin clearer overall and helps get rid of the dead skin cells. Do this once a week, and your whiteheads wouldn't bother you.
Make a homemade scrub out of powdered sugar and lemon juice and use this on the affected areas. This is a great homemade scrub to get rid of the dead skin cells, and usage over time will prevent you from getting whiteheads.
Oats have a really abrasive texture, which makes it great for getting rid of the dead skin cells. Mix powdered oats with yogurt and use this on your nose and chin. The yogurt makes sure that the scrub is gentle and also keeps your skin moisturised.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar:
ACV has antibacterial properties. It works as a really nice toner or astringent. Warm up some ACV mixed with water and apply this on your nose. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off. You will see that your whiteheads will disappear on regular use.
Make a scrub out of cinnamon powder and honey and use this on the affected areas. You may even use this all over your face if you have an acne-prone skin. Both the ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties in them and help get rid of all sorts of acne.
This is one of the best home remedies for whiteheads and for exfoliating the skin. Mix besan, or chickpea flour, with milk and use this to scrub your face. This helps remove the dead skin cells from the entire face and also helps unclog the pores, so that the whiteheads don't form.