Squeezing your skin in the belief that you can extract the toxins inside your pores is never a fun idea and also, not the right thing to do. No matter what you do, these pesky spots always seem to reappear. That's what blackheads are. They are like the termites of skincare-difficult to get rid of and keep coming back. A blackhead is essentially a hair follicle that's blocked with dead skin cells, oil and bacteria that it becomes a wide opening at the surface of the skin. You can try easy DIY remedies at home or for more severe or persistent cases, it's always wiser to see a dermatologist. If you're finally ready to rid yourself of blackheads, then these home remedies can help.
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Natural Remedies To Make Blackheads Vanish
1. Baking Soda + Water
To use this on your blackheads, mix two tablespoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of water together to form a paste. Massage the paste onto your face, rinse off with warm water, and then be sure to moisturize afterwards. This mixture could dry your skin, so don't use it more than two or three days a week.
2. Honey + Lemon Juice
Brown sugar, honey, and lemon juice make up this exfoliation mixture that you can use on blackheads. When it's mixed well, apply to your face in a circular motion, massaging it in for five minutes before rinsing it off and of course, don't forget moisturizer.
3. Turmeric + Water
For this, always use kasturi turmeric and mix with one tablespoon of water to form a paste. Apply the paste to your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
4. Green Tea + Water
No, this isn't the recipe for your tea! Yet, mix one teaspoon of dry green tea leaves with one teaspoon of water and massage it into the affected areas. Green tea can help decrease your skin's oil production and works as a great antioxidant.
5. Tomato Mask
Cut a few round slices from a tomato. Rub a slice on your skin, focusing on the blackhead infested areas. This is especially good for people with oily skin as tomato pulp effectively clears out the extra grease without being harsh.
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