5 Natural Packs and Scrubs to Remove Blackheads
Blackheads can be hard to get rid of; in the most extreme cases you need to actually see a dermatologist. But that is only in the worst-case scenario. Blackheads are basically what happens when your pores get extremely clogged with dirt, and the clog is oxidized by being exposed to the open air. The best way to combat this is to dry out the pores and remove the dead skin and dirt. Use some of the facial masks listed below to achieve this with ease.
Lemon Honey Mask
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- Mix ingredients and apply the mixture to the blackheads. Let the mixture sit on the blackhead for 15 minutes. Once it is dry, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat daily until the blackheads are gone.
- Is there anything your humble lemon cannot pull off? We doubt! An easy and effective way to get rid of the nasty blackheads is by applying simple lemon-honey mask. Lemon’s astringent properties open the clogged pores, while honey with its antibacterial properties keeps the bacterial action that causes blackheads at bay.
Baking soda is a natural exfoliator that helps to get rid of the dead skin cells, which ultimately results in black heads. Whereas, lemon helps open the clogged pores and tightens them, leaving a very little scope for blackheads to find their way.
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Mix ingredients to form a paste. Apply the paste to the blackheads and let sit until it dries. Then rinse off the paste with lukewarm water.
Egg white mask
Eggs are not just healthy for our diet, but also for our skin. With its sticky texture, it easily sits on your nose and clears those stubborn blackheads by shrinking the pores and tightens the skin to keep the blackhead formation at bay.
- Egg whites
- 2 tsp lemon juice
Whisk the egg whites with the lemon juice. Apply a layer of the egg pack to your face, making sure to cover the blackheads. Once it dries, apply a second layer of egg whites. Let the second layer sit till it dries then rinse off everything with warm water.
You thought oats were just good for your morning breakfast? Turns out that it can do wonders for your skin too! The scrub will not only help to unclog the pores, but also exfoliates the skin to give you a natural glow. Ingredients
- 2 tbsp oatmeal
- 3 tbsp plain yogurt
- ½ lemon
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and combine it with the oatmeal and yogurt. Mix the ingredients into a fine paste then apply the paste to the blackheads. Let the paste dry then rinse off with warm water.
To get rid of those nasty blackheads, you can make yourself an effective sugar scrub that can be made with just two ingredients – sugar and jojoba oil. This scrub helps to cut down the dead skin cell production and prevents blackheads.
- 3 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir the ingredients until they form a thick even mixture. Massage the scrub over your face, and rinse it off using lukewarm water. Do this twice a week.