What are Blackheads and How to Treat Them Naturally?

Blackheads are small bumps which appear on our skin due to clogged hair follicles. They are called blackheads because the surface looks dark or black. They get this color because they contain a pigment known as oxidized melanin which is made by the skin cells called melanocytes. (1)

What causes blackheads?

  • Hormonal changes in the body
  • Stress
  • Caffeine and alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Food (sugary, fried and these with a lot carbohydrates)
  • Sweat
  • Sleeping with makeup

Here we are going to give you the best home remedies for blackheads:

Remedy 1:

Ingredients you will need to prepare it:

  • Salt
  • Mint toothpaste
  • 1 ice cubes

Preparation:

Take 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of mint paste. Mix them together until you get a homogeneous paste.

Apply this paste on the affected areas and leave it for 5 minutes to get dry. Then put a little bit water and massage the area gently with doing rounded motions. When the skin is clear, rub it with an ice cube on. (2)

Remedy 2:

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Preparation:

First separate the yolk from the white. Mix the ingredients. Next step is opening the pores by washing your face with warm water. Carefully and completely dry with a towel. Apply the mask on face using rounded motions. Avoid the area close to the eyes and mouth. Wait for 15 minutes without smiling or talking. Afterward, take off the mask slowly with warm water. When the process is done, wash your face with cold water to close the pores. Again dry your face completely and you can put some olive oil to moisturize. (3)

Remedy 3:

Ingredients you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 2 cups with warm water

Preparation:

Add the baking soda in warm water and stir it well. Then use this solution to massage your face twice a day. After several days the blackheads will be gone.

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