Blackheads are small, reddish-brown or black bumps that are a result of clogged skin pores. Dead skin cells and oils accumulate in the opening of the skin follicles, producing a bump. If the skin over this bump opens, exposure to the air makes it look black, hence the name blackhead. Squeezing them out is not the best idea as it can lead to inflamed skin, and eventually, scarring. Components like hormonal changes in the body, exorbitant use of beauty products, dishonorable healthy skin, stress and hereditary qualities add to this issue.
Try this 3 step method to remove blackheads fast and naturally.
STEP 1 : STEAM FACIAL
Boil water and let that water cool down for a while. Pour this boiled water on to a small face towel. Take the soaked towel and clean the areas where you have blackheads as it helps to open up the pores and makes it easy to extract the blackheads.
STEP 2 : EXFOLIATE
You’ll need :
Squeeze some toothpaste in a bowl, add salt into it. Mix them together with your toothbrush. Now gently scrub your nose with this toothbrush but be gentle, don’t overdo, just do it for 2 minutes. After that wash it off with normal tap water.
STEP 3 : DEEP CLEANSING AND BLACKHEAD REMOVAL
You’ll need :
- 2 tablespoon yoghurt,
- 2 tablespoons Multani Mitti(Fuller’s Earth)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Add all the above ingredients, adding lemon juice in the end. Mix it well to make a paste. If you feel that it is too thick, add some more lemon juice. Now apply a thick layer of this mixture on your blackheads. Let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes, when it completely dry, wash it off with cool water.
The lactic acid in yogurt can help soften the skin, making it supple. Citric acid in lemon juice regulates the amount of oil you produce in your skin while cleansing and making your skin appear brighter. Multani Mitti absorbs excess oil, improves skin elasticity, removes dead skin cells and blackheads.