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Six Proven Ways to Rid Your Skin of Blackhead

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Blackhead is one of the most popular skin worries among men and women,and it can really be annoying for a lot of reasons. Apart from the fact that it defaces your skin, it also sometimes prove very stubborn to treatments and this is one of those reasons people try to avoid it as much as possible on their skin. Although millions of men and women in the globe suffer lots of skin problems, blackhead is somehow different from others as they block skin pores with black dots (affecting cutaneous and subcutaneous respirations) which exactly gives birth to the name they are called. It however has to be noted that the black dots are caused when dead cells and oils are collected on the skin to block its pores. The pores are then clogged into blackheads as they are seen on affected skin. Guess what, they are most definitely something you wouldn’t want your partner to see on close contact, but here is the luck, since we have known the cause, we have created very simple but effective home remedies to cure and prevent the issue. Therefore, you wouldn’t need trial and error tactics with the use of synthetic chemicals and products that could further harm your skin.

HONEY, CINNAMON AND COTTON STRIP

Honey is a natural skin moisturizer and it has been used in skin treatment for a very long time because of its ability to feature in diverse skin treatment use. Although the above combination seem like a yummy dish, it could as well be yummy when used to treat blackhead on your skin. The turn on here is that these ingredients could be found easily in households making them really cheap, inexpensive and convenient for users to buy and use. One tablespoon apiece of honey and cinnamon powder and clean strip of cotton are all you need. You have got to mix the cinnamon powder properly with the honey to make a paste which will be applied on the blackheads gently using the cotton strips. This will be allowed to stand till around ten minutes on the surface. The strip is later removed and the surface is rinsed to wash off the paste. Remember to moisturize the surface after treatment and be careful not to apply the paste excessively.

BAKING SODA AND WATER TREATMENT

Many skin treatments reportedly responds positively to baking powder treatment. This among others include acne and blackhead. This is made possible by its antiseptic nature. Baking powder simply clear impurities on your skin and that makes it a sure shot in both prevention and cure of stubborn blackheads. This treatment medium will be prepared by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with fresh water until a thick paste is formed. The paste is them applied on your face by massaging it with your hands in circular motion. You would allow this to stay for around ten minutes after which you would rinse it off with regular water. Doing this consistently will give best results.

MILK, HONEY AND COTTON STRIP

Milk will be complementing honey here to perform wonderful skin treatment to rid it of dirt and blackhead. Mix a tablespoon of honey, milk and cotton strip and heat in the microwave for about 10 minutes. Cool it back to room temperature and apply on the blackhead surface firmly but gently as you place a fresh cotton strip on top. Allow this to stand till 20 minutes as you carefully peel the strip off and rinse the surface with cold water. While applying this, make sure the temperature is not too cool or hot, and be sure to have a fresh, smooth and clean skin again.

LEMON JUICE AND WATER

Lemon is a household name and you would be forgiven to call it a kitchen noun but its health benefits is much more than in its consumption. It’s been eaten for weight loss and some other benefits but it’s widely been used as a skin treatment agent of recent too. It basically contains Vitamin C which suits it as an anti-oxidant which helps stimulate collagen production in order to enhance skin health. With a tablespoon of salt, ½ tablespoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of water mixed together properly, ensure that a paste is formed and apply it on your face gently. Allow this to dry for around 20 minutes, after which you would rinse with cold water as well as moisturize the skin surface. You would have simply removed blackhead and restore a smooth face in a very short period of time doing this.

HONEY, EGG WHITE AND LEMON MASK

Eggs have proven to be a really important beauty ingredient in recent times. They are used in various ways, forms and complemented with various other natural ingredients to accomplish the best results. I this case however, egg white combines with honey and lemon to form a paste mask that would get rid of blackhead and give you a smooth face.

Break the eggs and remove the yolk to have egg white alone. Mix this with honey and lemon as you stir properly to get a uniform mixture. Apply the mask on your face and allow it to sit on it for between 15 and 20 minutes. Wash this off with cold water and moisture the skin area afterwards. Ensure to have separated the yolk clearly from the egg and avoid egg shells breaking into the mixture. It is another simple but effective way to put an end to blackhead on your skin.

YOGHURT, OAT MEAL AND LEMON JUICE

Oatmeal naturally helps to remove dead skin cells on your body while they also soak up excess skin oil and soothe skin irritations. There is more to this anyway, a mixture of oatmeal and yoghurt has been found really effective in cleaning up blackhead from your skin. 3 tablespoon of plain yoghurt is required in a mixture of 2 tablespoon of oatmeal and a tablespoon of lemon juice. This will be applied all over the affected skin area, basically on your face. Leave this dry and wash your face with clean water usually after 10 minutes. Repeat this process once or twice a week and you would be surprised with the result.

Blackhead is a problem but there is no need to panic about it with the loads of natural remedies that works effectively for both prevention and elimination. . You only have to use these things regularly to have the best results. Eating a well-balanced diet could also be really helpful. If eventually after all these blackhead persists, you are advised to visit a dermatologist for proper care.

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