First of all, blackheads are not pimples! Let’s get that out of the way.
They are small bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles and they’re called blackheads because the surface looks dark or black. Blackheads are a mild type of acne that usually form on the face, but they can also appear on other body parts.
Squeezing blackheads is tempting and probably how most people manage them but this can spread bacteria from the pore to the skin and may cause a small infection or full-blown pimple. Here are some of the ways to clear these blackheads.
Bentonite clay removes toxins directly from the skin when applied topically. It also helps eliminate bacteria which can worsen blackheads.
Mix a paste of bentonite clay with water. Spread on the skin and allow to dry for about 15 minutes. Clean with a moist towel.
This nutrient-rich grain is safe and effective on a number of skin conditions, including blackheads and sensitive, irritated skin. It works as a gentle natural cleanser and exfoliant, loosening clogged pores that lead to blackheads.
Cook just enough oatmeal per package instructions in order to cover all of your blackheads. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temperature before applying to affected areas. Apply to blackheads, allowing it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
It helps remove dead skin, making it perfect for unstopping clogged pores.
Squeeze about one teaspoon of juice from an organic lemon into a glass or ceramic bowl. Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and dab it onto any blackheads that you have. Allow it to dry for at least 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water – or leave it on as an overnight treatment and rinse your face off in the morning.
It acts as a natural antibiotic, helping to pull dirt from the pores of the skin to clear blackheads as well as tightening and hydrating the pores for a clearer complexion.
Heat about a tablespoon of pure raw honey in a small jar until it is warm to the touch. Dab some of the warm honey onto any blackheads and allow it to soak in for about 10 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp cloth.
Due to their ability to tighten skin and minimize pores, using egg whites is especially good for oily skin and reduces the chances of future blackheads while removing current blackheads at the same time.
You just need to pat a bit of egg white over your face, let it dry, and repeat two to three times until the entire egg white has been used. Then, once all layers are completely dry and have gotten out the gunk, you can wash your face.
Try these out and let us know how they worked out.