How to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads
Black heads and white heads form when the openings of your hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin. Black heads are called comedones by doctors because when they open on the skin’s surface, they appear a dark color because of the backup in your hair follicles. When those comedones are closed, they are called whiteheads because the white head is raised on your skin and forms bumps.
You typically get black heads and white heads on your face in places like your nose and forehead. You can get rid of them by using an extractor, steaming your skin and using the right medication and home remedies.
Remember – Be gentle to your skin. Never pinch, scrape, poke, press, or squeeze too hard!
Toothpaste – Toothpaste is an effective blackhead and whitehead remover. Apply a thin paste to your infected areas and let it sit on your face for at least 25 minutes.
You will probably feel a burning sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is normal and will pass. Once you remove the toothpaste, the top of your blackheads
and whiteheads will disappear, but you still need to thoroughly wash your face to remove the buildup underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day for two
Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads. Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp to your blackheads
and whiteheads before going to bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the morning.
Lemon -Wash your face in warm water. Then, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and stir the mixture. Apply the mixture to your
blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the mixture on for approximately 20 minutes and then wash your face with warm water again.
Yogurt – Mix three tablespoons of plain yogurt with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture.
Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply it to the effective area of the face. Let the mixture sit for five to seven minutes then rinse off with cold water.
Almond or oatmeal – Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with just enough rose water to make a spreadable paste. Apply it to your problem areas with your fingertips
first and then apply it to the rest of your face. Let it set for about 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.
Rice – Soak rice in milk for 5 hours and then grind this in a blender until it is paste-like in consistency. Use the paste as a scrub on affected areas of the body.
Honey – Honey is also good for removing blackheads. Spread honey on the affected area and remove it after 15 minutes
Potatoes – Grate raw potatoes and then rub the area with the mixture. Wash it off after 15 minutes.
Baking soda – Prepare a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and water and rub it onto your face or other body areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.