'Black-heads out' with these home remedies
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'Black-heads out' with these home remedies

Exfoliating your skin and keeping it clean can help to fight the blackheads to an extent.

'Black-heads out' with these home remedies

No matter how much you cleanse your skin, blackheads find their way back to your face. This happens because of the the accumulation of dirt, oil, dead cells and pollution on your skin, resulting in clogged pores, acne, whiteheads and blackheads.

However, its not impossible to get rid of blackheads. Exfoliating your skin and keeping it clean can help to fight the blackheads to an extent. In fact, there is a lot you can do by yourself to prevent blackheads. What, you may ask? Well, here is the answer to you-

Egg and honey mask: A combination of egg and honey is great for skin cleansing and keeping it nourished. The white portion of the egg helps to clean skin and reduce blackheads by removing excess dirt, oil and dead skin cells. On the other hand, honey is a wonderful ingredient to keep skin healthy by help reducing oil production.

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To prepare egg and honey mask-

  • Take a clean bowl and mix one egg white with 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl.
  • Mix the mixture properly and apply it to your face.
  • Let the mixture stay on your face until it starts to dry for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Clean the face with lukewarm water and wipe it with a tidy towel.
  • Repeat this process twice a week.

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Baking soda: Using baking soda on the skin can help to remove the oil from your face. It also helps to balance the pH level of the skin which helps to prevent acne and infection. Many people believe using baking soda on the skin can help to remove dead skin cells and extra sebum and works as a great exfoliator. However, before using the baking soda one must consult an expert.

Here is how you can prepare baking soda paste at home to remove blackheads.

  • Take a clean bowl and mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of RO, water.
  • Now mix both the ingredients properly and form a smooth paste.
  • Now apply and scrub the paste around the nose and other affected areas for 10 minutes.
  • Clean the face with lukewarm water.

Green tea: Antioxidants are great for skin and green tea is rich in them. Consuming antioxidants can help to keep the skin clean. However, using green tea masks can also help to clean the skin deeply and remove impurities. It is also very effective in removing blackheads.

Here is how you can prepare a green tea mask-

  • Add one tablespoon of dry green tea to a bowl with some water to convert it into a smooth paste.
  • Now clean your face before applying the paste and do it gently.
  • Leave the paste for 15 to 20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

Turmeric and coconut oil: Turmeric and coconut oil are one of the best home remedies. Turmeric provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. Using turmeric regularly helps to keep skin shiny and lustrous. On the other hand, using coconut oil keeps skin nourished and smooth.

Here is how you can prepare turmeric and coconut oil at home.

  • You need to add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder to a clean bowl.
  • Now add some coconut oil according to the consistency you require.
  • Apply the turmeric and coconut oil paste to the affected area. You can even apply it on the whole face to remove tan.
  • Keep the paste on the face for about 20 minutes, and clean it with lukewarm water.