A Home Remedy For Blackhead Removal

We’ve all seen the adverts and websites for the various brands of blackhead extractors and blackhead removers and although they seem like the easy way to remove the unsightly blackheads, the sad fact of the matter is that most of them just don’t work. In fact, if these tools are used incorrectly, they can end up damaging your skin.

A good home remedy for blackhead removal uses 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 4 tablespoons of water.

Blend these two together and then rub onto your skin in a gentle motion. Let it sit there on the skin surface for 2 – 3 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Next, mix 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts into a ¼ cup of boiling water and three drops of iodine. Allow this mixture to cool to a comfortable temperature. Then dip in a clean and fresh cotton ball and dab it onto the affected areas.

All this will allow the blackheads to free up and loosen off. Use a gauze pad or clean tissue to gently squeeze the blackhead. The word GENTLY is important.

Blackheads are formed when natural skin oil known as seburn collects and solidifies in the skin pores. The bunged up toxins that are coming up through the skin surface from the blood and lymph fluids mixes with the seburn and forms a pasty lotion. The lotion becomes black when it exposed to air and the tip of it forms the black pimple we call the blackhead.

The removal of blackheads is important as it may lead to other types of spots forming, especially in people who have naturally oily skin. You must try to keep the surface of the skin clean and clear.

Hence blackheads removal is very important especially for oily type of skin otherwise pimples, acne may occur. The skin’s most dense oil glands are located in T-zone. That is why there you get the most blackheads. It is most important to keep the skin scrupulously clean.

When the blackhead looks ready to pop, try using a pore cleansing strip, Used regularly, these strips can leave your skin pores both smaller and cleaner.

If you feel like you really need to squeeze the blackhead only do so very gently on a blackhead which looks like it is just about to blow. If you try to squeeze a blackhead which is hard, you may end up pushing the infection down below the surface of the skin. Not good.

Another home remedy for blackhead removal

Use an oatmeal or use of an almond mask thoroughly to cleanse and clear your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with an adequate amount of rose water to result in a soft paste that you can apply easily on the affected areas of the skin. Gently rub the mixture on your skin with the tips of your fingers, spending extra time on the problem areas. Leave the mixture to dry like a face pack for about 15 minutes and then rinse off using only cold water.