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Natural Ways to Remove Blackheads on Face and Nose

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What are Blackheads and Whiteheads?

Blackheads are small black skin projections often found on the face especially on the nose and sometimes on the back. These black projections form a plug blocking the sebaceous glands of the skin. They are caused due to excessive production of Ďsebumí ( an oily substance) from the sebaceous gland that slowly gets hardened when they mix with dead skin and bacteria. The sebum gets exposed to oxygen from the air and gets oxidised and turns black.

When they are below the pore opening they appear as white or yellow bumps and they donít get oxidised and are called whiteheads.
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What are the Common Causes of Blackheads?

Here are the main causes that lead to blackheads:
  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Inheritance
  • Unclean skin
  • Cosmetics
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

Natural Ways to Clear Blackheads

Follow these simple, natural ways to clean the pores and remove blackheads using easily available ingredients at home.

Tomato Wash: Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up blackheads. Take a small tomato, peeled and mashed, then apply it over the blackheads before going to bed. Leave overnight and then wash face with clean water in the morning.

Tomato Wash for Blackheads

Lemon Scrub: Lemon is another natural ingredient that is effective in treating blackheads. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice in a bowl, add salt and stir the mixture well. Wash face with warm water and apply the mixture on the blackheads. Leave for some 20 minutes and wash face again with warm water.

Toothpaste Rub: Apply a thin layer of toothpaste over the blackheads, leave for 25 minutes and wash face gently with warm water. Repeat this remedy for two weeks to be free from blackheads.

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Honey Massage: Honey has antiseptic properties that work wonders for both oily skin and blackheads. Apply honey onto the affected area and wash off with warm water after 15 minutes.

Baking Soda Mask: Prepare a mixture of baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply gently to the affected part, allow to dry for few minutes and then rinse it off with warm water to remove away the oil and dirt that cause blackheads.

Oatmeal Pack: A mixture of oatmeal and yogurt is good for the skin and helps banish blackheads. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to it; mix all these ingredients well till it forms a paste. Apply the mixture on the face, leave for 10-15 minutes and wash face with cold water.

Oatmeal Pack for Blackheads

Egg Wash: Raw eggs are an effective home remedy to get rid of blackheads. Beat one to two egg whites, mixed with one tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture over the area of blackheads, leave for 30 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Cinnamon Pack: Prepare a mixture of equal parts of cinnamon powder and limejuice to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to the affected parts and leave on overnight and then wash off with warm water in the morning.
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sunil
Oatmeal mask and egg mask are best for blackheads
sunil  Thursday, July 14, 2016
OurHealthOurLife
I have done egg white masks before and they do help with blackheads because egg whites form an easy mask and it tightens my pores, thus reducing chances of future blackheads. It does get a bit messy though. When I do not want to get mess, I use the Clay Blackhead Mask from Citrus Clear. Both are excellent!
OurHealthOurLife  Saturday, April 30, 2016
md9097
For boy - how can i remove blackheads on my face and nose? Kindly tell me the name of the cream. Thank you.
md9097  Thursday, October 8, 2015
jams1
Nice Article about Blackheads.
jams1  Saturday, October 4, 2014
payal84
Nice solutions for Blackheads... my skin became so oily... so I need these advices a lot. Thank you. ...
payal84  Thursday, September 18, 2014
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