Blackheads, A Cosmetic Nightmare
Blackheads is a common problem among people having oily or mixed kind of skin. The beauticians and cosmeticians name them Comedones also. It may happen to anyone as the cause behind this is a gland named as sebaceous present in our skin. Sometimes it starts secreting sebum abundantly with or without any particular reason causing excessive oil in your skin which results in blackheads. This sebum with other toxins from the blood clogs the pores and if the skin cleansing is not performed regularly the problem may grow bigger.
Mostly, blackheads appear on T-zone of your face. T-zone area is comprises of your forehead, nose and chin. Blackheads can appear on your full face, back and other parts of the body as well. To deal with this excessive oil you need to cleanse your skin twice a day and apply an astringent regularly.
Easy Tips to Remove Blackheads
Here I will give you some easy homemade remedies to deal with blackheads. All the things you require are right over there in your kitchen cabinet.
The most effective and well known homemade cleansing mask can be prepared with oat meal or oat bran and citrus fruits (grapefruit or lemon). You can try this.
Things you need are 4 teaspoons of oat bran, 2 teaspoons of chamomile or calendula brew and 1 teaspoon of citrus juice (grapefruit or lemon). Mix all the ingredients to make a fine paste and apply it evenly on your full face, focusing the affected areas. Let it work on your skin for 25-30 minutes and then rinse it off with fresh water.
The second recipe may consist of baking soda and water, lemon juice and sugar, or salt and sour cream.
Choose any of above mentioned pair of ingredients and mix your dry ingredient with liquid ingredient to make a paste and apply it on your clean face. It will exfoliate your skin. Rub it gently for 5-7 minutes with circular movements of your fingertips. Harsh rubbing can damage your skin. Then wash it out with fresh water and enjoy your clean and clear face.
How to Prevent Blackheads:
Don’t use harsh cleansers. It will turn your skin over dry and re
sultantly the natural defensive system of the body will be provoked and will produce oil in abundance.
Wash your face twice a day with some natural sources. You can try any of above mentioned recipes.
Avoid excessive and unnecessary use of makeup.
The cleanliness of your pillow covers and bed spreads can also be helpful to prevent blackheads.
After a face wash and before applying a moisturizer use an astringent. It will keep your skin clean and tighten the pores.
You can use facial steam once fortnightly to open clogged pores.
A warm compress over the affected area will also help you. It will make the removal of blackheads easy.
A homemade mask of gelatin and tomato juice can also be tried.
Keep tissue papers with you and keep blotting your face after short intervals to soak extra oils from your skin.
If you feel that home remedies are not working for you, you should seek advice from a cosmetologist/dermatologist.
I hope after reading this blackheads will not be a nightmare for you anymore.