Blackheads are something that we have all probably dealt with from time to time. They can be unsightly and you probably just want to be rid of them as soon as possible, right? There is no shortage of over the counter blackhead treatments at drug stores and make-up counters. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much success with a homemade treatment. The good thing about them is that you can control what ingredients are used so you know exactly what you are putting on your skin. Here are some great options.
1. Homemade Pore Strip
I love the satisfaction of tearing off a pore strip and seeing all the yucky stuff I just cleared out of my pores. You don’t have to purchase them though. You can make a homemade version by combining a pack of plain gelatin with two teaspoons of milk. You then slather the mixture over your trouble spots, let it dry, then carefully remove it. Easy, right?
2. Medicine Cabinet Essentials
Chances are you have Epsom salts and iodine hanging out in your medicine cabinet. Put them to use by mixing them to get rid of your blackheads. The exact formulation looks like this: ¼ cup hot water, 1 tablespoon Epsom salts and 4 drops of iodine. Mix the ingredients, then apply to your blackheads. When the mixture dries, gently rinse it off with a washcloth.
3. Crack Some Eggs
Egg whites have several skincare benefits, and getting rid of blackheads is just one of them. Carefully separate the whites and the yolks of a couple of eggs. Stir the mixture until it gets a bit thick and foamy. Gently rub the egg whites on your face and allow it to soak in for 10 or 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and you’re all done. Easy, right?
4. Grab Some Tomatoes
According to experts, tomatoes are acidic, which can help clear up facial blemishes, including blackheads. First, mash the pulp of a tomato, then apply it directly to the blackhead. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, then rinse. If you choose this technique, do it a few times a week to see noticeable improvements to your skin.
5. Pull out the Honey
Honey, like egg whites, has many benefits for the skin. It’s loaded with antioxidants and other properties that can fight off all sorts of problems. All you have to do is slather honey on your face and let it do its magic for 15 minutes or so. You’ll be amazed at how fresh, smooth and healthy your skin looks with regular use.
6. Milk and Nutmeg
Nope, you aren’t baking something yummy. By combining milk and nutmeg, you get a great smelling and natural homemade exfoliator that helps clear out pores and eliminate blackheads. Mix the nutmeg with enough milk to make a thin paste, which you gently massage into your face before rinsing with warm water.
7. Use a Toothbrush
Experts don’t recommend using this method unless all of your other attempts have failed. You’ll want to start with a clean toothbrush and be very gentle so you don’t tear up your skin. Douse the toothbrush in lemon juice and a couple of drops of oil and gently massage your blackheads with the brush. Always use soft bristles.
The key to getting rid of blackheads is consistency, so no matter what method you choose, make sure you do it on a regular basis. Do you have any other home remedies that work for blackheads?