Grrr! Blackheads are so frustrating. They look horrible, they’re hard to cover up and they can be even harder to get rid of. What’s a girl to do? If you’ve tried all the products on store shelves, it might be time to try something natural. Often, a tried and true remedy that’s been used for generations is better at giving you the results you want and you don’t expose yourself to so many harsh ingredients and chemicals. Here are some of the best. Give them a try- I think you’ll like the results. Let me know how things work out for you.
1 Mix up Some Cinnamon and Lemon Juice
I know it sounds weird, but it might just be the solution that works for you. Simply combine a one to one ratio of ground cinnamon with lemon juice. Once you form a paste with the mixture, gently apply it to your blackheads. Give it about 20 minutes to do its magic, then rinse with warm water. One application isn’t likely to make a difference, so try this concoction a couple of times per week until you see results.
2 Oatmeal Combined with Rose Water is Easy and Fast
Oatmeal has long been touted as a magical ingredient for skincare. You’ve probably heard of using it for irritated skin or to alleviate the pain of a sunburn. Turns out it can also suck those nasty blackheads out. Simply drizzle oatmeal with rosewater until you create a thick paste. Spread it on the affected areas, allow it to work for about 20 minutes, then rinse.
3 Combine Turmeric and Mint and Get Ready for a Clear up
To use this method, simply mix a teaspoon of turmeric with about double the amount of mint juice. Slather it on the areas where your blackheads are cropping up. Prop your feet up and read a magazine for about 20 minutes, then rinse and get on with the day. Easy enough, right?
4 A Lemon Juice and Yogurt Scrub is Super Simple
To make the concoction, simply combine yogurt, lemon juice and salt until you get a good scrub consistency. You’ll then gently massage the mixture into the affected areas. This gentle exfoliation will help slough off the dirt and debris that can lead to blackheads while the ingredients in the lemon juice and yogurt improve the health of your skin.
5 Good Old Egg Whites Are Pretty Effective
This is really easy and fast. First, separate an egg white from the yolk. Toss the yolk because you won’t need it. Then, using your finger or a cotton swab, gently dab the blackheads with egg white. Let the whites dry, the follow with a couple more layers. Once you have three layers applied, wait 15 minutes, then rinse.
6 Try Black Pepper Stirred into Yogurt
It doesn’t sound very appetizing, but many women report less blackheads after trying this method. Combine 1 part black pepper to 2 parts yogurt and stir well until it’s well combined. Spread the concoction all over the blackheads and let it work for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and you’re done.
7 Stick with the Tried and True Baking Soda Method
All you have to do here is create a paste by mixing baking soda with water. Then, smear it all over the affected areas and gently massage it in for a couple of minutes. Rinse with water and that’s all it takes. Easy, right?
8 Try a Wonderful Walnut and Honey Scrub
Start by grinding 2 walnuts into a fine powder and then mix 1 tablespoon of honey before scrubbing gently for a minute. Concentrate on the blackheads affected areas and wash off with cool water. Walnuts rich in vitamin E, C and B-6 make the skin soft, supple, healthy and glowing. Use this scrub twice or thrice in a week to prevent and control blackheads.
9 Try a Challenging Charcoal Mask
Here you will need 1 capsule of activated charcoal, 1 teaspoon of Fuller’s Earth(Multani Mitti), 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of water. Mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste before applying it evenly, avoiding the delicate skin around your eyes. Let it sit until it dries completely and then remove, the mask off with cool water, followed by a non-greasy moisturizer.
10 Try This Clever Oats and Yoghurt Cleanser
For this you will need 1 teaspoon of finely ground oats and 2 teaspoons of yoghurt or curd. Mix the above ingredients thoroughly for a fine paste and apply, leaving it on for 5 minutes. Remove the paste by gently rubbing for a minute with a slightly damp flannel and cold water.
Do you suffer with blackheads? What tips can you share for living with them?