Blackheads are a gentle form of acne.
They are formed when the pores of your skin are clogged due to the oversecretion of oil and sebum.
Further bacterial action and neglect can cause the blackhead to develop into painful acne.
All you need is a little TLC to deal with this problem.
If you don’t know where to start, start with the below-mentioned steps.
1st Step is Cleansing:
- Raw Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- In a bowl take 2 tablespoons of ACV and add 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Mix them well and apply this to your face.
- Make sure there is no makeup on the skin.
- Massage the cleanser into your face and neck with circular movements.
- Leave the cleanser on your skin for a few minutes to ensure that the impurities in your pores are fully dissolved.
- Gently, without dragging, wipe the cleanser out of your face with cotton pads.
- Finally, rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Try to apply a thick layer of this solution to your problematic areas.
This DIY cleanser is rich in salicylic acid a beta hydroxy acid which helps to break down blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged pores.
Salicylic acid is among the best ingredients you can use to fix this problem.
Apple vinegar is perfect for eliminating blackheads.
It has a significant antibacterial effect that effectively removes some of the most harmful bacteria.
Honey has been shown to be effective in removing blackheads; at the same time, it moisturizes and soothes the skin.
Honey with its antibacterial properties keeps in check the bacterial action that causes blackheads.
Step 2 Steam
- Steam your face to moisturize and loosen your pores and soften your blackheads and whiteheads.
- Cover your head with a towel and bend over a bowl of boiling hot water, keeping your head 8 inches away from the water.
- Five to ten minutes later, pat your face dry with a towel and, if necessary, use a tissue to protect your fingers as you gently remove blackheads.
Step 3 BHA Scrub
- Dried Mint Leaves Powder
- In a mixer add 3 tablespoons of fresh cabbage along with some buttermilk to make a thick paste.
- Once done take it out in a separate bowl and add 1 teaspoon of mint leaves powder.
- Mix them really well and the scrub is ready to use.
- Exfoliate with a facial scrub to rub dead skin cells away and brighten and soften your face.
- Using circular movements, massage the scrub into your face for one to two minutes, avoiding the sensitive skin around your eyes.
- You can keep this on for 10 minutes for the best results.
- Rinse the scrub thoroughly off your face with warm water.
Salicylic acid is a potent BHA known to work on acne, breakouts, inflammation, and clogged pores.
This is extracted from the willow bark and is used in all anti-acne cosmetics.
Willow bark extract is not widely found or easily accessible, but you can also use mint leaves as it also contains significant content of salicylic acid.
Cabbage is rich in antioxidants and buttermilk soothes the skin, which is essentially made of AHA-BHA exfoliator.
Focus on the nose and the T-zone, which are most prone to clogged pores.
- Use a Gentle Cleanser
It will not overly strip your skin of moisture, which can actually trigger sebum overproduction and further exacerbate the problem.
Look for cleansers that contain glycolic acid, which removes pores.
- DO NOT Squeeze your blackheads
If you don’t know how to extract blackheads and whiteheads properly, don’t extract them with your nails.
This can pick, scratch, and extract spots on your skin, and this puts you at risk of permanent scarring.
- Exfoliating Is The Key
Opt for acids for exfoliation.
Salicylic acid, which can dive deep into your pore and dissolve the sebum that causes the clogging.
In the simplest form, it keeps pores open and clean.
- Don’t Forget to Moisturize
Even though oil is a contributor to blackheads, the only way to avoid it is to backfire.
In fact, keeping your skin oil level balanced is the key to minimizing blackheads.
- Seek A Professional
It’s safest to see a well-trained dermatologist who can use professional techniques of extraction or microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliating treatment that often involves a small pen or wand that acts like a mini-sandblaster and a vacuum cleaner in one.