Blackheads are a mild type of skin disorder. Dead skin cells and dirt collect in your pores, and if not removed, can turn into blackheads. These bumps appear black because of oxidation and not because of the dirt. Oxidation occurs when the bump is exposed to the external environment.
Blackheads can usually be found mostly on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. However, these bumps can also be found on your neck, shoulders, arms, back, and chest. If not treated properly, blackheads can lead to further acne breakouts.
Below is a few home remedies for blackheads that are fast and actually work.
1. Lemon Juice :
Lemon juice is one of the best ways to get rid of breakouts of any kind. Because of lemon juice's Vitamin C content, which is an anti-oxidant, helps promote collagen production to enhance skin health.
Also, the AHA acid in lemon juice is used in many different acne medications deeming this effective and perfect to remove blackheads.
What you do:
Mix together one tablespoon of salt, half of a teaspoon of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of water. Apply to your face, especially to where blackheads are located or where they tend to pop up.
Begin to gently massage the mixture into your skin using your finger tips for a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Cinnamon isn't only tasty in food, it is also a home remedy proven effective in the removal and prevention of blackheads. This is because cinnamon has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. This herb is effective because it stops the bacteria that causes acne and reverses the changes on the skin.
What you do:
Mix a spoonful of cinnamon powder, lemon juice, and very little amount of turmeric powder. Gently apply it on your entire face and leave for about 10 to 15 minutes before washing your face.
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