While there are many types of acne, one of the most common ones is blackheads. They result from hair follicles getting blocked by two things. Those are skin cells and a naturally-secreted substance called sebum. More sebum is released as children become teenagers. This results in various types of acne including pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. The main difference between blackheads and whiteheads is that in the former the hair follicles are bigger and stay open. However, the good news is that there are many effective home remedies that you can use, which will produce fast and effective results. Here are some of the top ones.
Fenugreek Shouldn’t Be Greek to You
Fenugreek is an annual plant with leaves that have 3 long leaflets. It’s grown in areas of the world with semi-dry climates, and the seeds are often used for dishes in India. It also forms a thick paste that can help to treat blackheads. First mix (fresh) fenugreek leaves with a small amount of water. Add the thick paste you’ve made to the areas of your face with blackheads. Then let it dry for around 10 minutes. The next step is to use slightly warm water to rinse off the thick paste. Finally, let the home remedy dry.
Big Results from a Fancy-Named Salt
Epsom salt is another easy home remedy you can use to treat any blackheads on your skin. The first step is to mix 1 teaspoon of the salt, with a couple drops of iodine in a small amount of hot water. Keep mixing the blend until the salt dissolves into the water totally. Then let the salt mixture cool until it reaches room temperature. The next step is to use a cotton ball to add the salt mixture to the area of your face that’s affected by blackheads. The next step is to let the salt mixture dry. Finally, use a (clean) cloth to wash off the salt mixture gently.
Cooking up a Blackhead Remedy
Baking is often used for the function of battling odors in cupboards, refrigerators, and other areas. However, it’s also effective in treating blackheads and other types of acne. Here’s why. The remedy is helpful in removing skin impurities such as dirt and various types of debris. You can use a basic home remedy to treat the type of acne. First, mix mineral water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda to create a paste. Put a lot of paste on the blackheads and then massage the area very gently. The next step is to let the paste dry within a couple of minutes. Finally, use warm water to wash off the baking soda paste. Use this remedy one or two times per week.
Time for Turmeric
Turmeric is a common ingredient for curry and other dishes, but can also help to treat blackheads, which is a plus if you suffer from the acne. It can also help to treat minor burns. First, mix turmeric in its powder form with 2 tablespoons of juice made from mint. Then add it to areas of your face with blackheads. Let the area dry for a couple of minutes. Then use lukewarm water to wash the area. Another option is to mix turmeric powder with red sandalwood and milk. Then add it to the area of your face with blackheads. After letting it set for 10 minutes use water to wash off the thick paste from your skin.
Whole Grains for Little Dots
Yet another way to treat blackheads effectively is a mixture of the popular breakfast food oatmeal and yogurt. This is an excellent method of keeping your face blackhead-free. First, use 1 teaspoon of honey and juice made from 4 tomatoes, with enough oatmeal, in order to form a paste. Next, rub the paste onto the skin of your face. Let the mixture set for 10 minutes then wash it off. Regularly follow these steps in order to enjoy blackhead-free clear skin.
Here’s another oatmeal treatment. Mix 2 tablespoons of the whole grain, with 3 tablespoons of yogurt (plain. Also add in a little olive oil and lemon juice. Add the mixture to your whole face, and let it set for a couple of minutes. Then use water to rinse your entire face.
Sweet Results from a Classic Spice
Cinnamon is one of the last ingredients many of us would consider for treating blackheads, but can be quite effective. Not only that, but it can also help to prevent the acne from showing up on your face. The first step is to mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 1 teaspoon of juice from a lemon. You could also add a small amount of turmeric powder, although it’s an option. Next, spread the mixture onto your face. Let it set for 10-15 minutes. Then it’s time to use water to rinse off the cinnamon/lemon juice mixture. Here’s another home remedy you can use. Mix up 1 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon with some honey in order to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to your face where there are blackheads before your bedtime. Don’t wash off the paste, but let it set overnight. Then in the morning, use regular water to wash off the paste from your face. You should use this remedy for around 10 days if you want to see optimal results.
A Corny Treatment that Works
You might have used cornmeal in the past to make cornbread or corn muffins, but it can also work as an abrasive to remove dirt that’s blocking your skin’s pores. The first step is to mix 1 tablespoon of cornbread (powdered) with either water or milk. Then use steam to open the skin pores on your face. The next step is to put the mixture on your face and then use circular motions to massage in the mixture. Focus on the areas of your area that have the most blackheads. After waiting a few minutes use cold water to rinse the cornmeal off your face. That will be effective in closing up the pores.
These are some of the most effective home remedies for treating blackheads. Before you know it the small dots will be gone and you can keep them away as well.