Old-Fashioned Remedies for Removing Blackheads
If you have oily skin, chances are you may experience blackheads at times. Blackheads are known as open comedones, which are clogged follicles caused by overactive sebaceous glands. Many commercial products are available that may help to remove blackheads from your skin, and some inexpensive home remedies also may work for you.
Salt, Honey and Lemon Juice
Make a scrub of one 1 tsp. each of salt, honey, lemon juice and plain yogurt. Using a gentle circular motion, scrub the mixture on your skin for five to 10 minutes, then rinse off with tepid water and pat your skin dry. Then, slightly warm some honey and apply it all over your face. Allow it to stay on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with tepid water. Honey is very healing and will soothe your skin after the scrub, according to the website Natural Home Remedies.
Make a paste with a small amount of rose water or tap water and oatmeal. Gently massage the paste on your skin and allow it to stay on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water. Oatmeal has natural softening agents and will help to gently expel blackheads from your skin, according to the website SpeedyRemedies.com.
Cornstarch and Vinegar
Make a paste of cornstarch and vinegar and apply it to clean, dry skin. Apply the paste to the affected area and allow it to stay on for between 15 and 30 minutes. Rinse off your skin with tepid water and pat dry.
Rubbing your clean skin with a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel every night before you go to bed is an old treatment that may help to remove blackheads, reports HairStyles Cut.com.
Sugar, Honey and Milk
Mix 1 tbsp. of sugar to 1 tsp. of honey and enough milk to make a paste. Gently scrub the mixture on your clean face and allow it to stay on your face for 30 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water.
Epsom Salts and Iodine
Combine 1/4 cup hot water, 1 tsp. Epsom salts and four drops of iodine. Mix well and then let the solution cool. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply it to the affected area. When the mask has dried on your skin, gently remove it with a warm, moist washcloth.
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