Banish Blackheads for Good....the Natural Way!
We All Have Bad Skin Days
Let's face it, we all want unblemished skin. Looking at magazine covers where the models and actresses have had their skin photoshopped within an inch of their lives certainly does not help our plight, or our self-esteem. The reality of it is, that while there are a lucky few born with porcelain and practically poreless skin, the rest of us have our blemishes and are always looking for ways to make them disappear. The good news is, that there are several natural ways that you can get rid of blackheads and clogged pours without harsh side effects or over drying.
Get Squeaky Clean With Lemon Juice
Possibly the simplest and most effective blackhead remover is lemon juice. Using lemon juice to treat skin eruptions is a beauty secret of models and make-up artists and it works. The juice of this citrus fruit is full of Vitamin C and is a natural astringent. Simply squeeze the juice from a lemon into a small dish, soak a cotton ball in the juice and pat it onto the areas of your skin where blackheads tend to congregate. Do this two to three times a day until you notice that the blackheads are gone. Lemon juice works to shrink your pores, and small pores have less chance of accumulating sebum and grime, hence, no more blackheads!
Deep Clean With Epsom Salts
While Epsom salts are lauded for their ability to help relax tense muscles, they are also oftentimes recommended by naturopaths to aid in skin upsets. Mixing Epsom salts in warm water and using the solution on your face can help get rid of blackheads as well as pimples. The saltwater mixture is effective in loosening up your pores after which you can use a face puff or gentle exfoliating scrub to clean deep into your pores in order to dislodge and wash away blackheads. If you tend to have dry or easily irritated skin, mix a tablespoon of Epsom Salts with a teaspoon of coconut oil to create a healing, moisturizing, deep cleansing facial scrub.
Beautify With Baking Soda
You can use baking soda in much the same way as Epsom salts to clear up your skin. Dissolve 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda in warm water, creating a thick paste that you can use to massage onto your skin. For dryer complexions, you can use coconut or almond oil rather than water to create your treatment paste. Try to use a circular motion while massaging the affected areas for at least 5 minutes and then rinse. You should see your blackheads diminish almost instantly. Repeat this treatment until the blackheads are completely eradicated.
Pour Some Sugar On It
Another great and natural exfoliant for blackhead prone skin is sugar. Organic, raw sugar tends to have larger grains and works very well when added to a carrier oil or even to your regular facewash. Just a dash of sugar on the palm of your hand is all you need, then massage your face gently to remove dirt and old make-up from your pores leaving your skin silky smooth and healthy.
Deep Clean With Manuka Honey
The healing properties of Manuka Honey are vast, but one lesser known use for this sweet substance is blackhead removal. Manuka Honey tends to be thick and very sticky which makes it the perfect absorbent face mask. When applied directly to the affected areas of your skin, the honey will sink into your pores and adhere itself to the dirt and sebum. When you wash it off, it will pull out whatever is clogging your pores and greatly diminish the amount and severity of your blackheads.
Get Rid of Blackheads for Good
In order to prevent future blackhead breakouts, it's important to keep your face clean at all times. Try to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, always remove your make-up when you get home no matter how tired you may be, and use blotting papers throughout the day to remove excess oil and debris from your face. This is particularly true for people with oilier skin. Using a gentle exfoliating wash once a day is another great way to keep your pores clean and clear.
Blackheads are unsightly and unwelcome, and with a few easy steps, we can naturally get rid of them for good.