Neha has been writing beauty articles for many years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.
To get rid of blackheads you should first know the causes behind the emergence of this frustrating skin problem. Clogged pores, hormonal changes, over activity of oil glands, excess use of makeup could be some possible reasons of blackheads. Blackheads whether on nose, chin or forehead spoils your appearance, no matter how beautiful you are. It looks like a dark and black skin surface, without any outer layer. Blackheads are actually dirt, oil and sebum locked in skin pores which gets harden gradually.
There is a kind of satisfaction whenever you squeeze your nose and chin to get rid of blackheads. But sooner this satisfaction diminishes as you will find little results trapped with a red, spotty facial skin which makes your look worse than before.
Here are some natural ways to remove and get rid of blackheads in order to have clear and clean skin. Unlike pimples blackheads are not painful but they look really ugly, if not removed as soon as they appear. So, try these easy home remedies with no side effects and no extra cost.
1. Good digestion and nutritious food helps to get rid of blackheads
Blackheads, acne, pimples are the sign that you have problem in your digestive system. A prolonged skin problem indicates digestive imbalance and intestinal problems. Improve your digestion as it is important to get healthy skin. Remember, “you are what you eat” so take into account each and every thing that you eat.
Right lifestyle, diet, detoxification of toxins contributes a lot in having problem free healthy skin. Add nutritious foods and fiber rich food to your diet and chew them very well as digestion begins in your mouth. Tomatoes, grapefruit, spinach, avocado are some food names that help in detoxifying of liver and prevent your skin from breakouts and blackheads.
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2. Keep your face oil free and clean to remove blackheads
If you have oily skin problems acne, blackheads, large pores then you have to pay some extra concern to your skin such as keep your hair away from your face, keep your face clean from dirt and oil. Do not touch your facial skin again and again with your hands or fingers as this can spread bacterial infection and increase the inflammation on skin.
You have to drop your habit of leaning your hands against the face, if you wish to get rid of blackheads.
Cleansing and scrubbing of skin from beauty experts can also help to remove and prevent blackheads. A skin care expert will give strokes to your face skin particularly at the problem area, with the aid of natural things that will further help in safely pulling out of blackheads. Ask her to make use of natural things for cleansing and scrubbing such as gram flour, milk as natural products are more effective and gentle to skin.
3. Homemade face masks to remove blackheads
Blackheads are small bumps with over sized pores on your face particularly around and on nose, chin and forehead. Home made face masks are important to remove blackheads. The foremost face mask discussed here is baking soda mask. Baking soda is a special help product for oily, acne and blackhead prone skin.
Make a baking soda thick paste to clear blackheads from your face. Take baking soda and water in equal proportions and mix them well. Now, with the aid of soft toothpaste apply on blackheads prone skin in circular motions for 4 to 5 minutes. Do this process with light pressure as baking soda is abrasive and over pressure can hurt the skin. Light and gentle exfoliation is enough to get rid of dirty blackheads.
Mud packs are also a popular remedy to remove dirt, oil and blackheads from oily skin. Fuller earth or multani mitti face masks are excellent cleansers and useful to remove blackheads from face.
Egg whites are also useful to clear blackheads from face. Apply egg whites after whisking on blackheads prone skin. Let it be for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Egg white is one of the best ways to remove blackheads.
Lemon juice, orange juice and all the citrus fruits are beneficial for oily skin problems. You can apply these fruit juices masks to clean the clogged pores and limit the blackheads.
4. Steam your skin to get biggest blackhead out
You can try steaming to take out blackheads on nose, chin and forehead. When you will steam your face with a towel covering your head, steam will enter your skin pores, loosening the blackhead dead skin and dirt within the pores. Getting rid of biggest blackheads is possible with this procedure as the steam soften the facial skin pores. After steaming, blackheads can be taken out of nose or chin gently with squeezing.
You have to just squeeze the skin around the blackhead area and it will come out easily and fast. Do not squeeze the skin too hard as this can damage the skin tissues leaving scars and red spots on your face. Remember, before trying the steaming to remove blackheads; learn this process from a beauty professional.
5. Less carbohydrates in diet fewer blackheads on face
To get rid of blackheads, first of all limit the food items in your diet that activates the sebum production. Because excess of oily sebum and dead skin cells when gets plugged into the skin pores turn out to be a blackhead.
In order to control the production of excessive sebum, you have to reduce the intake of processed carbohydrate foods such as bread, cakes, snack foods, cookies, chocolates bars, sugar, and packed fruit juices.
Trimming down of processed carbohydrates will decrease the sebum on skin and further lessen the chances of blackheads and acne.
To be successful in getting rid of blackheads on nose, chin or forehead, you have to take into account all the above five points. Natural ways should always be preferred over drug therapy as natural remedies and right diet together can give you healthy skin and healthy body. If you are not able to remove blackheads from your skin at home then you should consult a dermatologist.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2014 Neha Sadana
PurpleOne from Canada on February 22, 2015:
I can't help it, I still like to squeeze blackheads out after a shower. I guess that is the same as "steaming", something you recommend.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 29, 2014:
Very nice hub with useful information on getting rid of blackheads.
With proper natural care one can definitely prevent them and we must watch what we are eating.
Thanks for sharing! Voted up!