Every teenage girl spends hours and hours in front of the mirror in an effort to get a flawless and beautiful face. With such hormonal changes occurring in that age, acquiring and maintaining a clear and unblemished face is a challenge in itself. Blackheads are one of the most irritating and annoying situations she has to deal with when it comes to facial beauty. They mostly appear in the T region i.e. around the forehead, nose and chin area.
Blackheads seem unstoppable in spite of your utmost care. Many a times you are tempted to squeeze, pinch and press those bothersome blackheads. Doing so can only harm your skin further with infection. Instead, follow natural methods to get away with the blackheads keeping your skin soft and gentle. Listed are some of the easy and simple natural cures to do away with blackheads which you can try at home.
Natural Cures For Blackheads
Lemon And Honey
Here is a simple and quick remedy to get rid of blackheads. Cut a lemon into half. Pour 3-4 drops of honey on to the sliced lemon and start scrubbing directly on to your face. Scrub gently throughout your face especially concentrating on the areas which have most blackheads.
Leave it for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off. The lemon lightens any dark spots and honey acts as a moisturizing agent. You are not only freed from blackheads, your skin feels soft and brighter too after its use.
Aloe vera is one such useful plant which can cater to all your beauty requirements including blackheads and whiteheads. It is rich in enzymes that can aid the removal of blackheads.
Take out fresh gel from aloe vera leaf and apply it on the area of blackheads. Massage gently and leave it for few minutes. Wash it off with cold water. You can use this natural cure on a daily basis for faster results.
Basil is a herb rich in anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a perfect remedy to treat acne and blackheads, the most common problems affecting teenage and young women.
Take few fresh basil leaves and pound them to a smooth paste. Now apply this paste as a mask on the face concentrating on the areas of blackheads. You can even apply it all over your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.
Egg whites are not only helpful in fighting against blackheads but they deep cleanse and tighten your skin as well. Beat the egg whites until it is lathered nicely.
Apply a thin layer of it all over your face and neck. Allow it to dry and apply a second layer of it. Allow it to stand for 15 minutes or until dry. You can feel your skin tightened, wash it off with warm water using cotton or a washcloth.
If the whole thing feels messy, you can dip cotton in egg white and stick to your nose or wherever the blackheads are. Allow it to stay there for 30 minutes before taking it off. You can see the blackheads stuck to the cotton.
Tomato rich in natural antiseptic properties is a perfect natural cure to get rid of stubborn blackheads. Mash a small tomato and apply the pulp onto your face concentrating on the areas of blackheads.
Leave it overnight and wash it off with warm water in the morning. Do this treatment on a daily basis and you can see the blackheads drying up gradually.
Yogurt is an effective natural cure to remove stubborn and deep blackheads. Prepare a natural exfoliating scrub with 3 tablespoons of yogurt and 2 tablespoons oatmeal.
For more effectiveness you can add one tablespoon each of olive oil and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients and apply it on to your face. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and wash it off with normal water.
Surprised? Yes, rice can be effectively used to do away with blackheads. Soak a handful of rice grains in water for at least 5-6 hours. Blend them to a paste like consistency.
Use this paste as a scrub to gently massage on your face concentrating on blackheads. You can use this paste on other parts of your body too. It can very well be stored in refrigerator for future use.
Fenugreek leaves or methi can be effectively used to remove blackheads. Crush or blend methi leaves to a paste by adding little water.
Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off with normal water. Repeating this remedy regularly can help you get away with stubborn blackheads.