Well, first of all, before we discuss about the method to get rid of blackheads, let me tell you a little bit about blackheads. What is blackhead? To put it simple and understandable, blackheads are little bumps which embedded into the pores due to the excess oil in the pores of our skin. Blackhead usually caused by dead skin cells which cannot be cleansed out due to blockage. When this oil is contact with the oxygen in the air, it will oxidize and turns dark color.
What is the difference between blackheads and whiteheads?
When the trapped sebum and bacteria stay below the skin surface, a whitehead is formed. Whiteheads have a white appearance and most commonly will gradually become pimples. Differing from whitehead, a blackhead is formed when a pore is partially clogged and allowing some of the trapped sebum to slowly drain to the surface.
Quickest way to get rid of blackheads
Ok, now you know what is blackhead and how it form. If you want to quickly get rid of blackheads, first you need to focus on reducing the excess oil in the pores on your skin. The simplest and the easiest way to reduce sebum oil in your skin is to wash your face twice a day (in the morning after you wake up and at night before you sleep). Unfortunately, most of the people fail to do this simple fact! You should not underestimate the important of washing face. Washing your face can helps to reduce the amount of sebum oil and remove dead skin cell in your skin.
Effective home remedies to get rid of blackheads
Before using any home remedy for blackheads, you must always remember to wash your face with cleanser or steaming the area to open up the pores.
Oatmeal always is the best choice for me to get rid of blackheads. (You can also refer to How To Get Rid of Acne). Here are the procedures:
1.Mix the oatmeal powder with enough rose water.
2.Make a soft paste and spread it on your skin.
3.Rub your skin softly and pay more attention to the problem areas.
4.Leave it on to dry off. (If possible, you can put it on whole day from day to night)
5.Rinse off the oatmeal paste with cold water.
Lemon juice. Lemon contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is a key ingredient in most acne medications that naturally exfoliates the skin. Lemon juice can help you to hide your blackheads because it bleaches the color of it. Moreover, lemon juice helps your skin environment hostile to bacteria by balance of your skin with the pH.
1. Dip the cotton swab into the pure lemon juice and apply it to the affected areas two or three times daily. (It takes a few weeks to see the results, soâ€¦BE PATIENT!)
1.Mix Â½ teaspoon of lemon juice with an egg white. Apply the mixture to the face until it completely harden. Pull the mask off the face to remove blackheads. (Do not wash the mask off.)
2.Splash your face with cool water to remove the remaining mask.
Toothpaste is another method that is well known to work on spots (but is not guaranteed). Here are the procedures:
1.Sterilize the toothbrush with boiling hot water.
2.Put a small amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush.
3.Scrub the affected area with your toothbrush for a small amount of time (Do it daily and you will see the effect!)
CAUTION: Make sure you do not apply too close to the eyes! Toothpastes can irritate your eyes!
Please remember, different skin types have different method to cure your acne problems. Donâ€™t be easily discouraged when one of them did not work! Keep trying and eventually you will find the best method which is best suit for your skin types. A lot of people start trying to treat their blackheads but give up when they do not see any instant results. THERE ARE NO INSTANT RESULTS WHEN TRYING TO CURE YOUR BLACKHEADS AS WELL AS YOUR ACNE PROBLEMS. Try some method for several months and if it does not work, try something else! You need to be patient while treating your skin problems.