As teenagers, most people have probably experienced blackheads. Some might not have ever heard of it.
Blackheads are small, dark lesions that appear on the skin (most often seen on the face and neck). They are a feature of mild acne.
Medically, Blackheads are known as open Comedos. A comedo is a pore/opening in your skin that connects some little tiny muscles which help in the opening and closing of these pores.
When this pore gets clogged with bacteria, excess oil, pollution of the environment and even dead skin cells, then it becomes a blackhead.
Blackheads have a pungent smell Blackheads are different from whiteheads (A whitehead is a closed comedo). Blackheads can be very tricky. No matter how well you take care of your skin, sometimes, just sometimes they just show up.
I know you’re eager to know how fast you can get rid of your blackheads … hold up! I got you covered…
Blackheads can be fairly tough and hard to remove.
Seeking dermatological assistance is indeed the best solution to blackheads.
Do not pop blackheads unless instructed by your dermatologist since squeezing up the pore opens it and may allow more bacteria inside the blemish and cause skin irritation which can lead to swelling and lumps.
However, there are equally reliable home remedies that you can try your hands on to help prevent blackheads.
Exfoliation-Brown Sugar, Honey, Lemon Juice
These are natural products that have been tested and seen to be good for the skin. Mix up these: One portion for each(say one tablespoon) apply and rub on face/affected area in a circular motion wait for about 5 minutes and rinse off.
You can choose to apply moisture after that.
Now this time you’re not drinking the green tea – you apply it on your face! Green tea helps to reduce the skin’s oil production. A teaspoon of dry green tea leaves mixed with water and massaged into the face for about three minutes will be just fine! This treatment can be repeated for a maximum of one week.
Natural Face Masks
Using a natural face mask for blackheads is an easy way to reduce blackheads but did you know there are very simple ways of making natural face masks at home? Okay, here we go! Whisk one egg white and apply to your skin after which you layer on a tissue over your face (avoid your eyes and mouth) then apply another layer of egg white after about 15-20 minutes, let the mask dry and then simply peel it off.
As you try these remedies do well to have very clean hands whenever you touch your face and also wash your face with clean water on a regular basis.
Story by: Eunice O. Young | universnewsroom.com