What Are Blackheads?
Blackheads are annoying bits of dark acne that usually show up around the time a person hits puberty and even long afterward.
Blackheads can simply be caused by hormones, and oily skin. To be more direct, blackheads are caused when a pore gets blocked up.
There are many myths to why blackheads occur, so let’s get those out right away before we talk about a few home remedies to cure blackheads. First of all, cleaning your face doesn’t make more blackheads appear, it gets rid of them.
Eating certain foods don’t make more acne show up either. Stress doesn’t directly cause acne, but stress doesn’t help once you’ve got them either. The main cause of blackheads is just oil. So, here are some tips to help.
10 Great Natural Home Remedies For Blackheads
#1. Avoid Moisturizers
Avoid using body moisturizers on your face. Body and face moisturizers are made differently, and body moisturizers really shouldn’t be used on your face.
Unless your skin is extremely dry, you should even avoid face moisturizers. They can cause your skin to become oily, and then you’ll get acne and pimples. The best thing to use on your face when it gets dry is sunscreen, especially when you are about to go outside.
#2. Wash Your Face
Having oily skin can cause blackheads and other forms of acne. The best natural remedy to keep your skin from getting too oily is to wash it daily. The best way to do this is to use just normal soap and scrubbing your face with it mixed with warm water.
When you are done scrubbing, rinse off the water with cool water. This is something that you have add to the beginning or end of your day for great results.
#3. Cinnamon & Honey
Cinnamon and honey paste are one of the best natural home remedies for blackheads. If you have extra time, you can add cinnamon to honey to make it work even better and faster. Mix together a tablespoon of honey and cinnamon. Once mixed, put the paste on your blackheads.
Put bandages over the honey so that it does not get everything else sticky. Leave this on overnight. In the morning, take a shower or rinse off your face with cool water. Do this everyday until your blackheads are gone.
#4. Wear Your Hair Back
Hair contains a sort of oil all its own that can contribute to face oils, which can cause blackheads.
Wearing your hair back in a ponytail, using hair clips or hairbands, or even just having a hairstyle that doesn’t involve fringes can help to keep extra oils off of your face. Using special shampoo for oily hair can also help.
#5. Cornstarch Mask
Using a cornstarch mask is a great natural home remedy to dry up oily skin. Depending on how oily your skin is, you will need to vary the time that you keep the mask on. Start with five minutes, and adjust the time if your face gets too dry, or not dry enough.
Mix a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch with the same amount of water (use one tablespoon if you only have few oily spots, but more depending on how large your face is if you want to cover all of it) and then rub it onto your face.
Keep the mask on for whatever time works the best for you. When the time is up, rinse off the mask with cool water. You can do this as often as once a day.
#6. Wear Less Makeup
Many makeup items contain oily material that can also cause acne and blackheads. Many women find makeup to be a sort of staple part of their looks.
Well, you don’t need to give up makeup completely to avoid oily blackheads. Mineral and water based makeups generally don’t make skin oily and shouldn’t cause acne. Give them a try if your current makeup products are causing your skin to be oily or full of acne scars.
#7. Egg Yolk
Another cheap natural remedy to make your skin a little more dry is to use egg yolks. Firstly, break open an egg and then sift out the egg whites. Once you only have the yolk left, put it aside in a bowl or cup.
Dip a cotton ball in the yolk and then rub it all over your face. Keep the yolk on your face for at least five minutes. You may leave it on for longer than that if you need to. When the time is up, rinse off your face with cool water.
You can use honey as it is one of the best natural remedies for blackheads. It’s best to use natural honey. The more natural that the honey is, the better and faster it will work. Dip a Q-tip into honey and apply the honey directly to your blackheads.
Leave the honey on your blackheads for ten minutes. When the time is up, rinse off the honey with cool water. Do this once a day, everyday, until your blackheads are gone.
#9. Tea Leaves
Tea leaves, and the insides of green tea bags, can help to get rid of black heads. Either mix a tablespoon of water with a few tea leaves and crush them up until they make a paste, or get a green tea bag and soak it in warm water.
Once you have a paste or a warm tea bag, let it sit on your blackheads for at least ten minutes. Do this at least once a day until your blackheads are gone.
#10. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is very helpful herbal cure for many skin problems, including blackheads. Mix a tablespoon of epsom salt into a full glass of warm water. Mix in the epsom salt thoroughly.
Once mixed, dip a cotton ball into the water and rub it all over your blackheads. Let this sit for at least ten minutes. When the time is up, rinse off the mix with cool water. You can do this as often as once a day.
Hopefully these natural home remedies can help your skin from getting too oily and can keep the blackheads away.