The weather is changing and the heat is slowly climbing up the mercury. Are you all set to beat the heat? Summer is not all about the heat. There are some things more to this season. Dirt, grime, pollution and dust. Our poor skin takes the rut of all these tiny little monsters. Our skin endures all. From pimples to dark spots. From whiteheads to blackheads. The notorious elements out there play the game with sebum to play havoc with our skin.
If you’re suffering from blackheads and are planning to get them pinched with a blackhead remover. Stop right there! You don’t need to go through all that pain. You’re having the remedy right in your kitchen. Here are few easy to make blackhead removal masks that you can use to keep blackheads at the bay.
1. Oatmeal and Honey
This is one of the easiest and the best blackhead remover to be used on any skin type. You just need to combine a cup of oatmeal with half a cup of honey to make a consistent paste. Wash your face and apply it on your face using your hands. Wait for 10 minutes and let it dry. Wash it off with cold water afterward. While washing it, gently exfoliate it in circular motions in the areas affected by blackheads. You should repeat this procedure thrice a week to get the best out of it.
2. Papaya and Oatmeal
Take a ripe papaya and half a cup of oatmeal. Mash the papaya into a consistent paste and mix oatmeal in it. Mash them well to make a gooey mixture. Add a pinch of haldi. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry for few minutes. After it dries, the antioxidants in the papaya help to cleanse the skin and fight the damaging actions of the free radicals. The fibres of the oatmeal exfoliate the skin well to get rid of dead skin cells and blackheads. Wash your face with cold water and pat dry. Repeat the process twice a week to stay clear of the pesky blackheads.
Grab a cup of papaya and half a cup of dry oatmeal. Combine the two in a large bowl, to which a pinch of haldi is added. Make a gooey paste of them all. Apply the paste all over your face and allow it to sit for ten minutes. While it dries, the antioxidants and fibre found in the papaya would help clean the skin and fight the onslaught of free radicals too. Once dry, wash the paste off with cold water and pat dry. Do this twice a week for results to attain!
3. Berries and Lemon
This recipe is a rather yummy one. So the statutory warning is that don’t lick the mask while it is on your face. This is said to be the most efficient blackhead removal therapy used in every household. All you need is a cup of blueberries and a fresh lime. The reason why we are using lemon here is because the vitamin C in the fruit help to rejuvenate the skin while the antioxidants in the berries help to fight the action of free radicals on your skin. This keeps eruptions and other skin issues at bay. Apply the paste on the affected areas and keep it as such for at least 10 minutes. Wash it off with cold water later. Repeat the procedure twice a week to get significant results.
4. Gram flour And Milk
This good old technique never fails to deliver the benefits. Gram flour and milk have been used since a long time. And this is the reason why we can blindly trust this technique to work wonders on our skin. So we would like to re-introduce the goodness yet again. You just need to add a tablespoon of honey to half cup of milk. Add one cup of gram flour to it. Mix it well to make a consistent paste. Apply the paste on your face. Keep it on for 10 minutes. Once it is dry enough, rub it off using circular motions. Don’t be too harsh on your skin. Repeat this procedure twice a week to get rid of blackheads.
5. Coconut Water and Gram flour
A cup of gram flour and half a cup of coconut water will do the magic! All you need to do is to mix both the ingredients well into a paste. Add a pinch of turmeric. Apply the paste all over your face. Leave it there for 10 minutes and rub it off using circular motions once it is dried. Wash it off using cold water. Repeat the trick thrice a week to get rid of the existing blackheads and to get avoid getting future blackheads as well. Turmeric has excellent anti-microbial properties which keep the skin squeaky clean, the coarseness of the gram flour efficiently exfoliates the skin and the coconut water gently maintains the pH of the skin.
6. Orange Skin Paste and Milk
The peels of Orange is packed with the benefits of Vitamin C, which is all your skin needs. If you want to get a blemish-free skin and want to get rid of the wrinkles and blackheads, this face pack is the ultimate answer to your skin woes. Take a cup of orange peels and grind it well into a coarse powder. Add some milk and mix it well to make a thick paste. Apply this paste all over your face. Leave it for some time to let the skin absorb all the goodness of orange and milk. Once it is dried, wash it off with cold water.
While washing it off, rub it off in gentle circular motions to exfoliate the skin. Do this trick thrice a week to get the clearest skin of your dreams.
We hope that you’ll find these easy and quick homemade blackhead removal masks handy. Now when you have the cheat sheet to get rid of the blackheads, would you still like to spend a hundred bucks at the salon?
Apart from these homemade blackhead removal masks, one thing you should keep in your mind. Always keep your face clean and moisturized. Excessive sebum on the nose will trigger more and more blackheads.