Blackheads are small and annoying dark spots on the skin, caused by clogged hair follicles. They’re basically nothing but pimples without the skin over them. Gross right?
“Do Not Scrub”
Scrubbing your face obsessively is not a good way to get rid of your blackheads, and is only going to make it worse as you’ll just end up drying out your skin, which will cause more oil to be created to make up for everything you stripped away, and…well it’s a vicious cycle. For this reason, don’t use some of these remedies more than 2-3 times a week, such as the sugar scrub and pore strips. I know it can be hard to resist, but your skin will be better off this way.
“Egg White Mask”
Egg whites form an easy mask that can be used to temporarily tighten pores, thus reducing chances of future blackheads, and will also remove current blackheads. You will need is:1 egg, Facial tissue or toilet paper, A small bowl, A clean towel
Honey and Milk Pore Strips
Milk and honey both have properties that are good for skin. Honey has antibacterial properties, and the lactic acid in milk is said to help keep skin soft and supple. You will need: 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey, 1 teaspoon of milk, Clean strip of cotton.
Cinnamon & Honey Strips
It sounds like a delicious candy, but cinnamon and honey make a wonderful combination for getting rid of blackheads. Cinnamon improves circulation, and this increased blood flow gives your skin a smooth, healthy, glow.You will need: 1 part cinnamon powder, 1 part organic, raw, honey, Clean strips of cotton
Toner for Tighter Pores
Since blackheads are caused by open, clogged, pores reacting to oxygen, it only makes sense that “shrinking” your pores down will help. Lemon juice is just the astringent substance needed to get the job done, however, it can lighten skin temporarily and it does make you sensitive to the sun, so load up on sunscreen if you plan on using this method in the summertime. If you have sensitive skin, try diluting the lemon juice with water first.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Mint Toner
Make your own toner by mixing together ACV and crushed mint leaves. The apple cider vinegar can help breakdown the stuff causing the blackhead, while the mint creates a cooling “tightening” sensation on your skin. You will need: 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons of finely chopped/crushed fresh mint leaves, 8 ounces of water, Cotton balls.