The nasty blackheads are very common in people and they are mainly caused by oily hair, oily skin, clogged glands or pores, and poor diet. Regardless of their cause, they give an unhealthy look of the skin. Even though they mostly appear on the face, the back, ears and other locations which include many sweat glands are not exception as well.
As mentioned above, clogged glands or pores are common cause of blackheads. The excess sebum and dead skin cells which clog the pores is perfect environment for blackheads. Even though blackheads and whiteheads are quite similar, what makes them different is whether the pore is open or closed. When the pore is open, the excess sebum or skin cells oxidizes and turns into black.
It is important to mention that dirt is not the culprit for blackheads. Therefore, scrubbing your face is not the best way to eliminate the nasty blackheads. To the contrary, the scrubbing can worsen the condition, as it dries the skin and it causes creation of more oil in order to make up for the previously removed one.
Remove Blackheads with This Simple Recipe:
The good news is that there is very simple but effective way to get rid of the nasty blackheads for good.
- ½ a lemon
- 3 drops of honey
Pour the honey over the lemon and rub it all over the face. Focus on the more problematic areas of the face. Let it work for 5-7 minutes before you rinse with cold water.
The positive results will be visible almost instantly. Repeat the procedure two times a week.
Lemon: This citrus fruit has acidic properties which are very helpful when it comes to removing dead skin cells, which in turn allows new growth of skin. Using the lemon this way allows you to unclog the pores, cleanse the skin, and reduce the blackheads.
Honey: It is very good for removing dirt accumulated in the skin pores as it acts as natural antibiotic. In addition, honey tightens the skin pores, hydrates them, and it gives clearer complexion. What makes it effective in destroying germs and unclogging the pores is its ability to act as antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiseptic agent.
The natural remedy presented in this article works differently for different skin types. How often you will use it depends on the skin type in the first place. Therefore, it is recommended to try it 2-3 times a week in order to see how it will work for you.