Last week, Mygirlypedia had asked this one single question on all it’s Social Media channels -What is that one beauty problem which you are facing and which you would like to get home remedies for?
Deal was – you ask and we answer. 🙂
Thank you for responding to it with bunch of beauty issues of yours. Mygirlypedia would love to answer you all, one by one. So, today let me just start with a beauty query which was common among most of you – Blackheads.
In this post, I am gonna tell you what and how these blackheads are caused. What can be done at home to get rid of them. Ready??? Read on then…!!! 🙂
What is a blackhead???
Technically, blackheads are type of acne. As the name suggests these are tiny black bumps on skin. Caused due to clogged hair follicles.
How are blackheads formed???
Ok, so, our each and every skin cell has these two glands – One for hair and one for oil secretion. As you guys know the oil secretion is necessary to keep the skin hydrated. You guys also know the skin type, where this oil secretion is excess. Do you??? – Check Your Answer is here. 😉
So when dry skin cells and oil secreted, get trapped inside the skin cells, it forms the bump. When this bump is closed, it is called whitehead. But when it opens, it looks black thus called blackhead. Simple…!!!!
What causes these blackheads???
Below are some of the major reasons for blackheads –
- Hormonal changes
- Excess oil secretion
- Dry skin
- Bacterial infection
- Excess dairy products consumption
Blackheads are formed on these body parts –
- Face (Especially on nose)
How do they look like???
Did you just say ewww???? Well, not your fault. They do look like that. As I said before blackheads are form of pimple. Unlike pimple, these are painless. Due to their dark pigmentation, they can be easily noticed.
Home remedies for blackheads –
Even though there are methods where post giving nice steam to face, with blackhead remover, people just squeeze out the blackheads. But honestly, it takes time and it is painful. Hence listing some of the easy breezy techniques here.
Scrubbing away those dead cells can give your skin cells a chance to breath. Thus saying bye bye to blackheads.
Here are some home made scrubs you can try out.
Baking soda paste –
Baking soda has the property to balance pH level of skin. Mix a table spoon of baking soda with water. Apply this on effected area. Massage gently. While giving mild scrubbing effect, it removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores and clean the skin cells.
Turmeric paste –
We all know how this magical ingredient from our kitchen shelf has helped us with our beauty issues. Turmeric paste applied and massaged on effected area, effectively kills bacteria and cures skin.
Green tea leaves –
Take out that green tea powder from a tea bag and apply it as mask. Gently rub it while washing it off. While purifying the skin cells, it also wash away dead cells.
Peel off masks –
There are multiple peel off masks you must have heard of or tried of. You just need to apply a layer of a mask. Let it dry. Once it is dried, peel it off. It might be painful but it does removes blackhead effectively.
Since we are discussing home remedies, the best peel off mask you can prepare at home is using egg white. Apply a layer of egg white on effected area. Let it dry. Peel it off. You can visibly see the blackhead on the peeled mask. Eww. But your skin looks wow…!!!
Plus, egg white is used for anti aging also. Bye bye blackhead and of course bye bye fine lines.
How to prevent blackheads –
As they say, prevention is better than cure. To avoid this nasty skin issue, follow these simple steps.
- Wash your face regularly. This keeps skin pores clean.
- Scrub away dry skin cells at least two times a week.
- If you have dry skin – here are the skin care rules to keep it health.
- If your skin secrets oil more already, here is the guide to take care of your skin.
- Normal or combination skinned beauties, try to use oil free products to avoid blackheads.
I hope this post helps you totally to get rid of blackheads. anddd hello beautiful skin…!!!! :*