Blackheads are caused by a build-up of oil on the skin and, unlike whiteheads that are blocked closed pores, a blackhead is a blocked open pore that appears black on the skin. Blackheads are a common problem and it can be tempting to reach for the harsh, chemical-based solutions on the market. Fortunately, there are lots of natural remedies for getting rid of unsightly blackheads!
Here are a few tips you can do at home:
Honey can be placed over blackheads to naturally draw out the build-up in the pores. Make sure you choose a filtered honey, which can be purchased at any health food store or even online. Beeswax can actually cause the pores to become blocked and filtered honey has the beeswax already removed, which means you’ll get the best effect when you use it on your pores.
2. Egg Whites
Egg whites are a great natural alternative to chemical-based blackhead sheets. Just put the egg white over your entire face or your problem areas, wait for it to dry and harden for around 10 minutes, then when you peel it off it will gently lift out the black build up in your blackheads. You’ll be left with beautifully clear pores!
3. Lemon & Salt
You can combine lemon juice and salt to create a homemade, all-natural blackhead remedy — just be careful not to get any in your eyes! This combination works so well because the salt actually removes the bacteria, whereas the lemon helps prevent further bacteria building up and the citric acid works to give your skin a natural glow.
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