Cure for black heads

Blackheads, whiteheads and large pores can be a real problem, for several women and men too, since they are so unattractive. In fact, several women believe that the presence of blackheads can actually reduce their natural beauty. This is probably why women try several measures, on a regular basis to get rid of blackheads, whiteheads and large pores on the face. The best way to get rid of blackheads and large pores, spots and whiteheads is by consulting a dermatologist, or by going for a deep facial scrub at a spa; however, there aren't many people who can afford to go through professional blackhead treatment, regularly. Therefore, it is best to make use of some simple home remedies for blackheads on a regular basis.

Fortunately, there are several blackhead remedies which are quite effective, if used often, as soon as a blackhead crops up. Given below are some of the most commonly recommended ways to get rid of blackheads naturally and fast. These blackhead treatments could be used for children as well as adult men and women.

Steaming: This process is regarded as the best blackhead remover, as it is used before any of the other removal methods. Steaming opens up the pores, which makes it easier to get rid of the blackheads from the chin, nose, ears and other areas of the face. For this procedure, boil some fresh water in a large pot and after it comes to a boil, take it off the flame and leave it to cool for around five or ten minutes. Then cover your head with a thick and large towel, before bending it over the pot. The steam needs to permeate your skin for at least 5 to 10 minutes (with a short break or two in between) before the blackhead removal process can be initiated. Exfoliating

Treating blackheads is incomplete without exfoliation process, to get rid of dead skin cells and the accumulation of oily extracts. Using a product that contains benzoyl peroxide is good for removing blackheads and reducing the pores.

Extracting Tool: A special tool to extract blackheads is excellent for getting rid of the ones that are deep within the skin. However, this tool should be cleaned before each use and an astringent should also be used to clean the face, after the extraction procedure. This is usually recommended as the best blackhead remover for men. Adhesive removal strips

There are several good brands of blackhead removal strips, which are easily available at most pharmacies. These strips are the best blackhead remover for nose, cheeks and other parts of the face. However, it is important for people to follow the instructions on the package carefully, for this remedy to be more effective.

Honey: Honey is an important part of blackhead treatment at home, since it is a natural moisturizer. In order to remove blackheads, around quarter cup of honey should be applied like a face mask each night. Wash your face with warm water before applying the honey evenly. Allow your skin to soak up the moisturizing properties of the honey for at least 20 minutes or so, before washing it off with some warm water. Alternately, a teaspoon of organic honey can also be mixed with a teaspoon or so of ground cinnamon. The thick paste that is formed should be applied to the blackheads to break down the hardened oily sebum.

While most of the home remedies for blackheads on the face mentioned above are fairly safe, if used correctly, it is best to consult a dermatologist or a doctor, before trying any of them. Moreover, if any of the natural blackhead remedies bring about adverse side effects like itching, redness, rash or a swelling, it is important to stop using it immediately and keep the doctor informed about it.

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  • Make a paste by mixing 1 tsp curd and 1 tsp rice flour. Apply the paste on the affected area and wash your face with cold water, after 10-15 mins.
  • 1/4 cup of very hot water + 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts + 4 drops of iodine. Let cool until warm to the touch. Apply to the blackhead and surrounding area with a cotton ball. Remove when dry with a soft cloth.
  • Make a paste by mixing 1 tsp lime juice and 1 tsp of finely powdered cinnamon. Leave overnight and wash in the morning.
  • Use a gentle scrub to prepare your skin and place packaging tape over your nose.
  • Apply a mixture of 1 tsp of coriander leaves juice and ½ tsp of turmeric powder at night. Rinse your face in the morning.

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