If you are one of the very few people who have never experienced the annoyance of having a blackhead, stop reading now. Appreciate how blessed you are and move on. The rest of us will explore the problem of having blackheads and discover a few helping recipes for fighting the offenders.
Blackheads are a primary sign for acne vulgaris but even if you don’t have other signs of acne you might have blackheads. What causes is excess oils, such as keratin and sebum, which get stuck in a hair follicle, oxidize and gather bacterias. The oxydation of the oils darkens the top of the clogged follicles and therefor the spots appear black.
So, how do we get rid of them?
Blackheads Face Mask with Oats
Use about a tablespoon of oat flour and add just as much rose water as to make a thick paste. Wash your face with gentle cleaner and apply the mask while it is still wet. Let it rest for 15 minutes, then wash out.
Blackheads Face Mask with Honey, Sugar and Baking Soda
Mix equal parts (1 tablespoon each) organic honey, sugar and baking soda. Gently massage your clean face with this peeling mask for a few minutes. Let rest for about 10 minuts and wash off with cool water.
Grate a small potato and rub on your face. Keep the mask for 15 minutes until the stark in the potato has dried on your skin. Wash your face with cool water.
Note that natural remedies work slower than commercial products (but therefore contain no chemicals). These masks work wonderfully if you use them regularly (1-2 times a week) because they help regulate the oil production of your skin. However, they can only slightly improve your skin if you have a more severe kind of acne.