Blackheads and whiteheads give the appearance of a dull and unclean face. And with the exposure of the skin to so many pollutants and UV rays, you end up with them one way or the other. However, you can easily get rid of them and prevent them from clogging up your skin pores by using some of these home remedies on your skin:
Perform a spa treatment at home by boiling some water in a large bowl. Add a few drops of soothing oils, like lavender or rosemary, and a few drops of lemon to the water. Cover your head fully with a towel and bend over the steam of the water to let your pores open. Remain in the steam for at least 5 -7 minutes.
A great toner can close the newly cleaned pores. The best home-based toner is apple cider vinegar. Apply it with a cotton ball on your face after steaming or scrubbing and do not wash this off.
By scrubbing your face, you tend to supply your skin with a sufficient amount of nutrients and get those white and blackheads removed. You can make this simple scrub at home to do the trick:
Scrub 1 : Mix honey and oatmeal (1 tablespoon each), and apply this mixture to your face. Massage your face gently. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Scrub 2: Mix an equal amount of lemon juice, honey and brown sugar together to create a paste. Rub this as a scrub on your face for 5 minutes. Rinse off well and dry your skin.
Some masks are designed to pull out unwanted dirt clogged in your pores.
Mask 1: Mix water into 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the past to the face and leave it on till it dries and forms a mask. Wash off this mask now with warm water and see how your white and blackheads are gone! This mask works best after you have steamed your face.
Mask 2: Mix 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 egg white. Apply this mixture on your face and let it dry. As the mask forms, rinse off with warm water.