Blackheads are a common skin problem and they usually occur on the face, back, and ears since these areas have a lot of sweat glands. The reasons for blackheads are numerous, for example, poor diet, oily skin, clogged glands and pores, and oily hair.
How Do They Form?
Blackheads form when the pores clog with surplus sebum and dead skin cells. The difference between a whitehead and blackhead is the openness or closeness of the pore. Namely, when the pore is open, the surplus sebum or skin cells oxidizes and the oxygen goes black. It’s important to note that blackheads are not caused by dirt. Therefore, scrubbing the face unnecessarily isn’t the right option for removal. This will only worsen the skin, i.e. make it drier and create more oil with the purpose to make up for everything that was removed.
How to Remove Blackheads at Home
You will need:
Juice from half a lemon
3 drops of raw honey
Preparation and application: Mix the lemon juice and honey and then apply the mixture onto the problematic areas. Leave it for 5 minutes before washing the face with cold water.
Repeat the procedure twice per week.
The Benefits of the Ingredients
The acidic properties of lemon are highly beneficial for the removal of dead skin and this allows the growth of new skin. This will unclog the pores, clear the skin, and lower the blackheads.
Honey is a natural antibiotic which will hydrate and tighten the skin pores and make your complexion clearer. It has antioxidative, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties which can destroy germs and thus, cleanse the clogged pores.
Important to note:
This natural remedy is completely safe for different types of skin.