Home Remedies for Black Heads
Blackheads are nothing but a type of acne. They are follicles which have a wider opening as compared to other follicles. Blackheads are not inflammatory or irritating, but they look ugly on the face. They look like small black spots on the surface of the skin. They are also called open comedones and are caused due to over active sebaceous glands. They are also known to be caused by clogging of the pores. The skin pores get clogged when there is excessive production of sebum by the oil glands of the skin. The presence of dead skin cells aggravates the condition. The blackheads are plugged with excess sebum and sloughed off cells. They usually go through a chemical reaction which gives way to oxidation of melanin. Blackheads usually appear on the face such as the chin, forehead, nose, cheeks but can also appear on the back or shoulders and other parts which have sebaceous glands. Blackheads if not taken care of in the initial stage can lead to severe acne.
There are several home remedies which can help get rid of acne. To loosen the blackheads one can prepare a home made facial scrub, by using green tea. Prepare a mixture of half a teaspoon turmeric powder and one teaspoon juice of fresh coriander leaves. Apply this mixture before going to sleep and wash it off in the morning with cold water. Wash your face with warm salty water at least twice in a day. This will help get rid of oiliness which usually aggravates the condition. Prepare a homemade scrub. All you will need is some yogurt, salt lemon and honey. Mix all these in small quantities. Make a paste. Scrub it on the affected areas and wash it off after ten minutes.
One can also make a facial mask with the help of almonds or oatmeal. Prepare a mixture of almond powder or oatmeal with rose water. Rub it on the skin and stress on the affected areas. Leave it to dry for around fifteen minutes. Rinse it thoroughly with cold water. Make a soft paste of ground radish seeds by adding some water to it. Apply this paste on the face to remove blackheads. Roast pomegranate skin and grind them till it forms a fine powder. Make a paste by adding some lime juice to it. Apply this paste over the blackheads. These remedies are known to very helpful in removal of blackheads.