Blackheads are small bulges that appear on the skin due to clogged hair follicles. These are a mild type of acne that usually appear on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, neck, arms and shoulders. People of any age can have this problem but, most often it is a complication of teenagers. Main causes of these eruptions are hormonal changes during puberty, oily skin and use of cosmetic products.
Squeezing of blackheads is not the only way to get them removed, as the skin can get infected. Use of exfoliators and oil-free products can be done but natural, homemade remedies are much better for the removal of blackheads as they are very effective. Following are some remedies that can be of help to erase blackheads.
A paste of crushed almond, gram flour and using honey acts as a great skin exfoliator. This is one of the blackhead removal techniques that is quite popular.
This remedy can be applied regularly to get rid of blackheads. A tomato can be mashed, scrubbed on the affected areas and left for 20 minutes and then left to dry followed by rinsing with water.
3. Raw Potato:
A piece of raw potato can be grated and rubbed on the nose, chin, cheeks to get rid of the blackheads. It should be left to dry and washed off.
A paste of one spoon of cinnamon powder when mixed with honey can be applied on the affected area and left overnight. And washed in the morning, for the best results this remedy should be followed every day for 10 days. One teaspoon of cinnamon powder mixed with lime juice and turmeric can also be used as a face cleanser.