We all want a crystal clear and blemish-free skin. We invest a lot of time and energy to make our skin look fresh and clear but is that good enough?
Only an acne-free and smooth skin is not our ultimate goal because certain other stubborn things need to be taken care of!
And one of that is blackheads which is nothing but a great menace to your skin. Most of the times we notice blackheads in our nose and trust me it is really difficult to get rid of those.
Therefore I am going to discuss blackheads and will also suggest some tips and products which will help you in dealing with this menace. Let's begin...
What Are Blackheads?
Blackheads are basically clogged pores or hair follicles that collect natural oils of our skin (sebum), dirt, skin cell and bacteria. When these pores are open to the air, they undergo oxidation and then the surface turns black and thus results in blackhead.
We notice that most of the time we get blackheads in our nose. Why is it so?
Well, blackheads can be seen in our nose because the nose has multiple glands and therefore it accumulates more natural oils than the rest of our body.
Blackheads in our nose are very difficult to get rid of because they are trapped inside the pores and therefore they cannot be removed by just scrubbing or washing away with a normal cleanser.
Although blackheads can be very stubborn there are certain procedures and remedies that you can use to get rid of this menace.
Here are some home remedies you can try to get rid of blackheads from your nose.
1. Honey And Lemon Mask
Honey naturally moisturises the skin. It also possesses antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties which hydrate the skin pores and help in the removal of blackheads.
Lemon is full of vitamin C, potassium and calcium which helps in reducing oiliness and clearing the blackheads, acne scars, blemishes, and dark spots.
Take 1/2 teaspoons of honey and mix it with half a cup lemon juice. Mix it well and make a paste. Apply this on the nose (you can apply this to your entire face as well) and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Use this twice a week.
2. Egg White Mask
Egg contains protein which has skin-toning qualities that help in shrinking big pores and hair follicles. When pores tighten, the blackheads get pushed out to the skin’s surface and are easy to remove.
Take 2 egg whites and two teaspoons of lemon juice. Whisk the egg whites till they are totally frothy and add the lemon juice and mix well. Now apply this mixture evenly all over the nose. Allow it to dry and place a clean tissue over it. Apply another layer of the mix on the tissue and let it dry.
You can also apply a third layer in case the problem of blackheads is acute. Once dried, gently pull off all the layers of the tissue along with the nose blackheads.
Wash the face properly using warm water to neutralise the raw egg smell. Use it at least twice a week for best results.
3. Baking Soda and Honey Face Mask
Baking soda is an exfoliator that removes dead skin cells while neutralizing the pH of your skin. Honey acts as a brightening agent that helps your skin to look fresh.
Take two tablespoon baking soda and two spoons of honey. Mix it well to make a paste. The apply it to your nose and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cool water, and use this mask at least once a week.
4. Green Tea and Aloe Vera Face Mask
Aloe vera eliminates acne-causing bacterias and also stops excess oil production and thus helps in unclogging pores and reduce blackheads. And even green tea is also very effective in unclogging pores and absorbing excess oil.
Take 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 1/4 cup of green tea. Steep the green tea and allow it to cool down, then mix with the aloe vera gel to make a runny paste.
Apply to the face with a cotton pad and leave on for 20 minutes, before rinsing off with cold water. Use 1-2 times a week.
5. Orange Juice and Gelatin Face Mask
Orange juice is full of skin-friendly vitamin C, as well as other beneficial antioxidants. The citric acid in orange juice also clears dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Gelatin helps in absorbing excess oils from clogged pores and thus reduces blackheads.
Take 1/3 cup fresh orange juice or pulp and 1 tablespoon gelatin powder. Microwave one-third cup of water for 15 seconds and add gelatin powder to it, then the orange juice. Mix until blended, then put it on your face without touching your eyebrows or eyes.
Let the mask dry completely for around 15 minutes, then peel off gently. Rinse with cold water. Do this 1-2 times per week.
Apart from these home remedies, you can also go for the following products to get rid of blackheads.
1. Clean & Clear Blackheads Erase Scrub
This scrub is ideal for blackheads removal. With its salicylic acid formula, it can fight both blackheads and acne. It also helps to get rid of the skin blemishes by effectively removing trapped oil and dirt.
2. Garnier Pure Active Blackheads Uprooting Scrub
This scrub has cooling crystals that help in soothing the skin by making the face appear smoother. The tiny exfoliating beads present in the scrub helps in removing blackheads by absorbing excess oil from the pores.
3. Joy Oil Regulating Scrub
This scrub has a creamy texture that helps in the proper extraction of blackheads. You will also experience an oil-free look after using this scrub. It not only absorbs excess oil but also helps in reducing acne breakouts.
4. Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner
This toner is just meant for blackheads removal. Its application provides a cooling sensation to the skin. It removes excess oil from the skin and also removes dead skin cells.
5. VLCC Skin Defense Indian Berberry Face Scrub
This scrub has a creamy texture and contains small granules, this scrub is suitable for all skin types, removing blackheads and leaving the skin smooth and fresh as it absorbs excess oil and removes dead skin cells.
6. Pilaten Blackhead Remover Mask
This blackhead mask eliminates of course blackheads! Enriched with mineral mud, this mask extracts the blackheads out very gently.
7. Oriflame Blackhead Clearing Mask
This is one of the best blackhead remover masks in India. With its deep cleaning action formula, this scrub helps in tightening the facial pores. It removes all the blackheads present on the skin. Its antimicrobial action also reduces the chances of clogging the pores further.
8. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub
This is also a daily blackhead clearing scrub. This product targets the blackheads on the face. This has microbeads which unclog the blocked facial pores and skin appears softer as well. The creamy exfoliating scrub for blackheads is for all the skin types.
9. St Ives blackheads Clearing Green Tea Scrub
This scrub consists of green tea extract that not only eliminates blackheads but also cures skin irritation and allergies.
10. Herbal Roots Anti Blemish Blackhead Remover Apricot Scrub
Use this scrub to remove blackheads on nose, chins, and other oily areas. The apricot oil helps in clearing the complexion along with skin cleaning. It also removes dead skin cells.
Hope the above-mentioned products will help you in getting rid of blackheads. Make sure that you pick the right product and use it regularly.
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