Home Remedies for Blackheads
If you use cosmetics, use water based products and the non-comedogenic ones. Always avoid any greasy lotions, vegetable oils, lanolin, parabens, alcohol, glycol and petroleum based cosmetics.
Tea tree oil is good for blackheads and all other acne due to its anti-bacterial and antiseptic qualities.
Coconut oil and jojoba oil feels nice on the skin and helps to heal any scarring.
Try not to eat sugary foods, greasy foods and foods that contain iodine. Try to keep your vitamin A levels at your recommended daily amount.
Get into the habit of exfoliating your skin 3 or 4 times a week. Always exfoliate gently with mild products.
Try and aim to drink 8 - 10 normal size glasses of water every day. And if possible, consume water rich fruits like melon and cucumber. The water will help wash away any toxins and open the blocked pores helping your skin to breath.
Stay away from humid conditions such as poorly ventilated rooms.
Don't pick and squeeze the blackheads. Tempting, but don't.
Stay stress free. Try yoga or any other relaxation activities
When in the sun, try not to stay exposed for long amounts of time. Always use a suitable sunscreen.
Exercise is a good way to naturally improve your circulation and combat the bacteria which causes acne.
Ibuprofen is worth a try as it has no steroids and helps fight any inflammation.
A few drops of water with one half table spoon of sandalwood powder and apply to your face. Be careful to avoid contact with the eyes. Let the mixture dry on your skin and rinse.
You can make a facial scrub from 2 tablespoons of almond meal, 1 tablespoon of ground lemon rind and 3 - 4 tablespoons of milk. This will rid your face of excess oil when scrubbed gently.
If you have oily skin, try a clay mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 drops of lavender oil, 2 tablespoons of green clay, 2 drops of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Add water to make it into a paste. Avoid the eyes and let it dry on your face. This will give your skin a very deep clean.
Mix 2 or 3 drops of cedar wood oil and the same amount again of sandalwood oil and massage gently over the face. This mix will create nice soothing effect and is a fantastic way to treat eczema as well as acne and blackheads..
Make a face mask from an egg white, 2 tablespoons of kaolin, 1 tablespoon of oats, 1 tablespoon of cornflower and blend it with just enough rose water until it forms a paste. The add some lavender oil and stir thoroughly. When ready, apply to the skin on face but avoid your eyes.Let it dry and then rinse off.