What are blackheads?
Blackheads appear like black dots that have formed on your skin. Blackheads clogs large pores with sebum causing skin problems. Melanin oxidizes and causes the black color. It is commonly found on nose, face, neck and body.
What are whiteheads?
Whiteheads are similar to blackheads. The pores gets filled with bacteria, these bacteria doesn’t get oxidized and stays white in color. This is found in face and body.
Causes Of Blackheads And Whiteheads
- Oil and sebum
- Dead skin cells
- Improper skin care routine
- Pollution and waste
- Not properly removing makeup
Home Remedy For Blackheads And Whiteheads
Step 1: Steaming
Steaming is the process of opening and unclogging skin pores. Since all the problem starts with clogging of pores, it is necessary to open up the spots to make them easily removable in the next step.
You can use a steam focused over your face/neck. Or alternatively you can use a towel dipped in hot water to press against face for a few minutes. Once you are done with the steaming process, get on with the next step right way.
Step 2: Mask
After we are done with steaming process, apply the mask immediately. You should use a peel off mask preferably to stripe off the layer off blackheads and whiteheads from the layer of skin.
Alternative 1: Egg White Mask
Egg white has bleaching and cleansing properties. It can act as D.I.Y face mask to remove blackheads and whiteheads naturally. All you have to do is take egg white in a bowl and immerse tissue papers in them. Place this mask on face wherever needed and let it dry.
After it dries, peel off the mask in a quick motion in the opposite direction of hair growth. This not only helps you get rid of blackheads an whiteheads, it helps you get rid of facial hair too. You can also refer TiTi s corner’s video, where she has clearly demonstrated this mask.
Alternative 2: Charcoal Mask
You will need charcoal powder and a peel off mask/gelatin powder. Mix these ingredients together and form it into a fine paste. Apply this mask wherever needed. Allow it to dry and peel it off in a quick motion in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Charcoal has amazing deep cleansing and purifying properties. Peel off mask helps you get attached to the follicles of whiteheads and blackheads making the process of removal easy.
Alternative 3: Innisfree Mask
Innisfree offers a three step mask, which helps you easily remove blackheads.
3 Step Mask:
- First mask helps you open up the pores and making the blackheads and whiteheads accessible.
- Second mask helps to give an intensive treatment to remove them effectively
- Third mask helps you tighten and nourish pores and skin.
This mask is very effective and has active ingredients which deeply cleanses and removes blackheads and whiteheads. You can also refer to Erica Fernandes video for more information.
Step 3: Moisturize
Since your skin has opened up and the impurities have been removed. This is the perfect time to boost your skin with a nutrient rich moisturizer.
How to Get Rid Of Blackheads and Whiteheads Permanently?
You can use the above mentioned masks regularly once a week and reduce its frequency to remove it. But these masks are not the permanent solution. If you follow these upcoming steps it will help you keep your skin free from blackheads and whiteheads.
- Follow CTM (Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize) routine regularly.
- Use non-comedogenic makeup and skin care products as they don’t clog your skin pores.
- Exercise and mediate regularly to keep away stress.
- Sleep well to relax your body and mind.
- Harsh chemicals on skin.
- Use a harsh scrub.
- Scrubbing too often.
- Picking or popping skin.
- Not using sunscreen regularly.