November 10, 2014

GLAM Beauty: Home Remedies for Blackheads

Since my move to Taiwan, I have had to deal with various skin problems which I really just put down to my skin acclimatizing and my sudden excessive use of cosmetics. However,one problem that scared me straight is the issue of blackheads..I have never had to worry about this all my life until now. I wanted to deal with my blackheads problem with a less chemically influenced substance, as I am weary of over the counter products especially if the beauty market does not cater to women of color,like in this part of Asia.
So I tried out three home remedies that have proved to work really well for me, I loved them because they are everyday items that we usually have at home (meaning you can start treating your skin almost immediately), they are easy to apply and learn (some D.I.Y's are truly a headache to follow) and this is very much affordable.
1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective treatment for blackheads as well as acne. It helps clear the skin of impurities such as debris and dirt.
  -Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with mineral water to make a paste.
-Apply the paste generously on the affected skin area and massage gently. 
-Allow it to dry for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

- Repeat this remedy once or twice a week.
4. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice, also used in acne treatment, can help remove blackheads. The nutrients and vitamins present in lemon juice are good for all skin types.
         -Make a facial scrub by mixing lemon juice with salt, yogurt and honey. 
-Gently scrub the affected area with this natural exfoliating mixture.
         -You can also mix fresh lemon juice with milk or rosewater to create a facial cleanser. Use it daily for 10 to 12 days.
5. Green Tea

Green tea can also be used to treat blackheads,and being that I'm around Taiwan..getting the best advice for this D.I.Y was very simple yet excellent.
    -Mix one teaspoon of dry green tea leaves with a little water to make a paste.
   -Gently scrub the paste over the affected area for two to three minutes. This scrub deep cleans oily skin and helps unclog pores.
   Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

If blackheads are stealing your self-esteem and confidence then I strongly recommend the above.
Do give it a go and let me know how it works out by reaching out to me on the following;

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