Blackheads: These 4 natural solutions to remove them
Located mainly on the T zone, that is to say the nose, the chin, and the forehead, blackheads appear when the pores of the skin are blocked by an excess of impurity and sebum. Fortunately, there are natural solutions to get rid of these small imperfections that spare almost no one.
On the list of miracle ingredients to get rid of blackheads, also called “open comedones”, we find in particular the juice of lemon. It is indeed known to be sanitizing, purifying and healing. On the other hand, its acidity makes it possible to regulate the production of sebum, the fat naturally secreted by the skin, and which, mixed with dead cells, is responsible for the appearance of its unsightly little clusters. Before going to bed, pat a cotton pad soaked in lemon juice on the areas to be treated and let dry without rinsing. You can repeat this operation once a week.
In the fruit category, we also find the tomato. After having previously opened your pores via a facial steam bath, or by placing a washcloth moistened with hot water on your skin, place thin slices of tomatoes on your face and leave to act for about twenty minutes. Its sebum-regulating and disinfecting properties purify the skin, clean it in depth, and therefore fight against its small plugs which, in contact with air, oxidize and blacken. Once the time has elapsed, rinse your face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel.
Economical, biodegradable, and non-toxic, the sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, is a must-have product to have in your bathroom cupboard. And for good reason. In addition to fighting against yellowing of the teeth, this odorless natural powder treats blackheads thanks to its descaling, antiseptic and antibacterial action. To do this, pour two tablespoons of baking soda and the juice of half a lemon into a small container to form a thick paste. Apply it to the T-zone and leave on for 20 minutes, before rinsing.
Used as a mask, egg white is a real ally for problem skin, prone to blackheads or acne. Moisturizing and antibacterial, it cleanses, unifies the skin, and eliminates excess sebum, while restoring radiance to the face. The method is simple: you just have to break an egg in a bowl and isolate the white, without beating it. Then distribute it directly over your entire face, avoiding the eye area, using a brush or with your hands, which have been washed beforehand. Leave on for fifteen minutes, rinse with lukewarm water, and finish with a quick swipe of cold water to close the pores.