Whiteheads are common skin issues just like blackheads are. While it can be still easier to get rid of blackheads that are superficial, it can be a lot more trickier to get rid of whiteheads. This is because, whiteheads are actually accumulated sebum within the pores. When sebum is sandwiched between skin’s dead layer and hair follicles, it looks ugly and leads to acne that is hard to combat. However, few simple home remedies can easily reduce the appearance of whiteheads, without disturbing the pH level of the epidermis.
A word of caution though, always steam your face before using any home remedy for whitehead removal. It opens the pores and makes exfoliation easier, giving better and instant results.
Here Are Some Effective Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Whiteheads:
1. Lemon And Oatmeal
This is an exfoliating scrub, for oily to combination skin, that can reduce sebum accumulation. What you need in order to prepare this fast acting scrub is, fresh lemon juice and oatmeal. Simply grind oatmeal to make fine powder with soft granules. Take 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons oatmeal in a bowl and mix well. Gently scrub on the face while concentrating on the t-zone. Wash with cold water after 5 minutes.
Oatmeal will gently penetrate within the pores and puncture sebum boils. This will remove accumulated dirt alongside sebum. And lemon juice will shrink the open pores so that sebum formation can zero down.
2. Tomato Pulp And Glycerin
This homemade recipe is ideally suitable for normal and dry skin. Do not try it on sensitive or chapped skin. Peel a tomato and mash the pulp, removing the seeds, in a mixer. Take 1 teaspoon tomato mash and mix it with 1 teaspoon glycerin. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Apply on steamed face and massage for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water. Moisturize the face immediately.
Tomato is rich in lycopene. And Lycopene is an amazing antioxidant that detoxifies the skin. It will gently cleanse the skin pores and remove sebum. Working as a natural astringent, it will also shrink the open pores, so that the skin’s texture stay smooth. And glycerin will ensure that the skin cells stay moisturized and do not shrink.
3. Baking Soda And Raw Milk Cream
This recipe can be used as a scrub as well as a face mask. It is suitable for all skin types, excluding sensitive skin. Mix half teaspoon baking soda with raw milk cream. Blend till the mixture becomes foamy. Use only raw milk cream. It will not clog the skin pores. Apply on steamed face. Either massage it for 15 minutes and wash with cold water. Or apply it on the face, let it rest for 15 minutes, and then massage for 5 minutes before washing with cold water. Use it thrice a week.
Raw milk cream is rich in lactic acid that has bleaching property. Also, it has oil regulating properties. Baking soda, mildly acidic, makes the skin’s pH normal. It removes accumulated sebum, making room for the trapped hair follicles to take their place. This reduces whitehead formation and eventually gets rid of them.
4. Honey, Sugar And Almond Oil
Now this is one effective whitehead removal home remedy for sensitive skin. Crush sugar to make fine granules that aren’t very coarse. Mix half teaspoon sugar powder beads with half teaspoon honey and 4 to 5 drops of almond oil. Apply on steamed face soon after you make the cleanser. Gently massage the face for 5 minutes, and rinse with tap water. Use it once a day, ideally at night.
Honey will remove dead skin layer to expose trapped sebum. Sugar beads will absorb sebum as well as oil and dirt. Almond oil will moisturize the skin, without making it oily.
5. Carrot, Egg White And Lemon
This is an excellent whitehead removal recipe that also banishes dirt, acne spots, wrinkles and age spots. Grind raw carrot in a mixer and place 1 teaspoon of carrot pulp and juice in a bowl. Add about 1 teaspoon lemon and half teaspoon egg white to the bowl and beat well. Apply on moist steamed face and massage for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with cold water. Replace lemon with bentonite clay if your skin is chapped or sensitive. Use it thrice a week, or every alternate day, as required.
Lemon absorbs oil, dirt and sebum from the open skin pores. It reduces enlarged pores and also bleaches acne marks. Carrot is loaded with the goodness of Vitamin A that has melanin regulating properties. And egg white works as a natural sun block between UV rays and the skin. Thus, the ultimate skin is devoid of whiteheads, blackheads, spots, wrinkles and freckles.
The above listed 5 whitehead removal face masks will offer various side benefits. They will make you fairer and your skin will become more radiant.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.