Occurrence of whiteheads is a common problem, which starts in puberty and may extend well into thirties also. Presence of whiteheads makes the skin ugly and unpleasant. Whiteheads developed due excessive sebum activity. When excess of sebum gets accumulated in skin pores around hair follicle and in combination with keratin, it plugs the skin pores. It looks like a raised white bump on the upper layer of the skin. Whiteheads do not appear black as blackheads because pores are not open and grease is not exposed to air for oxidation to take place. It keeps the area white and this is why the term whitehead is given.
Whiteheads are undesired because they spoil the texture of your skin and if not treated on time, they can penetrate deep into the skin and create problems. The most affected areas of our face are sides of nose, forehead, cheekbones and temples. They may also appear under the eyes. If you want blemish-free, clear and lustrous skin, you should get rid of whiteheads and prevent their formation by taking proper measures. People who have oily skin should essentially follow a skin care routine to prevent formation of whiteheads.
If want to prevent or get rid of whiteheads, you should follow some regular skin care routine and take balanced food.
First rule for treating whiteheads is to drink lots of water. Water helps to flush away the toxins and keeps eth skin hydrated and supple. Dry skin flakes and peels faster due to shading of dead skin cells at faster rate. These dead cells clog the skin pores and leads to break-outs at skin.
Eating a balanced diet which includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is very essential for the skin.
To detoxify the body, you can drink a glass of warm water with lemon juice in it.
Whenever you apply scrub to your skin, apply Jojoba oil as natural moisturizer.
Throw away all the harsh cosmetic products which you have been using for long as they harm the skin. Instead use mild, natural products made at home.
Also it is very important to stay away from stress as it can lead to imbalance in hormonal activity and it can lead to more sebum production. To reduce stress and increase blood flow by following a good exercise routine.
Take fresh fenugreek leaves and make paste of them. Apply this paste over affected area and wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning. It is very effective remedy to prevent whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.
Use medicated soap to wash the face and wash twice a day.
Steaming your face with mild mist of boiling water can unclog your skin pres and help release the clogged oil. You can also rub the lemon skin on your face and it also helps unclog the pores. Following this process for twice a week can bring quick results.
Take peel of a pomegranate and roast it. Then grind it into powder and mix to it lemon juice to make a paste. Now apply it over the blackheads. After 15 minutes, rinse your face with warm water to pat dry it.
Take one tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon ground nut oil. Mix them thoroughly and apply it over your face.
Take white of an egg and beat it to become frothy. Add to it one tablespoon honey and blend well. Apply it over whiteheads with a cotton swab. After half and hour, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Take a potato and grate it. Now apply this over your face and after ten minutes remove it by rubbing. It will work as scrub and remove whiteheads.
Take one tablespoon sandalwood powder and make a paste of it with rose water. Apply it over your face and wash it off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
Take cornstarch and make a paste of it by mixing it with vinegar. Apply it for about 30 minutes. Then remove it with wash cloth and wash with lukewarm water.
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