Blackheads, those unbearable comedones that appear when pores are blocked, are a nightmare for many of us. Our natural tips to remove them naturally without leaving unsightly scars.
Removing blackheads is not done just any way or with any instrument or product. Here are the best natural methods to extract them without damaging your skin.
We avoid fiddling with blackheads.
The first step to avoid blackheads, we stop systematically fiddling with our imperfections, under penalty of turning them into acne pimples and multiplying them. And of course, if you touch your blackheads, you should wash your hands well beforehand!
We replace the stripping cosmetics by gentle cleansers.
To avoid attacking the skin, it is necessary to renew its products with gentle cosmetics. As a general rule, preference is given to cosmetic products stamped “non-comedogenic”.
To clean it, we prefer oils or cleansing milk without soap or surfactants, and alcoholic tonic lotions are replaced by hydrosols (floral water) of lavender or rosemary. As for scrubs, we forget the grains, and we put everything on enzymatic peels, without grains, based on fruit acids.
- We have a facial sauna
To properly dilate the pores and facilitate the extraction of blackheads, the facial sauna is ideal.
Our step by step for a facial sauna: in a saucepan filled with two litres of water, place a handful of fresh mint, bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Pour hot water into a bowl and add a few slices of lemon. Repeat these fumigations up to twice a week. Stand about three inches above the surface of the water and cover your head with a towel. You can then remove the blackheads by wrapping your fingers in paper tissues. Disinfect with an antiseptic solution and dab blemishes with hazelnut vegetable oil mixed with tea tree essential oil.
Warning! This recipe should be avoided during pregnancy because of the essential oils. Likewise, they are not necessarily suitable for sensitive skin. If in doubt, test in the crook of your arm for at least 24 hours.
- We make homemade friction based on essential oils.
To fight comedones daily, rubbing with essential oils two to three times a week.
The anti-blackhead recipe with essential oils:
- Dilute 12 drops of essential oils in two tablespoons of vegetable oil. You can choose from essential oils of tea tree (an Australian tree with many virtues), manuka, rosewood, rose geranium, lavender, white sandalwood or grapefruit.
- Use them alone or mixed.
- Make friction with this treatment.
- We opt for an anti-imperfection mask with white clay.
To prevent blackheads, you can also concoct a mask a homemade mask made from white clay.
The recipe for the anti-blackhead mask with white clay: In a small ramekin, mix a tablespoon of white clay, soaked in rose water with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, two drops of tea tree essential oil and three drops of grapefruit extract. Apply this mask, leave it on for about 10 minutes then rinse off with clean water. Once or twice a day the process is performed.
- We “pimp” your day cream
Take your favourite day cream and mix a large drop with two drops of rosemary essential oils, directly in hand. Then, we massage in the blackhead area
We make a homemade anti-blackhead paste.
To unclog the pores, we make a homemade paste.
DIY homemade anti-blackhead paste:
- Mix an egg white with flour.
- Stir until you get a paste and apply on the blackheads.
- When the paste has completely hardened, rinse with clean water.
- We create an anti-someone patch.
Not very tasty but very useful, the patches are formidable for blackheads. The best is to create one yourself.
Anti-blackhead patch tutorial: pour a tablespoon of milk and a tablespoon of gelatin into a container. Put the mixture back in the microwave for ten seconds. When the preparation has cooled, spread the patch using a brush. Leave on for ten minutes and gently remove.
We peel oranges to make a homemade mask.
Orange is a great ally against blackheads thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
DIY homemade orange mask: dry orange peels for a day and chop them until you get a fine powder. Add water until you get a paste, then apply the mixture to the blackheads. Before washing it off, let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
We throw ourselves on the fruits and vegetables.
Here are two grandma’s recipes that will treat blackhead areas easily.
Cut an untreated potato into slices that you will apply to the blackheads by massaging. Repeat this two to three times a day to remove excess sebum. You can also use a lemon cut in half, and juice it with a cotton swab to dab it on your blackheads. Do these two to three times a day for a week.
- We fade the scars with the tomato.
Used as a mask, tomato slices can help remove blackheads. But if you have already tortured your comedones and it is too late, you fade the scars by applying tomato slices on the marks, and you rinse everything with a surgras soap.
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