How to Get Rid of Blackheads
How was your Eid, guys? Hope you are keeping up with the routine after the short break of Eid. This time around, our vacations were sabotaged by the brutal announcement of official holidays! I mean this was ratchet, right? Anyhow, I wish you all the strength in the world to ace the basics of life.
So, while I was devouring some delicious BBQ at my friend’s (Oh, that was one hell of a night), a girl from her relatives discussed one of her first world problems with me. Any guesses? Yeah, I am talking about those ugly black spots that usually eclipse our beauty. Blackheads. They are common. Coarse. Heartless. Nose is their favorite spot to dwell but they happen to spread anywhere they want. I empathized with her (because I know exactly how it feels to have them). I am sure blackheads victimize most of us so today’s post is about how to get rid of those bad babies. I have personally tried some of these methods and that is the reason I am sharing them with you guys. Hope you’ll find them helpful. Alright, let’s go.
I’ll not stop saying this. You are what you eat – I know we all are tempted to gorge on junk and fast food but our skin reflects our food choices. Eat healthy and a balanced diet that contains all the essential nutrients our body and skin needs. Drink plenty of water so that your skin stays hydrated. Fruits that are rich in antioxidants make a great natural potion for the skin so make sure to include them in your diet. Feed your skin right, enough said.
Our skin goes through a lot from day to day. Dirt, pollution, makeup, natural wear and tear – there is so much that our skin has to endure. The process forms a layer of dead skin cells on our face and clogs our pores. Exfoliation is the key to keep such issues at bay. Pick a reasonable scrub (that suits your skin) and get scrubbing! Gently massage the areas where you find those blackheads and repeat the procedure twice a week.
There’s another alternative that might come handy. I personally tried this and it’s great! This is the natural scrub that involves three magical ingredients i.e. coffee, sea salt and coconut oil. To prepare this scrub, take one tablespoon of sea salt, two tablespoons of coffee and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix them until they settle. Be very gentle while massaging as the coffee and sea salt are not very smooth on skin. You can use it on your arms and legs as well. This natural scrub works both ways; it not only exfoliates but also moisturizes. Bonus? It smells yummy and the sheen is to die for! Do this twice a week and you’re good to go.
Try the Pore Strips
Most of you have gotten the satisfaction those sticky suckers bring while yanking all the shit out of your pores and those of you who haven’t, well it’s time. Get your hands on those strips and let them work for you. If you have sensitive skin, then choose a brand that resonates with your skin type. However, you must remember that nose strips don’t really end blackheads but the feeling of a clean and unclogged nose is priceless nonetheless. You might also wanna limit the usage of these strips to once a week only. Excess of everything is bad, you know.
Moisture Works Wonders
Dry skin is the root cause of a lot of skin-related problems and blackheads are no exception. Locking the right amount of moisture in the skin not only helps with fighting blackheads but also prevent their future appearance. I’d recommend that you avoid heavy duty products for moisture that have ingredients like silicones and petrolatum. Go for the ones that are oil free and don’t clog pores by trapping the dirt, oil and bacteria. This will lead to more breakouts and blackheads and no one wants that.
Nature to the Rescue
Fewer cosmetics mean more time for your skin to breathe. Wear just the right amount of makeup on daily basis and refrain from caking your face. Free your skin with the makeup residue before you go to bed or when you’re just chilling at home in your PJs (unless you are hosting a costume party).
The best part about nature is that you can count on it for EVERY problem. Lemon and honey are some of those bounties of nature that have countless applications and benefits. Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and honey, well, its uses are secret to none. These two, when mixed, make a great antidote to blackheads and other skin problems. Take one tablespoon of honey and a half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Mix them to form a uniform liquid. Massage the problematic area for 3-5 minutes and rinse with normal water afterwards. You can do it on alternative days throughout the week. Be patient with the results; they’ll be worth it and you’ll love it!
And that’s a wrap folks. Hope dealing with blackheads would be less troublesome now. Got any other effective tips to fight blackheads? Any tried and tested totkas? Hit me up and share how you keep those bad boys at bay. Don’t feel blue, stay happy, stay beautiful! Until next time.