A very common skin problem is having blackheads, form of acne caused by clogged hair follicles. These acne turn black when in contact with air.
What causes blackheads?
Each hair follicle contains oil-producing gland and a hair. A comedone, bump on the skin appears, when dead skin cells, dirt and oil gather at the opening of the follicle. When the skin opens, airs cause oxidation and the blackhead appears.
The following things may cause the annoying blackheads:
• Improper skin care
• Changes in the hormonal levels
• The amount of oil that is produced
This form of acne is not accompanied by pain as pimples. These dark bumps are located on the nose, and sometimes on the back, shoulders and neck.
If you want to clear the blackheads you should use natural treatments to clean you skin every single day.
The proper way to clean your skin
Taking care of your skin’s cleanness is essential when having blackheads. For instance, washing your face twice a day can reduce the appearance of blackheads.
Every morning and every evening clean your skin with an appropriate cleanser. Never use cleansers that contain oil and alcohol because these ingredients can dry or irritate the skin. When starting the cleansing, wash your hands.
Then, wash your face with warm water. The warmth will open the closed pores. Finally, apply the cleanser in circular motions three times. At the end, wash the face with cold water to close the pore and dry your face.
If your skin is oily, use an astringent afterwards, to remove the leftover oils on your skin.
A mixture of milk and nutmeg is excellent for treating blackheads. The lactic acid in milk will remove the dead skin cells, and the nutmeg will remove the bacteria. Make a paste from 1 tablespoon milk and half tablespoon ground nutmeg and apply the paste on the blackheads. Wash the paste after 20 minutes. Repeat the cleansing twice a week and your skin will be clear and soft.
You can moisturize and feed your skin with nutrients by using honey. You can cleanse your skin from bacteria with lemon. So, rub your face with these two ingredients and wash after ten minutes. Your skin will be bright and clean immediately after this amazing treatment.
If blackheads are picked at, they can spread over a larger area. So, do these natural treatments and get rid of blackheads quickly and easily.