These are the 8 Home Remedies to Remove Blackheads that is Easy and Affordable.

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Have you ever took a closer look at your face and notice those hideous dark bumps on your nose? These dark bumps or commonly known as blackheads are unsightly and generally unappealing.
Blackheads are caused by clogged hair follicles. A number of factors can cause blackheads. Excessive oil from the sebaceous glands is usually the most common cause. Another contributing factor is the irritation of hair follicles due to the build-up of dead skin cells. Acne-causing bacteria could also cause blackheads. Hormonal changes during menstruation or when using contraceptives could also increase oil production leading to the formation of blackheads.
Removing blackheads may seem like a tedious task but with proper remedies and extra care, your skin could become blackhead-free. If you are like most people who are looking for safe and effective, yet inexpensive ways to remove those pesky blackheads, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are some of the best home remedies you can try without spending a lot of money.
1. Egg white mask
Hardened egg whites easily stick to your skin and help pull out dirt and blackheads from your pores. It can also reduce the size of your pores and prevents the formation of blackheads.
Ingredients/materials:
2 egg whites
2 teaspoon of lemon juice
Tissue
How to use it:
1. Separate the egg whites from the yolk and beat it in a small bowl
2. Add two teaspoons of lemon juice. Mix well.
3. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to affected areas.
4. Allow it to dry then place a tissue over it.
5. Apply a second layer on top of the tissue.
6. If you have too many blackheads, you can add another layer.
7. Wait until it’s completely dried and peel off the tissue layers from your nose.
8. Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
9. Do this once a week.
2. Honey and Lemon
This combination has always been used in numerous skin remedies. Lemon is an effective astringent that tightens pore to prevent dirt accumulation in the pores. It can also help lighten the skin. Honey has antibacterial properties that combat bacteria that cause acne and blackheads.
Ingredients/materials:
1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon honey
How to use it:
1. Squeeze off the juice of the lemon
2. Mix honey with the lemon juice
3. Apply it on your nose or on your entire face
4. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
5. Do this 2-3x a week
3. Toothpaste and salt
Toothpaste helps lessen the build-up of oil. Salt is a natural exfoliant that scrubs off dead skin cells that can cause blackheads.
Ingredients/materials:
1 teaspoon of toothpaste
1 teaspoon of salt
How to use it:
1. Mix the toothpaste with the salt.
2. Apply in ypur nose and allow it to dry
3. When completely dried, wet your fingers and gently massage your nose to remove the mixture
4. Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
5. Do this once or twice a week
4. Baking soda and lemon
Due to its exfoliating properties, baking soda helps remove dead skin cells that could clog the pores and cause blackheads and acne. Lemon has a tightening effect that shrinks the pores preventing the formation of blackheads.
Ingredients/materials:
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1/4-1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice
How to use it:
1. Mix the baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a thick paste
2. Apply on your nose or on your entire face.
3. Wash your face thoroughly.
4. Do this regimen once a week only
5. DIY Steam Facial
A hot water steam opens up the pores, making it easier to remove the blackheads.
Ingredients/materials:
A large bowl of steaming hot water
A clean towel
How to use it:
1. Bend over the bowl of hot water.
2. Cover your head with the towel and stay put for 5 minutes
3. Wipe your face with a clean towel and remove your blackheads with it.
4. Do this once a week
6. Gelatin and milk mask
Gelatin contains essential nutrients that help in repairing your skin. Its skin tightening and firming effect helps in the removal of dirt and blackheads from pores. The addition of milk helps in balancing the skin’s pH and controlling sebum production.
Ingredients/materials:
1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoon of milk
How to use it:
1. Combine the gelatin and milk in a saucepan and heat for 10-15 seconds. Do not boil.
2. Apply to your nose and let it set for 30-40 minutes
3. Peel the mask gently, starting drom the sides.
4. Do this 2-3x a week
7. Aloe vera gel
The astringent properties of aloe vera gel help in shrinking pores to prevent the formation of blackheads. It also has a natural moisturizing effect that keeps your skin smooth and supple.
Ingredients/materials:
1 tablespoon of aloe vera
How to use it:
1. Massage your nose using aloe vera gel
2. Allow drying then wash off with lukewarm water.
3. Repeat twice a day
8. Charcoal mask
Charcoal effectively absorbs excess oil, making it easier to remove dirt and other debris from the pores. It also has a skin tightening effect to prevent the formation of blackheads.
Ingredients/materials:
1/2 teaspoon of activated charcoal
1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoon of water
How to use it:
1. To two tablespoons of water, add the gelatin and heat for 10-15 seconds.
2. When it the mixture thickens, add the charcoal. Mix well
3. Apply to your nose and allow it to dry
4. Once dried, peel gently from the sides and wash your face.
5. Do this once or twice a week
Getting rid of present blackheads is only a part of the regimen. Here are some tips on how to maintain a clean, blackhead-free skin:
1. Use a mild cleanser in washing your face.
2. Do not overwash your face. Stripping your face with moisture actually prompts your skin to produce more oil. It is recommended to wash your face twice daily.
3. Do not forget to remove your make up before going to bed
4. Take shower after a rigorous exercise.
5. Change your pillowcase regularly. Dirt in your pillows could come in contact with your skin.
6. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water.

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