Black heads are formed due to the excessive oil on skin. They are also called comodone and can be observed at first stage of acne before any inflammation or infection. When sebaceous gland produces more sebum it accumulates in the pores and blocks them. This oil clogging the pores oxidizes as the result of exposure to air. The oil become solid and blocks the pores. These blocked hair follicles absorb the light and turn black which is why are called black heads.
Tips to Get Rid of Blackheads
Blackheads can be reduced by eating the foods which reduce the sebum production, rejuvenate the skin and keep its moisture. Avoid excessive carbohydrate and fats and use more and more fruits & vegetables and raw fats like avocado, olives etc.
Use of makeup should be avoided but if you do make sure to use non-comedogenic foundation and concealers. It is good to avoid the use of make up on sweating face.
Olive or almond oil:
Wash your face with warm water so that pores get open. Saturate a corner of washcloth with olive or almond oil and apply some toothpaste over it. Gently rub it over the nose and on whole face if you like. Wash after five minutes.
As blackheads are formed by excessive oil on your skin, so using a clay mask will help in reducing the oil and cleaning the pores. Use of this mask once per week is good but not to use excessively which also lead towards oil production.
It is also natural way to get rid of blackheads. Cut the tomatoes into different shape and sizes to cover various facial parts. Wash the face with warm water to open the pores and dry it. Put the tomatoes on blackheads for fifteen minutes and rinse with water.
Take lime juice, almond oil and glycerine in equal quantity and mix them. Apply this lotion on face every day not only to treat blackhead but it will also help to reduce the spots.
Apply honey on the affected part and rinse after 10-15 minutes.
Separate the egg white form yoke and beat it. Apply it on face and cover with tissue paper for half an hour until it dries up. When tissue gets harder, peel it off and rinse with water.
- Use cleansing products made up of natural ingredients
- Aggressive skin products leave the skin too dry, producing more oil leading blocked pores.
- Do not hesitate to use cleansers having jujube or coconut oil.
- For exfoliation, use some mild exfoliation mask to remove dead skin cells and do not over exfoliate the skin.
- Avoid the use of products possessing sodium laureth sulphate, mineral oil, alcohol, lanolin, isopropyl mystate, sodium lauryl sulphate, propylene glycol and parabens.