Generally showing up on the face, blackheads are a common skin issue found in men and women of all types. When pores become clogged with excess sebum, an oil produced by the sebaceous glands, as well as dead skin cells, blackheads occur. Whether or not the pore is opened or closed dictates the difference between blackheads and white heads. An open pore permits the plug of sebum, or skin cells, to oxidize when the oxygen alters it to black. Today, we at Skin and Body Refinery would like to share some natural options to reduce the appearance of blackheads in your pores.
1) Use Pore Minimizing Toner
Open clogged pores that are reacting to oxygen can be minimized by shrinking the pore. A lemon juice toner will help you reach your goals; however, lemon juice can lighten your skin so be sure to apply sun block. If necessary, you can dilute the lemon juice with water for those with sensitive skin. Wash and rinse your face well and pat dry. Capture the freshly squeezed lemon juice in a bottle or bowl and dab a cotton ball in the juice and gently apply it to your face. Do this treatment 3-4 times a week just before bed and follow up the next morning with a rinse of lukewarm water every time. Of course, if you are really serious about using the best toner to minimize pores, SkinCeuticals has a great selection here.
2) Does Baking Soda Actually Remove Blackheads?
Your skin can get dried out if you opt to use the baking soda often, but it works wonders on blackheads. The small, fine granules will work as a natural exfoliate, which removes the contaminants that lead to blackheads. Create a thick paste that can spread across the face by mixing the baking soda and water. Massage the paste into your pores with circular motions and moderate pressure. Be sure to rinse well and pat dry your face before applying a good moisturizer.
3) Clay Mask for Blackheads on Nose & Face
Rich in healing substances, a Bentonite clay is a mineral is ideal. It draws out the oils and impurities that are in your pores. Not only are the blackheads cleared out, but the skin tone and health are also boosted. This clay can dry out the skin so be sure to follow up with a moisturizer. Add enough water to create a paste with 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay. Use clean fingers, apply a thin layer of clay on your thoroughly washed face and let the clay dry for 10-25 minutes. With lukewarm water, rinse your face well and apply moisturizer after you have pat dried it. Skin and Body Refinery offers many clay mask products and treatments you can view by clicking here.
4) Egg White Blackhead Mask
Reducing future blackheads as well as removing any present ones, the egg white mask will temporarily tighten pores as well. Rich in nutrients, egg whites are good for the skin and minimize any skin drying side effects. Rinse your face well and separate the yolk from the whites. Apply the whites on your face, after it has been patted dry, and either use strips of facial tissue or toilet paper over the egg white layer to stabilize the egg whites. Repeat until you have two or three layers of egg whites. Wait until it is dried and remove the mask, rinse away any residues and use a moisturizer if needed.