Despite your best efforts to maintain clear, healthy skin, those pesky blackheads are still there! Unlike acne pimples, which are often hormonal in origin, blackheads are fatty deposits accumulated in the pores of the skin, which take on this color when they come into contact with bacteria and air.
The first mistake not to make is to try to extract them with your fingernails: you risk worsening the situation by promoting infection and ending up with scars. So we resist the temptation and, instead, we test these natural solutions.
Step 1: open the pores
Before deep cleansing the skin, you must open the pores. To do this, just fill a container with boiling water, lean over it with a towel on your head, as if for an inhalation, and stay there for a few minutes. Dry the face by gently dabbing with a towel.
Step 2: we purify
Once the skin is ready to be cleansed, we choose the method that inspires us the most to purify the pores. And all that remains is to dig into the kitchen cupboards to take action.
This magic ingredient is essential to disinfect and unclog blackheads. Not only does it serve as the basic ingredient for each treatment, it can also be used on its own, pure, to restore clear skin.
- Squeeze a lemon and keep the juice in a container that can be kept in the fridge.
- Using a cotton ball or a soft, clean toothbrush, apply it to the areas to be treated.
- Let it dry and repeat the operation every night before going to bed.
Cut different sized slices, lie down and lay them on the face until it is completely covered. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. The descaling and disinfectant properties of tomatoes will act on blackheads. Once the time has elapsed, rinse with lukewarm water and dry the face by patting it with a towel.
Do you dream of a light mask to heal your skin? Nothing’s easier. Just whip an egg white until stiff and add a few drops of lemon. Apply on the face, insisting on the T zone (forehead, nose, chin), leave on for a quarter of an hour and rinse gently.
Thebicarbonate exfoliating action is very effective against blackheads. Mix two tablespoons of powder with half a lemon juice to form a thick paste. Apply it to the areas to be treated and let sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. This can be repeated every day for about a week to see results.
If the thought of applying tomato or baking soda to your sensitive skin scares you, go for it instead. yogurt mask. Mix two spoonfuls of plain yogurt and half a spoonful of lemon juice, place the mask on your face and leave on for a quarter of an hour. Rinse off with lukewarm water and admire the results.