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    Saturday, May 05, 2018

    Home Remedies for Blackheads

    Blackheads are the less troublesome cousin of the dreaded acne. The count of people not to have experienced the said skin condition would be really a handful. It is quite often the precursor to the full blown acne vulgaris infection. About 85% US teenagers suffer from some sort of acne infection.

    It is however an open comedone (pore around the base of a hair follicle) plugged with secretions from the oil producing sebaceous glands, dead cells and dirt. Clogged hair follicles appear as black heads when they are open and are subjected to oxidation. If the sebaceous deposits are protected by a thin sheath, they are not exposed to air and surface as white heads.

    Home Remedies for blackheads
    • To prevent the skin from getting too oily. Having a face wash with a face control formula after every two hours leaves the skin feeling less oily and fresh.
    • Home made scrubs go a long way in eliminating black heads. Oatmeal, almond powder made into a paste with curd can be applied in a rotating motion on the face skin. The coarseness of the oat meal often helps to soften and empty the base of the hair follicle.
    • Steaming the facial skin for a couple of minutes make the skin soft and supple. A little guided movement can help to bring out clogged material from the skin.
    • It is very important to dab some disinfectant on the emptied pore after the removal to ensure that there is no infection.
    • A disinfectant solution of half parts water and half part boric acid can be used to be dipped into and the face wiped thereafter. This controls the release of sebum or oils on the face.
    • Coarse crystals of sea salt, honey and lemon juice can make an effective scrub. It should be applied for at least a good 5-6 minutes to see results.
    • A wedge of lemon rubbed on the face can help reduce the oils and clean the pores.
    • A paste of ground radish seeds shows wonderful results.
    • It is important to drink lots of water to keep the body well hydrated and to prevent the recurrence of blackheads after they are extracted.

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