Blackheads are pesky skin imperfections that can’t quite be covered with makeup. In fact, when makeup and dirt pools in the pores it stimulates the oil glands to produce excess oil. When this excess junk comes into contact with oxygen it turns black. And so, blackheads are born. But no worries, we are going to tackle blackheads from the source and teach you how to banish them for good!
Method #1: The Lemon and Sugar Scrub
What you’ll need:
- 1 Lemon
- 2 tsp Granulated Sugar
Cut the lemon in half, then sprinkle the sugar directly onto the open side of the lemon. Next, gently rub the lemon and sugar onto clean skin in circular motions. The combination of lemon and sugar is deadly to blackheads since the sugar scrubs them away and the lemon prevents clogged pores. Rinse off the mixture to reveal black-head free skin.
Method #2: Milk and Honey Pore Strips
What You’ll Need:
- 2 tsp Milk
- 2 tsp Honey
Combine milk and honey in a bowl and microwave until warm. Paint the mixture onto skin with an old makeup brush or cotton swab. Once you feel the mask tighten ( about 15 minutes) peel off the mask and you’ll find dirt and blackheads in the strip!
Break up with bad habits
The easiest way to introduce dirt and bacteria to your face is through makeup. Practice these sanitary makeup habits to make sure your beauty routine isn’t causing unwanted acne. Break your bad habits and start practicing these habits now:
- Wash your face before bed
- Change your pillow cases often
- DO NOT touch your face with your fingers
If natural remedies aren’t working fast enough, snatch up any of these products to behead your dreaded blackheads.