Blackheads are not only restricted to oily skin – they can affect any skin type, anytime. It is a reflection of your diet as well as skin-cleansing habits. Blackheads are caused when pores get clogged with dead skin cells and oils (sebum). When not treated, this may lead to serious breakouts. The key to keep blackheads at bay always exfoliate your skin.
Try these homemade scrubs for a clean and blackheads-free skin.
Flour+ Honey + Warm water: Mix together 1 tbsp of flour, and 1 tsp of honey with 1 tsp of warm water. Dip a cotton pad or a piece of muslin cloth into the mix, and apply it to the problem zone. Remove after 10-15 minutes. It works best for all skin types suffering from blackheads on nose and chin.
Oatmeal + Curd + Turmeric+ Honey:
Oatmeal + Curd + Turmeric+ Honey: If you have super sensitive skin and you suffer from blackheads, try this homemade scrub. Oats gently unclogs pores, turmeric lightens up scars and honey kills bacteria. When these super ingredients are combined, it makes for a great scrub. Mix 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of curd, a pinch of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of honey. Scrub it on the face and wash it off.
Sugar + Lemon + Honey:
Sugar + Lemon + Honey: Granulated sugar is a natural gentle exfoliator. Lemon and honey have anti-bacterial properties. Mix 1 teaspoon of brown or white sugar, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey in a bowl. Apply the mixture on the face and scrub in a circular motion. Wash it off for flawless skin.
Rice flour + Green Tea + Milk:
Rice flour + Green Tea + Milk: Rice flour has anti-ageing properties and when used regularly, has long-term benefits. This scrub will surely slough off dead skin cells and squeeze out blackheads with minimal efforts. In a bowl, take 1 teaspoon of coarse white rice (grind), cut open 1 green tea bag and add it to the mixture. Add 2 teaspoon of milk. Mix it well. Apply the mixture on your face and gently scrub for 5 minutes in a circular motion. Wash it off and apply a hydrating cream.
Tomato + Oatmeal + Curd:
Tomato + Oatmeal + Curd: Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and potassium, and this is good for cleaning pores, greasy skin and blackheads. Mash a ripe tomato and strain it. Mix the pulp with some oatmeal and curd. Apply for five to seven minutes on the face and wash it off.