Health India gives us some great tips to remove blackheads.
First, soften the area around the blackhead. You can do this easily by applying clean, warm compresses to the spot or by steaming your face. Heat and steam soften the blackheads and your skin becomes more receptive to popping. Squeeze them out using a tweezer. Next, press the skin around the blackheads slightly with a clean tissue and close the pores with an astringent solution. If you do not want to pop them, try these methods:
- Apply a mask twice a week to absorb the excess oil and to tighten the skin pores.
- A paste of neem leaves and turmeric can be useful for blackhead and acne prone skin. Mix dry turmeric root powder and milk to a fine paste, apply this paste on your face and neck and keep for 30 minutes. Wash gently with water and pat dry.
- You can also use almond powder mixed with rose water and make it a fine paste. Apply this paste on blackheads.
- Rose water can be mixed with cucumber juice and applied on the face to reduce oiliness. Night-time cleansing is a must to prevent and treat blackheads and acne.
The best way to prevent blackheads and acne is by maintaining a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water. It is important for you to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water on a daily basis. It helps in flushing toxins out of the body, keeps the body hydrated, improves blood circulation, fights inflammation and nourishes the skin providing a healthy, clear, clean and radiant complexion.