Living in Hong Kong, we’re often surrounded by external stress factors such as air pollution, stress, over working and of course over indulging. A friend recently asked me ways to naturally get rid of blackheads – which led me to make write this post! I hope you like it.
How do blackheads manifest?
Blackheads basically form when a pores are clogged or plugged. Dead skins cells, sweat or impurities collect at the opening of the pore and cause them to get clogged which then produces a dirty bump aka blackhead.
Main causes of blackheads
- Hormonal changes
- Unclean skin
Natural remedies to get rid of blackheads
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1. Baking Soda Mask or Paste
Simply mix one part baking soda and fresh filtered water to form a paste. Apply gently to the affected area, then allow it to dry for a few minutes and simply rinse it off with warm water to remove the oil and dirt from your pores. Make sure not to over do it either as the baking soda pH is high and can seriously dry out your skin so don’t forget to moisturize after!
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2. Egg White Mask
Egg white removes current blackheads, tightens your pores which prevents future blackheads to form as well.
– 1 egg
– Small bowl
– Clean towel
Simply separate the egg yolk from the egg white and keep the latter. Clean your face and then pat dry. Apply a layer of egg white to your skin, wait until it’s completely dry and then apply another layer. Repeat 4-5 times. Let it dry completely then rinse with warm water.
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3. Honey & Cinnamon Pads (smells divine!)
– Clean cotton pads
– 1 part organic raw honey
– 1 part cinnamon
– Small bowl
Mix the honey and cinnamon in a small bowl until it’s enough to cover the affected area. Apply a thin layer onto affected area then press a clean cotton pad over it. Wait for 4-5 minutes then remove slowly and rinse your face. Follow up with a mild unscented moisturizer (best if it’s chemical free so it doesn’t irritate your skin).
Give these natural home remedies a try and let me know your feedback or share your recipes with me.
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Living a natural and chemical free life is easy – just take it a step at a time!