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6 Surprise Methods to Reduce Blackheads Tonight

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Blackheads are one of the worse micro-criminals around. These are a form of a pimple, just minus the covering skin. Being exposed to air, oil and dirt buildup inside your pores and are oxidized, turning into a dark color. As there are a host of blackhead removing products, you can get rid of and prevent them from appearing with natural ingredients at home.

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the best way to reduce and remove the appearance of blackheads. Brushes, sponges, and certain beauty cleansers are harsh on sensitive skin. So use natural elements right from your fridge.

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Baking soda mixed with apple cider vinegar is an excellent exfoliation product. Mix ¼ cup of baking soda with apple cider vinegar until it forms a thick paste. The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliator while the apple cider vinegar’s antibacterial properties keep pores clear. Rub this gently in a circular motion on your face, being especially gentle around your blackhead area so not to rip it. Fine grain Sea Salts or Dead Sea Salts can be incredibly effective as well.

Since blackheads can result from oily skin, of course, you want to it. Using harsh chemicals is not advised as it can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving you with dry skin as you age. A milk scrub is perfect for getting rid of your blackheads 2. Milk Scrub

and reducing the effects of oily skin.

Mix a small amount of milk or buttermilk with a teaspoon of nutmeg. The nutmeg is great for clearing oil from the skin and is a gentle exfoliator. The milk contains lactic acid that helps break down your old skin cells. You can also try sour cream, which holds well to your face mixed with the nutmeg. Apply the mixture to your face using small circular motions and leave on for 3 minutes. Rinse well.

3. Honey Peel

Honey has natural antibacterial and healing properties. It nourishes all skin types, oily and dry. You’ll want to start with a clean, dry face. Place about ½ teaspoon of honey on a cotton pad. Place this on your blackhead and sit for 2-3 minutes. Then, peel it off. The honey will stick to your blackhead and gently peel away. Any of the remaining remnants in your pore won’t oxidize due to the antibacterial properties of the honey, so you won’t have the blackhead appearance.

4. Egg Wash

As you know, eggs are packed with protein, and it’s just as good for your face as your body. This is a nourishing, yet sticky treatment though! Mix two egg whites in a bowl. Using your fingers or a paintbrush, spread one layer across your face and allow to dry for two minutes. Repeat this process. The final time, just dab extra egg whites across any problem areas. Allow this mask to dry for 10-15 minutes. Your face will feel as though it’s pulling together. This is how you know it’s working. Using a warm, wet face towel, cleanse your face gently. The results is silky, smooth skin.

5. Cleanse Your Face Each Night

You can work each night to prevent blackheads simply by cleansing your face. Remove your makeup each night so your pores can breathe. Something as gentle and inexpensive as Witch Hazel works well at cleansing and tightening your pores.

6. Keep Clean Sheets

Another preventative method is to keep clean sheets on your bed, at least the pillowcases. Your bedding collects oils and places them back on your skin as you lay on them. So it’s a repetitive cycle of clogging your pores.

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