By Guest Blogger, Sancta
How to get rid of whiteheads
Do you feel that when you were just about to take relief that you managed a mighty escape from breakouts, but now you are caught up with whiteheads? Fret not, for there is a solution for everything. Whiteheads and blackheads are the not so cool partners that leave your face looking that one step away from calling ‘clear skin’. Although whiteheads do not make your skin look bad as a breakout, these are certainly unhealthy for skin and guess out, they are a type of acne too!
Whiteheads and blackheads are called comedones which are non-inflammatory acne blemishes. When your tiny skin pores are clogged with sebum, they cause whiteheads. When these clogged pores with sebum and bacterial growth come in contact with air, they get oxidized and turn black- blackheads ultimately! Whiteheads make skin rough, and gives it a dull look. They are a sign that your skin is in great need of a proper skin care routine and help. There are many ways to prevent and remove whiteheads. Topical removal of whiteheads at a spa, using Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are few of the most effective and best ways for immediate results. However, if aren’t very keen about these methods you can always turn to home remedies that help to remove whiteheads. Here are few…
Face packs for whiteheads removal
Baking soda with water: A small amount of baking soda with water is one of the best remedies to fight against the bacterial build up on face that causes whiteheads. It also helps to balance the pH level in skin which will check on sebum production. Use this mixture as an exfoliator once in a week. If you have sensitive skin you can avoid this remedy and try others.
Lemon juice: Plain lemon juice for face is a brilliant hack. Its alpha hydroxyl acid content works to balance sebum, unclog blocked pores and fight bacterial build up, and also lighten the scars and marks left behind by whiteheads. Apply lemon juice on your face twice a week and wash off after 10 minutes.
Tea tree oil: This is one of the best oils that work or whiteheads. Tea tree oil is anti bacterial in nature and also an astringent. This means your skin pores are tightened and also bacterial activity is reduced to a great extent, which thereby suppresses whiteheads. Use plain tea tree oil for face, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off.
You can also use other natural products to combat whiteheads. They include; apple cider vinegar, cornstarch, oatmeal, honey, walnut powder, apricot, ground almonds, cinnamon, etc.
Pay attention to…
· Your diet: Consume a lot of vegetables and fresh fruits. They will help to clear out the toxin build up from body. Your skin will be naturally healthy which means less of sebum and whiteheads. Take Vitamin E and C supplements since they aid in skin renewal and repair. You can either include them as tomato face packs, lemon juice, orange juice, avocado mask, etc., or consume them directly.
· Your skin care routine: Exfoliate twice a week and not more than that. Cleanse face twice a day without fail. Indulge in the use of facial oils to improve overall skin health. You can try Vitamin E oil, Kumkumadi Thailam, olive oil, etc. Keep hair away from face, change pillow cases regularly, avoid touching your face (you will be spreading the whiteheads without your knowledge), replace face towel with disposable tissues (to keep away bacterial build up), pamper your skin the amazing benefits of facials.
· Your face products: Use cosmetic products that are non comedogenic, skin products that contain ingredients that are safe for your skin type (and do not cause you to break out). Clean your make up applicators regularly since they are the most viable source of bacteria.
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