Blackheads are one of the most unwanted things we want on our face beside freckles, wrinkles, and moles. Blackheads are capable of totally deteriorating your beauty and appearance, by making your skin appear dull and tedious. Blackheads are the clogged pores or plugs that are caused by the accumulation of sebum and dead skin inside the hair follicles. Hair follicles contain one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oils in the skin to keep it soft and elastic. But it is not rare for these oils, known as the sebum produced by the skin glands to clog our pores as well as accumulate dirt and dead skin cells in them. With time these impurities turn dark brown or black, which we can see on our skin in the form of blackheads.

There are countless products available in the market that can help you get rid of these tiny black impurities on the skin, but we always recommend trying natural remedies first before treating yourself with products containing harsh chemicals. Therefore, we have listed the following DIY blackheads mask which you can easily prepare at home:

  1. The Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated charcoal is a much prized purifier, water filter as well as impurities remover. It has been long used at homes to purify drinking water, treating wounds etc. But several scientific studies have also revealed its benefits for the skin. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Perhaps that is the reason why the big cosmetics manufacturers out there have been incorporating this active ingredient in their face washes, blackhead removing masks and even other skincare products. Considering its ability to remove impurities from the skin, activated charcoal has been brought to use while preparing a blackheads removing mask, its recipe is mentioned below.

All You Need To Do…

In quarter cup of warm water as a teaspoon of gelatin and dissolve it completely. Using this gelatin water, make a thick paste by adding it to a tablespoon of ground/crushed activated charcoal. Now apply this homemade blackheads mask to the area you want to get rid of blackheads, and let it dry completely. By pulling it from the ends, peel off the entire mask. You will notice that your skin is left clean, clear and glowing.

  1. Egg White and Lemon Juice Mask

Egg whites are very beneficial for the skin as they contain important vitamins and minerals that boost skin’s health as well as its appearance. Egg whites also aid in tightening skin pores so dirt and other impurities don’t clog them the next time and form blackheads. Lemon juice on the other hand is a great skin purifier, ascorbic acid in lemons not on naturally bleaches the dark areas and wipe away the dirt and contaminations in the skin, but it also boosts skin’s immunity to efficiently fight free radicals. The result is beautiful radiant skin.

Homemade blackheads mask, prepared by using egg whites and lemon juice isn’t a new recipe. It is an old and quite famous mask recipe among housewives and other ladies preferring natural methods over commercial products.

All You Need To Do…

This is a very easy recipe and the ingredients are always available at home, that is the eggs and lemons. You will beat whites of two eggs until foamy and then mix in it juice of half a lemon. Then apply this mask all over your face avoiding the skin near the eyes. Let it stay for at least 15 minutes or until it is completely dry.

Now peel it off and enjoy a clear and glowing complexion that you have always longed for!

  1. Honey and Turmeric Mask

Honey is both antibacterial and antiseptic; these are the required properties that help remove blackheads by destroying germs or impurities that clog pores, and that makes honey another great choice for those with acne-related blackheads. Honey also acts as a natural antibiotic, helping to pull dirt from the pores of the skin to clear blackheads as well as tightening and hydrating the pores for a clearer complexion. Turmeric is added to the recipe to further add to the anti-microbial action of this mask, as well as giving the skin a little glow and radiance.

All You Need To Do…

Heat a tablespoon of honey slightly and add to it 1/3rd teaspoon turmeric powder, mix well. Apply this to your face with the help of cotton balls and let it stay for at least 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. This not only removes blackheads but it also makes the skin silky, soft and supple.

  1. Remove Blackheads with Clay

Women who want to get rid of blackheads can also use fuller’s earth or bentonite clay mask to get the job don’t. Bentonite is a type of absorbent and powerful healing clay; both fuller’s earth and bentonite clay contain natural minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and silica, which make it an especially rich substance that’s been used for centuries to treat a number of skin related conditions. Both the clay masks are particularly good at drawing out oils and other impurities that get locked in the pores and produce blackheads on the skin.

All You Need To Do…

Mix enough clay with rose water to form a thick paste, and let it completely dry. Then wash it off with fresh cool water. By applying this mask, the skin soaks up the minerals while the clay draws out blackheads, and you will notice the appearance of your skin will gradually improve and it will become glowing and flawless.


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