Everyone wants to have clear skin, but those little parasites called blackheads interfere in achieving this. Blackheads are actually tiny pimples, and the fact that there is no skin on them causes them to oxidize and turn brown or black when exposed to air and moisture. This is where the name blackheads comes form.
Everyone who wants to get rid of these blackheads has heard numerous ways for their elimination. There are cases where the blackheads are soft and can be easily removed by scrubbing. However, there are blackheads which are not so soft and hard to eliminate. If your skin is liable to blackheads and you were looking for some solution which is quick, easy and painless, you have come at the right place.
Here are several DIY home remedies to eliminate blackheads.
- mint toothpaste
- 2-3 ice cubes
- a spoon
- a small bowl
Put one tablespoon of salt and two tablespoons of mint toothpaste in the bowl and mix them well. You should get a nice paste. Then, apply the paste onto your nose and let it stay on for nearly 5 minutes and dry.
Five minutes later, using some water, massage your nose gently in circular motions. Once your nose is clean, take an ice cube and rub it on your nose. This will help you close the pores on the nose. Finish by drying your nose. And there you go, your nose is now clear.
Why this works:
Salt is well-known anti-bacterial agent which is often used for skin defoliation. The toothpaste cannot dissolve the salt, which makes it the best combination for a scrub.
The mint present in the toothpaste opens the pores on the skin and kills the bacteria, if any. The toothpaste deep cleans the skin pores and efficiently removes the blackheads.
Your nose will probably become red, but do not worry about that, it is perfectly normal and it will disappear after a short time.
People with dry skin should use a moisturizer afterwards.
Make sure that you do the massaging very gently.