Whiteheads are also known as Closed Comedones. They are formed by the combination of dead skin cells and sebaceous matter that tends to clog skin pores and hair follicles. They remain under the skin.
Unlike Blackheads, Whiteheads are not exposed to air and do not get oxidized. Hence, they remain white or yellow-white in color instead of turning brown/black.
Whiteheads usually appear on nose, chin and above cheek bones. The problem is primarily caused by excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. The make your skin rough and loose glow.
Below are listed some very effective home remedies to kelp get rid of whiteheads. These remedies are natural and you easily can find all the ingredients available in your kitchen.
When seeking natural ways for getting rid of whiteheads, Face Steaming deserves to be first in this list. Steaming is believed to be the best cure for white heads Steam your face and dab a dry cotton cloth to the whiteheads in a gentle but firmly pressed manner. For effective removal of whiteheads you can also use whitehead remover after the facial steaming.
Steam is even good in case you are not having any whitehead problem. Take some steam weekly or every fifteenth day and it will remove all your facial impurities. It cleans the facial skin and not let face to develop whiteheads. A ten minutes steam is perfect for clearer skin.
Ever thought of using Toothpaste for your skin? Yes, toothpaste is not limited to our oral hygiene but it too helps in getting smoother skin. Apply thin layer of toothpaste and leave it on the face for about 25 minutes most preferably for an hour. Application of toothpaste gives a feeling of burning sensation, but do not panic, this is normal and will soon be over. On removing the toothpaste, the top of the whiteheads will disappear. Then thoroughly wash the face to remove the underneath buildup. Repeat it every other day for about two weeks.
Potato based face mask
Potatoes are another useful ingredient for treating whiteheads. Blend a raw potato and apply the potato paste on your face, and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off.
Egg & Honey Treatment:
Honey is an excellent moisturizer with anti-bacterial properties. Egg whites are effective in firming the skin pores and treating acne. A combination of these ingredients will effectively aid in vanishing whiteheads. Mix honey and egg in a same amount to form a face mask. Blend it thoroughly and apply it and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off after 20 minutes.
Tomatoes are effective in drying the whiteheads. Mash a tomato and apply the pulp to the affected areas and leave for half an hour. Wash off with warm water.
I have got a cheat if taking the pulp gets messy for you… instead of mashing you can also take half a tomato and rub on your face for fifteen minutes and then let it dry before washing face with warm water
Lemon is also a good home remedy for banning whiteheads Wash face with warm water. Squeeze juice of one lemon and mix a pinch of salt to it. Apply this mixture and leave it for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, wash your face with warm water.
Cinnamon is a magic spice when it comes to curing whiteheads. Lime juice mixed with equal parts of cinnamon powder when applied on whiteheads and left overnight and rinsed in the morning turns out to be the best home remedy.
Mix cornstarch with vinegar in a 3:1 ratio to make a paste. Apply on problems areas and leave for 15 to 30 minutes. Now remove the paste with washcloth soaked in warm water.
Sugar and Olive Oil
Take some drops of olive oil and some sugar and mix them. Apply this mixture on the problem areas and start rubbing it with a soft bristle tooth brush with light handed pressure. Wash off. Use this weekly.
Mix yogurt and oatmeal in the ratio of 3:1 tablespoons. Add one teaspoon of olive oil plus one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply it on the affected area of the face. Leave the mixture for five to seven minutes and rinse with cool water.
Almond Powder/ Oatmeal Powder
Mix Almond powder or oatmeal powder with enough rose water to form a paste of mediocre consistency and apply it on problem areas. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
Mix crushed fenugreek leaves with water to form a paste. Apply it on face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off. Use this remedy regularly every night for keeping whiteheads at bay.
Mix coriander leaves with a pinch of turmeric powder and water to form a paste. Use this paste as a face mask to cure whiteheads.
Baking soda paste
Prepare a paste by mixing equal proportions of baking soda and warm water and run it for 2-3 minutes on face. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Don’t dump those used tea bags!!!
Empty tea bags and rub its contents over whiteheads affected area. Rinse Off. Repeat it twice a week as an effective whiteheads treatment.
Spray some rose water on cotton balls and then clean your face. Doing this on a daily basis will help in getting rid of whiteheads. Also, the mixture of rose water and a few drops of honey and some lime is also great for skin and whiteheads removal.
Apply warm honey to the problem areas, rub it for 10 minutes and wash after 10-15 minutes or when dried. Honey treatment for whiteheads should be used if you have a sensitive skin type. For sensitive skin, avoid using lemon and tomato to prevent irritation and rashes.
Make a paste of sandalwood paste with rose water and apply it on your face. Wash your face with warm water and then apply the mask. Rinse off after 20 minutes. Repeat once a week.
Mix few drops of lemon to Aloe Vera gel and apply it to your affected skin. Now slowly rub it over your nose or at the affected area for 15 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
Soak 1 – 2 tablespoons of rice in milk for 4 to 5 hours and grind it until it is formed to a paste, apply to the whole face and scrub it on the infected areas of the face in particular and wash off after it dries.
Apart from these tips also maintain a regular hygiene of your face and make sure to wash twice a day, scrub twice a week and also avoid touching your face every now and then.
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