Whiteheads are usually seen in people with oily or combination skin. Problem may become even more pronounced in summers. Whiteheads are also known as closed comedones. They are caused when oil and dead cells clog skin pores.
These white bumps can be seen on upper lips, nose and chin. They are not like pimples as they do not contain pus or sebum but are covered with skin.
There are some remedies that you can try to get rid of whiteheads.
This is the most common way to remove whiteheads. Take 1 tsp. baking soda and make a thick paste by mixing few drops of water. Use it to scrub the affected area gently. You will see improvement soon with daily usage. This scrub is harsh so remember to be very gentle.
Steam or Warm compress
Steaming is an easy way to remove whiteheads. Boil some water, remove it from heat and steam your face from a distance of 12 inches. After 10 minutes use a whitehead-popper to take out the whitehead easily. Do not be rough on your skin and do not squeeze with your fingers.
Instead of steam, you can try using a towel soaked in warm water. Wring it well and apply the towel on affected area of your face. Remove the towel when it cools down. Then try taking out the whiteheads as described earlier.
Egg and Honey
We know that egg-whites are very effective in treating open pores and acne and honey has anti-bacterial properties. Mix egg-white and honey in equal proportions and apply on face. Wash off the pack after 30 minutes.
Tea Tree Oil or Lemon Juice
Tea tree oil is a very good antiseptic. Lemon juice has acidic action and helps in removing whiteheads. Soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil or lime juice and apply it on whiteheads daily.
Make paste of some fenugreek leaves. Apply it on the problem areas and leave it overnight. You will get a better skin soon.
Make the paste of raw potato. Apply it on face and leave it for around 30 minutes. Then rinse the pack to achieve flawless skin.
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