Finding home remedies for whiteheads may be easier than you think. While there are many medical products and skin care regimens that promise to provide you with a clearer face, you may find that these products have side effects. Some people find outstanding solutions in natural, home remedies. These are often made of products that are in your kitchen already or may be available through your local health food store.
Try These Home Remedies For Whiteheads
One of the most effective treatments for getting rid of skin blemishes is to make a milk cleanser. It is so simple to do, you only need three ingredients
- Two tablespoonfuls of milk (whatever type you have in the fridge will work fine)
- One teaspoonful of fresh lemon juice
- Half a teaspoonful of ordinary cooking salt.
Mix these three ingredients together and use as a facial wash/cleanser.
Either apply it with your fingers or on cotton wool.
You will find that this is very effective at cleansing pores and reducing the appearance of whiteheads. Just rinse with tepid water when you are done.
Another simple but effective treatment for whiteheads is to use fenugreek seeds, commonly found at your local supermarket or health food store.
For these, grind them into a paste. Then, add a small amount of water to create a thick paste. Place on your skin where you are having problems with blemishes.
Leave it on overnight or for several hours. Then, wash off with warm water. By doing this, each night for several hours, you will see whiteheads disappear. This product works by drying out the skin’s oily spots where whiteheads develop.
Tea Tree oil is extremely effective because it is a natural antiseptic. Tee tree oil is readily available, both in store and online and you just need to dab a small amount onto the blemishes where it will get straight to work, killing bacteria and drying out the blemish. Some dermatologists say it is as effective as acne medications in treating skin problems and it does not have the side effects sometimes associated with those chemical treatments.
A simple natural remedy for whiteheads is to make a salt exfoliator. To do this, just grate an ordinary, mild, cleansing bar using a cheese grater. Store surplus grated soap in an airtight plastic container for later use. Mix one tablespoonful of table salt with one tablespoonful of the grated soap. Add a little water to make a thick paste that you can apply to your skin. Using your fingertip dipped into the salt mixture, gently massage the area of your skin affected by whiteheads. Rinse your face thoroughy and pat dry with a clean towel.
For those who are struggling with excessive oil, try a combination of green gram flour with the addition of jojoba oil to it. You can find these products online. Mix the two ingredients together to form a paste and use this as a simple facial scrub. It will help to remove the oil and dead skin debris that clog the pores and cause whiteheads. Like most home remedies, this one works best when used consistently for several days. Use this one each day to see significant improvement.
Toothpaste is another home treatment you can try on whiteheads. Make sure you use ordinary white paste, not gel. Just dab a little onto the whiteheads and the paste will dry out the blemish, relieving inflammation and redness. If your skin is sensitive, try on one spot first and just leave on for an hour before rinsing off. If your skin is not sensitive, you could leave the paste in place overnight. If you do not have any of the right type of toothpaste, substitute a little baking soda mixed to a paste with water. This is very effective on pimples and blemishes.
Another of the more commonly recommended solutions is to make a mixture of rose water with sandalwood paste. This will help to provide you with a drying effect on excessive oiliness. Apply this paste each night to your face and rinse with warm water in the morning. Follow your normal regimen for cleansing after this. You will see significant improvements in your skin within a few days.
Try This Lemon & Tomato Mask for Oily Skin!
- one over ripe tomato
- one teaspoon of lemon juice
- one teaspoon of instant oatmeal
Scoop out the inside of the tomato and mash, mix with the other ingredients and make yourself a facemask which is great for oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads.
In addition to the above home remedies for whiteheads, improve your diet:-
Perhaps the best of all remedies for your skin problems is simply to boost the quality of your diet. Drink a significant amount more of water each day. In addition, drink natural fruit juices as well as consuming more fruit and vegetables or a range of colors to ensure you get all the antioxidants your body needs. This will help to flush out the skin and pores and improve the appearance and texture of your complexion. Since the oils are often the underlying cause of problems with whiteheads and other blemishes, this will benefit your skin.
Any treatment regimes you try are only as effective as you are. In other words, if you want them to work for you, it is often necessary to use them on a regular basis. Doing this will help ensure that your skin’s texture and appearance remains clean and clear rather than becoming a home for bacteria to grow and flourish. A regular skincare routine will show you significant improvements. These home remedies for whiteheads can be an outstanding way to keep your skin looking great.Alison Graham on Google+