Although found mostly on the face, blackheads are blemishes that can appear on any area of your body. They may look like dirt stuck in your skin but there’s actually more to them than you may think. They appear black due to oxidation, a process that occurs when the pores become clogged with dirt and get exposed to air.
- Use an egg white mask: Remove the yolks from 2 eggs and gently apply the egg whites to your face so as to form a thin layer. Leave the mask on for 2 minutes or until it dries. Once it does, apply a second layer of the egg whites. Leave the mask on your face for 20 minutes. Use warm water to rinse the whites off your face. Egg whites help tighten the pores and pull out any clogged dirt giving you smooth, blackhead-free skin.
- Use honey and cinnamon: Mix half a tsp of cinnamon with a tbsp of honey. Apply this mixture by rubbing it over your face in a circular motion. Keep rubbing for about 3 minutes. While cinnamon acts as a scrub, honey works to pull out dirt from the open pores and also acts as a natural antibiotic.
- Use fenugreek paste: Form a paste by blending fenugreek with water and dab it over your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.