Blackheads are the tiny black colored bumps on the surface of our skin. The reason of blackhead formation on our skin is the blockage of skin pores due to dead skin cells or dirt. So when these pores are blocked than we get blackheads.
Many people think that blackheads are black due to the dirt in the pores but the truth is that they are black due to the oil in the pores which gets oxidized (turn black) when it is exposed to air. So dirt is not the cause of black color of pores but the oxidized oil in the pores.
Formation of blackhead is an ongoing process that happens every 20 to 40 days according to dermatologists. So one time treatment will not help in getting rid of blackheads permanently. But it is something that you have to do on a regular basis.
So if you have blackheads than you may be wondering the most effective ways to get rid of blackheads from the nose.
Here we will discuss the natural way to get rid of blackheads.
The Most Effective Natural Remedies For Blackhead Removal
Exfoliate Skin Naturally
Exfoliation helps in removing dead cells from the surface of your skin which is very effective in blackhead removal. If you are removing dead skin cells than you are basically preventing the formation of dirt or unwanted oil from getting blocked inside the pores.
Always use natural fruit ingredient based exfoliation as it dissolves the skin cells easily without the need of using hard particles. Unnatural scrubs are usually hard and are not recommended especially if your skin is sensitive.
However, do not try to over-exfoliate the skin as it will cause more harm than good by pushing the inflammation deeper causing dryness and worsened spots. Doing exfoliation once a week is usually fine for the acne-prone or oily skin.
Any dirt or bacteria could be harmful for your skin and if this is left for the whole night than it could clog your pores, leading to breakouts, acne and faster aging. As such it is important to wash your face at least twice in a day.
First thing that you should do is to wash your face in the morning.
Second thing is to wash your face at night to get rid of dirt or any makeup of the whole day.
Without cleansing, you will run a risk of clogging pores which could cause blackheads.
But again, do not over-cleanse as doing so may strip the skin which could result in oil formation which is not good for your skin.
A good and gentle natural cleanser is an ideal solution to remove dirt, bacteria, environment impurities and excess oil from face. These cleansers should be chemical free and should not cause any skin irritation. Moreover, the ingredients in these cleansers should promote hydration and moisturization.
The cleansers should be chosen based on skin type.
Here is the list of the best facial cleansers based on skin type-
The Best Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin Type:
Coconut Oil Cleansing Milk Facial Cleanser- This silky and smooth facial cleanser removes makeup and impurities without causing any skin strip issue.
The Best Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin Type:
Charcoal Clay Facial Cleanser– Unclogs dirt and bacteria from pores, detoxifies skin, purifies pores, brightens skin and reduces fine lines.
The Best Facial Cleanser for Normal Skin Type:
Argan Oil Creamy Facial Cleanser– Moisturizes, nourishes, removes impurities and provides skin softness without stripping healthy lipids.
The Best Facial Cleanser for Heavy Makeup Skin:
Blood Orange Cleansing Balm Facial Cleanser– Washes away even the most stubborn makeup, debris and impurities.
A mud mask is very effective in removing blackheads. Always use mud mask made up of natural and organic ingredients to remain safe from any side effects.
A 3-in-1 mud mask that does skin deep cleansing, exfoliating and detoxifying is Aria Starr Dead Sea Mud Mask.
Purity Indicators: Cruelty-Free, paraben-free and alcohol-free.
Features: Eliminates Acne, removes blackheads, exfoliates and moisturizes, removes dead skin cells and detoxify skin.
Directions: First cleanse your face and than apply this mask avoiding lip and eye area. Keep it as it for 15-20 minutes to let it dry. Then use warm water in circular motions to remove the mud mask. For best results, use 1-2 times a week.
Pro Tip: First check your skin on how it reacts by applying this mask on a small portion of your skin. If all good, than follow the directions above.
Baking Soda And Lemon Mask
Exfoliation is important for removing dead skin cells thereby preventing pores to get clogged and eliminating chances of blackheads.
Baking Soda is a natural exfoliate that removes dead skin cells from skin. Whereas, lemon is best for opening the clogged pores and giving them enough tightness so that there is no room for blackheads to enter.
Directions: Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with half tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply this paste on your nose. Allow it to get dry. Then rinse it with lukewarm water.
Salicylic Acid Gel
Blackheads can be treated with cream or gels that contain salicylic acid. It dissolves the keratin that clogs pores. Salicylic acid is also effective in reducing Acne. This ingredient is also an effective exfoliate but that should be used only on the areas that are having blackheads. Using salicylic acid all over the body could result in salicylate poisoning
You can find this gel online or at any local pharmacy store.
Say No To Facial Cleansing Wipes
I personally do not recommend facial cleansing wipe because they are highly preserved and harsh for your skin. Chemical preservatives are used to keep moisture in the wipes and that’s not safe for the skin.
Beauty Experts says that facial cleansing wipe could actually cause acne, spots, wrinkles, and allergic reactions due to the ingredients contained in such products.
In the 178 facial wipes examined, a total of 485 ingredients were identified. Many potential allergens are present in facial wet wipes, including fragrances, preservatives, botanicals, glucosides, and propylene glycol.
So make sure that you stay away from such products and only use natural cleansers that are free from any chemical or synthetics.
Say No To Extraction Facial
Extraction is the process of removing blackheads by applying pressure directly at the effected area. An expert will either use blackhead extractor tool or physically pop them out after steaming your nose.
This method shouldn’t be done at home. It should be done by an expert who is trained in this process. An untrained person could push the inflammation deeper thereby causing spots and scarring.
Blackheads on the nose are harmless yet annoying.
Washing your face at least twice a day, doing face cleansing, applying mud mask, baking soda, lemon mask and products that contain salicylic acid could help to remove blackheads.
But this is not a one time solution. We should make it a habit to follow this in our day to day life because blackheads once gone can reappear in a few days.
Now you know that how to get rid of blackheads naturally, so it’s time to try it out and share the experience.
Let us know through comments about the ideas or methods that you follow and works best for you. We will love to include it here.