When dead cells accumulate, they block pores and lead to blackheads and whiteheads. Blackhead and whiteheads are found mainly around the nose and the chin. Regular exfoliation of face keeps them at bay. Here are some DIY remedies to remove them at home with ease:
Steam: Steam your face for five minutes. Steaming opens up pores and makes it easy to remove them.
Squeeze: Pat your face dry and use a blackhead remover to squeeze them out. Don’t be harsh; else they can give you permanent scars.
Scrub: Use a gentle scrub to remove dead cells regularly. You could use homemade scrub as well.
Moisturize: Apply a moisturizer after patting your face dry.
How to make good scrub at home?
Sugar scrub: Take fine grains of white or brown sugar and vegetable oil. Mix them in 2:1 ration (for every spoon of oil you have to add 2 spoons of sugar). It is preferable to use olive, coconut, or sweet almond oil.
Salt scrub: It is suitable for oily and breakout prone skin. Mix sea salt and olive oil in 2:1 ratio. Add a slice of fresh ripe pineapple.
Baking soda scrub: Mix water and baking soda to make a thick paste and use as scrub. You can replace water with coconut oil.
Clay scrub: Make a paste of multani mitti and rose water. Apply on area prone to blackheads and whiteheads. Keep the paste for 10-15 minutes. After the paste dries: splash water on face and scrub the paste for 2-3 minutes to remove dead cells. Rinse with water.
How to scrub correctly: Splash water on your face. Take a tablespoonful of scrub and gently massage on face and neck. Don’t scrub more than 2-3 minutes. Don’t apply too much pressure. You may apply little pressure on T-zone area.