Three Ways to Remove Blackheads
Blackheads are one of those pesky little facts of life that stare you in the face every time you look in the mirror, especially those that make a home on your nose. You can evict these unwanted blemishes though with these three easy to do at home remedies creating a blemish free illuminated complexion that will be all the envy of friends and family.
Orange Peel Face Scrub
Orange peel contains Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium. These nutrients act as a barrier to free radicals, antioxidant for skin, hydrate, and renew damaged or worn-out cells to prevent dry, flaky, itchy skin.
2 teaspoons Powdered Orange Peel (Make by allowing organic orange peels that have had the white removed to dry and then blend in a blender until it is powder.)
1 teaspoon Oatmeal
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then gradually add in just enough water to create a thick paste. Once the paste has been mixed spread a thick layer of the mixture to your face using clean finger tips in a soft circular massage motion. Let dry for fifteen minutes and then rinse off completely using cold water.
Crushed Almond Face Mask
Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E which is known for its rejuvenating and nourishing benefits to the skin whether you are eating them or using them in a scrub or mask. They also make a great gentle exfoliating agent when used in masks and scrubs. Combining almonds and honey to use as a face mask cleans skin from impurities and leaves it with a naturally healthy glow.
1 teaspoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Finely Ground Almonds
Warm honey until it melts in a small bowl set inside of another small bowl filled with very hot water. Once the honey has melted mix the ground almonds into the honey gradually, and if needed just enough water to create a thick, but spreadable paste. Apply the almond honey mask to a clean face immediately so that the honey does not begin to re-thicken too soon. Let the mask dry for ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse off completely using warm water.
Fenugreek has been used in Indian cuisine and beauty regimens for hundreds of years. Its excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants make it a great ingredient for face masks.
1 teaspoon Ground Fenugreek (You can also grind your own using Fenugreek Seeds)
Distilled Water, or Whole Milk, or Plain Yogurt
Mix the ground fenugreek with your choice of liquid from the selection above. You want to use just enough liquid to create an applesauce consistency paste. Apply the mixture to those areas of the face that are prone to blackheads and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes, rinse completely with warm water and then finish with a splash of cold water for a tingly refreshing effect.
Blackheads don’t have to be a problem, nor do you have to spend a fortune on store bought creams to achieve clear vibrant skin. All you have to do is use a few ingredients that you probably already have at home to create your own face masks to have a healthy glow year round.