Blackheads appear as the buildup of over secretion of sebum and oil in the skin, and they block the pores. Eventually, these buildups fill all the pores and blackhead become more prominent and visible with time.
If you have breakouts of blackheads, try below effective masks.
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1. Milk and honey mask
Take one cup milk and two spoons honey cotton balls and swabs. Mix honey and milk in a bowl. Dip the cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on your face. You can also use thin cotton strip and soak these in the mixture before applying on your face. Then leave this mask for 10-15 minutes, and rinse clean with some warm water. Repeat this 1-2 times per week.
Milk has lactic acid, which is a natural exfoliator. It is absorbed into the skin, where this removes the dead cells and also helps unclog the pores. Honey can make your skin look bright and radiant.
2. Lemon juice and egg white face mask
Take egg white and one spoon lemon juice. Mix the egg white and the lime juice, and then apply this mixture on your face with facial brush, avoiding eyes and the eyebrows. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes, and you would feel the skin tighten when the mask dries. Wash it with cool water and then follow up with moisturizer. Perform this once a week. Egg white is a strong natural astringent and works very well as toner. It shrinks the pores, and makes the skin look clear and blemish-free. The lemon juice is an effective natural bleaching agent, which helps brighten your skin.
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3. Cinnamon and honey face mask
Take one spoon of cinnamon powder and mix it with three tablespoons honey. Now, mix the cinnamon powder with honey in a clean bowl until thick paste forms. Apply this paste on your face, focusing on the problem areas. Leave it there for 20 minutes and then wash off with some warm water. Repeat this every other day and you will see a change in your skin. Cinnamon and honey both have antibacterial qualities which are beneficial for treating blackhead and acne-prone skin. The astringent property of cinnamon helps shrink the pores, making skin look smooth and clear.
4. Mint, gelatin and lemon face mask
Take handful of mint leaves and mix it with one spoon of gelatin powder. Take a spoon of lemon juice. Now, boil the mint leaves in some fresh water, and pulse hard in a blender. Then let the leaves cool down. Microwave a third of cup of water in one glass bowl for about 15 seconds, and then add the gelatin powder to the slight warm water. Now, mix until all lumps have disappeared.
Mix this lemon juice and mint liquid to form paste or gelatin. Apply this mask on your face and leave until it completely dry. Then peel off and rinse the face with cold water. Repeat this once a week. Lemon is a powerful natural astringent which tones and brightens your skin. The antibacterial property of mint helps sooth the skin and removes the dead skin cells. Gelatin also contains collagen and polymer which helps hold the mask tightly.
5. Green tea, gelatin, and cucumber face mask
Take one tablespoon of gelatin powder and two tablespoons of green tea and two tablespoons of cucumber juice. Microwave one cup of water in a glass bowl for 20 seconds before mixing the gelatin into it. Add the cucumber juice and green tea to the gelatin and then mix and apply it over your face. Leave it for about 20 minutes before peeling off and washing with cold water. Repeat this once in a week. Gelatin improves the elasticity of skin, and it makes the effective peel-off mask. Cucumber is a coolant which rejuvenates the skin and helps hydrate it. Green tea has antioxidant properties that reduce redness and inflammation.
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6. Honey and baking soda face mask
Take one tablespoons of baking soda, two tablespoons of honey. Mix the baking soda and honey in a clear glass bowl, and then apply the mixture on your face with a facial brush. Leave it on for 15 minutes. The baking soda may be harsh on the skin, so do not leave it on for longer. Wash it with cold water and use the mask once a week. The baking soda is an excellent exfoliator which removes the dead skin cells when neutralizing the pH of the skin. Honey is a brightening agent which helps the skin to look fresh. You may use this mask on your T-zone if you have oily skin, or use it all over the face. Do not use the mask if you have more sensitive skin because baking soda is a harsh ingredient.
7. Bentonite face mask
Take one tablespoon of bentonite clay. Then mix the ingredients in a bowl to form a paste that is not too thick. Now, apply to the face and leave it on for about 20 minutes, or until this dries. Take a wet cotton cloth in some water and slowly remove this mask, then rinse it off your face with cold water. Repeat this once in a week. Bentonite clay clears your pores and also removes the blackheads. This can also reduce the appearance of acne, and helps reduce redness and inflammation.
8. Oatmeal, lemon, and yogurt face mask
Take one spoon of oatmeal, one tablespoon yogurt, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Then soak the oatmeal in yogurt for 10 minutes to soften it and then mix the lemon juice into the paste. Apply the mask on your face and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Repeat this twice a week. The oatmeal helps exfoliate the skin and works like a mild abrasive on the blackheads. Yogurt has skin-cleansing lactic acid, and lemon juice tones up the skin.
9. Aloe vera and green tea face mask
Take one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and one-fourth cup of green tea. Steep the green tea and let it to cool down. Now, mix with the aloe vera gel until a runny paste is formed. Then apply it on the face with cotton pad and leave it on for about 20 minutes, before rinsing it off with cool water. Do this 1-2 times a week.
10. Gelatin and orange juice face pack
Take one-third cup of fresh orange juice and one spoon of gelatin powder. Microwave a cup of water for about 15 seconds and then add gelatin powder to the orange juice. Mix till blended and then put it on the face without touching the eyebrows or eyes. Allow the mask to dry completely for about 15 minutes and then peel it off gently. Rinse with cool water. Do this 2-3 times a week. Orange juice is packed with vitamin C and beneficial antioxidants. Citric acid in the orange juice also removes the dead skin cells from top layer of the skin.