by Aysha Khan
[tag]Blackheads[/tag] are a type of acne that appears as tiny, easily visible nasty projections on skin. These are predominantly found on the face, ears, neck, back and chest. We can say that these are the gift of puberty for oily skinned teenagers. At this age hormonal changes or imbalances can cause the oil glands to secrete excessive amount of oil that clog the pores. Black comedones, as the lesions are commonly known as, result when a pore is only partially blocked, allowing some of the trapped sebum (oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells to slowly drain to the surface. The black color is not caused by dirt and can not be washed away. Rather, it is a reaction of the skin’s own pigment, melanin, reacting with the oxygen in the air. A blackhead tends to be a stable structure, and can often take a long time to clear. However, the fact is that it does clear itself. At the same time new lesions continue to appear so a person may not feel any change. It is due to this reason that one may need to remove these unwanted lesions manually.
Most blackheads sufferers keep asking others about tips and remedies to remove them. Here are few remedies to remove blackheads easily and quickly.
The best home remedy for black comedones extraction is steam. Take steam for five to ten minutes, it will loose the blackheads so they can be later easily extracted with a mechanical remover or simply by rubbing with your finger tips. However results are better with a commercial comedone extractor. You can use steam with water alone or may add some additives like;
- Soda bicarbonate about 2 teaspoons OR
- Boric powder about 1 teaspoons.
VINEGAR WITH CORN FLOUR
Again vinegar is an easy acne home remedy. Make a thick paste of vinegar with corn flour; apply it to the affected area for some time till it dries out. As you remove it with very gentle rubbing it will take out the dirty lesions along with dirt and oil.
Make a granulated paste of coconut water with sugar and use like a scrub over infected area. This helps to eradicate blackheads and clear skin.
SIMPLY WET SKIN
After washing your face do not wipe off your nose and rub it with your finger tips. This will also help in getting rid of blackheads.
The original article also includes home remedies to Prevent blackheads, Cure blackheads as well as Masks for blackhead skin. To view the original article visit http://www.skintutor.com
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