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Curejoy Expert Janardhana Hebbar Explains:
A closed comedo is a whitehead, while an open comedo is a blackhead. A comedo is a widened hair follicle which is filled with skin debris (keratin squamae), bacteria and oil (sebum). But despite their name, some blackheads can be yellowish in color.
Many people believe that if your skin is not cleaned properly more blackheads can appear, especially during periods of during other fluctuating hormone levels such as puberty or just before menstruation. However, this a myth. The National Health Service in the UK explains that most biological reactions that trigger acne do not occur on the surface of the skin, but beneath it.
Natural Ayurvedic Remedies To Remove Blackheads
1. Lemon juice and cinnamon powder
Take 1 tsp lemon juice
Add 1 tsp cinnamon powder
Apply on the affected area and leave it for 15-20 min
Repeat 2-3 times a day
2. Coriander leaves and turmeric powder:
Crush a handful of washed coriander leaves
Press it on a sieve
Extract 1 tsp juice
Add 1 tsp turmeric powder to make paste
Apply this paste on the face every night
Leave it for 30 min
Wash off with lukewarm water
3. Lemon juice and groundnut oil:
Take 1 tsp lemon juice
Add 1 tsp groundnut oil
Apply on the affected area
Leave it for 15-20 min before washing
4. Fuller’s Earth
Mix fuller’s earth or multani mitti and gulab jal (rose water) and use this face pack on normal skin. This face pack will make your skin smooth and will remove blackheads.
5. Radish seeds
Make a paste using water and radish seeds apply it on blackheads, allow it to dry then wash it off. This home remedy is helpful in to get rid of blackheads.
Paste of (baadam) almond powder, (multani mitti) fuller’s earth, and glycerin are very effective.
7. Black Pepper
Another good home remedy for blackhead removal treatment is using (dahi) yogurt and (kali marich) black pepper. Make a thick paste using one table spoon black pepper and curd. Apply this paste over the effected area and let it dry for 10 minutes then wash your face with cold water.
8. Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) have many advantages and various skin and body problems are treated easily by taking it in raw form, in cooked form or you can use fenugreek leaves and water paste.
9. Drumstick leaves
Lime juice and drumstick leaves paste is also very helpful in treating blackheads.
Take grapes pulp and apply it on blackhead affected area, let it dry for 15-20 minutes, and then wash your face with warm water.
Cucumber is very refreshing when taken in any form. Blend the cucumber in a grinder, apply the cucumber paste on face and let it dry, then wash your face using cold waster. It is an effective treatment for removing blackheads.
Make chandan (sandalwood) face pack using sandalwood and rose water apply this face pack on Blackheads affected area and let it dry, then wash your face with cold water. It will remove blackheads and will keep your skin cool.