Whiteheads or the comedones are formed below the surface of the pores. Pores are closed due to buildup of sebum. Whitehead content is usually built of dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. Touching or squeezing whiteheads with fingers, can lead to infection and scars. They can be removed with simple home remedies that can be found in every household.
- Thoroughly clean your face with warm water and gentle face soap. Warm water opens the clogged pores, allowing soap to remove sebum along with bacteria. Cleaning should be performed twice a day. After washing with warm water, it is good to use splash of cold water. Cold will tighten pores, and they will stay clean longer.
- Facial Steaming remedy for whiteheads
Cover head with towel over the pot with hot water. Steam will unblock closed skin pores.
Face Masks for whiteheads
Tomato mask for whiteheads
Squeeze the juice from the tomatoes and apply to your face, the same procedure as with ordinary mask and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with water.
Potato mask home remedy for whiteheads
Raw potato blend into a paste, apply on face and wait half an hour. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Mask for oily skin
Fresh cucumber finely grate and mix with 5 tablespoons of yogurt and a teaspoon of honey. Apply to clean skin (previously exfoliated with bran). Keep the mask for half an hour and then wash with warm and cold water. If you have really oily skin, leave it without cream for a while.
Cinnamon Mask for infected skin
Cinnamon mixed with lemon juice and water helps cleaning area affected with whiteheads. Apply it on infected skin and let it dry. Wash it off with warm water.
Face scrubs for whiteheads
Baking Soda treatment for whiteheads
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is the most accessible way to treat whiteheads. The paste made of soda and the same amount of water should be applied to the area with whiteheads. The effect is the drying of the inflamed spots and cleaning the oil, dirt, dead cells and bacteria. Due to amphoteric property, baking soda will help in balancing PH of the skin. This treatment should not be taken more than once a week. If you have very sensitive skin, be careful with baking soda and use it in combination with natural oil such as a coconut oil or a tee tree oil.
Oatmeal Scrub a whiteheads remover
Oatmeal scrub is a good exfoliator and helps open up the blocked hair follicles. Treatment will remove dead skin cells and bacteria, which will prevent new infection and leave skin soft and smooth. Paste made by mixing oatmeal with honey and yogurt can be applied in thin layer on the whiteheads area. Yogurt has a role of a natural antibiotic and honey acts against infection. Massage skin in circle motion few minutes then rinse with the warm water.
Sugar Scrub for rejuvenation of the skin affected by whiteheads
Sugar scrub prevents whiteheads without causing the dryness. Excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells, are the breeding ground for bacteria. Sugar paste made with honey helps exfoliate your skin, rejuvenate skin cells inside. Apply paste in circular motion and leave it for a few minutes. Remove it using washcloth and then rinse your face with warm water. Treat the skin affected by whiteheads once or twice a week.
Lemon Juice for whiteheads
Lemon juice is rich in alpha hydroxy acids, which can facilitate cell regeneration. Pat the lemon juice to your skin with cotton ball and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse it with cold water. Use treatment on daily basis for a few months.
Apple Cider Vinegar home remedy for whiteheads
Apple cider has antiseptic and antibacterial effect that helps fight whiteheads. Mix it with water, apply on skin with the cotton ball. Rinse it off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
Almonds scrub for whiteheads
Paste made of grind almonds and rosewater apply as a scrub. Apply it on the affected area in circular motion and wash with cold water after 10 minutes. Almond is used in the expensive products for the most sensitive skin for example baby care products.
- Remove makeup thoroughly every night before go to sleep.
- Stay hydrated throughout the day.
- Don’t expose skin to the sun.
- Don’t touch your face to avoid infections.