A whitehead is nothing but a blocked skin pore, which is clogged with sebum. They are also called closed comedones. Although whiteheads are less noticeable than blackheads (closed comedones), they are nevertheless a source of distress for most people. Whiteheads are seen mostly on the nose, chin and the area under the eyes.
Most people resort to squeezing the whiteheads in order to get rid of them. However, this is not such a good idea as it might causes blemishes and permanent scars on the skin. Instead, one should use natural remedies to combat whiteheads. Here are some easy remedies to get rid of whiteheads.
Top Home Remedies For Whiteheads
Tomato Juice Mask
Extract the pulp from a ripe tomato by whizzing it in a food processor. Pass the tomato pulp through a fine sieve to extract its juice. Now, chill this juice in the refrigerator for half an hour. Soak a cotton bud in this chilled tomato juice and rub it over the whiteheads.
After 10-15 minutes wash your face with water. Tomato contains astringent properties that help to soak up excess oil from your skin. With regular use, you can get rid of whiteheads.
Witch Hazel and Ginger Toner
If you have oily skin with whiteheads, then a toner is essential for you. However, instead of buying commercial toners, here is a DIY version. Boil 1 cup water and add 4-5 slices of fresh ginger. After 4-5 minutes, strain the water and discard the ginger slices. Cool the water and add 6-7 tablespoons of witch hazel.
Pour this concoction into a clean bottle.Apply this toner on your face 2-3 times a day. Ginger has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help to get rid of bacteria which cause whiteheads. Witch hazel has astringent properties that help to keep your skin oil-free. You can also refrigerate this homemade toner.
Orange Peel and Chickpea Flour Scrub
In a small bowl add two tablespoon of chickpea flour and 1 tablespoon of dried and ground orange peel. Add sufficient amount of water to make a thick paste. Mix everything well. Take a small amount of this exfoliator and scrub your face in gentle circular motion. After 10-15 minutes, wash your face with water.
Strawberry And Honey Mask
Take 6-7 fresh strawberries in a small bowl and mash it with the back of a spoon. Add a tablespoon of organic honey to the mashed strawberries and mix well. Apply this homemade mask on your face and allow it to remain until it’s dry.
After half an hour, wash your face with cold water. Honey is rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties, while strawberry is a natural exfoliant. With regular use of this mask, your whiteheads will disappear and your skin will become soft, smooth and blemish-free.
Cucumber And Lemon Juice Mask
Grate a cucumber and add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on your face. After 10-15 minutes, wash off with water. The lemon juice will help to dry excess oil from your skin and cucumber will help in rejuvenating your skin.
These were some home remedies for getting rid of whiteheads. It is important to stick to these remedies for some time to see results. Also try to keep your skin clean and moisturized to prevent these skin problems.