Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Clear Blackheads and Whiteheads Naturally and Cure for Clogged Pores

Pores can become easily clogged by dirt, dust, makeup and bacteria from sebaceous glands. Add in the build-up of old, dead skin cells, and your pores can appear enlarged, as whiteheads, blackheads and pimples pop up. If the chemicals in prescription and over-the-counter medications make you cringe, consider natural remedies for clogged pores for men and women.

Wash your face in the morning and evening. In order to get rid of your blackheads, it's essential to remove makeup, excess oil, bacteria and debris from your skin. Choose an all-natural cleanser which is free of added fragrances and dyes, as these unnecessary ingredients may irritate your skin.

● Toothpaste – Toothpaste is an effective blackhead and whitehead remover. Apply a thin paste to your infected areas and let it sit on your face for at least 25 minutes. You will probably feel a burning sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is normal and will pass. Once you remove the toothpaste, the top of your blackheads and whiteheads will disappear, but you still need to thoroughly wash your face to remove the buildup underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day for two weeks.

● Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads. Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp to your blackheads and whiteheads before going to bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the morning.
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Steam bath

  • A facial steam bath allows steam to soften the blackheads within your pores. When the hard contents of a blackhead loosens, it's able to drain from your pores releasing the entire blackhead. It's best to wash your face first. Then to create the steam bath you need to boil a pot of water. Pour boiling water into a large bowl. Place your face directly over the bowl and the steaming water. Make sure not to touch the water with your face. Lay a towel over your head and the bowl to trap the steam within the area of your face. Allow your face to be steamed for about 10 minutes. Your pores should immediately appear clearer.

Gelatin and Milk

  • Milk and gelatin make a great natural face peel. The milk nourishes and moisturizes your skin, creating a smooth complexion. At the same time the gelatin hardens on your face grabbing hold of the impurities in your pores. Once you peel away the mask, it works as tape extracting your blackheads. Mix together 1 tbs. of unflavored gelatin with 1.5 tbs. of milk. Heat the mixture in the microwave for about 12 seconds and then mix well with a clean spoon. Apply the mixture across your face or problem area. Wait for the contents to completely dry on your skin. This will take approximately 15-30 minutes. Peel the contents away from your skin to see all or most of the blackheads removed. You may repeat daily until you receive the results you'd like.

Baking Soda and Water

  • Baking soda acts as a great facial scrub. When rubbed into your skin, the little beads of baking soda are small enough to reach into your pores breaking up the contents of your blackheads. Once your blackhead is loosened, the baking soda breaks down the contents, dissolving them completely. Mix together equal amounts of baking soda and warm water. Mix well and it will become pasty. Rub the baking soda scrub on your face in small circular motions for a few minutes before rinsing away.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto your blackheads. Lemon juice's natural acidity dries out oily areas, helping to get rid of blackheads. It will also help to even out your skin tone, resulting in smoother skin.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Poor nutrition can cause and worsen blackheads. Aim to consume fresh, natural foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Avoid processed foods that are high in sodium as they can contribute to unhealthy skin.
  • Another alternative for dealing with blackheads and enlarged pores are the pore strips. They pull away oil and the build up dirt from the nose, chin or forehead. The strips much be applied to wet skin for several minutes and then peeled away.
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  • MY Note: I have read articles about to  substitute for pore strip is Glue as safe and non-toxic. The truth of of the matter it is not good for the skin to use it is  because the main ingredient of a glue in which I can not disclosed due to respect,privacy and confidentiality as their On-the-Job Trainee to the one of the most renowned glue in the world when they still have manufacturing plant in the Philippines because we were required in our course to OJT on a manufacturing plant of any product be it is a food or thing to become a product. They accepted me due to my father's relationship to their company as representative of the Brokerage where my father works for and who deals for the importation of this main ingredient to use for the Glue for their manufacturing.  They made me work in all departments from manufacturing,in which I had seen the main ingredient in still powder form, laboratory,Quality control and packaging. Glue is only good for crafting use but not to use/apply on skin.So please take my warning seriously. Wash your hands after using glue and before eating when you used glue on crafting.
  • Natural Cures for Clogged Pores                                         By Joanna Reed, eHow Contributor                                                                                                                                                   
  • Tea Tree Oil
    • A tea tree plant.
      Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic. Dab a bit of oil onto your clogged pores. Look for a topical application that has 5 percent tea tree oil which, according to the Department of Dermatology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, has shown to be just as effective as a lotion with 5 percent benzoyl peroxide--without the chemicals and excessive drying of the latter.
    • The Power of Steam

      • Steam your face.

        Set aside three days a week to steam your face in order to open and clean out your pores. Heat clean water in a pot. Once it boils, turn off the heat. Drape a towel around your head and suspend your face about 1 foot over the steaming water. If you ever feel your face is getting too hot, remove your face for a moment and then return to the steam. When all the steam is gone, gently splash cold water on your face to close and seal your pores.
      • Witch Hazel

        • Witch hazel in its natural state.

          Look for witch hazel in an astringent and toner form. A strong anti-oxidant, witch hazel gets oily skin under control by removing bacteria and dirt. After cleansing your skin, simply wet a cotton ball or pad with some of the liquid and wipe across the infected pores in upward motion.
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