How to get rid of blackheads in 7 simple steps!

Each and every second of our life, our facial skin is exposed to so many things- pollution, harmful sun rays, heavy makeup and what not. Additionally, unhealthy eating practices, smoking, drinking and caffeine intake can further damage our skin and it tends breaks out in turn. One of the biggest results of the breakout is blackheads. These Blackheads are small bumps which occur when pores get clogged with oil and dead skin. They’re mostly seen on and around the nose but can appear on the back, chest, neck, arms, and shoulders. Follow these simple and easy ways to slay off blackheads naturally.

 

Get friends with clay

Bentonite clay has been used since ages for its mineral rich healing substance. Because of its molecular substance which is capable of removing excessive oil other impurities accumulated in your pores. Take about 1 tablespoon of Bentonite clay and mix it with water or apple cider vinegar. Leave the mask till it naturally dries. As soon as you apply this mask on your face, your skin drinks all the minerals and the same time the clay draws out the blackheads. You can look for the Bentonite clay on Amazon.co.uk in Dealslands store.

 

Egg Whites

The egg white mask temporarily tightens the pores and reduces chances of future blackheads and also helps in getting rid of the existing ones. They’re also rich in nutrients and would be helpful in attaining a soft supple skin. Separate the egg yolk from the white and apply 4-5 layers of it evenly on the skin. Please make sure that you apply the next layer only when the first layer dries up.

 

Tomatino

Tomatoes contain antiseptic properties which help in drying up blackheads naturally. Take a small tomato, peel it and mash it. Apply it on the blackheads before going to bed. Keep it overnight and rinse off with clean lukewarm water the next morning. You can also mix the juice of tomatoes with fresh cream and can apply it on your face.

 

Exfoliate your skin with lemon scrub

Lemons are effective in removing blackheads as they contain bleaching properties. Also, it acts as a mild astringent which helps in maintaining the overall complexion of the skin. Add a few drops of the lemon juice to a pinch of salt and mix well. Wash your face well and apply the mixture on blackheads. Leave for 20 minutes and wash again with warm water. If your skin feels dry, you can apply some moisturizer.

 

Oatmeal face pack

Oatmeal is a nutrient-rich grain which is helpful in treating a number of skin problems such as blackheads and irritated skin. It acts as a natural cleanser and exfoliant, which helps the clogged pores to loosen which in turn lead to blackheads. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to it. Mix all these ingredients well till it forms a paste. Apply this mixture on the face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it with cold water.

 

Cinnamon

This spice can be a lot beneficiary to the skin. Cinnamon contains antibacterial properties and can be used to make an aromatic face mask that offers all sorts of benefits to the skin. Along with removing the blackheads, Cinnamon also helps in clearing off acne and flaky skin. It can also be used as a scrub for a smoother ad glowing complexion.

 

Baking soda and water

This little inexpensive ingredient of your kitchen can do wonders to your skin. The tiny granules of the baking soda help in exfoliating and remove anything that clogs your pores. Mix baking soda and plain water to form a thick paste. Apply it all over your face and massage gently in a thick circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with water and make sure that you moisturize.

 

Blackheads can be irritating as it feels that you have been targeted right in the center of your face. But if you worry, you tend to produce even more blackheads. The best to avoid blackheads is to maintain a healthy regime- drink at least 8-10 glasses of water and exercise regularly.

 

This post was written by Lowe Freya.
Lowe Freya is working as a Community Manager at Dealslands.co.uk. In her leisure time, she really likes to share her views and her trips to various places.

5 Common Causes of Oily Skin

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Oily or Greasy skin is a very common problem. It can cause issues such as low self esteem and can even lead to more severe conditions like acne.

There are many things we use and do in our daily lives that can actually cause oily skin or make it worse. We have compiled a list of 5 common causes of oily skin and how to combat them:

Cosmetic Usage

Cosmetics can be great for covering oil and acne breakouts. However despite appearances, some beauty products such as foundations can actually make oily skin worse.

Liquid Foundations

These are the worst products you can use on an oily face. Applying liquid foundation prevents your skin from breathing leading to an over-production of sebum, causing oily skin and acne breakouts. To combat this, try a mousse-based foundation, or even better a powder foundation. These products are not as heavy, so as long as you remove your makeup before bed, they shouldn’t increase oil levels.

Alcohol and oil-based labels

Alcohol is a harsh chemical and products containing alcohol can have a negative effect on your skin. This can include the over-production of sebum leading to oily skin.

Oil-based products can also contribute to even oilier skin with over-use. The most commonly used beauty products containing oils are fragrances such as perfumes. If you want to avoid adding more oil to your already oily skin, these are best avoided.

Mineral Oils

Mineral oils may have been around for a long time, however they can be bad news for those with oily or greasy skin. They’re actually made from petroleum. They are a lightweight, odorless and inexpensive oil that is featured in a wide variety of beauty products such as creams, lotions, ointments, etc. The main purpose of mineral oils is actually to reduce water loss from the skin, so those with oily skin stay clear!

Environmental Factors

It’s not a surprise that living in a humid country can contribute to oily skin. However, you might also find those in a cold/dry environment also suffer due to over-compensation in their moisturising routine. The best way to combat this is to:

  • Stay on top of your face cleansing ritual.
  • Avoid harsh products.
  • Don’t forget to wash your face yet remember not to over wash it.

Genetics

Unfortunately genetics plays a big role in skin conditions. So for example if your mother suffers from oily skin, you may have inherited the same condition from her. This is all caused by an excessive amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone that triggers the sebaceous glands to produce sebum, leading to oily skin.

Greasy Hair

If you don’t look after your hair, you’re also not looking after your skin. Your hair sits on your face all day, everyday. So if it is greasy, the dirty oils from your hair are then transferred onto your face, making your face oily.

And if you have an oily face this in turn can make your hair greasy, particularly if you have a fringe or hair that falls onto the front of your face.

Stress

Your skin can overproduce oil in times of stress. When experiencing stress symptoms, the body products cortisol and androgen. These in turn trigger sebum production, resulting in an oily face.

In principle oily and greasy skin may seem relatively easy to address. For example by changing the products you use on your face and body. However, there are often other causes that we’re not able to control so easily, such as stress and genetics. Despite this, we can try and minimize the effects by using appropriate products and adopting a healthy lifestyle.

 

This post was written by Naomi Sanderson, Digital Marketing Executive at CLD