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Blackheads are one of the most annoying and invasive skin problems that everyone gets at one point in their lives. Unfortunately for most of us though, blackheads are a consistent and recurring annoyance that just NEVER goes away!
You can spend hundreds of dollars on blackhead remedies such as nose strips and scrubs, but do they ever really go away? That’s a hard NO! Fortunately though, there IS a completely natural remedy to scrub away blackheads for good as long as you’re consistent with it! Today we’ll show you how to use baking soda for blackheads, and once you do, you’ll never go back to using pore strips again!
Baking Soda for Blackheads
Baking soda is a natural exfoliant as well as a natural lightener, so when it’s used on the skin, it works hard to remove dirt, pollutants, AND blackheads by gently scrubbing them away. The reason baking soda works better than any store bought scrub is because it’s entirely natural and also contains a bleaching agent which helps to remove blackheads as well as treat acne scars, dark spots, and sun spots too.
In this recipe, baking soda is mixed with honey and salt to become the ultimate blackhead fighting treatment. Honey is a natural anti-septic and is often used in anti-acne treatments, and so it’s only normal that it would fight blackheads too! Salt is added as another layer of exfoliation since blackheads are so incredibly stubborn. Read more below to find out how to use baking soda for blackheads!
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp fine salt
Why Baking Soda For Blackheads Works:
This granular home remedy works in several different ways to treat blackheads and prevent them too. Treating blackheads may not seem like an easy feat at first, but with a little persistence, you’ll definitely be making a big difference!
This home remedy is good for all skin types, but will work especially well for those with oily skin and acne prone skin. This is because those with oily skin produce excess oil (sebum), which in turn causes blackheads and acne.
A scrubbing remedy such as this one gentle opens the pores and scrubs away blackheads, dirt, impurities, and toxins. Can also be used as a facial cleanser, just be sure to be gentle when scrubbing!
The honey in this recipe is a natural skin emollient which means it gets deep into the skin to hydrate and nourish. It’s also a natural antiseptic and full of antioxidants which can help slow down aging.
Clogged pores become unclogged when using this remedy, and therefore they have a chance to be cleaned thoroughly.
- In a small bowl, stir all ingredients until they form a smooth paste.
- Before applying, wash your face with warm water to open up pores.
- Apply the paste to the affected areas such as nose and/or chin, and leave on for 5-10 minutes.
- Scrub in slow, circular motions to exfoliate and remove blackheads and rinse off with warm water.
- Splash your face with cold water to close up pores.
- Pat dry and follow up with a light moisturizer.
Because baking soda and salt can both be a little abrasive, use no more than 2-3 times a week, making sure to leave a day or two in between uses.
For those with sensitive or irritated skin, we do not recommend this home remedy.
As always, test an area first to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients!
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