Home Remedies for Blackheads
If you have been plagued by blackheads, here are some wonderful remedies that can relieve you of this terrible stress. They are all natural, inexpensive materials that are readily available to most people and above all, very effective in treating blackheads. It is not a comprehensive list but these are among the most effective treatments.
The Legendary Herb – Aloe Vera
The wonderful benefits of Aloe Vera have been known to man for over three thousand years. Legend has it that Alexander the Great invaded and captured an island in the Mediterranean because it had an abundant supply of Aloe Vera plants. He discovered that the wounds of his soldiers healed very rapidly when the Aloe gel was applied to them. In a similar way, Aloe Vera can heal your skin of blackheads in a matter of days.
Peel the skin and rub the gel over your entire face or on the affected areas. For the best result, treat twice or thrice daily after the face has been washed with a mild soap or cleanser. The juice from this wonder plant is easily and rapidly absorbed by the skin which causes blackheads to age and pop out of the skin in no time. The gel also hydrates and moisturizes and is very soothing to the skin.
It is always best to use the leaf but you can get excellent results from commercially prepared Aloe Vera gels, however, it is recommended that you choose gels that are organic and has 80% or higher Aloe Vera juice, preferably with no artificial colors or preservatives.
Garlic – More than a Spice
Garlic is a very powerful antiseptic herb. It also contains many powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. This can be applied in one of two ways. Crush a clove of garlic with a spoon or chop in a food processor. Rub it into clean hands and then apply directly on swollen pimples or take a teaspoon of this paste and gently smear it over your entire face. Be careful to avoid your eyes. Leave on face for at least ten minutes then wash with water and dry with a clean towel.
Tea Tree Oil
This oil is extracted from the Tea Tree which originated from Australia but is now grown in many Asian countries. Like garlic, it has powerful antifungal properties which dispel blackheads. It can be harsh on the face if used in its undiluted form. It is recommended that you mix it with other oils such as coconut or olive oil. Apply this oil mixture twice daily for best results. Use just enough to cover the affected areas or your entire face.
This oil is well known for its anti-viral properties and contains powerful antioxidants. It destroys elements that clog pores. Use virgin coconut oil and not the processed, odorless varieties. Coconut oil easily seeps through the skin which accelerates the process of blackhead removal. To treat blackheads, take a very small portion of this oil and rub it into the skin or around the affected areas. Remove any excess residue with a clean towel. Frequent use is necessary for a lasting effect.
There are many other home remedies that can be used to dispel blackheads but the ones above are among the powerhouses that give real results.