How to get rid of blackheads and acne at home

Pimples and blackheads are symbols of puberty and getting rid of them have proven time and time again to be a difficult task. Expensive creams and treatments seem to work, but what do you do when you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on them, but still want to get rid of blackheads and acne at home? Simple, you follow the advice below and you will be free of them in no time! 

  1. Steam your skin

Blackheads and pimples appear because of bacteria or impurities that reside on the skin. In order to get rid of them, steaming your skin is one treatment that actually works and you can do it from the comfort of your home. All you need for this is a bowl of boiling water and a towel.Boil the water and then place it in the bowl. Quickly, while it is still steaming, place a towel over your face and place your head over the steaming bowl. Keep it like that for a few minutes until your pores will open up because of the steam. Then, gently wipe the moisture away with your towel. This will open up your pores and it will be easier to wipe away all the blackheads and the bacteria that caused the pimples in the first place.

Boil the water and then place it in the bowl. Quickly, while it is still steaming, place a towel over your face and place your head over the steaming bowl. Keep it like that for a few minutes until your pores will open up because of the steam. Then, gently wipe the moisture away with your towel. This will open up your pores and it will be easier to wipe away all the blackheads and the bacteria that caused the pimples in the first place.

Steaming your skin two or three times a week can help you reduce the impurities and the bacteria that makes blackheads and pimples appear. It is cheap and easy and the results are guaranteed. Try it out, you will immediately see the results.

 

  1. Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliation is a process that involves mixing sugar with water and then spreading it on the affected skin surface. Exfoliation, unlike steaming, focuses on the dead skin cells that exist on the surface of the skin and which clog bacteria, impurities, and oil in your skin, which leads to blackheads and pimples. By exfoliating your skin two to three times a week, you will ensure that your skin stays clean and free of impurities and bacteria.

  1. Baking soda and water can make wonders!

Yes, you read that right. A mixture made up of baking soda and water can help your skin get rid of impurities and bacteria. The baking soda absorbs the oil in the skin, along with all the dirt and the bacteria, thus eliminating for a while the blackheads and the acne. After applying the mixture on your face, let it sit for 20 minutes. During this time, the baking soda does its job of absorbing all the things that lead to the blackheads and acne. After the 20 minutes are up, rinse and feel what it’s like to have skin free of impurities!

  1. Eat healthy

If your eyes are the window to your soul, your skin is the window to what happens in your body. If your eating habits are unhealthy, it will be very difficult to get rid of blackheads and pimples because your skin reflects how happy your body is with the food that you are having. Eating healthy will make your skin more radiant and clean. Think about it – what is more important: a bag of chips or having a clean face as smooth as a baby’s bottom, free of any impurities? Exactly!

  1. Use lemon juice to dry your skin

If you are not willing to give up on that bag of chips you like so much, there is another way of making your skin look healthier, even if it’s just for a short time. Lemon juice dries your skin, absorbing the oil and the dead cells, thus preventing acne and blackheads from appearing. All you have to do is simply rubbing your face with it. It will sting, but it does its job.

So, let’s recap: acne and blackheads are difficult to get rid of, but not impossible. The main thing you have to remember is that they are caused by dirt, dead cells and extra oil. There are several mixtures or procedures you can use in order to get rid of the dirt and the dead cells that caused them in the first place: steaming your skin, mixing baking powder with water, using lemon juice or eating a healthy diet. If you do one or two of these frequently, 2-3 times a week, you are guaranteed to get rid of blackheads and acne without spending thousands of dollars on creams and various treatments!

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