What are some homemade blackhead remedies?


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Some homemade blackhead remedies include an egg white mask, a mixture of baking soda and water, and a paste made with bentonite clay. Homemade cotton pore strips with honey and either milk or cinnamon are also effective at removing blackheads.

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An egg white mask made from an egg and either facial tissue or toilet paper is an effective treatment for blackheads. First, separate the white from the yolk of one egg, spread some of it over the affected area of the face, and then pat a piece of tissue or toilet paper over it. After the tissue dries, spread another layer of egg white over it, and cover it with another strip of paper. When this layer is completely dry, peel the tissues gently off the face; a third layer of egg white and tissue is optional. This mask uproots existing blackheads and prevents future ones from forming by temporarily tightening pores.

Baking soda mixed with water is another effective home remedy for blackheads due to the baking soda's natural exfoliating properties. Mix a small amount of baking soda with enough water to form a semi-thick paste, and massage it over the blackhead-prone area of the face using a circular motion. Don't use too much baking soda, as it is very drying and can irritate the skin. The tiny, fine granules that make up baking soda work to clear out any blackheads or other impurities from the pores.

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