Recipes to Get Rid of Blackheads

by Grace Ferguson

Blackheads are the result of excessive oil and dead skin cells. They can occur on the face, torso, back and other parts of the body. Because blackheads often signal the upcoming arrival of acne and pimples, it is best to get rid of them as soon as possible.

Egg Remedy

If you have oily skin, the egg remedy can help eliminate blackheads. This mask also helps tighten the skin for a smoother, healthier appearance. To prepare the egg remedy, combine one teaspoon of multani clay powder with plain water, allowing the powder to soak for 30 minutes. Beat one egg white and combine it with the soaked powder. You can add some drops of peppermint extract to add a sensational tingling feeling that will help soothe your skin. Once prepared, the mixture is ready for use. Apply it to your skin, allowing it to remain there for at least half an hour. Then rinse the mask off with lukewarm water.

Egg and Honey Recipe

This recipe uses honey, which has moisturizing and smoothing capabilities. It also uses almond oil, which penetrates and moisturizes the skin. Yogurt is included to refine and tighten pores.

To prepare this recipe, mix one tablespoon of honey, one egg yolk, one tablespoon of yogurt and half a teaspoon of almond oil. This mask can be left on for 15 to 20 minutes before being rinsed off with lukewarm water.

Parsley Herbal Treatment

Steam herbal treatments are good for loosening the dirt in your blackheads. To prepare this treatment, heat a pot of water until it comes to a boil. Remove the boiling water from the stove, placing it in a safe location. Add any herbs that you like to the water. Some soothing and beneficial herbs include peppermint, sage and chamomile.

To complete this treatment, make parsley juice by juicing 1.4 cup (50 ml) into a blender or juicer. Apply the parsley juice to your skin, focusing on areas prone to blackheads. To prevent steam from escaping during your steam treatment, place a towel over your head. With the parsley juice still on your face, carefully place your head over the steaming pot of water for at least 10 minutes.

About the Author

Grace Ferguson has been writing professionally since 2009. With 10 years of experience in employee benefits and payroll administration, Ferguson has written extensively on topics relating to employment and finance. A research writer as well, she has been published in The Sage Encyclopedia and Mission Bell Media.