If you happen to see yourself in the mirror one morning and you see those tiny black things that are sprouting on your face, those are blackheads. These are very annoying and they absolutely do not look good on your face. People of just about any age can have these, and these are caused by the collection of sebum or oil that gathers within hair follicles. But not to worry, there are some techniques that you can do to remove these from your face.
Treating Your Face to Remove Blackheads
Blackheads will form when there is an excess of sebum or oil being produced at the base of the hair follicle. Aside from that, it can also form because of hormonal changes, and they are especially apparent during the course of puberty. No matter what the cause, these do not look good. The common symptoms of these occurring are the formation of pustules, swelling on and around the skin, swollen and infected nodules, redness, and sometimes even scarring of the skin.
So how do you get rid of blackheads? One way to treat this predicament is to use egg white as a mask. To make the mask, break an egg and separate the white part from the yellow part of the egg. Wash your face and pat it dry with a clean towel. With the egg white, apply a thin layer of it on your skin, and then place a strip of tissue on the thin layer. Dab on the egg white on your skin with the clean tissue gently. When the first layer of the egg white mask gets dry, you can apply a second, or even a third layer. Wait for the layers to dry before peeling it all off with the tissue layers. Wash your face with cold water to tighten skin pores.
Another method to treat your face to remove blackheads is to use toothpaste. Since these form when oil and dirt get deposited within the pores, using toothpaste will be able to dry out the oil and reduce the swelling. After cleansing your face with warm water, you can apply some toothpaste on the clogged pores. Make sure that you’re using a type of toothpaste that is not gel-based. Apply it prior to sleeping and keep it overnight. Once you wake up, the toothpaste will have dried. Rub it in a circular motion to remove the blackheads. Wash your face with clean, cold water afterwards for best results.