Blackheads may be one of the nightmares your skin has to deal with from time to time. The worst thing about blackheads is the impatience that comes with them. As soon as you see one, you get the pressing urge to remove it. Be still, my friend. Here’s a safe, natural and efficient way you can get rid of blackheads.
Baking Soda Face Mask For Blackheads
-Juice of ½ a lemon
-2tbsp of baking soda
-1tsp of honey
Mix the ingredients until they form a paste. If you feel it’s too runny, add some more baking soda. Wash your face with warm water to get rid of all the makeup, dirt and debris. Warm water also opens up your pores. Apply the mixture to your face using circular motions. Why? This stimulates blood flow and it also feels so damn good.
Leave the mask on for 5 to 10 minutes. Use a warm cloth to wipe off the mask and then wash your face with cold water to close your pores. Use your favorite moisturizer (mine is coconut oil) and voila!
I felt a slight tightening after a few minutes of applying the mask. When I washed it off with warm water, my skin looked brighter, cleaner and felt amazingly soft. My nails also looked cleaner because I rubbed the mask on my hands as well. Baking soda is a powerful whitening agent and holds other skin benefits discussed below.
Why Lemon juice? Lemon juice brightens skin.
Why Honey? Honey is a natural antibiotic and moisturizer that promotes skin regeneration. It can also help acne-prone or dry skin.
Why Baking Soda? Baking soda is a natural antibiotic that nourishes, protects and heals your skin. It’s great for blemishes, reduces acne damage, speeds up healing of acne scars and is a great solution for blackheads. It loosens the skin around blackheads and makes them easy for you to extract. It also eases the pain from skin toning.
Baking Soda+Honey+Lemon Juice Face Mask Tips
-If you start to feel any irritation, wash off the mask immediately. If you have highly sensitive skin, test the mask on a patch of your skin first.
-Never apply a face mask on cuts, bruises, burns, sores, etc. It may end up causing more skin damage.
-You MUST moisturize your skin after as this mask is very drying
-Face masks are more effective if you apply them before bed since cell regeneration is enhanced at night time.
-Don’t rub the mask on your face because baking soda is very rough
This Baking soda mask cleans your skin, kills destructive bacteria and has that feel-good factor. If you’re a fan of instant gratification, this face mask is definitely for you. It makes your skin smoother, cleaner and fresher. Anyone having trouble with acne scars, blackheads or rashes should try this homemade face mask and see how it works. Leave a comment on your experience below when you do.
(Photos taken using LG Nexus 5)