Facial skin is the first thing that a person sees when you are being introduced to. Therefore, we all want to have that radiant nice looking skin. The facial skin is commonly affected by blackheads which are result of sebum build-up under the skin. Blackheads commonly appear on the nose, chin, cheeks or forehead.
They can be removed by hand but this can be a long and painful process, and because of that we recommend you a 2-ingredient mask that can easily pull out the blackheads without leaving any scars.
Blackheads tend to appear and build-up on the T-zone of your face including the forehead, nose and chin. However, they are also a common skin imperfection present on your back and chest. Oily and combination skin is mainly affected by open comedones, which are caused by an obstruction of the hair canal by keratinocytes which are cells of the superficial layer of the skin. Unbalanced diet, poor hygiene, hormonal changes, and the use of makeup can contribute to the formation of blackheads. Stress also contributes to the appearance of blackheads and acne pimples.
Blackheads can form due to the large pores that suck pollution residues and impurities into the air. Then a microcyst forms and turns black due to the oxidation of sebum. Although most common are blackheads with dark color, they can be also white and small.
In order to protect your skin from their development you need to regularly remove your makeup, avoid long hours on the sun, and follow a healthy diet. The diet should be composed of fruits, vegetables, and oily fish. The appearance of open comedones can be prevented if you avoid the sugar intake and fatty foods.
If your skin is being affected by a large number of blackheads, it is of vital importance to deep clean the skin before applying any treatment. You can naturally clean your face and if these natural treatments are done on regular basis, they will very soon show positive results.
In this article we shall present you a natural mask based on two ingredients which can help you with your issue with blackheads.
Effective Natural Mask against Blackheads
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
First separate the yolk from the white, and nicely whisk the egg white till you obtain smooth texture and then add the lemon juice.
Nicely clean your face with a warm water and mild soap in order to eliminate the presence of any make-up residue or traces of pollution. On a clean face apply the mask by using a make-up brush. Make sure to use it on the areas that are most affected by blackheads like your T-zone, and be careful around the eye area.
Leave it to stand for 20 – 25 minutes, and after this period peel off the mask and rinse with warm water. Next, moisturize your skin with a good moisturizer.
For optimal effects, perform this treatment once per week.
Why this mask is so effective against blackheads?
The used ingredients contain vitamins B and C, selenium and protein. Plus, the use of the egg white reduces the size of the enlarged pores, makes the skin stronger and postpones the appearance of wrinkles due to the content of proteins. On the other hand, the lemon is high in vitamin C which is a potent antioxidant vital for a young and smooth skin and a radiant complexion.
Tips How to Prevent the Occurrence of Blackheads
- Limit the consumption of too sweet or fat foods.
- Remove your make-up daily by using a mild product in order to prevent the accumulation of black-heads.
- Use the natural mask once per week and not more as it may harm your skin.
- Have in mind that the lemon is photosensitive; therefore after you have used the mask make sure to avoid sun exposure.