What are whiteheads?

Whiteheads are usually small, round white bumps on skin surface, especially vision largely on face. The clogged pore with sebum, debris, and dead skin cells are excessively blamed for acne occurrence. The clogged pore is white in colour and covered with a layer of skin.

These whiteheads have become the part of everyday worries of numerous women.

What are the causes of whiteheads?

There are many reasons which are responsible for whiteheads. Like,

  • Genetics
  • Puberty
  • Hormonal changes
  • Cleansing routines
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Stress

Here are some of the preventive methods that can be easily prepared in home: –

  1. BAKING SODA

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It works as an astringent and exfoliate. It is a pH neutralizer and helps to control the sebum. It restricts the impurities that clog the pores.

  • Baking soda + water
  • Prepare a paste
  • Spread it on entire face or the affected part
  • Dry it for 20 minutes
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat once a week
  1. TEA TREE OIL

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The bacteria that clog the pores are removed by the antimicrobial properties present in this oil.

  • Take a cotton swab and dip it in the oil
  • Apply it on the affected area
  • Apply twice a day
  1. TOOTH-PASTE

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Don’t use the gel toothpaste.

  • Cover the whiteheads with toothpaste
  • Leave to dry till 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse the face properly
  • Pat it dry
  • If the skin irritates, apply moisturizer
  • Can repeat thrice a week
  1. CORN STARCH

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Vinegar’s acidic nature kills the bacteria present in the clogged pores and results in drying up the whiteheads.

  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch + one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Add it water to make a paste
  • Apply it on the affected area
  • Leave it for 15 minutes
  • Wipe it off with wet cloth
  • Rinse it then properly
  • Repeat twice a week
  1. ALOE VERA

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Lemon acts as astringent plus antimicrobial agent. Aloe Vera is well known cleansing element for the skin.

  • Pull out the Aloe flesh from the Aloe leaf
  • Mash it well and add one teaspoon Lemon juice
  • Blend it thoroughly
  • Apply it on the affected skin
  • Massage it gently for 4-5 minutes
  • Leave it for 10 minutes
  • Wash it gently with water
  • Repeat twice a week
  1. CLAY MASK

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It is a highly absorbent compound. It efficiently removes the dirt, impurities, and excess oil from the skin pores.

  • 2 tablespoons Bentonite clay + 1 teaspoon honey + water
  • Make a paste
  • Spread it evenly on the face
  • Let it dry for few minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat it twice a week
  1. OATMEAL SCRUB

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Oatmeal is the pore-cleansing ingredient and others act as moisturizer and disinfect the skin.

  • Oatmeal powder + rose water
  • Make a paste
  • Apply it on the affected area
  • Wash it off after 20 minutes
  • Olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, or milk can be added
  • Easily repeat thrice a week
  1. TURMERIC POWDER

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Turmeric contains antimicrobial and healing properties.

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric + honey or water
  • Make a paste
  • Apply it on the affected part
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse it off with water
  • Repeat twice a week
  1. SUGAR SCRUB

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It exfoliates the skin and removes the dead skin cells improving the skin texture by its circular movement while exfoliate.

  • One tablespoon sugar + one tablespoon honey + 5-6 drops of lemon juice
  • Mix all of it together
  • Scrub the affected part in a circular motion
  • Continue for few minutes
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Apply it twice a week
  • Repeat twice a week
  1. GARLIC

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It is a natural antiseptic to get rid from bacteria.

  • 3-4 garlic cloves of normal size + water
  • Crush the garlic cloves with water
  • Leave the paste for a while
  • Apply this thick liquid on the affected area
  • Let it stay for 5 minutes
  • Wipe it away using cotton swab dipped in rose water
  • Repeat thrice a week
  1. TOMATOES

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This is a natural antiseptic, astringent, and antioxidant helping the skin clean. It is also the great source of Lycopene which is acidic in nature.

  • Peel and mash the tomato removing the seeds
  • Apply the pulp all over the face
  • Let it dry completely
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat thrice a week
  1. FENUGREEK LEAVES

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The antibacterial properties present in the fenugreek leaves kills the bacteria present in the skin.

  • One tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves + water
  • Make a smooth paste
  • Spread it on the affected area
  • Leave it for 15 minutes
  • Wash it off with lukewarm
  • Dry your skin gently
  • Repeat twice a week

 

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