The causes of blackheads are sebum stagnation on the skin, and also the accumulation of bacteria, impurities and dead cells on the skin. A skilled beautician will help get rid of blackheads for a while, but if you like to take care yourself of this problem, here are some treatments that help you get rid of blackheads in just 10 minutes.
Boric powder solution. Buy boric acid from the pharmacy. Mix one and a half cup of hot water with half a tablespoon of boric acid power. Dip a cotton pad into the mixture and apply it to your face. Leave it for 15-20 min then rinse with water.
Iodine and Epsom Salt. Epsom Salt is a good exfoliant that plugs the sebum and the dead skin cells from pores. Mix a teaspoon of Epsom Salt with four drops of Iodine in half a cup of hot water. Stir until the salt dissolve. Once the mixture has reached a temperature that your skin can take, apply it on your face using a cotton pad. Wait 15 minutes then rinse with water.
Baking soda. A very effective mask in fighting blackheads is baking soda mask. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with tap water until a paste is formed which will not flow and have the consistency of a cream. The resulting mixture is massaged on the affected areas to allow substances to penetrate the skin. Wait 10 minutes, then rinse with water and apply a free fragrance moisturizer.
You must take care if you have dry or sensitive skin, because the bicarbonate removes excess sebum and skin can dry very hard, causing irritation. To check the sensitivity of the skin, apply a small amount of this mixture on a small portion of the skin and if you don’t notice an allergic reactions like redness or itching, then you can use it without a care.