7 Effective Home Remedies for Whitehead Removal

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 21, 2014

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Whiteheads are unsightly and make your skin feel rough. There are many natural remedies that involve ingredients from your kitchen to help you completely get rid of the whitehead.
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    The Whitehead Trouble

    If your face feels rough and the skin loses its glow, you probably have a whitehead problem. When your skin's pores are blocked by bacteria, sebum and dead skin cells, the condition may lead to a whitehead outbreak. The only way to get rid of this problem is to clean your skin thoroughly.  Here are some natural ways to get rid of your whiteheads efficiently; you can easily find all the ingredients in your kitchen.

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    Wash Your Face Regularly

    To protect your face from the menace of dirt and sebum, wash it twice a day. While the morning face wash will provide your face with freshness, doing it at night will remove all the dirt your skin has collected during the day.

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    Remove Make-up Completely

    We understand that you feel tired after returning late night from a  party and the last thing you want is to remove that makeup from your skin. But you should understand that chemicals in the make-up can harshly affect your skin and result in whiteheads. Clean your face with cleansing milk that suits your skin type and then wash it off with cold water. In case your skin is highly sensitive and market-bought products don’t suit it, you can also cleanse it with almond or coconut oil. Don’t forget to finish this routine off with a moisturiser.

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    Don’t Fidget with Your Face

    Our hands need something to fondle with and that is why they are the most involved parts of our body to come in contact with the germs directly. And by touching your face with dirty hands, you allow bacterial growth and hence, the whitehead outbreak on it. Keep them off your face and always wash them before washing your face with them.

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    An apricot scrub suits all skin types and helps unclog the blocked pores. If you want a natural option to this, add some gram flour to half a tablespoonful of curd and a pinch of turmeric. This acts as an amazing scrub for removing whiteheads and also provides your skin with a healthy and radiant glow.

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    Tomato Juice

    Tomato has proved to be a great benefactor of beauty. Cut a tomato into two pieces and put some sugar on it. Then start rubbing it on the problem areas for a month on alternate days. You will see guaranteed results without much effort.

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    Sugar and Olive Oil

    Mixing sugar and olive oil and massaging your face with it is one of the best home remedies you can employ to get rid of whiteheads. You can also use a soft toothbrush to massage this mixture onto your skin. Do it for five minutes and wash it off with cold water.

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    Steam is good for your skin regardless of the fact that you have a skin problem or not. Take steam once weekly or twice in two weeks to remove all your facial impurities. A clean skin will not allow the whitehead outbreak. Ten minutes of regular steam is a must, but if your skin is extra sensitive then five minutes of it is also fine.

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