People suffering from acne tend to suffer from blackheads or whiteheads too! Unlike blackheads, whiteheads are formed under the skin and appear as white bumps. When the sebum and dead skin cell block the hair follicles, that condition gives birth to whiteheads. It’s very common to see people with oily skin suffer from this condition. But there is nothing to get worried about. With timely precautions and care, you will be able to cure whiteheads very soon. Its symptoms are similar to those of acne, but the good part is that the whiteheads are not painful and they are very easy to remove too.
Let’s talk about some very effective natural treatments to prevent whiteheads on your face.
Used Tea Bags
Yes, the ones that you throw in the dust bin after the use. All you have to do is empty the wet tea leaves (of course into the bin) and rub that small wet bag on the affected area. Doing this 2-3 times a week will start showing off the results and gradually cure whiteheads.
Take a big teaspoon of oatmeal, and both honey and sugar each half teaspoon. Mix all these 3 ingredients properly and apply evenly on your face. Massage each part of your face, especially the sides of your nose and your chin for 5-7 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
Following this regime once every week will give reasonably good results right from its first use.
Fenugreek Leaves to cure whiteheads
Make a paste of fresh leaves and mix it with plain water. Apply this fresh mask on your face and leave it as it is overnight. Wash it off in the morning with warm water. Do this twice a week for faster results.
citric acid present in the lemon helps in opening up the pores as well as drying the excess oil on the skin. Apply the plain lemon juice with cotton balls on your face. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
It’s a very easy method as you just have to boil the water and take its steam on your face. You can use a steamer or boil the water in a medium-sized container. Cover your head with a towel and let the steam do its job on your face. Steaming will soften your pores, thus making it easy for you to remove the stubborn whiteheads. Do this 2-3 times a week.
Tomato Pulp to cure whiteheads
Clean your face and then rub the sliced pieces of tomato on your face. Let the pulp remain on your face for 10-15 minutes or until it dries out completely. It will not only remove your whiteheads but will also remove the tan from your face. Expect your face to glow and become soft with every application. Do this alternate day.
Tea tree oil
Dip some cotton in water and place a few drops of tea tree oil on the same. Now apply it on the whiteheads and leave for half an hour. Wash the face and try this remedy twice a week for visible improvement.
Meanwhile, there are a few things that you should completely avoid doing, and they are:-
Never ever try to pop the whiteheads. It’s a dangerous thing to do because that small thing won’t take too long to turn into acne.
Completely refrain yourself from gorging on oily and spicy food- doing it once in a while is fine though.
Don’t keep your skin too dry by washing it often. Moisturize it properly as and when required.
Don’t touch your face now and then. In fact, make it a point that you only touch your face 2-3 times a day when you wash it.
The remedies mentioned above are quite easy and natural too. Make sure that you make the most of it in getting rid of your otherwise persistent whiteheads.