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Those tiny black spots on your face can be a real annoyance, especially when posing for a photograph or talking to someone up close. Getting rid of them can be a real task and we all dislike making those repeated trips to the parlour. But, fret no more because, here are a couple of natural face masks that rid your face of blackheads in minutes. As an added bonus, these blackhead removing face masks are extremely easy to make and make use of easily-found ingredients.
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Lemon Juice Exfoliating Mask:
Lemon juice is a natural exfoliant and is known for its anti-bacterial properties. It not only reduces the frequency and severity of blackheads, but also brightens skin and reduces wrinkles!
To create the exfoliating scrub, take 3 – 4 tablespoons of yogurt in a bowl and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Now, mix in 2 tablespoons of honey and a pinch of salt. Mix the ingredients well so that a smooth paste is formed. Apply this mixture on your face and gently scrub the affected areas. Keep this mask on for about 15 – 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Egg White Face Mask:
This mask deep cleanses and tightens pores, scrubs off dead cells and regulates oil build-up.
To make this blackhead removing face mask, take 1 egg white, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey in a bowl and mix all these ingredients together. Refrain from adding too much lemon juice as this will cause your face to get inflamed. Apply this mixture on your face and massage it into your skin with your fingers. Keep the mask on for about 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Now, splash some cold water on your face to close off pores and then moisturize your face with olive oil.
Baking Soda Face Scrub:
Baking soda is a powerful cleanser and its coarse texture is perfect for scrubbing out impurities. It gets rid of excess oil, dust, dirt and grime.
To create this face scrub, mix together 1 tablespoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon lemon juice and 3 teaspoons of pure water in a small bowl. Mix well so that a smooth paste is formed. Apply this mixture on your face and gently scrub for 2 – 3 minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water and then splash some cold water on your face. After this is done, don’t forget to moisturize your face with a good cream or some olive oil.
Honey Face Mask:
Honey has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties and it is also a rich antioxidant. The best part is that it gives your skin a beautiful glow after it is applied.
This is one of the easiest natural blackhead face masks to make. All you need to do is fill up a small bowl with organic honey and then apply this honey on your face. Don’t rub your face. Instead, pat the honey onto blackhead infested areas. Continue doing this for about 2 -3 minutes and then rinse off the honey with warm water.
Strawberry Face Scrub:
Strawberries benefit our skin in multiple ways. Being acidic in nature, they remove excess oil from the skin. They also lighten acne blemishes and scars, giving your face a flawless appearance.
To make this blackhead removing face scrub, mash up 3 ripe strawberries and add 1 teaspoon honey and ½ teaspoon lemon juice to this pulp. Blend all the ingredients together before applying the paste to your face. Now, using your fingers, apply this mixture on the affected areas and gently scrub those areas with your finger tips. Move your fingers in a circular motion while scrubbing your face. Continue doing this for about 2 -3 minutes and then wash your face with warm water. Splash some cold water on your face to close of pores.
For more information on treating blackheads, read this article: How to Treat Blackheads – 2 Simple Ways!