100% Effective Home Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads

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How do I get rid of blackheads

To get rid of blackheads first we have to understand why we get blackheads.

Why we get Blackheads?

Blackhead develops when the pores clogged with excess sebum, dirt or dead skin.
They are small bumps over the skin, black or yellow in color.
They mostly come on face, nose, and chest rarely on back neck arms and shoulders.

Clean your face with your regular cleanser, so that any natural remedy you try will work over your skin.

Get your blackheads cleared with Lemon.

Lemon has AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) which helps to clear dead skin and opens the pores.
Vitamin C in lemon will prevent from acne scars
Squeeze a half lemon and dip a cotton on it and gently paste over your blackheads and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes then wash it with cool water.
Do this thrice a week.

Turmeric to remove blackheads

Turmeric has very high antioxidant properties which help to get rid of blackheads.
Take a spoon of turmeric powder and mix it with water or coconut oil and make it a paste and apply over blackheads and allow it to dry and rinse with mild hot water.

Apple cider vinegar is another best remedy to get rid of blackheads

Apple cider vinegar has the power to remove blackhead as well as power to protect the skin in future from blackheads. Apply it over blackheads daily basis this will reduce blackhead as well as acne.

Honey is another best home remedy to get rid of blackheads

Honey act as antibacterial and antibiotic. It kills germs over the skin which clogs the pores

Get rid of blackheads using Cinnamon

It acts as an antibacterial agent
Use cinnamon powder with honey and apply over blackheads and allow it to dry then rinse it after 1 or 2 hours.

Baking soda is commonly used home remedy for blackheads

Baking soda acts ass an antiseptic and also reduces oil forming over the skin which helps to get rid of blackheads.

Mix baking soda with water and make a paste out of it and apply over acne or blackhead affected area and rinse it after 10 to 15 minutes. Do this once or twice a week.

How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose?

Nose is where most of the oil comes out of face. To get rid of blackheads on nose, Wash your face with steam this opens pores clogged by dirt.

Then apply baking soda paste made with water and rub gently and allow it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Rinse it with normal water, this will help to remove blackheads over the nose and make your skin feel fresh and clean.
Also you can try all the natural remedy which We have given on the top to get rid of blackheads over the nose.

Is it good to squeeze out blackheads?

Squeezing blackhead may be a easy way to remove blackheads but it’s risky.
It’s like you are making way to new one.

When you squeeze blackhead the bacteria inside the pores wall will come out and spread to adjacent pores and risk of getting more pores clogged is high.

It leads to more acne on face.

Try to avoid squeezing it out and try natural remedy, which you can do it from your home to get rid of blackheads naturally.

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Prickly Heat: Treatments, Causes and symptoms

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What is Prickly Heat?

Prickly Heat is a common problem faced by children and some adults living or working in hot and humid conditions. It is common in tropical region in summer. Prickly heat is otherwise called Heat rash or Miliaria Rubra.

What is the pathology (cause) of Prickly Heat?

Prickly heat is caused by the blockage of sweat ducts in the prickle layer of the skin. Because of the blockage, sweat cannot reach the surface of the skin to be evaporated, but collects in the epidermal layer of the skin and cause irritation and inflammation.

What triggers Prickly Heat?

Hot and humid conditions where there is excessive sweating cause prickly heat. Wearing tight fitting, Synthetic clothing which prevent evaporation of sweat also produce prickly heat. Obese or overweight people having skin folds develop prickly heat. In infants and children prickly heat is common because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Using lot of creams and makeup or drinking hot spicy soups, hot coffee or tea in summer can lead to prickly heat. Working or exercising in hot humid condition can also produce prickly heat.

What are the symptoms of Prickly Heat?

Prickly Heat appears as small red dots on the skin. Mostly they appear on face, neck, shoulder and front and back of chest. They also appear in parts of the body which come into close contact with clothing like waist and wrist.

Prickly Heat lesions give pricking sensation which is very irritating. This causes great discomfort. If the area is scratched, it can lead to infection.

What are the treatments for Prickly Heat?

Wash the area with cold water and pat dry the area frequently. Take cold bath often. Using mild soap with hexachlorophene may help.  Applying lanoline may help. If the itching or irritation is severe taking antihistamines may help.

Natural treatment for Prickly Heat

Prickly heat disappears naturally when the weather condition improves.

Change the living or working environment and stay in cool and well ventilated rooms. If possible stay in air conditioned rooms. Use loose cotton dress. Avoid synthetic cloths. Drink lot of fruit juices and water. Avoid aerated bottled drinks, hot spicy soups, alcohol, hot coffee or tea in hot humid conditions. Take frequent cold baths.

COLD (ICE) TREATMENT: Wash the prickly heat affected area with ice cold water often.

Take few ice cubes, wrap then in cloth and press it on the affected area. This gives instant relief from itching and pricking sensation. Mix honey, aloe vera gel and water, pour it in a ice tray, allow it to become ice cubes and press these ice cubes on the affected area for instant relief.

SANDAL WOOD POWDER: Mix sandal wood powder with rose water or water and apply over the heat rash affected area, wash it after 30 minutes and pat dry the area.

TURMERIC POWDER: Mix turmeric powder in water and apply over the prickly heat affected area and wash it off after 20 minutes. Sandal wood powder can also be added to this for better results. Turmeric acts as good antiseptic and anti inflammatory agent.

YOGHURT:  Apply yoghurt over the heat rash affected area and wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes. This gives a soothing and cooling effect.

MILK: Applying cold milk over the prickly heat affected area can also give good results. Milk act as good cooling and cleansing agent.

NEEM LEAVES: Neem leaf has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Applying ground neem leaves paste over the prickly heat affected area and washing if after 20 minutes gives good results.

CUCUMBER: Apply cucumber slices or cucumber juice over the heat rash affected area and wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes.

POTATO: Likewise potato slices or ground potato can also be applied.

BAKING SODA:  To 1 cup of water add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, soak a cotton cloth in it, apply it on the prickly heat affected area and wash it off after 15 minutes. Baking soda unclogs pores and acts as exfoliating agent.

PAPAYA: Apply papaya fruit slices over the prickly heat affected area and wash it off with cold water after 20 minutes.

OATES: Oates powder can be mixed with cold water or milk and, applied over the prickly heat affected area and washed after 20 minutes. Oates meal reduces itching and acts as good anti-inflammatory agent.

After washing the prickly heat affected area pat dry the area. Do not rub the area with towel.

If prickly heat is infected consult a dermatologist and start antibiotics.