The blackheads or open comedones, occur when a blocked pore opens on the surface of the skin causing the characteristic black color. A common symptom of acne, blackheads usually go away on their own over time, although some home remedies can accelerate the process. Recommend using a natural absorbent clay mask, at least once a week in areas prone to acne to treat and prevent the blackheads, reduce excess oil and exfoliate dead skin cells.
- Combine green cosmetic clay and corn starch in a small mixing bowl. Transfer it to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place when not in use. This mixture is the basis for your facial mask for blackheads.
- Add a teaspoon of water to the mixture of clay into a small mixer bowl. Stir vigorously until the mixture forms a soft dough and ingredients are well combined.
- Stir in the essential oil to fully incorporate. We suggest using essential tea tree oil for acne because it can reduce bacteria and inflammation. Recommends the essential oil of chamomile, lavender, juniper and patchouli to treat blackheads.
- Spread the mixture of clay evenly over the affected area, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Follow with an astringent tonic or rinse your face with cold water to close the porous after rinsing.
- Dismisses the portion that you haven’t used. Make a new batch for each application to ensure maximum freshness and effectiveness.
Tips and Warnings
Even though acne is not considered a serious medical condition, as you must consult a doctor or a dermatologist if your symptoms persist or worsen. In most cases, mild acne can be treated at home, but severe or moderate cases require medical treatment.