The Ultimate Guide To Getting Rid Of Whiteheads

Written by Chandni GhoshSep 13, 2016
Our skin suffers when excess oil from the sebaceous glands clog up our pores. The sebum gets trapped with other environmental contaminants and bacteria that settle on the skin. This gives rise to that dreaded skin concern—whiteheads. Well, they may not be visible very clearly or will appear as tiny white spots on the face but they are sure here to damage your skin. Worried about how you can find a solution to them? We give you 5 ways in which you can banish whiteheads.

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Take ⅓ cup of oatmeal, ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup honey. Mix these together and massage gently on your face for not more than 3 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water. Scrubbing will help open up the pores and eventually remove the whiteheads from your skin.

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Raw potato slice

If you look around in your kitchen, that’s where the solution to so many skin problems lie. Potatoes act as astringents and absorb the excess sebum production—the real devil behind whiteheads. They also remove the accumulated bacteria on the skin leaving little scope for whiteheads to conquer your skin.

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You know that grandmoms always told you how garlic works like magic for the skin? Well, it’s a great solution to whiteheads. That’s because garlic contains allicin, an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound that can suck in all the grime and oil that causes whiteheads. So extract some juice from the garlic and rub on the skin for best results. It might burn a little but it’s totally worth it. Leave it on for a few minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Apply a mild moisturiser to get rid of the strong garlic smell from your skin.

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Baking soda

Baking soda works as an exfoliator and also dries up the oil that causes acne and whiteheads. Take a teaspoon of baking soda and add water to make a paste. Use a cotton ball and apply on the skin. Rinse off after 20 minutes.

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Rose water

We can’t stress enough on how rose water can transform your skin. This has antimicrobial properties and thus, helps in clearing off whiteheads. So dab a cotton ball in rose water and apply to your face. Doing this on a regular basis will help reduce whiteheads considerably.

Chandni Ghosh

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