Homemade masks with an exfoliating and moisturizing action are excellent options for removing blackheads from the face, neck, and trunk. They help remove dead cells, unclog pores, hydrate, and leave skin healthier for longer.
Some homemade mask options to remove blackheads help regulate skin oiliness and reduce sebum production, such as green clay and aloe masks and sugar and almond oil scrubs, for example, which can be applied to the face 1 to 2 times a month.
A homemade face mask or scrub can be a great way to complete your facial cleansing ritual, remove blackheads on your skin, and prevent new ones from forming. However, before using these products, it is essential to apply a little of the mixture to your forearm and wait about 15 minutes to see if the skin becomes red or irritated, avoiding them.
Regardless of the chosen mask, sunscreen is essential to prevent the appearance of spots on the skin, a product of acne scars, and protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays.
1. Green clay mask
Green clay is a powerful cleansing agent for combination or oily skin. It has antioxidant properties that help eliminate toxins present in the outermost layer of the skin and gradually remove impurities and excess oil, preventing new blackheads.
- 3 tablespoons of green clay;
- ½ teacup of filtered water.
How to use: mix the ingredients in a clean and dry container until obtaining a homogeneous mixture. Then apply the mask to the skin, leaving it to act for about 30 minutes. Remove the product with cold or lukewarm water without rubbing the skin, and dry with a soft towel. It is recommended to apply this mask once a week.
2. Aloe vera mask
Aloe vera mask has nourishing, regenerating, and moisturizing properties, being an excellent option to reduce the oiliness of the skin and combat the appearance of blackheads and pimples.
- ½ cup of aloe vera gel;
- 5 drops of rosehip oil.
How to use: remove the gel present from the aloe leaf and place it in a clean and dry container, adding the rosehip oil. Mix until a homogeneous consistency is obtained and, with clean skin, apply throughout the area to be treated. Let the mask act for 20 minutes, and then remove with warm water and neutral soap.
3. Natural moisturizer with honey and lavender
The honey and moisturizing lavender cream have antiseptic and antioxidant properties, which help balance the number of bacteria present on the skin, reducing the possibility of acne and blackheads. In addition, it contributes to the healing process, favors deep hydration, and gives a calming and relaxing effect to the skin.
- 1 tablespoon of honey;
- 3 tablespoons of lavender flowers;
- 1 tablespoon of water.
How to use: Mix the ingredients in a clean container until you obtain a homogeneous paste. Then apply the mask to the face and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, remove with water and neutral soap until all residue is removed. It is recommended to repeat the treatment every 15 days. This mask should not be used by people allergic to pollen, honey, or propolis.
4. Oatmeal and coconut oil scrub
The combination of oatmeal and coconut oil favors the cleaning and elimination of blackheads. It has an antioxidant action that helps moisturize and nourish the skin, leaving it healthier and silkier.
- 2 tablespoons of bran or oatmeal;
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
How to use: Mix the oatmeal and coconut oil to form a smooth paste. Next, apply this mixture to a clean and dry face, making light circular movements, with the fingertips, for 10 minutes. Finally, the face should be washed with lukewarm water and neutral soap to remove all residue from the scrub. It is recommended to exfoliate the skin once a week.
5. Sugar and almond oil scrub
The sugar and almond oil scrub is a great option to remove blackheads. In addition, this scrub removes dead skin cells and prevents new blackheads from forming.
- 3 tablespoons of almond oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil;
- 1 glass of white or muscovado sugar.
How to use: mix the tablespoons of almond oil, jojoba, olive oil, and sugar until forming a homogeneous paste. Apply the mixture on a clean and dry face, massaging with light circular movements for 5 minutes. Then it would be best if you washed your face with warm water and neutral soap to remove all residue. For best results, apply the mask once a week is recommended.