I have combination skin which is oily on t-zone and dry on cheeks. Blackheads and whiteheads are my worst nightmare and it’s so hard to get rid of them especially when they are small. Trust me I have tried everything to get rid of them but nothing worked as beautifully as “toothpaste”. Okay I know what you’re thinking, toothpaste? How? Really? I know it sounds weird but toothpaste is one of the simplest, cheap and effective ways to get rid of those tiny zits immediately.
Basically blackheads are hair follicles filled with dead skin or oil and they are generally very common with combination or oily skin. I sometimes envy people with dry skin because they don’t get this problem often and I guess they are blessed. Coming back to the topic, today I will be showing easy home remedy to get rid of blackheads/whiteheads using toothpaste and salt.
Things you’ll need:
- Organic and natural Toothpaste
- salt or baking soda
- Ice Cubes
Step one: Squeeze out one part of toothpaste in a bowl.
Step two: Add One part of salt in the toothpaste bowl.
Step three: Mix both of the ingredients well with very little water.
Step Four: Wet your face and then apply this paste on the affected area i.e. chin and nose. Let it sit for around 5-10 minutes. You will probably feel a tingling sensation but don’t worry its normal and it will pass away after few minutes.
Step five: After 10 minutes, wet your fingers and gently massage the area with two fingers in circular motion. Be gentle as harsh massage can harm your skin.
Step Six: Now rinse your face thoroughly with warm water. To close facial pores take one ice-cube and rub it on your face. It will close the pores and will prevent the entry of dirt.
Some Quick Tips:
- Do not apply this mixture close to eye area as the vapors of mint toothpaste can cause irritation to eyes.
- Nose can appear red initially but it’s normal.
- If you have dry skin then hydrate it thoroughly.
- Clean face completely after completing the procedure to get rid of the paste.
- Don’t forget to close pores by rubbing ice
I am a living example that this remedy actually works, just try it once and I’m sure you’ll agree with me. Repeat it once a week to remove whiteheads/blackheads without spending much.