It’s very frustrating to have recurring blackheads and clogging pores in the same area, especially the nose. In fact, there really is nothing that can be done to reduce or shrink large pores or eliminate oily skin. The good news is that you can reduce the amount of recurring black heads and clogging pores with diligence while keeping your skin soft and hydrated.
Blackheads are zits filled with sebum, invaded by bacteria, that has turned a darkish black color due to oxidation. The ‘T’ section of your face, especially your nose and chin, is more prone to an excessive accumulation of sebum. The residue of the excess sebum mixed with dirt, flakes of skin, make-up and perspiration clogs the pores. Other factors that cause blackheads include hormonal changes, stress, humidity and pollution. Blackheads caused by clogged hair follicles are made more visible by overhead lights, wall lights and the bright sunlight.
The battle to get rid of blackheads is very frustrating especially when there are areas like the nose where they may go away or reduce in numbers only to recur again and again and again. The frequency and severity of the recurrence is exasperated by the type of skincare regiment and the type of foods eaten.
Although the most common area for recurring and clogging pores may be the nose and others areas of the face, they may be found on the back too.
As tempting as it may be, do not use a blemish extractor or even worse, to squish and squeeze the blackhead in attempts to pop it out. Forcefully squeezing the gunk out of the blackhead may result in scarring, redness, infection, discomfort, pain and/ or more zits without the intended result of the blackhead being removed.
One effective natural home remedy to include in your skin regiment is exfoliation and microdermabrasion.
Nutmeg is a spice derived from the seeds of the tropical, evergreen tree Myristica fragrans. Ground nutmeg is a grainy, gritty powder which makes a gentle facial scrub while leaving a soft, smooth skin. Milk is another natural skin exfoliate due to the lactic acid. Buttermilk may also be used instead of milk since it contains more lactic acid.
Combine the nutmeg powder with milk or buttermilk to create a thin paste. After cleaning your face, rinse with water, apply the nutmeg-milk exfoliate in gentle, circular motions for 3 – 5 minutes. Thoroughly rinse with water.
Exfoliation will not eliminate all blackheads or prevent recurring blackheads and clogging pores but it will reduce the amount of black zits. Other natural home remedies for blackheads that are effective zit zappers can reduce the appearance of blackheads, so you can confidently face anyone with your healthy, radiant complexion.