How To Prevent Blackheads

Prevent BlackheadsThought of having blackheads on face may be a nightmare for many. And if you believe the old saying “prevention is better than Cure”, you should follow a skin care especially to prevent blackheads before it actually mark the presence on your face. But most ladies do not know how to prevent it. Blackhead appears as tiny black spots over the face and usually start showing during 30s.

Though harmless, they make the skin look uneven and spotted. Well, ladies are particular about their skin and hair. And can go any extend to look beautiful. Don’t worry! You don’t need to do any unusual things to prevent blackheads. Just follow the given simple and effective tips to stay away from blackheads and stay beautiful forever.

Various Methods For Prevent Blackheads


Exfoliating the skin is the best way to stay away from black heads. When you reach the age of 25, make sure that you exfoliates the skin with a scrubs at least thrice a week. It will also help you to remove blackheads if you already have them. Exfoliating the skin removes dead cells as well as grease from the surface which may otherwise aggregates to form clogged pores and finally blackheads.


You can either buy a good and suitable scrub from market or make you own at home. Preparing a scrub is quite simple. All you need is sugar, cream, baking soda, lemon juice and water. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and then your home-made scrub is ready to use.


Cleansing the face is as important as scrubbing. Our face is exposed to various harmful pollutants and dirt from the environment which harms the skin. Cleansing the face twice a day is advisable to remove the dust particles from the skin.

Otherwise they will stick to the face forming a clog with sebum and dead cells. Always use soap free and a mild face wash to clean the skin that maintains the ph of the skin. During night after washing the face, apply a good night cream.

Select & Apply Cosmetics Carefully

Always buy skin care products like moisturizer, face wash or scrubber which are hypo-allergic or oil-free. Use moisturizer in little quantity over the skin. You may skip to apply moisturizer if you don’t have a dry skin and if it is not a dry winter month. Coming to the makeup part, always use a good quality make-up products.

face wash

Low-quality product may harm your skin in many ways. And if possible restrict the use of make-up in daily basic. Rather consider applying make up for any special occasions. A make-up free skin breaths naturally and does not form pores or blackheads.

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Take Facial Steam

Facial steam is an effective way to stay away from blackheads. It helps to open the poses and unclog oil and dead cells. Overall, steam is very good for skin as it improves blood circulation and provides a glow to the skin. It is easy to do at home, so it will not cost you much.

All you need is water, pot, towel and dried herb (rosemary or lavender). Pour 3 cups of water in the pot and bring it to boil. Remove the pot from the stove and wait for 30 seconds. Cover your head with a towel and place your face over the steam. Stay like this until you feel comfortable. Repeat this for 5 to 10 minutes. Now splash some fresh water on the face.

Apply Skin Purifying Facial Mask

Regular application of skin purifying mask keep the skin clean of dirt and grease. Thus helps to prevent blackheads and maintain the original complexion of the skin. Here is a recipe for a facial mask for blackheads which can be easily prepared at home using kitchen items and do not put extra burden on your pocket.

Skin Purifying Facial Mask

You need the following ingredients: 1 egg white (take whole egg for dry skin), 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (apple juice for dry skin), and 1 tablespoon honey. Take all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them well. Spread the mask over the face. Lie down and let it absorb by the skin for 15 to 20 minutes. Then wipe the face with a wet wash cloth. Rinse the face with water and apply a moisturizer.

Use Astringent

Applying astringent on face is an important part of skin care routine. And it is even more beneficial to prevent blackhead formation in the skin. It removes left over grease after cleansing.

Moreover, it tightens the skin along with the pores and prevents clogged pores formation which ultimately controls black heads. Use witch hazel or apple cider vinegar as astringent for face. Apply astringent after washing your face and before applying moisturizer.

Clean The Pillows Case Frequently

Make sure that pillow cases are free from grease or oil that may stick on it from your head will affect your skin. The oil from the pillow may get into your skin and form clogged pores.

oil from the pillow

So, clean pillow covers frequently to ensure it is grease free or change the pillow cover a day after you apply oil on your hair. And maintaining hygiene is always a better cure.

Oil Cleansing Method

‘Like dissolves like’, this phrase fits perfectly here. Oil cleansing uses different oil that removes extra oil from the skin. To do oil cleansing at home add the following oil together: 1 tablespoon castor oil, 1 tablespoon avocado oil, and 1 tablespoon jojoba oil in a bowl. Take the oil in your arm and apply it on the face. Massage the face for 2 to 3 minutes with fingertips along upward movement.

Oil Cleansing

Let the oil acts on the skin for 30 seconds. Now take hot water in a bowl. The water should not be too hot to burn your skin but warm enough to soften the oil. Soak a wash cloth in the hot water. Then put the wash cloth on the face for 10-15 seconds and wipe the face gently pressing the skin. Dip the cloth in the water again and wipe your face second time. Repeat wiping until all the oil has been removed from the skin.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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