Unsightly blackheads can be easily removed at home just with two handy ingredients: lemon and baking soda. Here’s what to do to get rid of blackheads:
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of lemon juice and after the chemical reaction ends, take the resulting paste with your fingers and apply it on the areas with blackheads. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then wash with warm water, massaging the skin gently.
After this treatment, the skin is shiny and the pores are clean. You can use baking soda mixed with water, but lemon juice is more effective. Baking soda has antibacterial properties and lemon juice is astringent and helps reducing pores.
Lemon juice is also antibacterial and prevents skin infection after removing blackheads; in addition, it contains alpha hydroxyl, an acid that helps exfoliate the skin and cleans the pores, preventing pimples and blackheads.