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A blackhead is a wide opening on the skin with a blackened mass of skin debris covering the opening.

Blackheads are typically caused by the overproduction of oil, which tends to occur when a person reaches puberty. Blackheads appear as one of the first signs of puberty from the overproduction of oil that occurs with the surge of 'Androgen' hormones. Blackheads occur mainly on the face and nose and are a common problem among adolescents especially those with oily skin. "Blackheads are also known as first stage acne, before bacteria enters the clogged pores". Blackheads are just pimples that don’t have skin over them. Because there’s no skin, and they’re exposed to the air, the top layer of gunk in your pores oxidizes and turns that darkish black color.

5 Major Causes of Blackheads

  1. Hormonal disorder

  2. Inheritance

  3. Unhygienic skin

  4. Improper use of Cosmetics

  5. Smoking

5 Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads

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1. Orange to Get Rid of Blackheads

Orange is a rich source of vitamin C, which makes your complexion fair and glow. How to use it in order to remove Blackheads?

  • At first step peel off the fruit and keep aside the skin peels.

  • Let the scrubbed skin dry for few hours.

2. Turmeric to Get Rid of Blackheads

Turmeric works good for minor burns, as well as quite commonly used to treat blackheads.

  • Firstly mix turmeric powder with two tablespoons of mint juice.

  • Smoothly apply it on the affected areas.

  • Allow the tooth paste to dry for atleast 10 minutes.

  • Wash it with mild warm water.

3. Lemon to Get Rid of Blackheads

Lemon  is another natural ingredient that is effective in treating blackheads. How to use it?

  • Squeeze few drops of lemon juice in a bowl,salt and stir the mixture well.

  • Wash your face with warm water

  • Apply the mixture on the blackheads.

  • Leave for just 20 minutes and then wash your face again with warm water.

4. Toothpaste to Get Rid of Blackheads

  • Apply a thin layer of toothpaste over the blackheads.

  • Leave for 25 minutes and wash your face gently with warm water.

  • Repeat this remedy for two weeks to be free from blackheads.

5. Oatmeal and Yogurt to Get Rid of Blackheads

A mixture of oatmeal and 'yogurt' is good for the skin and helps banish blackheads.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to it, mix all these ingredients well till it forms a paste.

Apply the mixture on the face, leave for 10-15 minutes and wash your face with cold water.

The Best Foods to Eat to Get Rid of Blackheads

The best foods to eat to get rid of acne and blackheads are foods you will find in a well-balanced diet. Fruits,vegetables, and protein may alleviate and help prevent acne breakouts. In addition to improving your skin, the foods will help you to obtain an overall better level of health.

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Some of the best foods to eat to get rid of acne and blackheads will contain respectable amounts of vitamin C. This vitamin is needed for repairing and growing all tissues in your body.The antioxidant helps to protect your skin while healing it. All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin C. Fruits in the berry family are excellent sources you can choose from. These include red and black raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. Other vitamin C-rich fruits include apples, mango, papaya, pineapple, pears, melons and citrus fruits. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, lemons, limes, tangerines and oranges. Juices made from these fruits can also contain large amounts of the skin-healthy nutrient. Vegetable sources of the nutrient include tomatoes, varieties of potatoes such as sweet and white, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and leafy greens.


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