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    **Shiza khan** Female

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    Default How do I get rid of Whiteheads on my face?

    Here are the top 10 home remedies for whiteheads.

    1. Facial Steam

    A facial steam or sauna is one of the best natural treatments for whiteheads. It helps open up the pores and loosens the buildup of dirt, oil and dead skin cells.

    Boil some water in a pan to create steam. Turn off the heat and place your face over the pan while holding a towel over head to trap the steam around your face. Allow the steam to soak into your face for five to eight minutes. Finally, pat dry your skin with a clean towel.
    Alternatively, you can dip a soft, clean towel in warm water, wring out the excess water and place it on your face. Leave it on for a few minutes and then remove it. Repeat the process two or three times in a sitting.
    Use either of these remedies once or twice a week on a regular basis, especially if you have oily skin. You can also follow this with one of the facial scrubs or exfoliating remedies for even better results.

    2. Baking Soda

    Baking soda is good for gentle exfoliation of oil, dirt and dead skin cells from the skin. It also helps maintain the pH balance of the skin.

    Mix a little water in one teaspoon of baking soda to make a thick paste.
    Apply it on the affected area and wash it off after a few minutes.
    Repeat two or three times a week until you are satisfied with the results.
    Note: Avoid using baking soda if you have sensitive skin.

    3. Oatmeal

    Being slightly abrasive in nature, oatmeal also works as a natural exfoliant to get rid of accumulated dead skin and dirt.

    Mix two tablespoons of yogurt, one tablespoon each of lemon juice and honey, and four tablespoons of powdered oatmeal. You can also add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Dampen your skin and then apply this paste on your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
    Alternatively, apply a simple paste of powdered oatmeal mixed with water. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then scrub it off to exfoliate your skin, minimize pores and reduce blackheads.
    Follow either of these remedies once or twice a week on a regular basis.

    4. Sugar Scrub

    A homemade sugar scrub can work wonders for your skin. It will help exfoliate your skin to remove excess oil and debris trapped in the pores without causing dryness.

    Mix together one tablespoon each of sugar and honey. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice.
    Apply it on your face and gently massage in circular motions.
    Leave it on for a few minutes.
    Wipe it off using a wet washcloth and then wash your face.
    Do this once or twice a week on a regular basis.
    5. Lemon Juice

    Being rich in alpha hydroxy acids, lemon juice helps exfoliate the skin and also facilitates cell regeneration. It also helps get rid of excess oil due to its astringent properties.

    Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply the juice on your face.
    Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your face with cold water.
    Do this daily before going to bed. Continue for at least a few months.
    6. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar works like an astringent and thus removes excess oil from the skin. Plus, it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help fight acne.

    Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water. Apply this solution on your face using a cotton ball. Leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
    Another option is to mix one part apple cider vinegar with three parts cornstarch. Spread it on your face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before scrubbing it off. Clean your face with a washcloth soaked in warm water. Follow with a cold water rinse to close the pores.
    Use either of these remedies daily or a few times a week until you get encouraging results.

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    **Sophia Simmons** Female

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    Yah, baking soda and oatmeal are not going to do a whole lot. If you want a natural remedy that actually works, try using tea tree oil or a cream with 3%+ green tea extract (Camellia Sinensis)

    Studies on both of these remedies have shown them to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide, but with much less irritation.

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    Hello. I also encountered this problem and have several proven ways to solve this problem. Here are some of them:
    Sandalwood Pasta
    You can make sandalwood paste by mixing 2 teaspoons of rose water with 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder and evenly applying it to your face, let it dry completely and rinse with water. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a week to get the desired results.
    Tea tree oil
    This is one of the most functional essential oils that is widely used to treat various types of skin diseases and problems.
    It is best to use tea tree oil after 1: 9 dilution. Clean the face and apply the mixture on the face using a cotton ball, leave it dry, not scrubbing your face.
    Lemon Juice
    Citric acid present in lemon juice acts as a powerful binder ingredient that removes acne, expanding skin pores and removing excess oil.
    Cut the lemon half and remove the juice, squeezing it, add an equal amount of water to the juice, immerse the cotton ball in the mixture and apply a solution of lemon juice to the affected areas. Apply it once a day is enough, because too much lemon juice on the skin causes irritation of the skin and dry it.
    There are many more ways, but I would advise you to contact a specialist so as not to hurt your skin even more. Here is one of the best dermatologists that I know MatthewKNorton


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