Whiteheads are accumulations of sebum which clog pores. They are especially formed on the cheeks, sides of the nose and the chin, but they can also appear on any side of the face. Usually, whiteheads remain small, but when they do not, they emerge in pimples.
The cause of these white dots is not too clear; the fact that they can occur both in adolescence and adulthood, shows that the cause does not depend on exact factors. It is recommended that the whiteheads on the face not be squeezed, like pimples are, as the white dots can leave permanent scarring on your skin.
Many products are recommended by dermatologists, but many of them are expensive, have an effect after a long time or may have adverse effects. Below I present some remedies against whiteheads that can be included in your daily routine, with products which are available in the house at any time.
It is one of the most effective ways to remove blackheads and whiteheads, You need to apply a thing layer on the infected areas and leave it about 25 minutes, then rinse well with hot water. Initially you may feel a burning sensation, but a while later this will disappear. The burning sensation will be felt due to the menthol in it. After the treatment, you will see that the whiteheads are fading out, due to the fact that they dry out. This treatment is effective if applied every 2 weeks.
Exfoliation with sugar
It is required to exfoliate your skin when having whiteheads, every two to three days. Note that miracles do not occur over the night, but with perseverance the big part of this issue, will be solved. It is very important to use white granulated sugar with a little bit of lime juice. Mix them well together, apply to the face and then massage the face gently for three minutes. When done, leave the treatment on the face another minute and then rinse well with hot water. This treatment will uncork the pores and help cells regenerate.
Steam for the face
The third enemy of whiteheads is the steam bath, which needs to be done every week, thoroughly and carefully. The steam from the boiling water helps remove dirt from the face, by opening pores, softening the skin and the entire process helps clean the impurities, sebaceous secretions and dead cells. Therefore, it is recommended to use this technique once a week for several minutes combined with the exfoliation treatment above.
As a final remedy and a more complex one, is the natural mask which has immediate effects upon the whiteheads. It is a mixture of one teaspoon of coffee, honey, cinnamon and a teaspoon of lemon juice, rub the skin using circular motions and leave as a mask for 15-30 minutes, then rinse off with hot water. It will have great effects on the dryness of the whiteheads and after a couple of times, visible effects will be seen.
All the mentioned above treatments are for external usage and will have effect for sure. Overall, to have a healthy skin without any whiteheads, it is recommended to have a diet enriched in vitamins A,B and C, eat walnuts, spinach, fruits, fish and whole grains. All these combined with the proper treatments, will lead to getting rid of whiteheads.