Blackheads can get really unsightly, affecting your overall skin appearance and making it look dull and congested. But not to worry, you’re not alone in this battle against blackheads. It is a very common problem, among both males and females. So we’ve decided to compile some easy to prepare face masks which helps you say goodbye to blackheads…

Here are some DIY face masks that aid in blackhead removal: 

1. Baking Soda 
This is such an easily accessible ingredient, but yet so effective when it comes to removing blackheads.  Here’s how you can use baking soda to remove blackheads – mix baking soda with water to form a mixture of paste. Then apply it to your face and leave on for around 5- 10 minutes, before you start gently massaging and exfoliating your skin. Rinse off with warm water and say hello to a cleaner and smoother skin!

2. Lemon Juice & Sugar
Mix a few drops of lemon juice into a tablespoon of sugar, then gently spread the mixture on the affected areas of your face while massaging in circular motion. (Remember to be gentle as sugar is quite coarse and you don’t want to hurt your skin). Rinse off with warm water. Try to use this mask at night before you sleep as lemon and lemon juice may be drying for your skin, making it more vulnerable to sun damage. Also, always remember to use sunscreen after that and avoid sun activity for the next day.

3. Egg White
Add a teaspoon of honey into your egg white and apply the mixture onto affected areas. Leave on for about 5-10 minutes, then gently scrub it off using a warm damp cloth. Other than removing your blackheads, it also tightens your skin, so you can use this mask for your entire face as well 🙂

4. Oatmeal & Yoghurt
Mix 1 tablespoons of plain yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of oatmeal (finely ground) and a few drops of honey together. Apply the mask on your face and leave it on for around 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and voila, you’d have softer skin!

You can use the recommended masks once or twice a week (except the lemon juice & sugar mask as it may over dry the skin, so you might want to stick to 1 application per month) for best results! 😀

Here are some quick and easy DIY remedies compiled for you to use at home everyday. Choose a few that suit your skin’s needs and reveal more radiant, youthful, smoother and softer skin!

For dry skin

Plain Yoghurt & Oatmeal Masks

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Ingredients:

–        2 tbsp of plain yoghurt
–        1-2 tbsp of cooked oatmeal
–        1 tbsp of honey

Steps:

  1. Mix everything into a paste
  2. Apply on face and leave on for 10-15 minutes
  3. Rinse off with warm water

Apple-Honey Mask

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Ingredients:

–        1 apple
–        1 tbsp of honey

Steps:

  1. Blend both apple and honey in a blender until smooth
  2. Apply on your face and leave on for 15 minutes
  3. Rinse off

 

For oily skin

Lemon Sugar Scrub

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Ingredients:

–        ½ lemon
–        ½ cup sugar
–        1 tbsp of honey
–        1 tbsp of olive oil

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients together and mix, then place your mixture in a jar
  2. You may concentrate application on rougher and duller areas like elbows and knees
  3. When applying on face, use in gentle circular motion
  4. Best to use once or twice weekly

 

For acneic skin

Plain Yoghurt & Aspirin Masks

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Ingredients:

–        2-3 tbsp of plain yoghurt
–        5 crushed aspirin
–        1 tbsp of honey

Steps:

  1. Mix everything into a paste
  2. Apply on face and leave on for 10-15 minutes
  3. Rinse off with warm water

 

For dull skin

Honey-Fruit Mask

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Ingrediens:

–        1 Banana
–        1 tsp of honey

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Ingredients:
–        1 apple
–        1 tsp of honey

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Ingredients:

–        1 lemon
–        1 tsp of honey

Steps:

  1. Mix the juice of your selected fruit with honey
  2. Apply on face and leave on for 10-15 minutes
  3. Rinse off with warm water

 

For dark circles

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Egg white eye mask

Ingredients:
–        1 egg white

Steps:

  1. Beat 1 egg white and apply it under your eye
  2. Leave on for 15 minutes
  3. Rinse off with warm water

Good luck! And remember to be diligent in your skin care routine, it will certainly pay off 🙂

Oatmeal

You may be surprised to learn that oatmeal; yes that wonderful cereal we enjoy for breakfast, (or maybe not!), is one of the best natural treatments for dry skin. Plain rolled oats, can be used to make a gentle and very effective natural skin cleanser, facial scrub, and soothing facial mask. An excellent multi-purpose skin care treatment, oatmeal helps to relieve dryness, restoring natural moisture balance to aid in healing minor irritations due to the many causes and sources of skin sensitivities. Minor skin irritations can be caused by sensitivities to the ingredients in skin care products, exposure to chemicals found in household cleaning products, exfoliation with the wrong product, excessive scrubbing or rubbing during the exfoliation process, and many other factors. Cleansing the face with oatmeal helps to soothe skin irritation and reduce discomfort.

Oatmeal, when used as a skin cleanser, actually absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft, and clean, without soap. As a facial mask, oatmeal deep cleanses pores without irritating and drying out skin. And as a facial scrub, oatmeal gently but effectively removes dead skin cells, to reveal softer, smoother looking skin. In addition, cleansing and exfoliating with oatmeal provides the bonus of a natural, healthy glow.

To enjoy the beauty benefits of oatmeal skin care you will need:

– Rolled oats (not instant) found in the supermarket cereal section

– Blender or food processor

Directions: Grind oats in blender or food processor until oats have the consistency of flour. Pour into a jar, cover tightly, and use as follows.

Oatmeal Facial Cleanser & Scrub: Pour a small amount of ground oatmeal into palm, and add a little water to make a paste. Apply to face and throat and massage onto skin. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer.

Oatmeal Facial Mask: Pour a small amount of ground oatmeal into palm, and add a little water to make a paste. (For a more moisturizing mask, use milk instead of water.) Apply to face and throat and leave on skin for about 5 minutes. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer.

Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask: Add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to oatmeal and make a paste. Apply to face and throat and leave on skin for 5 minutes. Rinse. Follow with moisturizer. Weekly use of Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask can help to bleach dark spots and freckles naturally. Lemon juice contains citric acid and vitamin C that functions as natural alpha hydroxy acids to help dissolve dead skin cells for brighter, more even toned skin.

Caution: Fresh lemon juice can cause a tingling sensation that may become uncomfortable. For sensitive skin, dilute lemon juice with an equal amount of water before mixing into oatmeal and applying to skin. If tingling becomes severe, rinse skin immediately with warm water.

1. Almonds 

Almonds are an incredible nutritional source of vitamin E, dietary fiber, protein and magnesium. Eating almonds help lower cholesterol. It also increases energy levels, softens the skin, reduces food cravings and improves sleep patterns.

Skin care products that contain almonds are especially effective for treating dry and sensitive skin.

So if you have dry and sensitive skin, you can try the following homemade face mask:
1. Mix 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds with 1 tablespoon of honey.
2. Apply the mixture to your face for 5 minutes
3. Rinse it off with cool water.

Your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients in the almond. It will leave your face refreshed and revitalized. 

2. Oatmeal

When applied to the face, oatmeal works by cleaning and moisturizing the skin to soothe and relieve skin irritations. It also works effectively to reduce skin dryness and itching.

For smoother and softer skin, try mixing an oatmeal face mask:
1. Mix oatmeal with water or milk
2. Cover your entire face with the mixture and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Rinse it off with warm water.

Oatmeal also helps remove dead skin cells, revealing fresher and clearer skin.

3. Avocado

Avocado is a rich source of vitamin A, B, D and E. Avocado contains more potassium than a banana, allowing skin care products infused with avocado to penetrate the skin more evenly and quickly. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, avocado offers remarkable benefits to human, both when eaten and applied directly on your skin.

To moisturize your skin, simply mash one avocado into a bowl and apply it to your face. If you wish, you can even apply it on your back, hands and feet.

4. Egg Whites

Egg whites face mask can give you firmer looking skin and fewer breakouts. It also reduces redness and inflammation and helps ward off wrinkles and tighten sagging skin.

Follow the following steps for firmer and clearer skin.
1. Separate out the yoke from the egg white
2. Pat the egg white onto a clean face. (Make sure your hair is clear from your face)
3. Let the mask dry for about 10 minutes
4. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

This formula works wonders for oily or combination skin. You can use it every week for best results!