Truth is, quite frankly, some of us don’t like people getting to press our noses which lends excruciating pain all in a bid to get rid of whiteheads. And so, what better way than to ignore this enlarged hair follicles clogged with skin oils, cells, and bacteria.
What if there was a better, less painful way to get rid of whiteheads instead of subjecting our snout to colleagues, friends, or siblings who will jump at the slightest opportunity to render this unsolicited human service?
Well, if I am not the harbinger of good news! Here are 4 natural ways to get rid of whiteheads.
Easy! You don’t have to break a bank to get these little monsters off your nose. Treating whiteheads is extremely simple, and you don’t have to resort to expensive creams in order to get rid of them.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera isn’t just used for clearing out spots. This wonder-working remedy works by applying some aloe vera gel directly from the leaf onto your nose, to provide more moisture to your skin. It will unclog the pores and leave your skin feeling much smoother.
Are you surprised? Tomato is a good fruit or vegetable depending on what you use it for but it doesn’t end there. This berry is very good for your skin and can be used for curing various problems. Make a paste using tomato by mashing it just the way you do it when you want to make your Sunday stewand rice (winks) and add lemon juice to it. Apply this paste on your nose and wait for about half an hour. Wash it off with warm water and splash cold water to close the pores. There!
3. Lemon juice
Maybe you are not a lover of tomatoes or for some awkward reason don’t eat tomatoes. (I don’t know who doesn’t anyway) You can opt for the option of Lemon. Lemon contains citric acid, which helps in drying out the excess oil on your skin that produces the whiteheads. Just use raw lemon juice or mix it with water if you have sensitive skin. Apply the juice to your nose using a cotton ball and wash it off after 10-15 minutes.
4. Facial steam
I remember growing up seeing people use facial steam anytime they caught a bad cold and needed to heat up the body. I didn’t know how effective that method was till I one day had to undergo the same process and see its wonders. Maximizing that heat pressure, facial steam encourages plugged pores to open up and this is done by boiling some water, putting it in a bowl, and then holding the affected area of your body over the bowl. In the case of the head and neck area, you can create a steam tent by putting a towel over your head, to concentrate the steam onto your upper body.