Whiteheads are also called as comedones. They usually take on a white or yellow color. Whiteheads are more common with the people who have oily skin. whiteheads are a form of acne, just like pimples and blackheads; they are caused by clogged pores. Here are few home remedies to remove whiteheads naturally.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is great for your weight and for the skin as well. It helps to reduce the whiteheads on face and keeps skin acne free. This scrub is very easy to make. Mix 1/3 cup of oatmeal, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of honey. Massage the face with this scrub for 7-8 minutes and after that, it should be washed off with warm water. Follow this remedy once or twice a week on a regular basis.
Lemon: Lemon are also rich in vitamin C. Take a cotton ball and dip it in a bowl of lemon juice. Apply this cotton ball on the affected areas and let it sit for an hour or so. The skin may feel a burning sensation. But, you need not worry about it. Besides removing whiteheads, this remedy also adds glow of your facial skin.
Baking Soda: Baking soda is also good for removing whiteheads. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with one cup of water and make a thick mask. Apply this mask to the affected area. Leave the mask on your face until it dries and then wash it off with warm water. Repeat two or three times a week until you are satisfied.
Rice Scrub: For a good rice scrub, soak rice in water overnight for 5-6 hours. In the morning, grind the rice to make a paste and apply it all over the face. This kills the dead cells and removes the whiteheads. It also brings back natural fairness of skin that stays hidden under the dead skin cells.
Tomatoes: Tomato is good for health as well as skin. It is rich in vitamin C and very good for dull skin. Simply rub the pulp of a tomato on the face, focus on the affected area of whiteheads. Leave it on for about five minutes. Then wash it off. It starts showing results quite fast.
Potatoes: Potatoes have skin lightening properties. Take a potato and extract its juice. Refrigerate this juice until it is chilled. Now dip a cotton ball in it and apply on the affected area. Leave it for an hour and then wash it off with cold water.
Besan: Besan is an excellent ingredient for deep cleansing and remove dead skin and absorb excess oil. Mix two tablespoons of besan in sufficient yogurt to make a thick paste. Mix half teaspoon of turmeric powder in it. Apply it on your face and leave it on until it dries completely. Scrub it off and then wash your face. Repeat two or three times a week on regular basis.