Many people, both adults and teenagers alike, suffer from face blemishes. They try for various desperate measures to get rid of them as they are really annoying.
Can we remove blackheads using a toothbrush? Well, let us find out from the following post.
How I Combated Blackheads
Late in my teenage years, I noticed that my soft and blemish-free skin soon became a hot spot for blackheads and acne. I tried to collect every trick possible from the books and magazines, and tried them all desperately. They did no wonders, but instead left me with ugly pimples all over my face. That was really heartbreaking!
Blackheads are one of the most irritating skin flaws. They are just pimples without skin over them. As there is no skin, they are exposed directly to air, gradually forming a messy layer that gives them a dark black color. Blackheads occur when oil and dirt get trapped in the pores and become impact there. Getting rid of these nasty little things is not that hard as it sounds. Check out how that is possible:
I was advised by one of my friends that we can remove blackheads easily with the help of a toothbrush. So, without wasting any time, I rushed to follow the procedure instructed by her – and trust me gals, that really worked!
1. Using Toothpaste:
All you need to do is apply a small amount of toothpaste on your blackhead. Let it settle there for about 5 minutes. After that, take an old and unused toothbrush. Wet the area and the toothbrush and scrub it over the blackhead gently.
After scrubbing for around 3 to 5 minutes, leave it like that. Let the toothpaste dry over your skin and you can go and sleep. Next morning, wash off the toothpaste with a gentle and exfoliating cleanser.
You will get to notice the difference in the appearance of the blackhead. Now, gently pinch the skin surrounding the area and apply a little pressure underneath. Then, using an extracting tool, try to take out the dried blackhead. Your blackhead will come off easily. Repeat it regularly until the affected areas are clear.
Toothpaste helps to dry out the blackhead so that when you are taking it off using an extracting tool, it won’t pain much. It also helps to reduce the swelling to some extent. If you are using menthol toothpaste, its vapours can create irritation in the eyes. So, make sure not to apply toothpaste too close to your eyes.
If toothpaste doesn’t work well on your skin, do not panic; I have another alternative for you!
2. Using Lemon Juice:
Pour a little amount of lemon juice on your soft bristled toothbrush along with one or two drops of neem oil or jojoba oil. As per ancient sayings, neem oil and its related products are very beneficial for the skin. Well, it works on clearing off acne and blackheads as well!
Gently scrub the dipped toothbrush on the area affected by blackheads. After a minute or two, rinse it off with water and again reapply lemon and oil on the toothbrush and scrub it over your skin. Try to be easy with it and gently scrub in circular motions.
Do not do this on any cuts or scratches, as the mixture contains lemon juice. The acidic nature of lemon juice can create a burning sensation over delicate skin – so better avoid applying it over such areas.
Perform it once in a week, and not more than that!
Do not forget to sterilise the toothbrush with hot boiling water after every use, because a dirty toothbrush can cause infection to your skin.
Didn’t you find it simple? If yes, then go and give it a try and share your experiences here!
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