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A: Oily skin poses a higher risk of blackhead and whitehead formation, which could develop into acne flare-ups. It is important to take care of your skin regularly, but this is especially true for oily skin.

There are two easy things to do to keep blackheads away in oily skin. First, cleanse your face twice daily with a glycolic acid facial cleanser. Glycolic acid:

    • Dissolves dead skin cells
    • Minimizes the appearance of pores
    • Reduces signs of aging, like fine lines

Then, apply a drying mud mask to your face weekly. Mud or clay masks absorb excess oils from the skin while toning and tightening pores.

Other natural remedies include:

Baking Soda

The antiseptic quality of baking soda makes it a wonderful method for getting rid of blackheads.

In a glass or ceramic bowl, mix about a tablespoon of baking soda with just a small amount of water to form a paste.

Apply to blackheads and let it dry (about ten minutes.)

Rinse with lukewarm water.

Use this remedy about one to two times per week.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an anti-bacterial spice that can be used to make an aromatic face mask for removal of blackheads.

Mix one part organic cinnamon with two parts honey to form a paste.

Apply a thin layer over blackheads.

Leave on for at least fifteen minutes.

Wash off with your favorite all-natural cleanser, then follow up with a moisturizer.

Use this remedy daily for best results.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal soothes irritation, removes dead skin cells, and soaks up excess oil to help clarify the complexion.

Using distilled water (free of contaminants), cook enough oatmeal to cover your blackheads.

Cool oats to room temperature before applying to affected areas.

Leave on for ten to twenty minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.

Use this remedy at least once per day.

Q&A: What’s The Best Way To Get Rid Of Black Heads For Oily Skin? was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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