Skincare is a huge industry across the world, but that doesn’t mean that you need complicated and expensive chemicals to keep your skin looking great. Try this simple two-ingredient face mask to get rid of unsightly blackheads.
The US Library of Medicine describes blackheads as “small, dark spots on the skin, caused by a small blockage in the opening of a pore (follicle)”. Blackheads are often the beginning of acne because they trap bacteria in the pores of the skin, leading to infections. One of the most effective natural tools you can use against bacteria is lemon juice. Removing the bacteria from your pores not only removes the blackhead, it prevents further break-outs.
This simple face mask combines the bacteria fighting powers of lemon juice with the moisturizing effects of natural egg whites. The proteins in the egg whites nourish your skin and keep it hydrated. Try this simple remedy, and you’ll be amazed at how well it works.
1 egg white (carefully separate it from the yolk),
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preparation and Use:
First, beat the egg white with a whisk to get a smooth mixture, like you are making a meringue. Once you have a creamy, white texture add in the lemon juice.
Wash your face with warm water, in order to remove any dirt.
Using a brush,apply the mask on the entire face except for the areas around your eyes. (quickly rinse with warm water,if the mask gets in your eyes).
Leave the mask on for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, and let it work its magic.
Peel the mask from your face and apply your usual face cream.
Sources: Medical News Today