Get Rid of Blackheads on your Feet On The Feet With A Blemish Extraction Tool vs From Your Feet With A Tea Tree Oil and Dead Sea Salt Scrub vs From Your Feet With a Shea Butter And Ground Almonds Scrub ... and 21 more
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How to Get Rid of Blackheads On Feet
Blackheads can break out anywhere on your body, including your feet. All blackhead really is, is a hair follicle congested with sebum and dead skin cells. When it comes to the feet, the skin pores might also be congested with grime. Here are some methods for removing blackheads from this area of the body that is prone to breakouts because of daily exposure to bacteria, sweat and dirt.
Method 1: On The Feet With A Blemish Extraction Tool
The point of using a blemish extraction tool on your feet is to pop a softened comedone out of your pores and then cleansing and toning the afflicted area well so that it does not happen again.
- 3In the shower, cleanse your feet with a rough washcloth and acne-fighting skin cleanser. A recommended brand for this is Neutrogena, which has an antibacterial action that can help you resist further break outs. Make sure you pull the washcloth between your toes and get the bottom soles of your feet to remove the black heads.
- 4Rinse your feet with very warm water and then rinse them with very cold water. The idea is to open your pores and rinse all the cleanser away. The flesh of your foot should feel very soft.
- 5Press down on black-head extraction tool to remove the oily debris from the skin pore. The plug of oil should be a bit softer and just pop out of the skin pore. Do not tug and pull at a comedone that is not easily extracted. This can cause infection. Leave that particular blackhead alone until your next treatment.
- 6After each blackhead is removed, apply Polysporin disinfectant lotion. This will help disinfect your feet and prevent any more blackheads. You can also use rubbing alcohol or witch hazel, but these substances, although effective for disinfecting feet might dry your feet out too much. If you use rubbing alcohol, moisturize your feet with a mild foot moisturizer after.
Method 2: From Your Feet With A Tea Tree Oil and Dead Sea Salt Scrub
Tea tree oil is a powerful disinfectant and astringent that tones the feet and as an added bonus, also deodorizes them. Dead sea salt is full of nourishing minerals that help soften the feet. Dead Sea Salt also helps dislodge oil and debris from the clogged skin pores. Afterwards the skin tissues of your feet will be more alkaline and resistant to infection.
- 1Mix three cups of hot water with 15 drops of pure Tea Tree Oil and two cups of Dead Sea salt in a bucket or container large enough to immerse your feet in. Not all of the salt will dissolve, which is good because it will act as an exfoliant on your skin. Make sure that all of the ingredients are well blended together.Advertisement
- 2Put your feet in the Dead Sea salt and tea tree oil solution and soak them for at least twenty minutes. The longer your feet are in the solution, the more the blackheads in your skin will have an opportunity to soften your feet. Wiggle your feet around in the mixture and rub the undissolved sitting at the bottom of the container against the areas of your feet afflicted with blackheads.
- 3Remove your feet from the soaking and dry them off. Use a coarse rough towel to remove oil, debris and any dry layers of skin. If your foot is extremely affected by blackheads, you might also want to rub a pumice stone on them, but be gentle as you do not want to create a situation where you feet start bleeding. That would put you at further risk of infection and in danger of developing more blackheads.
- 4Check your dry feet and remove any remaining blackheads with a blackhead removal tool. Press down on the blackhead with the circular part of the tool until the black head emerges from the pore. Do not expect to remove all of them as sometimes, blackheads in the feet need a couple of treatments before they respond.
- 6Repeat the tea tree oil and dead sea salt scrub three or four times a week until all of the blackheads are gone. You may notice that blackheads fall out on their own hours after you do this scrub.
Method 3: From Your Feet With a Shea Butter And Ground Almonds Scrub
This is a treatment for removing blackheads from feet that is especially effective for people who have very dry feet with hard blackheads that are difficult to remove. The shea butter and ground almond scrub works by softening the blackheads and the tissues that surround them so that they are more easily removed with a blackhead tool. There are essential fatty acids in both sheaf butter and the ground almonds that both nourish and heal the skin. The hot water, along with the oils in this scrub, work to almost melt the oil in your clogged pores so that you can easily remove the blackhead with a cosmetic tool. Both also contain Vitamin E, which helps heal damaged skin. The ground almonds work as an exfoliant to remove the top layer of skin and the Shea butter moisturizes the treated area.
- 1Mix one cup of Shea butter and one cup of coarse to finely ground almonds in two cups of very hot water in tub or bucket large enough to soak your feet. Blend the ingredients as best you can, keeping in mind that it is hard to mix the oil of the Shea butter with the water. The Shea butter should dissolve in the hot water.
Method 4: From Your Feet With a Milk and Sugar Scrub
This particular scrub contains helps soften the top layer of skin on your feet so that the blackheads are easily removed. The sugar in this foot scrub is a natural exfoliant that helps stimulate your circulation while at the same time melting away surface skin cells. The milk contains lactic acid, which resurfaces and polishes the top layer of skin. Lactic acid also helps soften the oily plugs in your pores so that they are more easily removed with a blackhead removal tool.
- 2Clean your feet as best you can by dry scrubbing your feet with a pumice stone. If this is painful try using a washcloth with a rough texture. The idea is to remove crustier bits of skin from around the blackheads so the acids in the foot scrub can do their work.
- 4After 15 minutes to half an hour of soaking your feet in the hot milk and sugar solution, remove them and dry them off. Use a coarse rough towel to remove the nitty gritty and grime that may be causing the clogged pores.
Method 5: From Your Feet With Espsom Salts and Lime Juice
This antiseptic, clarifying foot scrub can help banish blackheads on the feet. The Epsom salts in this recipe act as an exfoliant and the lime juice is acidic, helping to dissolve away the top layer of skin. Lime juice is also very astringent, which helps to close up pores. In addition, the limes in this foot scrub also contain a great deal of Vitamin C and zinc, which helps reduce the chronic inflammation that causes blackheads in the first place. Be sure to use only ordinary limes. Stay away from using key limes because the juice from these is too acidic and can cause burns on the feet.
- 1Mix half of a cup of hot water with one cups of fresh lime juice and three cups of Epsom sea salt in a bucket or container large enough to immerse your feet in. Only some of the salt will dissolve, which is the idea because you are trying to make a paste that allows you to scrub the blackheads away.
- 3With your feet still in the mixture, use a sponge or coarse washcloth to wash your feet. Be very gentle so that you do not cause a break in the skin as this could cause your foot to become infected and further infected with blackheads.
- 4Dry your feet well and remove any remaining blackheads with a blackhead removal tool. Press down on the blackhead with the round head of the tool until the black head pops out from the skin pore. If a blackhead is really stubborn and will not pop out of the pore, do not try and force it's removal. Instead, repeat the treatment the next day and make a second attempt to pop it out. It is also normal for the skin on your foot to seem a little red for a while because this is a potent acidic treatment for blackheads that also stimulates your circulation.
- 6Repeat this Epsom salt and lime juice foot scrub two to three times a week until all of the blackheads have disappeared. Do not do this black head removal foot scrub every day as it dries out the skin too much. As an added bonus you may notice that this scrub removes callouses and dead skin from your heels and toes as well.
Method 6: From Your Feet With Charcoal, Turmeric and Yogurt
This is a very potent blackhead removal paste that helps dissolve the blackheads on your feet. Both substances are granular and act as a scrub. Both are so astringent and drying that they have the ability to actually pull substances out of pores. Turmeric is also a very strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent, which helps prevent further breakouts of blackheads. The yogurt in this recipe for a blackhead removal scrub for the feet contains lactic acid, which helps to gently resurface the top layer of skin cells as well as nourish them with amino acids. The yogurt also binds this charcoal and turmeric in this foot mask together.
- 3While removing the mask, be sure to rub and exfoliate your feet with the turmeric and charcoal granules. This helps remove dead cell debris, oil and bacteria that might be clogging up your skin pores and causing the problem in the first place.
- 4Rinse your feet in the coldest water you can stand. This helps close up the skin pores. If your feet seem stained from the treatment, you can use a mild glycerin soap to remove it. However any black or yellow staining from the charcoal and the turmeric usually disappears on its own within hours. It is a good idea to rinse off in the shower to minimize mess.
- 6This scrub is very potent and should not be used more than twice a week. You may notice that blackheads dry up and fall out on their own for a couple of days after you use this blackhead removal mask.
Method 7: From Your Feet With An Olive Oil, Honey and Brown Sugar Foot Scrub
Olive oil smooths and softens the oily comedones so that they are squeezed out much easier from beneath the surface of the skin. Liquid honey is a natural disinfectant and antibacterial agent. The natural stickiness of the honey helps pull the oily plugs from the blackheads out of the skin pores. The sugar in this foot scrub recipe for removing blackheads is also a natural exfoliant, which helps remove the top layer of skin cells from the feet. The dash of vinegar in this recipe also helps soften dead skin so that the blackheads are more easily removed from your feet.
- 3Leave this paste on your feet for at least twenty minutes. This gives the ingredients time to dissolve the oil and the vinegar and the sugars can do their work shedding dead skin cells.
- 6Repeat the application of this mask every two days or so until all of the blackheads are gone. You can also try removing the blackheads with a blackhead removal tool after the treatment by pressing the circular end of the tool on the comedone and wiping off any excreted material with a tissue. However, do not force the ejection of a comedone as you could cause it to become infected.
Method 8: From Your Feet With Pumpkin and Coffee Grounds
Pumpkin is good for the skin because it is full of Vitamin A and beta-carotene which is both moisturizing and nourishing for skin cells. It is also a rich topical source of Vitamin C which helps heal traumatized skin pores that may be producing too much oil. This scrub also contains coffee grounds, which contain caffeine and anthocyns that help stimulate the circulation and bring rapid healing to skin damaged by blemishes. The lemon juice in this foot mask is astringent and helps disinfect skin that might be suffering from a bacterial outbreak of blackheads. The almond oil in this recipe is very high in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which softens the comedones so that they are removed more easily. Vitamin E also helps fight inflammation and soothe swollen skin pores.
- 3Position your feet in the bathtub or over a container and apply the mask to your feet. Be sure to leave it on for at least ten minutes to let the healing nutrients and constituents of the ingredients do their work.
- 4Scrub your feet vigorously, being sure to rub the mask deeply into your skin. The purpose of this step is to use the granules in the mask to exfoliate the upper layers of your skin, taking the blackheads along with it. You can use a small footbrush to do the work of scrubbing away the blackheads. Do not scrub too hard or you could cause an infection.
- 5Rinse your feet in cool water. This helps to close up the skin pores. If your feet seem sticky from the treatment, you can use a mild glycerin soap to wash them and then pat them dry. Your feet should not feel dry as the oils and natural emollients in the scrub ingredients are very hydrating and help attract water to the skin and keep it plump.
- 6This blackhead removal scrub for the feet is very gentle and can be used every day. After use you can try to remove the blackheads with a blackhead removal tool, using the looped end of the tool to press on the edges of the blackhead and then cleaning away any debris from the squeezed blemish with a tissue afterwards.
Method 9: From Your Feet With Peppermint Oil, Coconut Oil and Sugar
This effective recipe for a blackhead removal scrub for your feet contains peppermint oil, which is a very strong disinfectant that helps kill the bacteria and fungus that can cause blackheads to form in the first place. The coarse white sugar in this foot scrub is a natural exfoliant that helps remove the top layer of skin shells, in effect shaving off the tops of the comedones and loosening them. The coconut oil in this recipe is lightly moisturizing, helping initially to soften the oil plugs and dead skin cells in your pores and keep the skin soft enough to facilitate the easy removal of the blackheads with a comodone removal tool. Coconut oil is also rich in essential fatty acids that help keep the skin healthy and help damaged skin pores heal themselves fast.
- 1Mix together a cup of coconut oil, ten drops of peppermint oil and white sugar in a small container or bowl. Mix the ingredients together well to form a thick, almost crusty paste. If the mixture does not seem sticky, add a bit more sugar. You want to create a foot scrub that is also going to cling to your skin as a mask.
- 2In the bathtub or over a container, apply the peppermint, coconut oil and sugar paste to your feet. It is hard to apply this scrub to just a section of your foot because it is a bit thick and slippery so it is best to cover the whole foot with the mixture. As an added bonus, you may find that your feet are smoother and look younger.
- 4Massage your feet vigorously with the paste before you remove it. This helps the old dry skin and the top of the oily blackhead comedones so that any oily blockage is easily removed with a rinse or with a blackhead removal tool.
- 6While your feet are still moist, attempt to remove the blackheads remaining with a blackhead removal tool. Press the circular end of the tool over the blemish and then press hard, allowing the oily clog to eject from the pore. Do not force a stubborn comedone to be ejected and avoid picking at it as you could cause an infection. If some comedones cannot be removed, then wait at least 24 hours before trying again.
- 8Repeat the application of this scrub every three days or so until all of the blackheads are gone. Do not do this foot scrub more than that or you might encourage your skin pores to produce more oil, which in turn, causes the eruption of more blackheads.
Method 10: From Your Feet With Listerine
The Listerine foot soak for removing blackheads, grime and dead skin from your feet is now legendary. The active ingredients in Listerine are the essential oils of thymol, menthol, and eucalyptus, which are derived from thyme, mint and eucalyptus plants. These plants are potent disinfecting agents with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agents. They are also astringent in nature, meaning that they help dry out oily pores and shrink them. Listerine also contains methyl salicylate, which removes the top layer of skin cells and also helps soften the skin. This makes it easier for you to remove the blackheads with an extraction tool later.
- 1Pour 15 ounces of Listerine Zero (Alcohol Free Listerine) into a foot pail. All flavors of Listerine will work equally well but be sure to avoid the Original Listerine with alcohol as you will dry your feet out too much and this could potentially cause the pores of your skin to overproduce sebum and become clogged with comedones again.
- 5Remove any stubborn comedone plugs with a blackhead removal tool. This is a cosmetic tool with a loop on the end that you use to press on the blemish so that the core of the blackhead pops out of the pore. You may not be able to remove all of the blackheads in one go. Do not pick at any blackhead until it is infected or you could cause an infection.
- 7You can repeat this treatment twice a week if needed. Be forewarned that it can take a while for the blue pigment to wear off and you may want to avoid wearing sandals for a while.
Method 11: From Your Feet With Pineapple Puree
This is one of the simplest of blackhead removal scrubs for the feet that you can make at home. Pineapple flesh contains bromelain, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps soften the tissues of the feet by destroying and loosening any dead skin cells. The enzymatic action of this tropical fruit can also help soften the hard plugs of oil in black heads. Furthermore, pineapple is an incredibly rich topical source of Vitamin C, which is very healing for the skin. Topical Vitamin C can help resurface the skin as well as interrupt the vicious cycle of chronic inflammation by healing existing pores. The B vitamins and pantothenic acid in pineapple are also very nourishing for the skin and help speed up the healing process. As an added bonus you may find that pineapple puree
- 3Massage the pineapple puree into your foot and leave it on, as you would a mask, for about thirty minutes. Be sure to pay special attention to the area of your skin that is afflicted with the most blackheads. If your blackheads are on the bottom of your foot, you might want to put the pineapple puree in the basin and rub your feet in it. It is normal to feel some tingling while this particular blackhead removal mask is on your feet. However if your skin feels like it is burning, promptly remove the pineapple puree. Some pineapples have more acid content than others, so be sure to be in touch with the sensations you are feeling in your feet.
- 4Rinse your feet off with warm water and attempt to remove any remaining blackheads with a comedone removal tool. This is a cosmetic tool that has a circular opening at one end. You encircle the blackhead with the end with the hole in it and press down to encourage the blackhead to pop out of the pore. If it does not work, do not try to force the skin pore to expel its contents. Instead try to remove them after the next time you do a pore removal treatment on your feet.
- 5Wash your feet I they feel sticky. There is no need to wash your feet after the application of the puree unless you feel some pineapple residue on them. Some pineapples are sweeter and stickier than others and if this is the case, then you can use a pure glycerin soap and warm water to wash your feet.
Method 12: From Your Feet With Avocado Mash
Avocados contain many fatty acids and emollients that help soften the oil that makes up a comedone in a clogged pore. This is a case where oil, can help remove another oil. This is a great treatment for blackheads on feet if you happen to have very dry, crusty skin. The lemon juice in this treatment adds a healing dose of Vitamin C to the treatment that helps reduce the inflammation caused by a breakout of blackheads. Using fresh, organic lemon and avocado works best for this blackhead removal recipe.
- 3Massage the avocado mixture into the skin of your foot and leave it on for at least thirty minutes but as long as three hours if you like. The longer you leave the avocado mask on your foot the better moisturized and nourished your feet will be and the softer the oily clogs in your skin pores will be. Be sure to apply extra avocado to the area of your skin that has the most blackheads. If your blackheads are on the sole of your foot, you might want to put the mashed up avocado in the basin and mush your feet around in it to make sure that mixture covers all affected areas.
- 4Rinse your feet off with warm water and attempt to remove any remaining blackheads with a comedone removal tool. This is a tool that has a circular opening at one end that is used to apply pressure to the area around the blackhead. After pressure is applied the inner oily part of the blackhead inside of the pore, will pop out. The avocado mash will have softened the oils in the pores enough to easily squeeze out any debris from your pores]
- 5Rinse your feet and dry them gently after this treatment. Make sure that there is no matter from the extracted blackheads left on your feet. It is best to air your feet out and not wear shoes for a few hours after to let the nourishing fatty oils in the avocado do their work. Some people may also find that the blackheads fall out on their own a few hours after this treatment.
Method 13: From Your Feet With Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay is a very absorbent, pure type of clay that helps remove blackheads because when it is applied as a mask it dries up the bottom of the feet to the extent that pores of your feet shrivel up along with the blackheads. The blackheads will just seem to drop out of the pores of your feet as the mask dries and any remaining blackheads will respond well to exfoliation with a pumice stone. Bentonite clay is also very absorbent, withdrawing toxins from the flesh and detoxifying your pores. As an added bonus, this foot mask also helps to remove any dry skin from feet, thus discouraging bacteria from spreading. As this is clay that is mined from the earth it can range in color from white to gray to a very pale green or brown.
- 6Apply a couple of dabs of argan oil to each foot and rub the oil into your skin. This will help prevent your skin from drying out as well as help nourish it with essential fatty acids.
Method 14: From Your Feet With Lavender Oil and Dead Sea Salt
This strong smelling foot soak is intended to soften and disinfect your feet so that it is a bit easier for you to remove the comedones. Sometimes, the oils and exfoliation of the Dead Sea salt cause the comedones to just drop out of the skin pores on their own. Lavender essential oil stimulates the circulation and is one of the most beneficial oils known for getting rid of blackheads and acne blemishes. The lavender essential oil also inhibits the bacteria that causes infection and as it is also profoundly healing, it can help prevent scarring from the blackheads that are on your feet. If the blackheads have a hormonal cause, lavender oil can help regulate the excess sebum production in skin pores that can cause this problem. Dead sea salts act as a mineral rich way of removing dead skin oils and excess oils from your feet.
- 2Add ten drops of pure essential lavender oil to the oil and mix well. If you find that you a[re sensitive to strong scents, you can use as little as four drops in this foot bath scrub and still achieve a great effect.[Image:cen_12432.jpg|center|frame|Add ten drop of lavender oil to the Dead Sea salt.]]
- 3Apply the lavender oil and Dead Sea Salt scrub to your feet, being sure to massage every place on your foot that is affected by blemishes. Lavender is also very relaxing, so if you like, you can relax and enjoy the aroma of this calming scent by leaving it on your feet as you would as mask for about ten minutes.
- 4Rinse your skin well with very cold water and remove any remaining blackheads on your feet with a blackhead removal tool. Do not force any pores to open as this can cause trauma to the tissues of the feet. Wait a day or so until your feet are less pink before you try again, preferably starting with another soak and scrub.
- 5You can do this foot scrub up to four times a week and get good results. If you do not want to experience the scrub, you can add more water and use this as a lavender oil and Dead Sea Salt foot soak instead.
Method 15: From Your Feet With French Green Clay
French green clay comes from Southern France and it is rich in iron oxides, magnesium, selenium, potassium and zinc, which are minerals that are very healing for the feet. It is considered to be a natural anti-inflammatory that can quickly strip and heal clogged skin pores. As the clay forms from bed of decomposing ancient seaweed beds, it is also thought to have antibacterial and antifungal qualities. As an added bonus, French green clay is a bit of a pain reliever and can help relieve the itching, burning or soreness that blackheads can cause on the feet.
- 2Wash and dry your feet thoroughly. The mask will cling better to your feet if there are no oils or grime on your skin.
- 6Cover your feet with the mask and keep it on for about at least half an hour. You can put a plastic bag over you feet and then rest them on a towel to prevent yourself from making a mess.
- 8Apply a couple of dabs of coconut oil or a favourite mild moisturiser to each foot and rub the oil into your skin. Do not over moisturize or more blackheads may form.
Method 16: On The Feet With Oatmeal, Honey and Tomatoes
This thick blackhead removing solution, made from oatmeal, honey and tomatoes is both a scrub and a mask. The coarse texture of the oatmeal offers the exfoliation needed to remove the hard pin-sized plugs from the feet and is also a bit of a skin softener, which helps soften hardened blackheads. Tomatoes contain Lycopene, which is a protective antioxidant compound. When applied topically to skin, lycopene assists pores with function and self-repair. The honey in this recipe helps this mask stick together as well cling to the skin on your foot. Honey is also antibacterial and anti-fungal and can help prevent a recurrence of blackheads.
- 1Squeeze the juice of 4 fresh raw tomatoes into a bowl. It is fine if there are seeds and skin in this mask. You can also blend the tomatoes into a puree in a blender, or if you want less pulp in the foot mask, you can add fresh raw squeezed tomato juice.Do not use canned tomato juice because it is very acidic and is not as effective at softening the blackheads.
- 3Pack this mixture on your clean dry feet and leave it on for at least ten minutes and as long as an hour. As the mask dries on your skin, you will feel it tightening on your skin pores. This is a sign that the mask is working to pull the blackheads out of your pores.Moisten the mask with a bit of water and scrub your feet. Pay special attention to rubbing the mask into areas that suffer from blackheads. This helps remove the blackheads from your skin.
- 5Repeat the use of this scrub every other day until all of the blackheads on your feet are gone. You can also employ the use of a blackhead removal tool to get rid of stubborn comedones.
Method 17: From Your Feet With Rhassoul Clay
Rhassoul clay is a very rough and gritty clay that is amazing for exfoliation and also withdrawing toxins out of your feet. This cleansing clay is found in Morocco and has been used for over ten centuries to remove blemishes from the feet. When applied as a mask, this blackhead removal formula for your feet dries up the bottom of the soles as the mask dries. If the blackheads on your feet are large and if your feet are grimy, then it is recommended that you use this clay as a strong scrub. This clay also helps to remove dry skin from your feet and the dead skin cells that clog up pores and cause oily plugs to occur in the first place..
- 2Wash your feet with a very mild glycerine soap, like Pears and then dry them off completely. Let your feet air out in a pair of clean thongs while you prepare the clay mixture.
- 4Scrub your feet vigorously with the clay mixture. This helps remove blackheads, dry skin, oil anything else lingering on the skin of your foot that might be causing blemishes.
- 6Rinse the blackhead removal mask off of your feet with very cold water and wash them again with a mild glycerin soap. Dry your feet well.
Method 18: From Your Feet With Lemon Oil, Almond Oil and Sugar
Essential oil of lemon is a well-known antiseptic that is known for killing bacteria and fungus on the skin and getting rid of blemishes. It stimulates the blood vessels beneath skin, nourishing injured pores and encouraging healing. Lemon oil also naturally balances out the pH balance of the skin, preventing breakouts and helping it look and feel younger and fresher. Yet another natural capacity of lemon oil is that it dries up the oil in your pores, which in turn discourages new blackouts from forming. Furthermore, the high limonene and Vitamin C in lemon oil boosts the immune system, which can be a factor in infected feet. The sugar in this foot scrub also is a natural exfoliants and has constituents that help heal the skin. The almond oil in this recipe has a high Vitamin E and essential fatty acid content, that nourishes the skin and keeps it moisturized during the exfoliation process.
- 5You can do this scrub three a week. It is an abrasive scrub and citric acids in lemon oil can be quite strong so this is not the kind of scrub that you want to do every day.
Method 19: From Feet With Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
This blackhead removing scrub helps to polish off the top layer of skin so that blackheads are removed. Baking soda is also a deodorant and exfoliate that also softens the skin. Baking soda is an alkaline substance which helps create an alkaline micro-climate in your pores. Bacteria and fungal matter will not thrive in an alkaline environment. Coconut oil is antiseptic, anti-bacterial and full of essential fatty acids that help nourish the feet. The coconut oil in this recipe also helps to soften the blackhead plugs so that they are more easily removed from your feet.
- 2Clean your feet well with a medicated glycerin soap like Neutrogena and then dry them well. This scrub works best if you soften your feet first with a wash and the mild antiseptic in the Neutrogena soap can help your feet from getting infected.
- 3Apply the scrub to your feet and make sure to massage every area of your foot affected with blackheads. You can use a foot brush to help make this process even more effective. As an added bonus, this treatment will also help remove dead skin from the bottom of your feet. Be careful not to rub your skin so hard that you abrade it and cause bleeding. This could lead to infection and possibly the formation of more blackheads. [ [[Image:cream_46538.jpg|center|frame|Apply the foot scrub to every area of your feet that is infected by blackheads.|630px]]
- 4Rinse your skin well with water and remove any remaining comedones with a blackhead removal tool. If the skin is very red, then leave it for later. You do not want to risk infecting your feet further. The coconut oil that as originally in the treatment should leave your feet well moisturized.
- 5You can do this scrub three to four times a week. It is an abrasive scrub so do not do it every day.
Method 20: From Your Feet With Kaolin Clay
Kaolin is also a very fine exfoliating powder made of aluminum silicate and offers a double dose of cleaning power. It also absorbs excess oils from the feet. It cleanses feet of the oils that are secreted in the pores and that cause blackhead breakouts. It should be used as both a scrub and a mask, that gently detoxifies and then exfoliates as the mixture is rubbed into the feet.
- 1Purchase a bag of kaolin powder at a health food store or drug store. You might also here it referred to as Kaolin clay. You can usually buy it in small plastic bag or even in bulk. It is a very fine white to beige colored powder. Be sure you purchase at least two cups of the kaolin so that you have enough to mix up your foot mask.
- 2Wash your feet with a very mild glycerine soap, like Life Brand, Pears or Neutrogena and then dry them of well. The kaolin mask will cling to your feet better if they are very dry, so let your feet air dry for a while after washing, especially if you are trying to clean up blackheads between your toes.
- 4Cover your feet with the kaolin mixture and keep it on for about thirty minutes. Rest your feet over a basin or over the bathtub edge while you sit on a chair to keep it from dripping. As the mask dries it will become very crusty and you will feel it pulling at your pores as it tightens.
- 7If your feet feel a bit dry, you can apply a couple of dabs of coconut oil, argan oil or your favourite mild foot moisturizer to each foot and rub it in. This will help prevent your skin from drying out as well as help nourish it with essential fatty acids and healing Vitamin E
Method 21: From Your Feet With Powdered Pumice
Powdered pumice is made from volcanic lava and when it is finely ground, it is used as a skin polish in a commercial foot scrubs. You can make your own by buying powdered pumice at a drug store or a holistic health store. Pumice is actually considered to be a fine ash that is made of the tiniest of glass particles and it has the ability to deodorize and dry out your feet.
- 1Purchase a supply of powdered at a health food store or drug store. Make sure that you buy pumice that is meant to use for the face. You might also here it referred to as Volcanic clay, volcanic glass clay.. You can usually buy it in a jar, or plastic bag or even in bulk in some natural health food stores or chemistry supply stores. It is a very fine white to beige colored powder. Be sure you purchase at least two cups of the kaolin so that you have enough to cover both of your feet with this scrub and mask.
- 2Wash your feet with a very mild glycerine soap, such as Neutrogena and then dry them of well. The pumice powder is very fine and will mold itself to your feet better if they are very dry.
- 3Mix equal parts of pure spring water or distilled water with equal parts the powdered pumice. Mix the mixture until it is a thick enough of a paste to apply to your feet. Usually one cup of each is enough to cover both of your feet, including bottoms and between your toes or wherever you are finding blackheads. If the mixture is thin, add a bit of pumice powder until it is more of a paste.
- 4Cover your feet with the pumice powder mixture and keep it on for about thirty minutes Don't keep it on much longer as it is very drying and can actually graze your feet or scrape them. Prop your feet over a basin or plastic while you sit on a chair to keep drying powder from flaking or sliding off your feet. As the mask dries it will tighten and begin to pull the oily comedones out of your skin pores.
- 5Add a few drops of warm water to the dried mask on your foot and massage your feet again, polishing the skin. This scrub will help to remove any of the stubborn dried up black heads that might still be hiding in your skin. If there are any blackheads left on your feet, you can use a blackhead removal tool to pop them out of the pore.
- 7If your feet feel itchy or are flaking bit dry, you can apply a couple of drops of coconut oil, argan oil or a glycerine-base moisturizer to each foot and rub it in. This will help prevent your skin from drying out as well as help nourish it with essential fatty acids and moisturize it.
Method 22: From Your Feet With Castille Soap and Magnesium Flakes
The reason that Epsom salts or Dead Sea salts are used in so many blackhead removal foot soaks and scrubs is because both are rich in magnesium. For a stronger solution, you can make a foot scrub with magnesium flakes. Magnesium helps reduce stress from the cellular to the muscular levels of the body. Sometimes acne and blackhead breakouts are attributed to a deficiency of magnesium in the body. It is useful in cases where too much sweating on the feet is an issue or if hormonal disruption seems to be causing the problem. When magnesium is applied to the skin it helps it attract water and nutrients and stay healthy and hydrated. Furthermore, the magnesium flakes in themselves can be used as a scrub to remove the top layers of oil that may be causing your blackhead breakouts in the first place. Castille soap is deeply cleansing, hypo-allergenic and helps root out the blackheads from the soles of your feet. The bit of olive oil used in this recipe helps the magnesium soften the comedones so that they eject their greasy contents as you apply this scrub.
- 4Rinse your feet well and pat them dry. Do not wash your feet after this treatment as you want the magnesium to continue being absorbed by your skin in the hours afterwards.
Method 23: From Your Feet With An Orange Oil and Dead Sea Salt Soak
Orange oil is a potent source of alpha-hydroxy acids, which help to gently remove dead skin, oil and grime from the feet. Orange oil is especially effective on feet that are very greasy or sweaty, and thus perpetuating a cycle of blackhead breakouts. It is also an antiseptic that helps sterilize the affected area. If you are experiencing some pain as the result of having to walk on blackheads or other blemishes on your feet, then orange oil also provides a bit of mild pain relief. The dead sea salts provide minerals and also help balance your skin's natural environment, so that it is more alkaline and less likely to suffer from breakouts. Furthermore, the scent of this foot soak is very relaxing and beneficial to those who are suffering from blemish breakouts because of anxiety or hormonal disruptions.
- 2Add enough hot water to cover your feet. The water should be hot enough to dissolve the Dead Sea Salt solution. Four to eight cups of water tends to suffice for most individuals. For a stronger footbath, use less water.
- 3Immerse your feet in the orange oil and hot water solution for about fifteen minutes. This will dry out and disinfect your feet as well as help soften and remove the blackheads. If you still have blackheads after removing them from your feet then you can remove them with a commercial blackhead removal tool. Note that essential oil of orange can irritate the feet of some people. If your feet redden or feel itchy, remove them from the soak immediately.
- 6Do this foot scrub every other day to help remove blackheads. Orange oil can be slightly irritating to skin and may trigger a traumatic secretion of sebum, so you do not want to do it every day.
Method 24: With Rose Clay
Rose clay is the clay that you want to use on your feet if they are extremely dry, yet still have blackheads. Rose clay easily absorbs grime, dead skin cells and bacteria from your skin. It is a good clay to use on your skin if you react to alpha-hydroxy acids or commercial glycolic acid treatments. It offers a polishing an smoothing action that removes the top layer of skin and also the tops of the blackheads so that their oil contents can be released from the pores. A rose clay mask also reduces the size of pores as well as stimulates the skin so that inflammation is reduced. Consistently using rose clay can help fade scarring and ugly marks left on the feet by bad cases of blackheads.
- 5Add a few cups of water to the dried mask on your foot and this time, use the mixture as a scrub. This will help to remove any of the oily clogs that might still be stuck in the skin.
- 8You can use this mask to exfoliate your feet every day. You will notice that blackheads will fall out of your skin pores almost of their own accord over the course of a few days.
Tips and Tricks
- Practice prevention from getting blackheads on your feet by always wearing clean socks to help prevent your feet from being infected
- Keep your feet well moisturized, as dry feet encourage an accumulation of dirt and trigger skin pores to produce more oil, which in turn causes more blackheads
- Dust the inside of your shoes with foot powder to help absorb sweat and oil from your feet, which can cause blackhead breakouts on your feet
- If you do not have a pumice stone, you can also try using a diamond nail fail to scrub your feet before soaking them in a milk and sugar solution
- Food grade charcoal powder can be purchased in large bags at many health food stores.
- Buying food grade clays for use in masks is important because it ensure that is pure enough to use on your body; if it is pure enough to eat, it is not going to harm your skin
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