Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Forehead With Gelatin, Lemon, Tea Tree Oil and Honey vs Gelatin, MInt and White Grapefruit Juice vs Juniper Berry Oil and Rose Clay ... and 11 more
Edited by Donna, Eng, VC
Blackheads on your forehead have many causes including:
- Wearing greasy or creamy hair products that drip oil down onto your forehead and cause pores to be clogged
- Wearing dirty or old make up on your forehead
- Wearing foundation makeup, especially cream or powders, that are old and contain bacteria or fungus
- Using eyebrow pencils that are contaminated with bacteria
- Failing to wash eyebrow pencil and powders before you go to bed, allowing pores to become clogged with oils and makeup
- Wearing hats or caps with unclean rims or edges where the hat hits the forehead.
- Wearing dirty bandannas or head scarves
- Sweating excessively during exercise or another activity and failing to shower afterwards
- Wearing thick greasy sunscreen on your forehead every day, causing skin pores to become clogged
- Using dirty or greasy cosmetic tools to trim pluck your eyebrows
- Excessive oil secretions from skin pores on your forehead due to menopause, perimenopause or puberty
- Washing your forehead with a soap that is too drying, as this causes your skin react and produce more oil, which in turn causes blackhead
- Eating a diet that is mostly refined starches, sugars and fats
- Sweating excessively because of stressful situations.
Method 1: With Gelatin, Lemon, Tea Tree Oil and Honey
This is a very strong smelling, yet effective gelatin mask that combines the strong disinfecting qualities of Tea Tree Oil with the antibacterial and antifungal qualities of liquid honey. The lemon juice in this mask is a great source of healing Vitamin C and zinc, both of which help heal the skin. Lemon juice is also a powerful astringent, helping to reduce swelling and firm up traumatized skin. The gelatin in this blackhead removal mask also helps tighten and dry out the infected skin pores. Both the honey and the gelatin in this mask help it stick together and pull out the comedones from your forehead.
- 2Add one tablespoon of liquid honey and five drops of Tea Tree oil to the mixture and make sure all of the ingredients are blended well. Whip it all together using a fork or spoon. If you know that your skin is sensitive to essential oils then you can use less Tea Tree Oil. Be aware that you need to use at least three drops of the Tea Tree oil in order for it to be effective.Advertisement
- 3Refrigerate the mixture for about fifteen minutes, until it is a soft, but spreadable gel. The cold temperature of this blackhead removal mask helps cool down the chronic inflammation of the skin that cause blackheads.
- 4Apply the gelatin mask to your forehead and leave it on for a minimum of thirty minutes. This is usually about how long it takes for the mask to dry. You can apply the mask with your fingers or you can use a cosmetic spatula or an applicator stick, such as a popsicle stick or plastic utensil. As the mask dries, you will feel it pulling at pores in your forehead, pulling out the oily cores of the blackheads. As tea tree oil is very strong, you might feel a bit of a stinging sensation. This is normal and signifies that the tea tree oil is stimulating the circulation in your forehead pores. If your skin burns or becomes angry and red looking, remove it immediately as it can mean that you are suffering from an allergic reaction from to the tea tree oil.
- 6Remove any remaining pieces of the mask off using warm water and a washcloth and then pat it dry with a clean towel. It is best to let your skin air dry afterwards and avoid applying lotions, creams or medications.
Method 2: With Gelatin, MInt and White Grapefruit Juice
This is a very powerful mask that is a natural disinfectant, astringent and skin toner. It employs freshly juiced mint juice and grapefruit juice with gelatin to force the skin pores on the forehead to expel their oily contents. Grapefruit juice is a natural source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, both of which are very healing to the skin. Grapefruit juice is also a source of alpha-hydroxy acids, which helps resurface and smooth the skin and prevent scarring. The natural oils in the mint is this recipe for removing blackheads from the forehead kills the fungus and bacteria that can cause outbreaks of blackheads on the forehead.
- 2Mix together two tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder with three tablespoons the mint juice and grapefruit juice in a small bowl and then wait for the gelatin to expand and become slightly crystallized. If you are using pureed mint and grapefruit then you might want to add another tablespoon of gelatin powder to help the mask hold together.
- 5After it is dry (about twenty minutes) peel the mask carefully off of your forehead. As you pull it off of your forehead, it should come off in one piece or in a couple of big pieces. The underside of the mask should reveal the black specks of pulled out comedones.
- 6Remove any remaining pieces of the mask off using warm water and a washcloth and then rinse your face with very cool water. This helps to exfoliate and dead skin cells and oil from the surface of your skin and it also helps close up your skin pores. is best to let your skin alone afterwards and avoid applying lotions, creams or medicated lotions for about six hours afterwards, but preferably 24 hours.
- 8This powerful blackhead removal mask is very gentle, so you can use it every day. If your skin tolerates mint oil well, then you can do it twice a day.
Method 3: With Juniper Berry Oil and Rose Clay
Essential oil of Juniper Berry oil is a strong antifungal and antibacterial that clears away all of the microbes that could be causing breakouts of blackheads on your forehead. Although it is strong, it is also tolerated by sensitive skin. Juniper oil also has drying and astringent qualities that help tighten skin pores. The rose clay in this mask for the forehead also helps disinfect the skin and cleanse the pores. As the clay dries, it softens and pulls the oily blackhead cores out of your forehead. Rose clay also has a cooling action that helps soothe skin that is inflamed from chronic bacterial or fungal infections.
- 1Mix together half of rose clay powder, with half of a cup part water and blend it into a thick paste. You can use a fork or very strong whisk to combine the ingredients together. You can also mix this is up in a small blender. For most people half a cup of each ingredient is enough to make a spreadable mixture but you can always make more or less as needed, as long as you equal parts of water and clay. Rose clay is available in many drug stores, craft supply stores and cosmetic supply stores.
Method 4: With Molasses
Not only are molasses very, very sticky, thus having the ability to pull blackheads right out of your pores as you pull it back from your skin they are also full minerals that help nourish the dermis including copper, manganese, magnesium and potassium. These are minerals known to hydrate the skin and keep it's pH level balanced and in an alkaline state. Bacteria won't grow on skin that has a healthy pH balance. As molasses is made from raw sugar cane, it also contains alphy-hydroxy a which helps cleanse and resurface your pores. Molasses also improves the complexion in general by stimulating the circulation. You can use any type of molasses that you like including lighter brown sweet molasses, also known as Barbados molasses or dark molasses, which is a very dark brown.
- 1With a cosmetic spatula or popsicle stick, apply a thin layer of molasses to your forehead. You can pour it into a bowl first, or you can use it directly from the carton or jar it is sold in.Be careful not to use too much, because although molasses are very, very sticky, you do not want this falling off of your forehead or into your eyes or eyelashes. Molasses are so gooey you could glue your eyes shut temporarily if it fell onto your lashes or lids. You can apply the molasses to your forehead with your hands if you like but keep in mind that the sticky mixture can stick to your hands and interfere with application.
- 3Remove the mask from your forehead by peeling it off of your forehead. It is possible that some of the mask will become a bit crusty or that it can't be removed in one whole section. If that is the case, you can remove any remaining sugar with warm water and a coarse wash cloth. However, the molasses should come off in one piece and as you roll it off your skin, you should be able to see the oil and dead skin cells it has removed from your pores on the underside of it.
- 4Pat your skin with a wash cloth rinsed in cool water and then pat it dry with a towel. Do not wear any makeup or apply any lotions or creams to your face for six hours after applying this mask . This gives the natural sugars in the mask have a chance to keep dissolving old skin cells and create new ones. It is also a good idea to pull your hair back or bangs back to avoid having any stray hairs cling to your forehead, which still might be a bit sticky.
- 5This is a very simple natural mask that you can apply to your forehead every day if you like. However, the molasses often works so well to pull out all of the comedones on the first day of use, that daily repetition of the use of the mask may not be necessary
Method 5: With Iodized Salt, Sugar and Lemon Oil
This is a very powerful scrub that uses both white cane sugar and white iodized salt, both of which are very fine in texture, to scrub at the skin of your forehead. This mask is excellent for people who suffer from tiny blackheads that seem to be a chronic problem on the forehead. The iodine in the salt helps bleach the skin slightly, to minimize any dark look to the forehead skin affected by blackheads. The sugar in this scrub also contains alpha hydroxyl acid, which helps scrub away blackheads. Essential oil of lemon contains some powerful antimicrobial agents, such as limonene, which helps kill the bacteria and fungus that might be causing your blemishes in the first place. Essential oil of lemon is also a good source of both Vitamin E and Vitamin E, which encourages damaged skin to repair itself faster. You can get all of these ingredients in a natural health food store.
- 1Mix one heaping tablespoon of fine white cane sugar with one heaping tablespoon full of iodized white salt with five drops of food grade essential oil of lemon. Mix all of the ingredients together to create a granular scrub. If the mixture seems too drippy, you can always add a bit more salt or sugar to the mix.
- 3Clean the mask off of your forehead with a warm damp washcloth or towel. You can also rinse it off while you are in the shower. There is no need to wash your face after you use this mask as you want the acids from the sugar and the lemon oil to continue to resurface and heal your skin for hours after you have applied it.
- 4You can do this mask three times a week if you like. If your skin becomes abraded or irritated, give this scrub a rest for a few days as any injury to the skin can put your skin pores into overdrive and have them producing the sebum that causes breakouts.
Method 6: With Emergen C and Coconut Oil
Emergen-C is a powdered vitamin supplement that contains all of the Vitamins, including 1000mg of Vitamin C. The supplement also contains Vitamin A.. zinc and B vitamins, all of which are associated with hastening the healing of the complexion. Using a packet of this supplement along with a bit of coconut oil can help polish and refine the texture of the skin of the forehead. This supplement contains sugar, which helps the damaged skin cells renew and repair themselves. The small amount of coconut oil in this scrub is a disinfectant and moisturizing and full of nourishing fatty acids,that help keep skin healthy and well-hydrateded. You can use any flavor of Emergenc-C for this mask; it is available in Super Orange, Tangerine, Lemon-Lime, Tropical, Cranberry Pomegranate, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry, Grapefruit and Acai Berry.
- 1Open a packet of Emergen-C powder and put it in a small bowl or in the palm of your hand. It will be the color of whatever flavor of the Emergen-C you decided to use and will smell strongly of the fruit flavor. If you are not sure what flavor will suit you, try Tangerine or Super Orange flavored Emergen-C first, as an orange citrus scent is agreeable to most people.
- 3Massage the mixture into the skin of your forehead, paying special attention to the areas most afflicted with blackheads. As you do this you should see the Emergen-C foam a bit and the blackheads dissolving from your skin as you scrub at your pores. It is normal for your forehead to feel a bit itchy and sticky as you do this as Emergen-C because, even though it is a health potion, it contains a lot of sugar. It is also a good idea to tie your hair back or pin your bangs back because this scrub is very sticky.
- 6This scrub is gentle enough to do twice a day if you like. If you accidentally abrade your forehead while using this scrub, then skip a day before you apply it again. The grains of Vitamin C are very effective at removing comedones so you might even see the total removal of all of your blackheads after the first application.
Method 7: With Calamine Lotion
Calamine is a chalky substance that acts as a skin protectant. It is mainly used to relieve the swelling and inflammation of bug bites and other skin irritations. However, it can be used on your forehead to reduce the swelling associated with blackheads. When left on the forehead for several hours, the calamine lotion dries up your pores, tightens them and helps expel the oil cores. Calamine lotion also has a mild bleaching effect, making the area of your skin that is darkened with blackheads look a little lighter. If you are suffering from large, inflamed blackheads that are painful to the touch, then Calamine lotion can help you relieve that as well as curb the urge to scratch any blackheads that might be a bit itchy.
- 1Shake the bottle of Calamine well before use. The inner contents of tend to separate if the bottle sits on a shelf for a while. Do not use Calamine lotion if you are breastfeeding as it can be absorbed through the skin and excreted into breast milk. Even though blackheads on the forehead can be caused by the hormonal changes due to pregnancy, using it to treat blackheads on the forehead is not the right option for pregnant women.
- 2Plan to apply the Calamine lotion to your forehead on a night when you are not going to be disturbed as sleeping with it on can be a messy business. This is not an easy treatment for blackheads to be done while standing or sitting because the Calamine lotion can be quite runny. It is also crucial that it is left on overnight for it to work. Line your pillow with a towel or plastic because Calamine is a bright pink color and it can bind to fabric and stain it.
- 3With a cotton pad or cotton ball, apply the Calamine lotion to your forehead. Be sure to apply it in a smooth thin layer. It may take several applications to get everywhere on the forehead that is affected by blackheads covered with the lotion. As the lotion dries, you will feel any swelling or pain from the breakout of blackheads subsiding and you will also feel it tightening and pulling at your skin.
- 5This treatment for removing blackheads from your forehead is safe enough to use every day. It may take a couple of treatments to see all of the blackheads removed completely. You will find that it effectively bleaches out blackheads that are difficult to remove, thus giving the complexion of your forehead a more attractive appearance.
Method 8: With Activated Charcoal Powder and Grapefruit Seed Extract
If your forehead is shiny, sore and infected with blackheads then this blackhead removal mask, that combines charcoal powder and grapefruit extract, will help balance the pH of your forehead as well as remove any grease. Grapefruit seed extract is a very powerful anti-microbial agent that kills off fungus, yeast, viruses and bacteria. Grapefruit seed extract is also a powerful antioxidant that can help heal the skin and prevent scars from forming. The powerful grapefruit seed extract is a perfect compliment to the activated charcoal powder, which is a potent detoxifier that pulls oil, bacteria and other debris out of the skin pores of the forehead.
- 1Mix together one quarter of a cup of activated charcoal powder, with one quarter of a cup part water and blend it into a thick paste. You can use a spoon or a fork to mix this up together. You can also mix this is up in a small blender. You can always make more or less of the charcoal paste as needed, as long as you equal parts of water and powder. Activated charcoal clay is available in many drug stores and health food stores and is often sold in plastic jars or pouches. You can also buy the charcoal in capsule form, break the capsules open and use the amount needed if you cannot find the powder in loose form.
- 2Add five drops of grapefruit extract to the charcoal. Mix until thoroughly blended by hand. It should have the texture of a thin glossy icing and be quite shiny looking.It is essential that the skin on your forehead is dry and clean before you apply the mask. The charcoal mask will not stick to a greasy or wet forehead.
- 4Leave the charcoal powder mask on your forehead for about twenty minutes. If it is humid weather, the mask may take a little longer to dry. A popsicle stick, cosmetic spatula or the flat side of a plastic knife also works well as an applicator. If you feel any irritation, strong stinging or a burning sensation, remove the mask from your forehead immediately as this signifies that you are having an allergic reaction, most likely to the grapefruit seed extract.
- 5When the twenty minutes is up, wipe the mask off of your forehead with a warm wet washcloth. Make sure the washcloth has been wrung out before doing this because you do not want the grapefruit extract in this mask to become watered down and runny and leak into your eyes. You should also wipe your forehead clean of the mask before you decide to rinse off in the shower because that increases the risk of grapefruit extract leaking into your eyes. It also is very important that while you are wearing this mask that you are mindful of the possibility of leakage into the eye area. If this happens, rinse your eye out with lukewarm water immediately.
- 6After you have removed the mask, it is not necessary to rinse or cleanse your forehead afterwards The essential oil and humectants in the clay will continue to do their work of healing your skin of blackheads for some time after the application. Wait at least a day before applying any makeup or lotions on the treated area of your forehead,to avoid further breakouts of blackheads.
- 7You can do this charcoal and grapefruit seed mask three or four times a week. Do not do it every day as you risk drying out your skin, which in turn would provoke your pores and cause them to produce more oil.
Method 9: With Baking Soda, Greek Yogurt and Geranium Oil Scrub
Essential oil of Geranium is one of the essential oils that can really help in cases where the breakout of blackheads on the forehead is caused by a hormonal imbalance, whether it be due to puberty, menopause or perimenopause. Geranium oil helps soothe the nervous system and vanquish stress, which can also cause the excessive sweating that can cause blackhead breakouts. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory helping to break the cycle of inflammation that causes breakouts. Baking soda is a safe and natural exfoliant that helps scrub away the top of blackheads so that the skin pores can expel their oily contents. The Greek yogurt has natural lactic acids, that help dissolve away dead skin cells, grease and oils.
- 1Mix ¼ cup of baking soda with three tablespoons of warm water and a tablespoon of yogurt in a small bowl. Combine the ingredients together to make a thick paste. You do not want this to be a drippy scrub because it there is a danger it could drip into the eyes and geranium oil is very irritating to eye tissues. If the scrub seems too thin, add some more baking soda to make it stickier.[[Image:baking s_79663.jpg|center|frame|Yogurt adds moisture and lactic acids to the blackhead removal scrub.
- 3Apply the mixture to your forehead with your fingers and scrub the area on your forehead that needs treatment. This scrub will not harm your fingers in any way and in fact, you can use any leftover scrub to exfoliate the skin on your hands so that they appear cleaner and more youthful.
- 4Shower off the scrub with a washcloth soaked in cold water and pat forehead dry with a small towel. There is no need to wash your armpits after this scrub because you want the lactic acids from the yogurt snf the geranium oil to continue clarifying and healing your skin for hours after you have applied it.
- 5You can do this scrub every second day until all of your blackheads have disappeared. If your skin seems irritated by the geranium oil then don't use this type of scrub or eliminate the geranium oil and benefit from the mixture of baking soda and yogurt.
Method 10: With Apple Cider Vinegar and Pumice
Raw organic apple cider vinegar is a disinfectant substance that kills the fungus and bacteria that can cause blackheads on your forehead. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces redness and swelling, thus calming down skin that is traumatized by chronic blackheads. Pumice is ground volcanic stone that acts as a polisher of the skin on your forehead, removing grime, sweat and hardened comedones. Once the scrubbing with the pumice powder loosens the comedones, they will appear to fall right off of the pores. Pumice powder is also very absorbent and can help draw grease, oils and toxic materials right out of the skin follicles. This is also a very safe and natural scrub with no toxic risks for most people.
- 1Mix three tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of unscented ground pumice and blend the mixture into a thick paste. It is important that the mixture is spreadable and stable enough to stick to your forehead. You can purchase bags or jars of pumice powder at cosmetic supply stores, drug stores, craft stores and hardware supply stores. Be sure to buy food grade pumice powder, as the industrial grade pumice powder is too coarse and rough to use on your skin and meant for polishing rock and cement.
- 2Apply the scrub to your forehead massaging the affected area of vigorously. Do this for about five minutes. You can use a washcloth or your hands to accomplish to give the scrub an extra boost of exfoliating power.
- 3You can wipe the pumice mixture off of your forehead with a wet, wrung-out wash cloth or you can rinse it off of your face in the shower. Be sure to rinse the mask off towards your hairline rather than downwards to avoid getting pumice powder into your eyes. There is no need to wash your forehead after doing this scrub because you want the apple cider vinegar to continue to heal and soften your skin for hours afterwards. You should also wait several hours before you apply creams, makeup or sunscreen after using this mask.
- 4You can do this mask every day up to twice a day if you like. The ingredients in the mask are very safe and natural and not likely to create any type of skin irritation, unless you abrade the forehead by rubbing the mixture too vigorously into the forehead.
Method 11: With Cinnamon, Sugar and Almond Oil
Cinnamon, coarse cane sugar and almond oil can be blended together to make a potent scrub for removing the tiny blackheads that can sometimes occur on the forehead. The coarse white cane sugar assists with the removal of debris from dead skin cells and the oily tops of the blackheads. The powdered cinnamon in this recipe is a disinfectant and stimulant of circulation. With this particular scrub you are temporarily inflaming your skin with the aim of "melting" tough blackheads so that your skin pores will expel their contents. Cinnamon also kills fungal infections and discourages the growth of yeast on the skin. If your skin is itchy as a result of having blackheads, the oils in the cinnamon powder will help numb the discomfort of that. The almond oil is rich in nourishing essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which help keep skin cells repair themselves fast and also discourage scarring.
- 2Test the mixture on your skin to see if you tolerate cinnamon powder mixture well. Ground cinnamon powder can cause an allergic reaction in some people, so it is best to put a small dab of it on your wrist and wait for ten minutes to see how your dermis reacts to the substance. You should not use this scrub anywhere on your body if you experience a burning sensation or if your skin turns red.
- 3Apply the mixture to your forehead, being very careful not to get it in your eyes and use scrubbing motions to cleanse the skin. You can wear gloves if you feel that the blackhead removal mixture stings your hands or if you think that the oil in the cinnamon powder might ruin a manicure. Otherwise your hands can benefit from the application of the mask as well.
- 4Wipe the mixture off of your forehead with a washcloth rinsed in cold water and then pat your skin dry with a small clean towel. As you remove the scrub, be very careful not to get it into your eyes. It is normal for your skin to feel quite hot or a bit tingly after this treatment. If your skin feels very dry or is very red you can apply aloe vera gel to the surface of the skin to cool it and calm it down. You can use fresh aloe vera gel from a plant or the commercial type of 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel that can be bought in a bottle. The aloe vera gel will also help tighten and close up the pores on your forehead even further. .
- 5You can do this clove oil treatment to remove blackheads on your forehead once a week. To do it more often may cause skin irritation and possibly provoke dermatitis and a further breakout of blackheads.
Method 12: With Moor Mud and Geranium Essential Oil
Moor mud is a type of black spa clay from Europe that is usually sold in glass or plastic jars or pouches. It is made from decomposed plant matter and contains antioxidants, enzymes and hormones that can help draw toxins out of the skin pores. Moor mud is also a known for balancing the skin and is a good choice for individuals who are breaking out on their forehead because of hormonal imbalances such as puberty, perimenopause or menopause. The geranium essential oil in this mask is a potent antibiotic and disinfectant that is also a superb balancer of skin that is overproducing sebum. Geranium oil is particularly effective for females who are experiencing breakouts of blackheads due to hormonal issues.
- 1Tie your hair back and make sure that your skin is clean and dry before you apply this mask. If you have bangs, pin them back so that they do not get in the way as you apply the moor mud and geranium essential oil mixture to your forehead.
- 2Mix 1/2 of a cup of pre-mixed Moor Mud with eight drops of pure essential oil of geranium in a bowl. It is fine to fold the oil into the mud with a fork or a spoon, rather than use a blender, as moor mud is very sticky and will cling to your blender blades, making them difficult to clean.
- 3Soak a washcloth in very hot water and leave it by a place where you will be lying down with it on your forehead. If you are lying down on a pillow you might want to protect the case with a sheet of plastic or a towel as Moor mud can leave black stains on fabric.
- 4Smooth the Moor mud on your forehead in a thin layer and then lie down for fifteen minutes. Staying on your back prevents the Moor mud from flaking and falling off of your forehead and into your eyes.
- 5While still lying down on your back, take a warm wet washcloth and wipe the mixture off of your forehead. It is ready to remove when it feels dry and powdery. If your skin is tingly while it dries, that is normal and is the effects of the mixture increasing your circulation and tightening up your skin pores.
- 6Carefully rinse any remaining Moor mud from your forehead with hot water and then follow up with a cold splash. This helps clean your pores and tighten them up even more.
- 7Pat your treated forehead skin dry with a clean towel. Avoid applying creams or sunscreens to your skin for a day so that your pores have time to absorb the nutrients left by the residue of the mask. The tea tree oil will also leave your skin feeling very clean, tight and toned.
- 8You can apply this blackhead removal mask for your forehead about three times a week. If you experience skin irritation or ruddiness, it could be the result of an allergy to either the tea tree oil or the decaying plant matter and pollen in the moor mud. If this is the case you should stop using the mask on your forehead.
Method 13: With Mango Puree, Egg Whites and Honey
Mango is one of the superfruits, known for its high alpha hydroxyl content, which both cleans and boosts the immunity of the skin. When applied topically to the skin it delivers high amounts of Vitamin A and C to the pores, which helps stop the chronic inflammation that can cause blackheads to break out in the first place. Mangos are also rich in calcium and magnesium, which is very calming and nourishing for the skin and assists with keeping the skin on your forehead alkaline, immune to bacteria and hormonally balanced..
The honey in this blackhead removal recipe is both a clarifying and disinfecting agent that helps kill all the microbes on your skin that might be causing the breakouts. The egg white, along with the honey, helps hold the mask together and also helps to tighten up the pores and pull the cores of the blackheads out of your forehead skin.
- 1Crack open one egg and separate the white from the yolk. The egg white in this blackhead removal mask serves as a tightening agent and also helps to stimulate the blood vessels beneath the skin on your forehead so that skin cells are nourished and heal faster. If you have a very large forehead or are covering some of your face with this blackhead removal mixture as well, you can add another egg white to the mix.
- 2Puree together a cup of organic, fresh mango with one tablespoon of liquid honey in a blender. The mixture should be grainy and sticky and easily adhere to your fingers and face. If you have added a bit more egg white in the first step, you might want to also add a teaspoon full more of the liquid honey to the mixture.
- 3Use your fingers to apply the mango puree, egg whites and honey mask in thin layers to clean dry skin. If you do not want to get your hands sticky, you can apply it with a cosmetic spatula or a popsicle stick. You can also use plastic cosmetic gloves to apply this mask if you do not want to get it on your hands.
- 4Leave the mixture on your neck for about half an hour. You will feel the mango, egg white and honey mask tighten up as it dries to a opaqueness, pulling out your blackheads with it.
- 5Peel as much of the mask off of your face as you can and then rinse off any remaining mask with warm water, followed by cold water.. It is not necessary to wash your face or apply creams or lotions to it afterwards. Give your skin about a three hour break before you apply makeup, creams or powder to your forehead. It is not necessary to wash your face after this treatment, even if your face does feel a bit sticky because you want the fruit acids in the mango to penetrate and heal the skin.
- 6This mango puree, honey and milk mask is gentle enough to use on your neck once a day. Be aware that some people are very sensitive to mango juice and if your break out, show swelling or experience a lot of ruddiness, cease the use of this mask altogether.
Method 14: With Thyme Essential Oil and Rice Water
Thyme essential s very strong antiseptic that clears troubled skin of all grime, grease and dead skin cells. It is one of the most potent natural cleansers of the skin. Thyme oil also contains thujanol and geraniol, which help balance out skin that is acting out due to menopause or puberty. It is especially beneficial for women who are experiencing breakouts because of menopause. Thyme oil also contains cineole, which is a pain-relieving constituent that helps relieve the itchiness and discomfort that is associated with a badly infected breakout of blackheads on the forehead, often caused by very greasy hair.
Rice water, also sometimes called rice milk, is the water that is left over when you cook rice. This water contains an antioxidant called squalene and amino acids that help heal inflammation and calm down hormonally disrupted skin. Rice water also acts as a mild bleach to help minimize the red, shiny and inflamed look of forehead skin affected with blackheads.
- 1Bring to a boil any type of white rice in the proportion of 1/2 cup rice to one cups water and cook for forty minutes or until the rice is done. The rice will be done when it is soft and fluffy and you can put it aside and use it for another recipe. You get the best results by using starchy, shortgrain rice, but technically you can use any type of rice for this recipe.
- 2Strain the rice water from the cooked rice and pour it into a bowl. You should have more than enough rice water in the bowl to use the solution to clean your forehead.
- 3Add fifteen drops of thyme essential oil to the rice milk and stir it well. You can do this easily by whipping the mixture together with a fork or very small whisk. There is no need to use a blender for this as you are dealing with such a small amount of solution. However, if you do decide to mix the ingredients together in a blender, only do it for two or three pulses of the button, to avoid creating a pudding.
- 4Soak a cotton pad into the warm rice milk and thyme essential oil solution and rub it across your forehead, cleaning and swabbing it to remove blackheads. Be sure to scrub the parts of your forehead that are most affected by blemishes.
- 5Continue to dip the cotton pad into the thyme and rice water solution and wipe your face with it. Do this until the bottom of the cotton pad shows that it is clean and then discard all dirty or wet cotton pads.
- 6Take a dry cotton pad and use it to wipe the solution off of your forehead until it is clean and dry. By the time you are done swabbing your skin, your forehead should feel clean and non-greasy. There is no need to wash or rinse your face after using this treatment. You want the good ingredients in the mixture to have some time to be absorbed and be effective on your skin.
- 7You can do this treatment for removing blackheads on your forehead three times a week. If you experience swelling, redness, itchiness or burning of your skin then do not use thyme oil to treat your blackheads
Tips And Tricks
- It helps to tie your hair back tightly from the forehead or pin back your bangs to avoid getting your hair in the mask
- Do not use dirty cosmetic sponges or puffs to apply make up on your forehead
- Replace your makeup every three months to avoid breakouts on your forehead
- If you are suffering from chronic inflammation around the hair line part of the forehead then it is a good idea to use shampoos and conditioners for oily hair; these products will contain less oil and will be less likely to provoke a breakout
- Drinking a lot of water is important, especially if you suspect that it is dry skin that is causing the breakouts on your forehead
- Use a medicated soap rather than one that is drying, to discourage blackheads from developing due to an overproduction of oil in the pores
- Avoid stressful emotional situations that might be making you sweat excessively
- Wipe your forehead clean of sweat with a clean towel after every exercise session
- Be sure to launder scarves, caps and hats well to avoid spreading bacteria and scalp fungi to the forehead
- Do not share hats or linen with anyone else, as that could be a source of fungal or bacterial infections
- Wash your linen regularly, as dirty linen can cause breakouts on your forehead and elsewhere
- If you have acne as well as blackhead, it is important to make sure that these cysts are not bleeding before you apply a mask in the area to avoid making infections and scarring worse.