Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Inner Thighs With Raspberries, Cane Sugar and Rosehip Oil vs An Olive Oil, Oregano Oil and Salt Scrub vs A Manuka Oil Hot Compress ... and 7 more
Edited by Donna, Eng, Alma
Blackheads on your inner thighs have many causes including:
- A build up of sweat, oil and grime in the inner thigh area due to a failure to wash yourself every day, especially after exercise or dancing
- Wearing very tight jeans, nylons or leggings that chafe or rug the thighs and cause excessive sweating and bacteria growth
- Wearing unlaundered clothing, particularly tight clothing, that spreads bacteria in the thigh area
- Failing to wash yourself after sex or the use of sexual lubricants
- Hormonal changes that are the result of puberty, menopause or perimenopause and cause your pores to produce excess oils
- Excessive sweating due to anxiety or a physical disorder
- Shaving your thighs with a dull razor blade, which can cause ingrown hairs to become infected and spread blackheads
- Using heavy lotions or cellulite creams on your thighs that might cause clogs in skin pores or hair follicles and thus result in clogged pores and blackheads
- Wearing clothing fabrics such as vinyl, rubber, rayon or polyester, that do not allow the skin to breathe and cause excessive sweating between your thighs
- Hormonal changes caused by perimenopause, menopause or puberty
- Excessive sweating due to anxiety or nervousness, which accumulates as oil and grease and causes comedones to form in skin pores in areas of the body where the skin creases
- Chronic yeast infections that infect pores and cause breakouts of blackheads
- Being overweight to the extent that your thighs rub together and creating chafing, which in turns spreads infection, traumatizes skin pores and causes blackheads to form
- Using soaps and creams that you are allergic, causing skin to become hot and inflamed, which is a condition that eventually leads to frequent blackhead breakouts
Method 1: With Raspberries, Cane Sugar and Rosehip Oil
This simple mask and scrub for removing blackheads are very gentle on the tender skin tissues of the inner thighs and it is also very rich in vitamin C. Both raspberries and rosehips contain Vitamin C and co-factors that help heal skin that has been infected and damaged by blackhead breakouts. The seeds in the pureed raspberries behave as natural exfoliants, scrubbing away at hardened comedones and helping remove them. The raspberries are also very rich in antioxidants that help combat infection and contain fruit acids that help cleanse away dead skin cells, accumulated grime, and sebum. The coarse cane sugar in this blackhead removal recipe also acts as an exfoliator and it contains acids that help melt away oil and debris sitting on the surface of the skin. Rosehip oil is very rich in healing essential fatty acids and is a profoundly effective antibacterial and antifungal agent that can prevent further breakouts. Rosehip oil is also very gentle on the tender tissues of thigh skin and helps the skin retain water and nutrients so that it is healthier and less prone to breakouts in general.
- 2Add two cups of raw coarse cane sugar and fifteen drops of rosehip oil to the mixture. Blend this all together until it is a thin spreadable paste. If the raspberries were particularly juicy you might want to add a bit more cane sugar to the mixture.Advertisement
- 3While sitting on a chair on a towel or standing in the bathtub, apply the cane sugar and raspberry fruit paste to your thighs and let it sit for about ten minutes. This will allow the fruit acids in the raspberries to do the work of melting away dead skin cells and clear the excess sebum that might be clogging your pores.
- 4While standing in the shower, with the water off, use your hands to scrub the mask into your skin. This step helps remove the tops of the comedones so that they will expel their oily contents. You can also use a small scrub brush with soft bristles or a washcloth that is thin and coarse in texture to assist with the exfoliation of the blackheads on your thighs.
- 5Rinse your thighs off with hot water and then rinse with cold to thoroughly remove the all traces mask and close up your skin pores. As there is a lot of fruit pulp in this particular blackhead removal treatment you might want to make sure that you have a catch-all drain trap in your drain to catch the chunks of fruit and seeds that are going to fall off of your thighs and into the tub.
- 6Pat your skin gently dry and do not apply any lotions or moisturizers to your skin after this treatment. Let the oils and fruit acids do their job of naturally removing the comedones, shrinking your skin pores and moisturizing your skin. If you can, avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes or nylons that might rasp against the area of your skin that has just been freshly treated for blackheads. The longer you can wait to have the skin on your thighs air out, without any contact from clothing fabric, the better.
- 7You can do this scrub every day you like. If your skin looks abraded skip three days to let the skin heal before exfoliating with the raspberry mixture again.
Method 2: With An Olive Oil, Oregano Oil and Salt Scrub
This simple scrub that removes blackheads from the inner thighs uses Dead Sea Salt as a coarse exfoliating agent. Dead sea salts contain magnesium and calcium, which help calm and soothe the skin. The Dead Sea crystals start out as exfoliating agents for scrubbing the skin clean and then dissolve to a healing mineral solution that nourishes hair and skin follicles . Olive oil is also very moisturizing and helps loosen stubborn comedones from the skin, by softening the tops of the blackheads. Olive oil has the additional benefit of also being a rich source of essential fatty acids, which helps the skin attract moisture and renew itself. The moisturizing capabilities of olive oil help the skin pores stay moist so they do not overproduce oil and cause an overproduction of sebum; one of the main causes of blackhead breakouts. The oregano oil in this scrub is also a potent antibacterial agent that is able to kill candida yeast and other fungal infections that are often the root cause of blackheads occurring on the inner thighs.
- 2While in the shower, but with the water turned off, apply the mixture to the areas of your inner thighs that are affected by blackheads. Scrub your thighs vigorously with your fingers or a small soft brush to remove the blackheads. A rough textured cotton washcloth also works well for removing blackheads. It is normal for your thighs to look a bit pink while this happens because the oil of oregano is very stimulating to the circulation and the rubbing action of the salt also can make your skin turn pink. Oil of oregano may also sting the skin of some people, but only temporarily. If your skin begins to burn or turn like a bright lobster red, remove the mask from your inner thighs immediately.
- 3Turn on the shower and rinse the mixture off of your thighs using lukewarm to cool water. There is no need to use soap and water to wash the mixture off because salt and oregano oil have thoroughly cleaned your skin. The olive oil in this mixture will also keep your skin very moist. Avoid using a blackhead removal tool to remove any stubborn remaining comedones on your inner thighs, as it is this area of the body is very tender and easily prone to infection. If a blackhead on your thigh is especially large or stuck in a pore, make an appointment to have it removed by a professional dermatologist or cosmetician.
- 4You can use this scrub on your thighs every second or third day. Eventually, the blackheads should just fall out on their own due to the repeated cleaning and exfoliation.
Method 3: With A Manuka Oil Hot Compress
Manuka is one of the most powerful microbial agents known in nature and it is especially effective at cleaning up the fungal and bacterial infections that are known to cause blackheads on the inner thighs. It is particularly effective against Candida infections and yeast infections that might be causing blackheads. Manuka oil is also known as a skin balancer that helps calm and soothe skin that has been traumatized by environmental hormone disruptors such as pollutants or allergens. It can also help balance skin problems that have been caused by hormone changes due to menopause or puberty. The steam from the hot soaking towel acts as a compress that helps open the skin pores and facilitate the expulsion of hardened oil and dead skin from clogged skin pores. There is a bit of almond oil in this recipe too, which is used as a carrier oil to dilute the Manuka oil, which is very strong. Almond oil is moisturizing and contains essential fatty that is very nourishing for the skin and help it repair itself.
- 1Mix ten drops of Manuka oil to one teaspoon of almond oil. Blend the oils together thoroughly. Manuka essential oil is sold at most health food stores and at some drug stores. It is best to go for pure organic, cold-pressed oils if they are available.
- 1When they have cooled down enough to handle, bring the cloths out well and place one on each thigh. This helps steam open the pores of the thighs so that the pores would open and expel their contents. It is easiest to apply these compresses while you are sitting down on a bench or chair that you do not end up getting everything wet.
- 2After fifteen minutes have passed, get in the shower and use the washcloths to scrub your inner thighs thoroughly. This should help further disinfect your skin, exfoliate it and help remove any remaining blackheads. If you cannot remove the blackheads this way then resist using a cosmetic tool to remove them from your thighs. That is because the skin tissues of the thighs are very thin and sensitive and prone to infection and scarring. If blackheads on the sensitive skin of the inner thighs persist, it is best to have them removed by a professional dermatologist to prevent scarring.
- 3Rinse your inner thighs thoroughly with chilly water and then when you get out of the shower, pat them gently dry. You do not need to cleanse after this treatment, as you want the essential oil of Manuka to continue to do its job of disinfecting your pores for hours afterward. Do not use heavy creams after treatment either as this can also cause the pores on your thighs to become clogged up.
- 4You can do this Manuka oil hot towel compress every day to remove blackheads, because even though it is a powerful oil it is quite gentle. It is also acceptable to do the compress with as little as six to seven drops of Manuka oil if you find that using the fifteen drops is causing your skin to burn or turn pink. Be aware that using less oil could make the treatment less effective. Do not use more than twenty drops in one treatment in order to avoid skin irritation.
Method 4: Using Thyme Oil, Lemon Juice and Aloe Vera Gell
This is a very potent remedy for blackheads on the thighs that is loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which helps repair and heal sensitive damaged skin pores. Thyme essential oil is especially effective at destroying funguses such as candida and ringworm, both of which can contribute to inflammation and clogged pores. Thyme oil is also a very strong antibacterial agent, so strong that it even kills staphylococcus bacteria such as MRSA. The lemon juice is astringent, which shrinks and tighten pores and it also contains zinc, which helps reduce inflammation and the angry red look to the skin that affects thighs infected with blackheads. The aloe vera gel in this recipe is very calming and soothing to the sensitive skin on the inner thighs, which is easily scarred and damaged by outbreaks of blackheads. The cool aloe vera gel also helps the skin tolerate the Thyme oil, which is very strong and effective, but can be irritating to some people's skins. All of these ingredients in this do-it-yourself home remedy for blackheads on the inner thighs, dry out the grime and oil in the pores and help the comedones fall out naturally.
- 1Combine two tablespoons of lemon juice, ten drops of Essential Oil of Thyme and ¼ cup of Aloe Vera Gel in a small bowl. Mix the ingredients together well until they are blended into one solution. You can use aloe vera gel from inside of a plant or you can buy the commercial version as 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel.
- 2Spread the aloe vera gel mixture over the skin of the inner thighs. Make sure that the areas that are infected with blackheads are specially covered well with the mixture.
- 5Pat your thighs dry with a very clean towel. It is normal for the skin on the inside of your thighs to look abet pink or flushed as Thyme essential oil is very stimulating and brings the blood from small vessels to the surface of the skin. This is a good sign because the rush of nutrients from the blood to the skin helps the skin pores normalize and heal faster. However, if bumps break out on your sensitive inner thigh skin it could mean that you are sensitive to the essential oil.
- 6You can do this treatment once every three days. Do not do this treatment again if your skin is still evidently red from the previous treatment. Wait until any irritation to your skin has calmed down.
Method 5: With Baking Soda, Clove Oil and Almond Oil
Baking soda, clove oil, and almond oil can be blended together to make a powerful dissolving agent for the kind of tiny hard blackheads that can form on the inner thighs. The baking soda in this recipe acts to polish-of the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells and the hard crusted tops of the blackheads so that the pores can expel trapped oil. The clove oil in this recipe is a potent anti-fungal and antibacterial agent that helps kill candida Albicans. Candida albicans causes candida yeast infections, which are aloe notorious for triggering outbreaks of blackheads. Clove oil is also a mild pain reliever that can take the itchiness and sting out of the pain of having these blemishes on your thighs.
The almond oil in this recipe acts as a carrier oil, as clove oil is too strong to use on the skin directly. Almond oil is rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which help keep skin cells young and encourage them to retain moisture. The Vitamin E in the almond oil also encourages the fast repair of cell tissues that have been damaged by blackheads
- 3Add the essential oil and carrier oil mixture to the baking soda mixture. Mix well to create a thin paste. If you find that the mixture is too runny, you can always add just a bit more baking soda to make it thicker and more spreadable.
- 4Test the mixture on your skin to see if you tolerate clove oil well. Clove oil 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 fifteen minutes to see how your react. If your skin is not inflamed or feeling like it is burning then you can go ahead with the rest of the steps to applying the mixture to your skin. If you suffer from any type of reaction, do not go forward with using this treatment intended to clean up the blackheads on your thighs.
- 5Sit in a chair that is covered with a towel and apply the mixture to the affected part of your inner thighs. You may want to wear thin plastic gloves as you do this or use a larger flat cosmetic brush or spatula to apply the mixture to your skin as clove oil is very strong smelling and can feel a bit hot to the touch.
- 6Leave the clove oil mixture on your thighs for about fifteen minutes. You should feel your thighs getting a bit hot as the clove oil stimulates your circulation and brings blood to the surface of your skin. This is a good sign as it means that your skin pores are opening up and receiving the healing nutrients that they need to stop the chronic cycle of inflammation that causes breakouts in the first place. Try to take the mixture off within the fifteen-minute time frame or you risk skin inflammation and irritation.
- 7Shower off the clove oil mixture with cold water and pat your thighs dry with a small towel. There is no need to wash your thigh after this scrub because the ingredients will have done a great job of thoroughly cleansing the area. Do not apply any type of cream or moisturizer to your skin after you are done as that could trigger a new breakout of blackheads. If your skin feels very dry or is very red you can apply a very thin layer of aloe vera gel to the surface of the skin on your inner thighs to calm the irritation down.
- 8You can do this clove oil treatment to remove blackheads on your inner thighs once a week. To do it more often may cause skin irritation, as the skin on the inner thighs is very delicate and sensitive.
Method 6: With Ground Almonds, Lemongrass and Coconut Oil
In this particular recipe for removing blackheads from your inner thighs, ground almonds are used in the scrub as a mild exfoliate. Coconut oil is the emollient ingredient that is rich in fatty acids and helps soften and remove hardened greasy plugs from the skin. Coconut oil is also naturally anti-bacterial and discourages the growth of fungus on the inner thighs. The Lemongrass oil in this recipe is a heavy- duty anti-fungal agent, combating candida, aspergillus niger and other kinds of skin fungus that can cause inflammation and blackheads on the thighs. Lemongrass oil is also a potent anti-inflammatory, helping to calm down redness and swelling as well relieve the pain of skin sores and blackhead.
- 3Test the mixture on your skin to see if your body can handle lemongrass oil well. As lemongrass oil is very strong, it is a good idea to see how your system will respond to it before you apply it liberally to your thighs. Put a drop of the mixture on the skin of your wrist to see if it burns, feels itchy or turns red. If you experience any type of reaction do not use this particular blackhead removal mixture on your inner thighs.
- 5Leave the lemongrass oil mixture on your thighs for about fifteen minutes. If your skin tolerates it well you can leave the mixture on your skin as a mask for as long as thirty minutes.
- 7Pat your inner thighs gently dry with a very clean towel. There is no need to wash your thigh after this scrub because the lemongrass and coconut oil will have done a great job of thoroughly cleansing the area and the coconut oil will have done a nice job of moisturizing it. Do not apply any type of cream or moisturizer to the area after you are done as that could cause the skin pores on your thighs to become clogged again and trigger a new breakout of blackheads.
- 8You can do this ground almonds and lemongrass treatment to remove blackheads on your inner thighs twice week. It is normal for your skin to look a little red after a treatment, as lemongrass circulates the stimulation and brings the blood to the surface of the skin. However, do not do a second treatment if the skin is still red or pink from the last treatment or you could risk inflammation and further blackhead breakouts.
Method 7: With Frozen Cranberries, Yogurt and Crushed Aspirin
This particular blackhead removal scrub addresses the pain and swelling that can be experienced by people who contract blackheads on their thighs. This scrub is especially beneficial if the problem is due to obesity, chafing or having to wear tight nylons. The frozen cranberries help cool down your skin and provide topical Vitamin C and antioxidants to help heal the skin. Cranberries are also a natural source of fruit acids that help to remove oil and skin debris from clogged thigh pores. The yogurt is also cooling and supplies lactic acid to the skin pores, helping them to clarify themselves and heal. The crushed aspirin is a well-tolerated source of salicylic acid, which sloughs off the top layer of skin cells and polishes the skin clean of grease and oil. Salicylic acid is also the main ingredient in aspirin, so it also helps to manage the irritation and redness that often accompanies breakouts of blackheads on the thighs.
- 2Steam the pores on your thighs open using a washcloth or small towel that has been soaked in very hot water. Leave the cloth on your thighs for about five minutes. The purpose of this is to open up your pores and soften the comedones so that they are removed easily with the frozen cranberry and yogurt scrub.
- 3Apply the scrub to your thighs, being sure to treat the places on your skin that need to be treated for blackheads and then leave it the mixture on your thighs for about fifteen minutes. This allows the nutrients and natural toning agents in the cranberries to clarify clogged pores.
- 4Rinse the scrub off of your thighs with hot water and then follow up with a blast of chilly water. It is best to do this in the shower so that all of the pulp from the fruit and the yogurt l is rinsed completely off of your skin. You might want to also make sure that there is a strainer in your drain meant for catching any cranberry flesh pulp as you rinse it off. Some people prefer to apply this type of scrub, that covers a huge area of skin, outdoors and then rinse it off with water from a garden hose.
- 6You can do this scrub every other day if you like. If you feel like the scrub burns your skin or if your skin becomes dry and the blackheads become worse, then try doing it less often or try another method of removing the blackheads.
Method 8: With Dragon Fruit and Honey
Dragon fruit, also known as Pitaya, is a natural exfoliant because the flesh contains many tiny grainy black seeds with a slight abrasive quality. When applied to the skin, these seeds help scrub away the dirt and oil that is stuck in the pores. Dragon fruit also offers inflamed skin relief in the form of citric acids and glycolic acid. These natural and safe substances dissolve the top layer of skin, clarify it and also calm swelling due to breakouts. Dragon fruit is also a very rich in vitamin C , pantothenic acid, zinc, and calcium, all of which contribute to the fast healing of damaged skin. Dragon fruit is also an excellent fruit source of vitamin E, which prevents scarring, and encourages the skin to develop its own collagen. The honey in this mask is a potent anti-microbial disinfectant that removes dirt while at the same time holding the mask together and pulling the oily cores of the blackheads out of your skin.
- 1Cut a dragon fruit in half and then scoop out the pulp from both halves. A simple melon baller or soup spoon helps remove the soft flesh and seeds from the tough spiky skin. One dragon fruit should provide an ample amount of fruit pulp for both thighs, but if you need more, you can use two. If dragon fruit is not available at your local market or grocery store, then shop for it in an Asian market or in the stalls of your local Chinatown. Take note as well that the flesh inside could be either red or white, but both types will have tiny seeds. The pulp of this tropical fruit also keeps well in the refrigerator or the freezer, so that you can save it for future use.
- 2Puree the dragon fruit pulp in a blender with two tablespoons of honey and blend the mixture until it is smooth. The honey helps the mask stick to your inner thighs and pull the comedones out of your pores. The puree should be naturally juicy enough to create a mixture that can function both as a scrub and a spreadable mask that will cling to the skin's surface.
- 3Apply the dragon fruit pulp to clean dry skin, making sure to scrub the areas of your skin that are affected by blackheads well and then leave the mask on your inner thighs for about thirty minutes. This allows the glycolic and citric acids in the dragon fruit to permeate the quite tough skin of your thighs and dissolve and grease, oil, and blackheads. It also allows the naturally astringent quality of both honey and dragon fruit to tighten up your skin pores so that they are more resistant to infection.
- 4After massaging the fruit mask into your skin one more time, rinse the mask off of your face with hot water, followed by very cold water. It is easiest to do this in the shower, where you do not have to worry about making a mess. You also might want to insert a mesh catcher on your drain to capture any of the rinsed off fruit pulp and seeds.
- 5You can do this hybrid of a facial scrub mask every day, and as often as twice a day to perfect your complexion. If you are using larger dragon fruit, it is also beneficial to eat the pulp that is left over as well as that helps restore the health of your skin from within.
Method 9: With Lavender, Himalayan Salt and Coconut Oil
Lavender oil is a traditional remedy for skin problems of all kinds, including blackheads. It is very calming for the skin and excellent for use on thighs that have developed blackheads because of sweating or skin chafing. Lavender oil is also a source of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione and catalase, which are antioxidants that prevent blackheads from permanently scarring and damaging the skin. Lavender oil is also a very potent antibacterial and antifungal agent that also has the ability to calm inflammation. Coconut oil, in itself an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent is the carrier oil for the lavender oil in this recipe. The Himalayan salt also acts as an efficient scrub that helps remove the top layer of cells from the skin. It also attracts moisture from the air to the pores, keeping them moisturized and free from the necessity of overproducing sebum.
- 1Mix together one cup of a cup ground pink Himalayan salt, ten drops of essential oil of lavender and 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Blend this all together until it is a thin spreadable paste.
- 2While sitting on a chair on a towel or standing in the bathtub, apply the Himalayan salt to the inside of your thighs and let it sit for about twenty minutes. This will allow the oil of lavender and coconut oil to do the work of dissolving the dead skin cells and disinfecting the area.
- 3While standing in the shower, scrub the mask into your skin and polish the affected area until all of the blackheads are removed. You can also use a small scrub brush with soft bristles, loofah or coarse washcloth to help exfoliate the blackheads on your thighs.
- 4Rinse your thighs off with hot water and then rinse with cold water remove the all traces of the salt. Lavender oil is very bracing for the skin and it is normal for it to look a bit pink after application as the inner thighs are a very sensitive area of the body.
- 5Pat your skin gently dry and do not apply any lotions or moisturizers to your skin after this treatment. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes or nylons that might chafe against the area that was just treated for blackheads. The longer you can wait to have the skin on your thighs air out, without any contact from clothing fabric, the better. You should also avoid shaving your skin afterward as well.
- 6This scrub is gentle enough to use on your inner thighs every day. If your thighs become abraded looking, irritated or red, then wait a few days before using it again. If you experience dermatitis as the result of using this mask, then do not use it at all.
Method 10: With Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil and Greek Yogurt
If your inner thighs are hot and irritated from blackhead breakouts and if chafing and redness is a problem then this sea buckthorn oil and Greek yogurt may bring a bit of relief. Sea Buckthorn berry oil is a natural disinfectant that is deeply moisturizing and antibacterial. It also helps whiten and clarify skin that is red or grayish in color as the result of blackhead infestations. Sea Buckthorn berry is rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which means that it also helps prevent scarring due to breakouts. The plain Greek Yogurt used in this recipe helps cool down the skin as well as resurface it. It contains lactic acid, which helps smooth and repair damaged skin pores.
- 1Mix together two cups of plain Greek yogurt and thirty drops of sea buckthorn oil in a medium-sized bowl. Blend this all together until it reaches the consistency of a thin spreadable paste. Use full-fat Greek yogurt for best results as it is creamier and more likely to adhere to the skin of your inner thighs.
- 2While sitting on a chair on a towel or standing in the bathtub, apply the Greek yogurt and Sea Buckthorn mixture to the inside your thighs and let it sit for about twenty minutes. This will allow the lactic acids in the Greek yogurt to go to work gently resurfacing your skin pores.
- 3While standing in the shower, scrub the Greek yogurt and sea buckthorn mixture into your skin and polish the area until all of the blackheads are removed. You can also use a small scrub brush with soft bristles, loofah or coarse cotton washcloth to help polish away the blemishes. The harder you rub your skin, the more likely you are to completely remove all of the blackheads on your thighs.
- 4Rinse your thighs off with hot water and then rinse with cold water remove all the traces of the oil and dairy product. You do not have to wash your skin with soap after this treatment as the sea buckthorn oil is a natural disinfectant.
- 5Dry your skin with a clean towel and refrain from applying any lotions or moisturizers to your skin after this treatment. You should not shave your inner thighs after this treatment either, even if they feel a bit sticky. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes or nylons afterward and avoid crossing your legs in order to give your affected skin a chance to air out after the treatment.
Tips and Tricks
- Avoid using Vaseline, sunscreen and thick creams on the thigh area to prevent clogging up the pores on your thighs and triggering a new case of blackheads
- Before using any essential oil on your skin, give it a test by diluting a drop in a drop of olive or some other carrier oil and applying it to your wrist; if itching, pain or redness occur wash the oil off immediately and do not use it as part of a scrub or mask
- Wild oregano oil is preferable to using cultivated oregano oil because it is a bit stronger than regular oregano oil
- If you are overwhelmed by the aroma or strength of an essential oil in a scrub, compress or mask you can always reduce the number of drops in the recipe to about half; any less and the mask may be much less effective
- Avoid wearing nylons or tights until your skin has healed from any infections that might be causing the blackheads because these clothing items encourage excessive sweating and chafing o the thighs
- Always wear freshly laundered clothing to prevent the spread of blackheads on your thighs as dirty clothes spread bacteria to the thighs
- If the cause of the blackheads is excessive sweating then you can dust your skin with a bit of cornstarch or Gold Bond powder to prevent the blackheads from spreading or rubbing painfully against the fabric of your pants and jeans
- Avoid using disposable razors as they tend to have less blades and scrape the skin, leaving it vulnerable to infections, ingrown hairs, and breakouts of blackheads
- If you believe that ingrown hair is causing your issue, stop for two weeks and see if this helps reduce the chronic inflammation and breakouts
- Don't use razor blades that have lotion or gels embedded in razor blades as inbuilt moisturizers as these are very greasy substances that can leave slimy residue on the skin and clog the skin pores on your thighs
- If inflammation occurs in your armpits after using any of these treatments, don't use them again as this could cause the pores to overproduce oil and create more blackheads
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