Blackheads are the incipient stage of acne caused by excessive oiliness of skin. They look quietly unsightly, so it is important to remove them as soon as possible. It becomes quite difficult to clear the blackheads if they appear on stretch marks. Stretch marks contain thinner layer of skin because as the name suggests in these places the skin is stretched to its limit.
They are formed by snagging of the dermis layer of skin. So, if rough techniques are used to remove the blackheads from these stretch marks then you are in danger of irritating their delicate surface. This is how you can remove the ungainly spots gently without damaging your skin in any way.
Regular exfoliation using scrubs and masks help to remove the top layer of the skin containing the dead cells, dirt and grime along with the blackheads. The lower clearer and smoother skin is exposed after exfoliation. You can make homemade exfoliation scrubs that are perfectly safe and also prevent the reoccurrence of blackheads.
Add baking soda and good quality skin cleanser and apply on the affected area. Gently spread it on the skin. After some time you can wash it off using lukewarm water and then moisturize the skin. You can also use the baking soda with aloe vera gel in order to get the desired results.
Milk, honey and tomato juice used in combination is also a great exfoliator. Mix these three together and apply on the affected area. Use honey with salt and essential oil to make another homemade gentle scrub that removes blackheads.
Oatmeal is a great natural exfoliator. Use it in combination with honey and egg white; or with honey, cucumber and strawberries to make a potent cleanser. By using these exfoliators you may keep your skin clean and the pores unclogged resulting in the complete removal of the blackhead menace. In the long run you may also find benefit in the condition of your stretch marks.
Soak a washcloth in some warm water. Place it gently on the stretch mark area containing the blackheads. All the skin pores will be opened. After some time use your fingers to gently remove the blackheads out. You may also take the help of a friend if you are unable to reach the area yourself. Don’t overdo or try to clean up everything in a single day. Use the heat treatment over a period of time to see the desired result.
Essential Oils For Removing Blackheads
Use equal quantities of essential oils like fennel, geranium, lemon, lavender, jojoba etc and mix in a bottle. Use some of it to apply on the stretch mark area regularly. Rub it gently for three to four minutes. Let it remain for half an hour. After that time use a mild cleanser to clean the area and then rinse with lukewarm water and finally pat dry. Keep the remaining mixture under air tight cap. Apply it every day and see the miraculous results.