How to Remove Blackheads with Lemon essential oil
Did you know lemon has other uses beyond cooking and baking? High grade essential oil made from lemon also has great benefits for your skin. Lemon alone or with other essential oils can be can be used for exfoliation, blackhead removal, sunburn relief, scar or dark spot prevention, and even skin brightening.
Blackheads (or open comedones) generally occur when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities. As there is not much skin to attach to, they become open to the air. The top layer becomes oxidizes and turns a dark black color. This is where the name comes from. These occur most commonly on the nose, arms, face, chin, chest, back, neck, and shoulders.
Is Lemon oil Good for Blackheads?
- The alpha–hydroxy acid in lemon essential oil naturally prevents acne, blackheads, pimples, or any other skin problems from forming.
- The citric acid and natural astringent property helps to tighten pores which removes and further prevents blackheads.
- The acidic property and natural oils help to gently exfoliate and cleanse oily skin and prevents bacterial infections. It removes impurities, oil, and other dirt by deep penetration, thus enhancing skin tone.
- It is packed with vitamin C, calcium, and potassium which are very effective for skin and hair care.
- It reduces oiliness and nourishes and brightens the skin complexion to not only remove blackheads but also clear acne, acne scars, blemishes, freckles, and dark spots.
How to Remove Blackheads with Lemon:
There are many amazing regiments including lemons for not only treating blackheads but also for many skin problems. Unfortunately, these methods may cause dryness, itching, and irritation if applied directly on dry or sensitive skin. If repeated regularly, lemon is an excellent remedy giving wonderful results for skin problems.
1. Lemon Essential Oil
- Cotton ball
- Purified Water
- Collect high grade lemon oil on clean cotton ball.
- Dilute with a small amount of water.
- Apply directly to affected skin with the cotton ball.
- Allow it to dry naturally.
- Wash off by gently scrubbing it.
- Repeat 2 – 3 times a day for best results.
- Note: Applying lemon oil directly without dilution on the skin causes irritation, itching, and redness, especially with sensitive skin.