The T- Zone describes the forehead, nose and chin area of the face. These are areas that usually produce more oils and is also the most vulnerable to blackheads. The 6 remedies below will help get rid of blackheads in the t zone fast!
Blackheads are formed because the sebaceous glands in our pores produce too much oil, and it combines with dirt and dead cells on the skin surface. The pore can remain open, but with it exposed to air the sebum oxidizes and turns black. Blackheads treatments are usually targeted for the nose area, but blackheads on the chin can be difficult to remove. Apply these simple tips, outlined below to help you treat stubborn blackheads on the t zone at home.
1. Apply Warm Water
Soak a towel in warm water, wring it dry, then apply to the skin where your blackheads usually form and hold for about 10 minutes. Make sure it’s not too hot! When you perform this 2-3 times a day, the sebaceous glands will secrete less oil, thereby reducing blackheads on the skin especially in the chin. The heat will also loosen up the blackheads to make them easier to extract too.
2. Use lemon juice
Using lemon juice is one of the most effective tips to remove blackheads in the T-zone because lemons contain acids, capable of disinfecting, removing bacteria. Just cut a piece of lemon and apply on skin that you can reduce blackheads. You can also use the sugar to exfoliate. Scrub the cut lemon onto your face to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells.You should apply this way every week to give the best results.
3. Exfoliate with tomatoes
If you see an inefficient usage of lemon, you can use tomatoes to treat blackheads. In fact, exfoliating is necessary to eliminate blackheads faster. However, instead of using exfoliating cream, you can rub tomatoes on face since they exfoliate skin. This way not you can help clean the skin from inside.
4. Use non-alcoholic rose water
Your pores are more 'open' and prone to dust after exfoliating. Using rose water will tighten the pores, and help your skin from blackheads, acne, and pimples.
Clearing black heads on the t zone can be a tedious task and requires dedication and commitment. While it's all hard work, the result can be a clear and blemish-free skin and that should be worth all your efforts.
5. Try DIY Pore Strip Mask
This is an effective method to remove blackheads in the T-zone. Mix together a teaspoon of Xantham gum with warm water, and apply the paste onto the t zone and let it dry. Peel off after! You can apply a bit of lemon juice into this mask too to help dissolve the blackheads.
6. Using clay and vinegar
To apply this method, you need cosmetic grade clay like kaolin, bentonite, or green clay and apple cider vinegar. Mix the two ingredients and apply on skin with blackheads area. If your skin is sensitive, you can mix the apple cider vinegar with some water to dilute the pH. Apply to the t zone areas where you get blackheads. When the mixture is dry, use a warm towel to wipe clean. This approach also helps clean oily skin and reduce blackheads dramatically.
Have you tried these methods to get rid of blackheads? Let us know which one worked best for you in the comments.