​Common Skin Issues: Uncommon Remedies

​Common Skin Issues: Uncommon Remedies

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  1. Skin issues have been there since the beginning of time. Ever wondered how they used to be treated in the past? Today, skin issues are not a challenge; many chemicals or beauty products are at our disposal for use. What if accessibility to those products is limited, what do you do? Panicking is not a solution and won’t help in finding a solution either. Some of the best skin remedies are not sold in the market; they are at home with you. Here are the uncommon remedies for your skin issues that you would never have dreamt about.

    Blackheads are a serious condition especially for people with an oily skin. They are as a result of excess excretion of oil by the skin coupled up with bacteria and dead skin cells. These settle in the skin pores and when exposed to oxygen react to form a blackhead swell on the skin. It is a natural occurrence to have blackheads but you can reduce, minimize occurrence or get rid of them.

    Honey and Cinnamon

    This forms one of the greatest combinations in the uncommon methods used to get rid of blackheads in history. They are effective and efficient in reducing and preventing blackhead formation and the enhancement of your skin health. Cinnamon is an antibiotic and fights growth of bacteria from your skin; honey acts as a skin disinfectant reducing the side effects of blackheads such as inflammation of the skin.

    Form a paste by grinding a mixture of honey and cinnamon, apply the paste and leave it to rest for a while. Remove the paste and use warm water to rinse. Moisturize using your regular moisturizer.

    Baking Soda

    This is one of the most uncommon remedy for blackheads and other skin issues such as acne, pimples etc. Baking Soda has exfoliation properties for your skin. It removes skin cells that are no longer of use i.e. dead. It aids in the unclogging of your skin pores clogged by the oil excreted. Backing Soda also contains antiseptic properties that cleanse your face and reduces occurrence of bacteria on the skin. Baking soda simply answers the question how to get rid of blackheads.

    Mix baking soda, cinnamon and honey and grind them to form a thick paste. Apply the paste in a circular movement and leave it to rest for 10 minutes and use warm water to rinse your face.


    This is a major ingredient that is used in almost all of the beauty products in the cosmetic stores. This is because it has excellent properties that enable the achievement of a healthy skin. People with oily skin type should use this fruit due to its efficacy in the removal of excess oil. It also fights inflammation and other skin issues that may arise from fighting the blackheads. Pawpaw however dehydrates your skin; apply normal skin moisturizer after use.

    Prepare a paste by mashing the pawpaw and apply it to your face, let it rest for 20 minutes. Remove the paste and use warm water to rinse your face. Apply regular skin moisturizer.

    Green Tea

    We always make a point of enjoying a cup of green tea once in a while or daily during breakfast. Green tea properties also make it suitable for use in getting rid of blackheads and other skin issues. It contains anti-oxidation agent known as the EGCG. This ingredient is effective in the reduction of oils excreted by the skin; cause swell in the pore, oxidized to form a blackhead. It also acts as an antibiotic in the fight against bacteria.

    Form a paste by mashing the leaves with water and apply it. Similar to many other exfoliants, leave the paste on for a while then use warm water to rinse your face and apply a moisturizer.

    Banana Peel

    The banana is an excellent fruit that provides nutrients to your body required in the development and improvement of your skin. The banana peel also has its useful ingredients and properties not known to many. Its use in the removal of excess skin oils and dead skin cells is a property that people would disregard. It is however, one of the most efficient ways used in the fight against blackheads. Its agents promote the production of new skin cells after the shedding the dead cells. It minimizes the likelihood of blackhead appearance by shrinking the skin pores.

    The inside of the banana peel is rubbed on the face especially in the region with the most blackheads to form a paste. Leave it for at least 20 to 30 minutes before washing it out. Use warm water to rinse your face and apply your moisturizer.


    Blackheads should not be an issue that is hard to deal with. With the presence of the uncommon remedies for all skin issues, it is now easier to achieve your smooth, blackhead free, even toned and flawless complexion. 

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