Most people know honey is a sweet, yellowish-brown fluid made by bees. But did you know it has been used for many health and beauty benefits including treating blackheads?
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.
Does Honey Help to Rid Blackheads?
- Honey acts as a natural antibiotic and helps to pull dirt from skin pores by clearing blackheads. It hydrates and tightens skin pores for clear complexion.
- It naturally peels blackheads from affected skin. It nourishes and moisturizes skin to get natural shine.
- It contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties that help remove blackheads by destroying germs or impurities that clog pores.
- It has low pH levels that falls between 3.2 and 4.5 which is far too low for bacterial species that cause acne and blackheads.