6 Tips for Healing Blackheads

If you're looking to heal blackheads, here are a few suggestions you can try at home:

1. Spot Treatments

If you really want to target blackheads, you can apply undiluted essential oils of lavender or tea tree to the blackheads overnight. 

I always recommend using organic essential oils because conventional (non-organic) oils are full of pesticides and herbicides. It's counterproductive to coat our skin in those poisons if we want to heal. 

2. Steaming

I have a fantastic book about healing skin by Valerie Ann Wormwood, and she suggests this:

“Steaming provides an excellent way to loosen blackheads while the pores are opened. Get a bowl of hot, steaming water, put 1 drop of lavender oil on the water and cover your head with a towel, making sure the sides are closed, and steam your face for 10 minutes. Rinse the face now with 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar in hot—but not boiling—water.

“After dabbing the skin dry, massage oil into skin.”

The best oils from the ASHLEY ASTI line for healing blackheads are the Luminous Woman Face Oil and the Spiritual Warrior Face Oil. Use them daily, including as your cleanser, for the fullest healing.

3. Witch Hazel and Green Tea

These two plant ingredients are potent healers. They prevent bacteria that leads to blackheads, reduce inflammation, and minimize pours. So you can get yourself a bottle of witch hazel and apply that to your skin, or I offer a Green Tea Face Mist that has both! 

4. Bentonite Clay

Try a weekly bentonite clay mask. You can get a whole tub of the clay at Whole Foods Market for $10 or on Amazon. While the tub suggests you can mix it with water, I highly recommend mixing it with equal parts apple cider vinegar. 

5. Food

Of course, our skin is a manifestation, in many ways, of what we take in: the words we take in, the thoughts, the experiences, the people, and of course the food. If you don’t already, focus on an anti-inflammatory diet full of nourishing leafy greens and plant power.

6. Spiritual

As I mentioned in the last point, our skin is a reflection of our inner world, which includes our stress levels, our spiritual experience, and our self-acceptance. This is a friendly reminder to honor and care for your inner world, too. 

And repeat to yourself:

I am love.

I am beauty. 

I root myself in the earth and feel her beauty flowing in me, too. 

*Try this simple meditation when applying our mantra oils.

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  • Stella says...

    Thank you so much for addressing this! I love your products, but I feel guilty when I’m using something natural and purifying but my skin is still telling me that something is wrong. Will try some of these!

    January 08, 2019

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