Getting clear skin is not an easy feat, especially when you get up and look into the mirror to notice so many nasty whiteheads and blackheads sitting on your pores. Unfortunately, you found that they’re so hard to get rid of, but it doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with them.
Although blackheads can maddeningly appear on the face, back, neck, arms and shoulders, but this article will give you five efficient and effective ways to remove your blackheads. Solve your blackheads problems for good.
1. Using a Homemade DIY Mask with Natural Ingredients
Egg White Mask
One of the best way to get rid of blackheads is egg white. This simple natural ingredient found in eggs may kill bacteria that causes acne. You use the egg white mask at least twice a week can help tighten your skin pores and reduce your chances of future blackheads. But raw egg whites can grow salmonella. Please make sure not to ingest raw egg white.
So how to make a face mask? As you can guess, you will need one egg, a small plastic bowl, a clean towel and facial tissue paper for this mask.
Firstly, please separate the egg white from the yolk and after patting dry your face, apply a thin layer of the egg white over your cleansed skin.
Then, use your fingers make sure they are clean and dry completely. Next, apply the second layer of egg white over the dry layer and make sure to cover it with a tissue. When the second egg layer has dried, add another. Repeat this 3-5 times, always letting each layer dry first.
At last, when the egg white mask is completely dry, peel the tissue off and gently wash your face. Your skin might feel a little tight because egg whites can be drying. So remember to moisturize your skin when you feel dry.
Cinnamon and Raw Honey Mask
The combination of cinnamon and raw organic honey is an easy home mask which is one of the best way to get rid of blackheads, purify your skin pores and clear the accumulation of oil and dead skin.
Studies have shown that the antibacterial and skin purifying components in raw organic honey can remove the blackheads away. What’s more, honey has both antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties and may assist in skin infections and healing wound. On the other hand, cinnamon is also helpful to give your skin a flawless radiant glow.
For this recipe, you will need some clean cotton strips, 1 tsp raw organic honey and 1 tsp cinnamon powder. Mix cinnamon and honey first and apply a thin layer of the paste over the blackheads. Then press one cotton strip gently to seal the mixture and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. When the strip becomes dry completely, you can peel it off. Wash off your face with cold water and follow up with your regular moisturizer.
You can try this mask on overnight, but make sure it has dried or you might wake up and prevent your face stuck to your pillow.
Milk and Honey Mask
Milk and honey both have antiseptic, anti-bacterial and skin purifying properties. Act as antibacterial agents, together milk and honey can help get rid of blackheads, the trapped sebum and dead skin cells.
For the milk and honey clearing pore recipe, you will need some clean cotton strips, 1 tsp milk and 1 tsp raw organic honey. Mix and heat milk and honey in a microwave for about 4 to 6 seconds. Stir well and when you think the mixture reaches a comfortable temperature, you can apply a thin layer over the blackheads. Then, apply one clean cotton strip gently to seal the mixture. Once the strip becomes dry completely, you can carefully peel it away, wash off your face with cold water and use your regular moisturizer.
Lemon Juice Mask
Lemon Juice is also one of the best way to get rid of blackheads. We know blackheads are caused when trapped sebum and dirt in skin pores reacts with oxygen and shrinking your pores can get rid of blackheads. Lemon juice is a powerful and effective astringent natural ingredient.
For this recipe, you need to moisten a clean cotton strip with freshly squeezed lemon juice and gently tip the blackheads 2 to 3 times a day. The lemon juice might sting at times and if it happens, wash your face immediately. You can try this treatment daily until you remove the blackheads completely.
If you have sensitive skin, you should always use lemon juice deliquated with water and remember don’t skip the sunscreen. Because using lemon juice can make your skin really sensitive to sunlight.
2. Using Blackhead Extractor Tools
Using a blackhead extractor tool is one of the quickest and easiest ways to remove those annoying blackheads. It’s better to remove blackheads using this tool rather than squeezing them out using your fingers. These small and cheap metal tools can be added to your ‘blackhead eliminating’ routine.
They are often used in facials to quickly extract a large area of blackheads, and particularly good for nose blackheads, the metal tool can be pressed into the side of the nose where finger can’t get to.
When you reach “blackhead extractor tool” in google, you will find many tools and even blackhead remover tools set. Generally, we will use blackhead remover tweezer and sharp needle or bending loop.
How to use blackhead extractor tools?
Step 1: Preparing medicinal alcohol pads, blackhead extractor tools, cotton pads and antiseptic cleansing wipes.
Step 2: Washing your hands and using medicinal alcohol pads clean all required blackhead extractor tools.
Step 3: Cleansing your skin completely with warm water. Appling a hot steamy shower or towel to help open your pores and easy to clean up.
Step 4: Using the tool to press down the blackhead by placing it inside the circle, then move the tool slowly and gently until the hole reaches its steel wire. Use the sharp needle to create gentle pressure from one side, and ease it out. This forces the blockage out as you move the tool over the top.
Step 5: Using one of the straight remover blackhead extractor with the tip of clamp picking on the blackheads, then pull them out. If you use the extractor tool for nose blackheads, you will need to adjust the angle. You might not be able to get the whole loop over blackheads right in the side of your nose. Instead, use the edge of the loop and ease it out, again scraping across the top.
Step 6: Cleansing your skin again, then apply toner and moisturizer to your skin. Remember to wash the tool in medicinal alcohol and allow to air dry in the end.