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How To Get Rid Of Blackheads Like a Cover Model

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Those pesky blackheads! We all hate them. They are not our friends. We don’t like them and we don’t want them because we all want beautiful, flawless, healthy-looking skin. If that is you, keep on reading.

First of all, let's get clear on what causes blackheads. Simply put, blackheads are formed when hair follicles get clogged with oil, dead cells, and all other impurities that we are exposed to in the air. Once this happens our pores become oxidized and BOOM, now you’ve joined the blackhead club made up of 99.9% of people (unless you’re an alien).

It is no secret it happens to all of us and mostly in our faces, especially in our noses. Maybe you’re OK with blackheads? You might think blackheads don’t bother you since your privacy bubble is a minimum 3 feet radius, and no one will be able to spot the black spots at that distance.

But for the rest of us that have close up conversations with our friends, family or our special someone, then we really want to look our best at all times. And besides, even though blackheads are not harmful, they may well lead to acne if left untreated.

Nobody wants blackheads or acne as a result thereof, so here are 5 simple but effective beauty masks you can use to get rid of those blackheads like a cover model. Everyone’s raving about #5. We had to leave it for last, but not least!

 

Baking Soda Mask

 

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We are not baking any soda here or drinking it for that matter. We’re talking about the kind of baking soda you use for baking cookies.

 

Ingredients:

    • 1-2 tbsps of baking soda
    • ¼ cup of whole milk

 

The secret in baking soda lies in its ability to exfoliate the skin and remove unwanted dead cells, excess oil and other impurities. Its properties unclog pores by neutralizing the skin and thus helping with the prevention of blackheads.

The lactic acids in milk also help with the exfoliation of your skin and the cleansing of your pores. It is important to note that you need to use whole milk, not a watered down version of milk that has been stripped from its natural properties. The more natural your milk is the more lactic acid it will have, so go milk your cow (if you’re into that) right now because you need it for your baking soda mask.

 

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Fill a small bowl with a ¼ cup of milk
  2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda to create a thick paste. Start with 1 tablespoon. The amount you end up needing to make it thick enough will depend on how “whole” your milk is.
  3. With a circular motion using a small clean brush or hands, gently apply the mixture on the areas of your face affected by blackheads.
  4. Lay down and let it air dry for 15-30 minutes. The time it takes to dry really depends on room temperature.
  5. Rinse your face with warm water
  6. Repeat this mask once a week.

         

        Or...you can also use honey instead of milk to make a pasty mix you can apply on your blackheads.

         

        Egg White Mask

         

         

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        Yes, an egg. Not a duck or goose egg. A chicken egg (large hen), or better known as a “breakfast egg”.

         

        Ingredients:

          • One egg (2-3 if you want to do a full face mask)
          • ½ tsp of lemon juice
          • Facial tissue

         

        Egg whites have special properties that tighten the pores in your skin and as a result, it makes removing blackheads a breeze. It cleans your face from all the dust, impurities and excess oil collected in your skin to prevent blackheads.

        Lemons have antioxidants that have antimicrobial properties that will help clean your pores, remove all your dead cells and control the amount of oil your face produces.

         

        Step-by-Step Instructions:

        1. Once you crack an egg open, you’re going to grab the yoke and separate from the egg white because that’s the ingredient we need to make this egg mask happen.
        2. Cut open a lemon and squeeze enough juice out of it to make for ½ teaspoon.
        3. Mix up and whisk the egg white and lemon juice for about 60 seconds or until you have a smooth consistency.
        4. Apply the mixture on the blackhead invaded areas of your face.
        5. Place a layer of facial tissue over the areas you placed the mixture.
        6. Apply one more coat of the egg white mixture on the top of the tissue.
        7. Lay down and let it air dry for 15-30 minutes. The time it takes to dry really depends on room temperature.
        8. Peel off the facial tissue like you’re waxing your face.
        9. Grab a clean face towel with warm water and wipe off any residue left.
        10. Repeat this mask at least once a week.

         

        Clay Mask

         

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        This is arguably the most known mask to mankind used to treat facial blackheads.

         

        Ingredients:

          • ¼ cup of clay powder
          • 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

         

        The ingredients in clay act as a natural purifier that cleanses your skin from dust and excess oil, and subsequently help with blackhead removal.

        Apple cider vinegar will complete the clay powder in aiding the loosening of unwanted dirt and dead skin cells to help with the prevention of clogged pores that cause blackheads.

         

        Step-by-Step Instructions:

        1. Fill a bowl with a ¼ cup of clay powder.
        2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to create a thick paste. Start with 1 tablespoon and add more as needed. The amount you end up needing to make it pasty will largely depend on the purity of the clay you’re using.
        3. Mix up the ingredients with a spoon until the clay powder has a pasty consistency.
        4. Apply the clay paste on the areas affected with blackheads using a small clean brush or your hands.
        5. Lay down and let it air dry for 15-30 minutes. The time it takes to dry really depends on room temperature and the thickness of the layer of clay. When you feel your skin tightening, that’s a good sign to proceed to the next step.
        6. Rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry with a clean and dry face towel.
        7. Apply skin moisturizer and repeat this mask once a week.

         

        Or...if you’re feeling lazy or productive (it’s a matter of perspective), then you can get a pre-mixed clay mask formula because it is proven to work, and so that you don’t have to carve out more time out of your day to do all the mixing and prepping before you lay down and relax for those serene 15-30 minutes of your life when nothing else matters but you.

         

        Yogurt and Oats Mask

         

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        Not for eating, but for exfoliating. You’ll have to resist the temptation of wiping your cheeks with your tongue with this one.

         

        Ingredients:

          • ¼ cup of oats
          • 3 tbsp of yogurt
          • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
          • 1 tbsp of olive oil

         

        Other than being delicious and a great breakfast option, the micronutrients in oats help exfoliate the skin and remove oil, dead cells, and other impurities to unclog your pores.

        Yogurt is made up of probiotics (good bacteria), and they help in fighting off the bad bacteria, that make up all the foreign dirty layers you can’t see with your bare eyes. Probiotics help tighten your pores to prevent the bad bacteria from coming in and colonizing your pores to create blackheads.

         

        Step-by-Step Instructions:

        1. Fill a bowl with 2 tablespoons of oats, 3 tablespoons of yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil respectively.
        2. Mix it up with a spoon until all the ingredients are nicely blended together.
        3. Apply the mixture on your face, but concentrate more on the areas most affected by blackheads.
        4. Lay down and let it air dry for 15-30 minutes. The time it takes to dry really depends on room temperature and the thickness of the layer of clay. When you feel your skin tightening, that’s a good sign to proceed to the next step.
        5. Rinse your face with clean warm water followed by cold water.
        6. Dry off your skin with a clean face towel by gently tapping on it.
        7. Apply moisturizer on your face and repeat this mask once a week to keep those blackheads from taking over.

         

        Or...you can alternatively squeeze fresh lemon juice and yogurt in a bowl, mix it, and apply on blackhead affected areas.

         

        Charcoal Mask

         

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        Yes, charcoal! The kind of stuff you need to throw a family BBQ because without a grill for cooking burgers and hot dogs you can’t call it a barbeque, can you?

         

        Ingredients:

          • 2 tsps of activated charcoal
          • ½ tsp of bentonite clay
          • 1 ½ tsps of water

         

        Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a processed form of carbon with low volume pores that increase the absorption of skin impurities that unclog your pores and clears your blackheads.

         

        Step-by-Step Instructions:

        1. Fill a bowl with 2 tsps of activated charcoal, ½ teaspoon of bentonite clay and 1 ½ teaspoons of water.
        2. Stir it up with a spoon until all ingredients are nicely mixed together
        3. Apply the mixture throughout your face avoiding eyebrows, eyes, and lips.
        4. Lay down and let it air dry for 20-30 minutes. The time it takes to dry really depends on room temperature and how thick the layer of charcoal is. When you feel your skin getting dry the black mask should have solidified.
        5. Start peeling the charcoal mask off by grabbing it from the edges. Pull it off with purpose, don’t be shy.
        6. Rinse your face with warm water.
        7. Wipe off any residue that might be left with a clean face towel.
        8. Dry your face by tapping on it gently.
        9. Apply face moisturizer to keep your skin glowing.

         

        Or...if you’re looking for a done-for-you solution, you can get the black mask formula that has everyone talking because it acts as a deep cleansing peel off mask that removes dulling surface cells and impurities while vitamins and plant extract soften your skin to restore a youthful glow. Again, a great solution for us that want to save time on all the mixing and prepping and instead have a ready-to-use, on-the-go solution without missing out on all the blackhead removal benefits of using an activated charcoal black mask.

        In addition to being used as a black mask to get rid of blackheads, activated charcoal has also been proven to be effective as a teeth whitening solution so that you can make your smile brighter. Like who doesn’t want that?

        For best results, before applying any of these beauty masks, make sure you steam your face for a few minutes by using a clean face towel that has been soaked in hot water and simply letting it rest on your face. The purpose of this is to open up those clogged skin pores so that your face masks can do an even better job at removing those dreadful blackheads.

        Try any of these face masks to get rid of blackheads like a cover model and share your experience with us. Comment below and let us know which one worked for you!


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