Blackheads! a girls worst enemy; no matter how much foundation you put on, they won’t get covered. So how to get rid of blackheads?
But first let’s find out what causes them !:
Blackheads are most commonly found on the t-zone, as well as the top of the cheeks on oily skins. You might also get them in your ears, or on your back.
- Oily skin has larger pores – there is more chance of a blackhead forming in a larger pore, and probably most importantly – there is more chance you will NOTICE this blackhead has formed in a larger pore.
- Pore size and an oily skin is mostly genetics, but can be aggravated by using harsh soaps and incorrect skin care fine pores (even ones that are invisible to the naked eye) can also have ‘blackheads’ which you just can’t see – I’ve seen these blockages under a magnifying mirror in treatments.
How to get rid of blackheads
One thing we all tried for sure is: squeezing them out,but also that’s a huge mistake. Not only they come back again, but there’s a risk of pigmentation due to pressure you put on your skin.
what we want to do, is removing the blackhead, cleansing the pore it was in it, and close back the pore so that it won’t be filled again.
- The first step: getting rid of the blackhead.
There’s a lot of strips in the market made for blackheads, but they are a bit too expensive, so the best alternative is gelatin.
- You’ll need: 1 & 1/2 tbsp of hot milk and 1 tbsp of unflavored gelatin. Mix them well and apply it on the area in which you have blackheads; let it dry. Once dried take it off; if the mask was on your nose; pull the mask from the side of your nose towards the center.
- The second step: cleansing.
Use a facial cleansing brush and your regular cleanser to clean the pores; and rinse your face with cold water.
- The third step: tightening the pores.
Take an ice cube, wrap it in a cotton pad, and massage your face with it; its the best technique for tightening the pores.
If this process is repeated twice a week, I can guarantee you will get rid of blackheads for life.