Blackheads can be really annoying and unsightly! Everyone gets them from time to time and wants to get rid of them as quickly as possible in order to have clear, unclogged pores and great-looking skin. The good news is there are a few different ways to get rid of blackheads quickly with great results.
Below are the top 3 methods for blackhead removal. If you follow one of these methods, you’ll be able to remove your blackheads overnight and wake up to clear, unblemished skin.
Method 1 – Clay Mask
The first method is to use a clay mask to open and clear out those clogged pores. There are a few different types of clay masks on the market. One of the best types is made of bentonite clay, which is often referred to as a “healing mask” because it has so many different uses and benefits. Bentonite clay is actually aged volcanic ash and when mixed with water can absorb toxins, including those pesky blackheads!
How to use Bentonite Clay?
To use bentonite clay for blackhead removal, you’ll need to select a brand such as the popular choice Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. No matter what brand you select, it will come in a powdery form and looks like gray ash. In addition to the clay, you will also want to have a mixing bowl and water such as rose water or another hydrating liquid. To clear blackheads, simply mix the bentonite clay powder with water in a little mixing bowl. Once the powder turns into a paste, apply it to the skin and let it go to work!
This clay is pretty powerful; as it dries you will be able to feel the skin pulsating as the clay pulls out all of the skin’s impurities. After the mask dries, simply rinse the clay off with warm water. You should immediately notice the blackheads have diminished. The next morning, cleanse your face with your regular cleanser and feel and see the smoother, blemish-free skin on your face.
Method 2 – Egg White Mask
The second method you can use to remove blackheads starts in the kitchen. You can remove blackheads by using egg whites! Yes, egg whites. This is a great remedy to use when on a budget since the bentonite clay can be pricier. It works really well and only costs pennies to make.
How to Make Egg White Mask?
To make an egg white mask for blackhead removal, all you need is an egg; you can also add lemon juice and a bit of honey to make the detoxifying mix more powerful. Take a mixing bowl and whisk all of the ingredients – the white of one egg (you don’t need the yolk), a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a touch of honey. Then, use your fingertips to apply the mixture to your face and let it dry just like any other facemask.
As the mixture dries, you’ll feel your skin begin to tighten. Egg whites, honey, and lemon juice all have astringent properties that help to fight bacteria, cleanse, and tighten pores. Small, tighter pores leave less room for dirt and bacteria to build up and cause blackheads. Lemon juice can also help to lighten dark spots left from old acne scars and blackheads.
Let the egg mixture sit for about 5 minutes, then gently peel off the mask and rinse any remainder left on your skin with warm water. Your skin should feel clean and refreshed, but most importantly, your blackheads will be gone! You may even see them being pulled out of your skin as you peel the dried mask off!
If you have really sensitive skin, try the mask with only the egg white and always follow-up with a good moisturizer to help your skin remain balanced after you clear the blackheads. Dry skin can lead to excess oil production, which may then lead to more blackheads.
Method 3 – Blackhead Strips
The last method for blackhead removal is a little different. Instead of preparing a mask, you can buy an over-the-counter blackhead removal treatment to get rid of those stubborn blackheads.
There are several blackhead removal products on the market, including scrubs and strips. Many users believe the quickest and most effective over-the-counter product made specifically for clearing blackheads are pore-cleansing strips. Some are made to be used on certain areas of the face, for example, a blackhead-clearing nose strip is made to fit on your nose, a common area for blackheads. Other strips can be used on areas like your chin or anywhere on your face. These strips also remove whiteheads, so that’s a bonus!
To use a pore cleansing strip for blackhead removal, simply go to your local drugstore and select a brand. One well-known brand is Biore, which makes excellent Deep Cleansing Pore Strips.
How to Apply
To use them for blackhead removal, simply wash and thoroughly dry your face by patting it gently with a washcloth. Once your face and hands are dry, remove the sticky backing from a strip and place the strip on your nose (or other area of the face). Use water to wet the strip, so it becomes pasty and sticks like papier-mâché. Once the strip has dried, carefully remove it, lifting away blackheads from your skin. Use warm water to rinse off any remaining residue and then say hello to your new, freshly cleansed pores!
In conclusion, with a little patience and a few easy methods, you can remove blackheads from your skin overnight or even faster! Try these methods out and see which one works best for you! Leave a comment below to share your own experience and what is the easiest way to remove blackheads.