Say goodbye to the unpleasant blackheads by clearing your skin with this simple homemade mask. It is easy to prepare, by using ingredients present in your own personal kitchen.
-1 small dry gelatin pack (fragrance free is a must, because you don’t want you to use the flavored variety and end up staining your face)
-a few teaspoons of milk (any fat grade)
By mixing one teaspoon of gelatin (Knox gelatin you can find easily in the baking aisle) with 3 teaspoons of milk, you obtain a homogeneous paste which should be put in microwave for approximately 10 seconds ( if you have to use a stove, use the double boiler methods with a bowl on top of a pan of water), after which mix it, and immediately apply it on the face.
Leave it on the area where the blackheads are predominant for approximately 15 minutes until it dries and tightens up on the skin, and then peel it off. This is a simple and easy solution for getting rid of the unpleasant and unaesthetic blackheads which are no reason for any health issues but are a result of pollution, environmental causes, an unhealthy diet or excess sebum. Use it, and you will see spectacular results.
How to Prevent the Occurrence of Embedded Blackheads
- Cleanse your skin regularly
Most people argue that blackheads under the skin are not caused by dirt. But the skin gets dirty partly because of the constant turnover of cells as they die and get replaced by new ones. When not removed, these cells coupled with sebum from the skin will cause blackheads. Therefore, washing your skin greatly reduces your chances of getting blackheads. Ensure that you use a gentle cleanser that will not alter the pH of your body.
- Remove your makeup before you go to bed
Going to bed without removing your makeup and cosmetics predisposes you to blackheads. You can use a cleanser or makeup remover to keep you tuned for a good night sleep. The choice of your makeup remover will depend on the type of makeup you use. For instance, waterproof products will require special removers. Additionally, you should clean all the equipment you use to apply makeup on a regular basis.
- Do not poke your blackheads
I know. The temptation to touch or pick at your blackheads seems inevitable, especially when you are wondering how to remove embedded blackheads from your face. But this habit potentially spreads the oil and bacteria in your skin. Your nails may also break the integrity of your skin, thereby predisposing you to secondary bacterial infections.