DIY Black-Head Remover~

Happy Sunday! I was looking on Pinterest this morning, looking for a nice new skin treatment to try out, and thought, “Wow, I kind of need to take care of these things” as I mentally thought of my nasty blackheads. If any of you are like me, you’ll know that treating and preventing blackheads are extremely difficult, and often, they just come right back. I for one, am sick of trying to find new ways to combat them, yet I decided to give another try at a DIY treatment. I created this concoction partly because I couldn’t find all the necessary ingredients for other treatments on Pinterest, and partly because I wanted to mix a whole bunch of things together like a kindergartner!

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OK LET’S GET RID OF THESE LOSERS!

You will need…

1. 2 tbs olive oil or honey – this helps mix together the other ingredients, and makes your skin super soft. Unless you have really dry skin, you wont have to use a moisturizer after using this.

2. 1 tbs brown sugar – brown sugar (please don’t use white) is the main exfoliator, helping to remove dead skin cells and buff away dirt and oil

3. 1/2 tbs baking soda – this also acts as a mild exfoliant

4. 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon (opt) – cinnamon has many beneficial properties and gets rid of bacteria on the skin that may cause blackheads

5. A “good bit” of lemon juice (opt) – the acid in lemon juice helps destroy bacteria and polish the skin

Mix together in a small bowl and apply wherever needed! I actually used this in the shower, and whatever I didn’t apply on my face I used on my knees and elbows; it made them soooo soft! For best results, massage into your face for one minute, then let rest on your face for five-ten minutes, rinsing off with warm water when done!

Hope this helps you guys! If you like my skin DIY’s, comment with what kind of treatment I should make next!

Until next time,

-Claire

One thought on “DIY Black-Head Remover~

  1. Erika says:

    Actually, you aren’t supposed to use baking soda on your face. The pH scale states that 1 is acidic, 14 is alkaline. Things are either more alkaline or acidic based on where they are on the scale (unless it is 7 for neutral). Baking soda has a pH of 9, which means it is far too alkaline for the skin. Which in return means, the skin barrier will be disrupted or damaged and it will make your face open to bacteria.

    As for the lemon juice, that’s a bad idea as well. It can lead to a condition called Phytophotodermatitus. Lemon juice is irritating and can potentially lead to hyperpigmentation over time and also messes with the skin’s natural barrier.

    I’ve been learning about my skin lately and ways to improve it.

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