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2 Home Remedies to Remove Blackheads at home!

Categories : Skincare, Skincare Tips

Blackheads are a nuisance. They are brought about by clogged pores with oil, dead skin, and sebum. When they are exposed to air, oxidation makes it black, hence, the term blackhead. When this happens, acne could follow. They are often noticeable and appear not only on the face, but also on the other parts of the body such as chest, back, arms, and shoulders.

Removing them requires more than just pricking, or suctioning. To permanently remove them, one has to remove the entire blockage and not just the black oxidized part.

There are many ways to eliminate blackheads at home! We’re sharing 2 different home remedies to completely eradicate them.

Home Remedy 1: Soft Cloth, Blackhead Removal Strips, and Salicylic Acid

Applying a hot compress to your skin to open the pores. Dip a soft cloth in hot water for a few seconds. Leave the now hot soft cloth on your face for 5-10 minutes. After that, simply apply your blackhead removal strip or pad, like this Blackhead Removal Dual Sheet. Apply it while your skin is still damp from the hot soft cloth. When you are confident that the strip or pad is already bonded good enough on to your skin, you can now proceed to pulling it off.

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It is only normal that there will still be some residue left. When faced with this dilemma, gently squeeze out the remaining blackheads using your fingers. Be mindful to wash your hands properly before doing this step to make sure you won’t irritate your skin. For stubborn blackheads, simply apply hot soft cloth again and try one more time.

Lastly, apply salicylic acid cream or paste, which you can easily buy from your drugstore. Salicylic acid is scientifically found to be effective in breaking down oil and sebum.

For more information about the product, click here.

Home Remedy 2: Gentle Cleanser, Lemon Juice, Cotton Ball

For people with time constrains, this remedy is perfect for you!

You can start off as usual, by washing your face with a gentle cleanser like Blumei- Jeju Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser. Gentle cleansers usually have natural ingredients which are suited to people with sensitive skin types.

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Gently pat dry the face. Squeezed lemon juice into a bowl, about one teaspoon of it. Dip a cotton ball into it and dab it on areas with blackheads .Give it at least 10 minutes before rinsing with cold water, or leave it overnight as a treatment.

For more information about the product, click here.