Sunday, October 7, 2012

Banish Blackheads Instantly!

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I don't know if you guys are like me, but I have the HARDEST time getting rid of my blackheads/clogged pores. It's the worst on my nose and below my lips/on my chin. I have tried numerous masks, peels, scrubs, and soaps. Nothing seemed to work for me besides using my nails to push the gunk out. Which is a) bad for your skin, and b) time consuming. Even those strips don't work for me! I was desperate.

A co-worker told me about this awesome way to clear the clogs and minimize pores, and it's craaaazy easy. So I'm going to share it with all of you.

- your regular soap or face wash
- a scrub or exfoliant

{If you don't like the products you currently use, I have some suggestions for you to try}

- St. Iveas Blemish & Blackhead Scrub
- Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
- Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Scrub
- Lush Coalface Soap

My regular (daily) skin care products right now do NOT lather, so I actually only use a gentle unscented soap (Ivory or Dove) for this. You do need the cleanser or soap you use to lather, as that is what helps remove the gunk. I'll explain further. But since my skin care regimen has proven very successful for me, I'm gonna recommend what I use for every day.

- Lush Ultrabland Cleanser
- Lush Tea Tree Water

Okay, so it's seriously SO simple! I strongly recommend doing this in the shower, once per week.

1. Wet your face.

2. Starting with your cleanser, lather some up in your hands. Apply to your entire face in a circular motion for 2 - 4 minutes. YUP. 2 - 4 minutes. It's gonna feel really weird and you're gonna wanna stop way sooner than 2 minutes, just by impulse. I only do 2 minutes, but some skin types may need longer. Play around with it, you'll get the feel. I use a couple fingers and focus on my main trouble areas like my nose and chin, but do make sure you get every area of your face.

3. Rinse off well.

4. Grab your exfoliant or scrub. Do the same as in step 2. Focusing again on your trouble areas, but getting the whole face, gently apply the scrub to your face in circular motions for 2 - 4 minutes.

5. Rinse off well.

6. Repeat step 2, and once again lather up and apply the cleanser.

7. Rinse off well with cool/cold water (this 'closes' the pores).

8. Gently blot (not wipe!) dry with a clean towel.

9. Follow up with a toner if you have one you normally use. If not, I recommended one that I love above, the Tea Tree Water by Lush.

THAT'S IT! I told you it was simple, huh? You SHOULD find your skin extraordinarily soft, and your pores pretty cleaned out. It won't be perfect, but if you do a strip, do it in a steamy hot shower, or apply a hot compress to your trouble areas beforehand, you may find it to be more successful.

Please let me know if you use this, and how it works for you! Or if there are any products you'd recommend, ORRRRR if you have any questions, just shoot me a comment.

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  1. awesome post...i use baking soda mixed with my cleanser

    1. Thanks so much! I haven't tried that! How often do you do it?

  2. I will have to try this! I have the grossest pores.. hate it! The ONLY thing that works for me is the befine scrubbing cleanser! You should try it if you haven't already (amazon has it cheapest). It is a really harsh scrub and turns into a lather by the end- love it. I also tried the baking soda/orange juice combo (pinterest idea, of course) and it worked by my skin went crazy and was SUPER oily afterwards for like a week. Ugh.. teenage skin. :(