So here I will be showing you how I got rid of most of my blackheads (note they really never go away! Unfortunately… =/ )
Step 1: Remove all of our makeup and make sure we are starting w a clean face so that the products really sink in to our pores. I like using the Neutrogena Makeup Cleansing Wipes because they take off everything, but it does leave a slight greasy residue afterward so I like to just rinse my face or wipe it with a wet paper towel so that again we have a clean face that the products can stick to.
Step 2: I am going to use these Biore Deep Pore Cleansing Nose Strips to remove the surface layer of bacteria of the blackheads and this is also going to open up my pores so that when I do my charcoal mask it's really sucking out all of the rest of the impurities that are deep down in the pores.
Step 3: Were are going to make our own charcoal mask!! Woah ! who knew we could right? and the first thing were going to need is activated charcoal.
So activated charcoal is pretty much charcoal that is heated creating a very porous substance which when mix it with water it has really high adsorbency which helps remove toxins and impurities. Activated charcoal is actually used to treat poisoning and it's the charcoal used for air and water purifiers. Who knew right ?
The second ingredient we need is bentonite clay. Which is made of aged volcanic clay and it's also amazing in drawing out toxins and impurities from the body and skin
Bentonite clay actually produces tiny electrical charges when it's mixed with water ... No don't worry you're not going to get electrocuted. Haha
It just mean it's pretty much turn I to a magnet that's going to help draw out the blackheads. Capiche ? :)
Now to the mixing:
- Using a non-metal bowl and spoon (metal causes a reaction with the Bentonite Clay that makes it less effective and also because the label says to use non metal LOL )
o Mix 2 capsules of the Activated Charcoal , gently squeeze the gel capsules and pull open. Be VERY gentle! If you’re too rough it might explode on you and create a mess everywhere !
o + ½ teaspoon of Bentonite Clay
o + 1 ½ teaspoon of water
o Mix with non metal spoon or your fingers
o Apply to just your nose or your entire face
And that's it! Do this mask at least twice a week and you will see results in about 2-3 weeks! Blackheads are super stubborn (like my mother ... love you mom! lol) so consistency is the key!
Good luck ! =D