So, you’re ready to kick your blackhead plague to the curb. You and everyone else!
Nobody wants their face speckled with these gross black dots. But, what exactly are blackheads, and why do we get them?
In this tutorial, learn:
- What blackheads are
- The harsh, yucky chemicals in most blackhead scrubs
- Why you shouldn’t use pore strips
- The 2 ingredient remedy you’ll need to ditch them
This remedy has been in vogue for quite some time in Japanese and Korean spas. This method is quick, easy, cheap, and EFFECTIVE! woo!
Ready to have gorgeous skin?! Let’s get to it!
Related: 12 Secrets to Flawless Skin by moi 🙂
Disclaimer: before applying to face, test out a small part of the sparkling water and the honey on your skin to see if you react negatively with it.
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This Part 4 of the DIY Natural Beauty Series.
Part 1: DIY Cellulite Remedy
Part 3: DIY Natural Stretch Mark Remedy
Part 5: DIY Dark Eye Circles Remedy
What Is A Blackhead?
Totally eww, right?
Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin. Each follicle contains one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil (sebum) which helps keep your skin soft. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening to the skin follicle, producing a bump called a comedone.
The debris trapped in your pores oxidizes and turns black, leaving your pores looking dirty and gross.
The Chemicals You’re Avoiding
These are the ingredients for the Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub: WATER, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, GLYCERIN, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, SYNTHETIC WAX, PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, CETYL ALCOHOL, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, XANTHAN GUM, FRAGRANCE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, MENTHOL, BENZOPHENONE-4, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE.
Yeah. No bueno.
I didn’t want to use the common remedy: baking soda.
It’s quite abrasive and can be too harsh for some people’s faces. Not only that, but it sits at a pH of 9, while your skin is a 5.5. Want to screw up the oils in your face? Use baking soda.
& Don’t even get me started on how HORRIBLE pore strips are for your skin. Click here to read why.
What You’ll Need
For this remedy, you’ll only need 2 ingredients: sparkling water and honey.
Above is the mechanism of what the sparkling water does to your pores. The bubbles in carbonated water help deliver oxygen deep into our pores and flush out all the dirt. It also increases the blood circulation, which in turn gives the skin a bright tone and smooth complexion.
The honey will stick to the nasty in your pores, and help to pull it out. It will also offer gentle antibacterial and antioxidant support, so any small remnants that may be left in your pores won’t oxidize quite as quickly.
Ready to have awesome skin?
- Open bottle of sparkling (carbonated) water
- Pour water into a bowl you can stick your face in
- Stick face into water 1-2 minutes
- Dry off your face completely
- Apply honey to face
- Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes
The sparkling water will go up your nose and be uncomfortable. I recommend that you tip the bowl so that your mouth is outside the rim while your nose is submerged, allowing you to breathe.
You will see the oil and gunk in your pores in the water after you’ve put your face in it. How satisfying :)!
I tried this awesome remedy on a friend and she loved her results!
Do you have pesky blackheads? Comment below your remedies!
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Got any questions? Insights? Critiques? I’m all ears! Let’s chat down below.