Blackheads are quite possibly the most annoying of all skin blemishes in my book. Up until recently, I had the hardest time getting rid of a few blackheads on my chin and nose. It got to a point where I felt like I had tried every blackhead banishing mask, pore strip, and face wash on the market with no result. It’s taken a lot of trial and error, but I’ve finally found a few products and methods that actually work. So, today I am here to share them with you all!
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Honestly, when I first heard about the double-cleanse method I was very turned off by the idea. I have combination skin – and the thought of using an oil based cleanser on top of my already oily t-zone sounded like a greasy disaster. But, all that changed once the science behind double-cleansing was explained to me. Basically, you start by washing your face with an oil based cleanser because water can’t wash off oil. Only oil can wash off oil. And since your skin’s top layers are oil based, oil cleansers work with your skin’s biology to deeply cleanse your skin. I’ve been loving the Hadalabo Cleansing Oil because it doesn’t feel super oily even though it is oil based. After your first cleanse, you follow up with a regular water-based cleanser as normal. I am still using the Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser!
Try exfoliating problematic areas for longer – not harder – periods of time. This step is especially important if you have blackheads like me. I didn’t realize how much exfoliation I needed until I visibly saw how much it improved the blackheads on my nose and chin. I’ve been exfoliating with the SRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid and let me tell you, I am AMAZED at the difference this product has made.
This blackhead remover tool is amazinggg. All you have to do is apply a minimal amount of pressure and gently glide this tool along any blackheads. It extracts them with ease and little to no pain. If you leave your skin red you’re pushing too hard. Don’t try to force any blackheads out because you’ll only end up scarring your skin. If the blackhead is ready to come out it will. Leave the deep extractions to the professionals 🙂