Simple Formula to Get Rid of Blackheads

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Blackheads develop in almost all skin types but most commonly appear in those with oily skin types and normal to oily skin types. They usually appear in the T-zone of the face (forehead, nose and chin).  

A blackhead is a combination of dirt, debris, dead skin cells, and oil which embeds in the pore. The first inclination is to pinch it out; however doing so only bruises the surrounding area, especially if the blackhead is well embedded into the skin.

Most the time blackheads are the result of improper skin care. Too often people overuse skin care products, first drying out their skin with the wrong cleanser for their skin type, not using a toner to close the pores before applying a moisturizer, and using the wrong moisturizer for their skin type. There are many skin care products that contain harsh chemicals that are detrimental to the environment and may cause harm to your health and skin over time.

Below is a simple recipe to make your own blackhead remover strip(s).


1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Mix both ingredients and microwave for 10 seconds till it is warm to the touch.

Note: this does not smell the best when taking it out of the microwave, but this recipe actually removes blackheads!

Warm nose and/or chin with warm cloth to open pores, apply mixtures to nose and chin area. Do not use around eyes or other delicate areas.

Allow mixture to dry on nose and chin for 15-20 minutes, or until a stiff film appears. Peel off the film and there you go, all the debris in your pores has surfaced to the top. Rinse face with warm water and then follow with a cool toner to close pores and restore pH balance and follow with a moisturizer.

As with any new skin care recipe or product, always do a patch test first.

For more skin care recipes, how to videos, and great articles visit Complete Skin Care Therapy

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