get rid of blackhead

a small rant on charcoal peel masks because i hate them so much

if you’re using a charcoal peel to try to get rid of what you think is blackheads on your nose, cheeks, chin, etc. but nothing is working, chances are those ~blackheads~ are actually sebaceous filaments. they usually look like little tiny grey or tan dots and they’re in groups, usually on the T zone, and they are COMPLETELY NORMAL and healthy. think of them as the elevator up to the surface of your skin for the oils that your skin produces naturally. (your skin NEEDS that oil don’t screw it up. there’s a reason people with oily skin age slower than people with dry skin.)

blackheads and pimples happen when crap gets clogged up in your pores but your skin continues to produce the same amount of oil– blackheads turn black because they reach the surface and get oxidised while whiteheads remain white because they’re under the skin. to get rid of them, products (toners, scrubs, creams) with salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (google that), tea tree oil, etc. are a much better alternative.

the trend of nose strips and charcoal peel masks to try and get rid of the sebaceous filaments, mistaking them for blackheads, is actually doing your skin more harm than good. you’re literally ripping skin off of your face. it rips out the filaments, leaving your pores open to any bacteria and pollution in the air. using a timer helps with that but it definitely doesn’t cancel out how harsh it is on your skin… try exfoliating gently instead to reduce the appearance of them

god i hate charcoal masks i wish they weren’t such a big thing

(also even once the filaments are extracted they’ll be back in like a month there’s no point. there’s no way to get rid of them permanently. seriously stop using charcoal masks or pore strips they are so so so harsh on your skin.)

i’m not an expert on this by any means this is just what i’ve learnt at work and from experience and it kills me every time someone comes in and asks me to help them find a charcoal peel mask. it’s giving me so much stress for yalls skin my dudes

anonymous asked:

hi! i was wondering if you have any tips on how to get rid of blackheads on my nose, cos i've been having a lot of trouble with that

BHA blackhead liquid by COSRX, or just simply any BHA.

weekly acne update

Yo I can’t even call these weekly bc I always forget to do them lol
Anyway, since I last did one of these, I figured something out. After months of speculating this and experimenting, I realized that makeup actually does break me out. I get hella pimples where I contour/bronze, and i wash my brushes regularly and even changed my contour powder to see if that was the issue, but it keeps happening, so I guess it’s all makeup and I have like extra sensitive skin

Also, I’ve been using the becca mattifying primer bc I’m hella oily and nothing I do seems to help w that (if u have advice for oil control pls message me I’m an oily mess) and this primer clogs my pores and makes me get lots of blackheads on my forehead, so if u have any advice for getting rid of blackheads pls message me! Blackheads were never an issue for me before this so I don’t rly know how to go about clearing them up lol

On a more positive note, I still think tea tree oil is an amazing spot treatment and you should give it a shot if u need a good spot treatment! It dries up the pimple like no other

++ any toner recommendations for oily skin?? I’d be forever grateful❤

anonymous asked:

Hello there :) Can you recommend me your favorite clay masks? or other masks/products to help get rid of blackheads

Sure babe!

Clay masks will help a lot with blackheads but there are ways to fully utilize your mask experience for best results. 

Before any clay mask, exfoliate! Exfoliating will buff away any dry skin or clogged skin so the mask can really clean the pores with no obstacles standing in the way for a deeper clean. You’re allowing the mask to get closer to the actual black head so it can pull it out and clean more efficiently. 

Follow your clay masks with a moisturizing mask and then an exfoliating toner. Following with a moisturizing mask isn’t necessary but I find it help keeps my skin plump and happy instead of dry and tight afterwards. Following with an exfoliating toner will continue the deep clean from the clay mask. Exfoliating toners resurface the skin while the mask pulls out impurities and deep cleans the pores, together you’ll get the deepest clean which is essential for getting rid of blackheads because they’re so under the surface.

Clay masks I recommend

Moisturizing masks I recommend

Exfoliating toners I recommend

DIY-Get Rid Of Black Heads & clogged pores In 5 Minutes- use half lemon from the fridge (doesn’t matter if some juice is already squeezed from it) and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water. You will be able to see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturize.

psa if yr gonna mix cinnamon and honey to put on yr face to get rid of blackheads: if u have sensitive skin DONT rub/massage the mix into yr skin you’ll irritate yr skin and get cinnamon burns

i know this cause i just used it as a facemask a few of times a couple weeks ago (no rubbing or anything) n i only got one or two cinnamon burns the first time cause i left it on a tiny bit too long (under my eyes) and none the second time but this time i rubbed it n i have burns in a lot of places :(((