How can you remove blackheads?


Quick Answer

To remove blackheads, wash the skin, unplug the pores with pore strips, exfoliate with baking soda, and apply a purifying clay mask. To prevent blackheads from reappearing, perform this 20-minute procedure at least twice per week. The required supplies are pore strips, water, a wash cloth, facial soap, baking soda, a mirror and a purifying clay mask.

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  1. Apply pore strips

    Wash the skin with mild facial soap and warm water. Rinse off the soap, but leave the skin very wet. Unwrap a pore strip, and place it over the blackheads with the shiny side down. Press it down with your fingers so the entire strip lies against the skin.

  2. Peel off the pore strip

    Leave the pore strip in place until both it and the skin are dry. Grasp one end of the strip, and peel it away from the skin as slowly as possible. Discard the strip, and rinse the skin to remove the adhesive residue.

  3. Exfoliate with baking soda

    Make a thick paste of baking soda and water, and rub it over the affected skin. Swirl the paste around for one minute, then rinse with warm water.

  4. Apply a purifying clay mask

    Spread a purifying clay mask over the skin, and wait for it to dry. When the mask feels tight and dry, rub it off with a wet washcloth.

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