Dear Holly, Rosie, Su and every other human being who has longed for a way to get rid of blackheads,
I’ll be blunt. This method is controversial, risky and yes, when used properly, effective.
If you’ve never had uncontrollable blackheads, you don’t get it
I don’t know, but if you have never been a person who absolutely positively could not get rid of the blackheads on your face, I do not believe that you can possibly understand the agony, frustration and embarrassment that someone with an overload of dirt and oil clogged pores faces everyday.
So that’s why I am unveiling a controversial way for people to relieve themselves of this visual and emotional agony.
But before I do, I would like to acknowledge the aestheticians and dermatologists who balk at this idea as too harsh and rely on “traditional” methods for extracting blackheads, i.e. peels, physical extraction and steaming.
Well, I must say, that the level of skin care available to most consumers today is archaic. Rarely has over-the-counter skin care advanced enough to meet the needs of today’s beauty conscience individual. Seriously, the last great break through in OTC skin care was retinol when came into cosmetic use over 30 years ago.
While new natural extracts and chemical combinations promise to revolutionize skin care, the only way to truly change skin care is with a drug. And since this is expensive to do, OTC skin care has stayed in a rut for the past 20 years.
So, what does this have to do with blackheads? If you want to get rid of blackheads, use an OTC drug. And here is where the shock comes…use a hair remover. Hair removes are OTC drugs approved for the removal of hair (I know, duh).
Hair removers work by dissolving hair proteins in the pores. At the same time, hair removers do exfoliate the skin. Here’s where the controversy arises.
Hair removers are harsh and when used the wrong way-dangerous.
With that, lets look at how to use a hair remover to remove the most heinous case of blackheads without looking hideous (at least for too long).
Plan for this event three days in advance. And the day after your hair removal, do not plan for any outside or public activities in order to assess your skin’s response to the hair/blackhead removal.
During this time, do not wax, shave, exfoliate, sunbath or otherwise remove the upper protective layers on your skin.
Buy a hair removal product. Personally, I suggest a white cream hair removal product because it seems to adhere to the skin better and leave the skin feeling more conditioned.
Test the hair removal product on your skin. The product should provide you with instructions on how to do a spot test. This typically involves places a pea-sized amount of the product on your skin, leaving it on for 3-10 minutes and then rinsing it off. Next, you wait 24-hours to observe whether or not the product irritated your skin. If no problems arise, proceed to step 4.
Now, cleanse your face with a warm, not hot, wash cloth. Next apply a thick layer of the hair removal cream and leave on for the amount of time the manufacturer’s instructions suggest. Warning: Do not leave your cream on too long or your skin could get severely burned.
Rinse off the hair removal cream. Next, apply aloe vera gel to the skin for moisture and reduce skin sensitivity.
Make sure to use sunblock when going outside to avoid skin discolorations.
To maintain clear pores, apply a thin layer of hair remover every other day. This timing may need to be adjusted according to the specific needs of your skin.
The first time that you use a hair remover cream on your skin, your entire face may turned red and become irritated. But, meanwhile, you may also notice that your pores are a lot cleaner and lacking the ever present blackhead.
Be forewarned that blackheads will come back, unless you are taking other methods to control their presence. But, if you need a serious way to get out the white bulbs of cholesterol and oil that are making your pores look 100 times larger than normal, I must recommend a hair remover cream.
What you will see:
This is the funky part. When the hair remover is on your skin, you should see little white hills rise as this is the oils coming out of your pores. Consider it like this, blackheads and whiteheads create a hard cap on the natural oil flow of your skin.
When the hair remover dissolves this cap, trapped oils in your skin start to flow, as they naturally should, to the surface of your skin.
Even ten minutes after you use this method, you may see a clear liquid covering your skin. This is natural. It is only when this oil mixes with other items in your skin and hardens that it forms a black or white head.
You have to know your own skin and respond to it accordingly to benefit from beauty tips like this.
So, try it out and let me know what you think, I already love it.