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Everything you ever wanted to know about how to achieve a flawless face is in this video series.
You Will Need
- A medium-size pot of boiling water
- Tea tree, eucalyptus, or lavender essential oil
- A large towel
- A mild soap or facial cleanser
- Moisturizer containing retinol
- SPF 30 sunscreen
- Oil-free foundation
- Facial cleanser containing glycolic acid
- Baby shampoo
- Facial masks
- A dermatologist
- A natural sea sponge
Don’t pick them
Don’t try to remove blackheads either with your fingernails or with any kind of instrument. Both can lead to infection and scarring.
Steam your face
Boil a medium pot of water, add a few drops of tea tree, eucalyptus, or lavender essential oil, and place it on a table. Sit with your face over the pot for five minutes, with a towel draped over your head to trap the steam. The combination of steam and those particular oils will loosen existing blackheads. Repeat weekly.
Wash your face
To prevent future blackheads, wash your face daily with warm water and a mild soap or cleanser that is color- and fragrance-free.
Slather on an over-the-counter moisturizer containing the collagen-booster retinol every night after you wash your face. If you have sensitive skin, only use it every other day.
Clean up your makeup act
Always use oil-free foundation, never put makeup on a sweaty face, remove makeup at night with a cleanser that contains glycolic acid, and clean makeup brushes and sponges with baby shampoo monthly.
Put on a mask
Use a facial mask once a week. Clay masks are especially good for drawing impurities out of pores.
Go to a pro
If new blackheads keep developing, consider going to a dermatologist for a medical facial.