Using the Blackhead Remover Mask: How Long to Leave it On
Although basic instructions are provided on the packaging, here is a complete guide for practices that you can follow for optimal results. Here are the basics:
- Wash your face with a mild cleanser so that your pores open up and superficial dirt is removed. Be sure to use warm water so that your pores will open up completely. If you want to skip the wash, you can also just use steam or a warm washcloth to prepare your face. Dry your face when finished.
- Apply the face mask. You can check the product information to see how much you should apply, but it’s generally easier to remove a peel-off mask if you apply a fairly thick amount. Avoid applying the mask around your eyes, mouth and close to the hairline. You can also choose to only apply the mask to areas of your face that you’d like to target such as the forehead and nose.
- Wait for the mask to dry before removing. Drying times vary depending on how thick a layer of the mask you apply to your face. Sometimes you have to leave the mask on for 30 minutes or more for it to completely dry. Typically 25 minutes should do.
- Carefully remove it starting from the bottom. Pull slowly and carefully to avoid ripping out hairs or hurting yourself.
- Afterward, you can apply a moisturizer or simply allow your skin to rest, nice and clean!
Using a blackhead remover mask is a very satisfying experience. You can feel and see the impurities, dirt and dead skin cells being pulled or washed away, leaving your skin smooth and clear. The best part is that it only requires a few simple steps you can complete in the comfort of your own home!
Prevention: Tips to Avoid Blackhead Removal
Blackheads can crop up because of excess oil and dirt. So, how can you avoid these issues and ensure your skin is clear? Here are some top tips for preventing blackheads from showing up in the first place:
If you pick at your blackheads with your fingers, you might end up infecting them. You also transfer dirt to your face and damage your skin when you use your nails or fingers to pick at your face. So, if you must pick, at least use a blackhead removal tool that’s been properly cleaned ahead of time.
Regulate Oil Production
Many people go overboard when trying to dry out oily skin. You don’t need harsh cleansers. Remember, dermatologists say your skin will produce more oil if you irritate it to the extreme. So, don’t skip the moisturizer and use mild cleansers. Simply use one that’s appropriate for oily or combination skin.
Dab, Don’t Rub
When removing oil from your face, dab at it with a tissue or paper towel, but don’t rub. This can help you eliminate the oil that may cause pimples without spreading oil and dirt around.
Speak to a Professional
If your blackheads get infected or you have them frequently, you could use the advice of a professional who can help you manage your skincare routine.
Use Blackhead Removal Masks as Necessary
Blackhead removal masks can help prevent build-up of dirt, oil and toxins. With these masks, you can also remove the blackheads that do show up.
The Bottom Line on Blackhead Removal
There’s a reason that blackhead masks featuring charcoal are all the rage. Charcoal, particularly activated charcoal, is changing the beauty industry completely, and with good reason: It works! This natural ingredient long used as a purifier and filter can now unleash its surprising properties to help you look your best by removing dirt, impurities, dead skin cells, excess oil, and entire pimples. If you feel like your skin could use an extra deep clean, try out a blackhead mask featuring charcoal.
As far as comprehensive blackhead removal, remember that once you get your blackheads under control, prevention is key. Speak to a dermatologist or skincare expert for advice on how to change your routines to benefit your skin. With a little effort, you can maintain beautiful, clear skin, free of blackheads.
What’s your experience with blackhead removal? Do you have a favorite product or method to kick blackheads to the curb? Tell us about your experiences, DIY blackhead mask adventures and your favorite methods in the comments.
*Information from exclusive online resource, Livin3