Table of contents:
- Gelatin and charcoal mask
- Soda mask with salt
- Protein mask
- Apple honey mask
- Clay mask
- Kefira mask
- Strawberry mask
- Cinnamon mask
Clogged pores are unpleasant. It's good that they can be easily dealt with with the help of available tools.
Blackheads are a big problem on the way to beautiful and healthy skin. And let's be honest: they also do not add mood. Therefore, first, let's figure out what they are and how you can deal with them.
Blackheads are open comedones formed when the skin pores are completely blocked. This problem most often occurs in women with oily and combination skin in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin). The black color is acquired due to the fact that the formed cork reacts with oxygen. And you will be surprised to learn that there can be many reasons for this problem: genetic predisposition, disrupted work of the sebaceous glands, unbalanced diet, bad habits, hormonal imbalance, improperly selected cosmetics and care, stress and poor sleep.
But don't be upset, because there is a way out! We have prepared for you several recipes for effective masks that will help you get rid of this trouble.
Gelatin and charcoal mask
You will need activated charcoal, gelatin, water. Before you start preparing the mask, do not forget to steam your face. Then proceed to the mask itself. To begin with, grind one tablet of coal into powder in a mortar, then pour in 20 g of warm water or milk and dissolve a tablespoon of gelatin. Add activated charcoal and stir thoroughly. Apply the mask with a brush. After 20-30 minutes, the mixture will turn into a film and then you can pry it around the edges and remove. Wash with cool water.
Soda mask with salt
To prepare it, you will need 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, 1/4 cup of water. Mix all the ingredients until a mushy mass. Apply it in the same movements as you apply the scrub. Apply more liberally to problem areas. Then wash it off with cool water.
First, separate the egg from the protein. Then soak a cotton pad in protein and apply to the problem area, covering your face with a dry napkin. After 15 minutes, a crust will form, which will need to be removed with firm, sharp movements. If this option does not appeal to you, then do not use a napkin: simply apply and then rinse off the foamed protein.
Apple honey mask
Grate or chop half an apple in a blender, add 1 teaspoon of honey and stir until a mushy state. Then add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and stir again. Apply the mask for 10-15 minutes and then wash off.
Choose clay - white, blue, black - according to your skin type. To prepare the mask, dilute the selected clay with water to a creamy consistency. Apply to cleansed face and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Here you shouldn't bother with cooking at all. Just apply kefir on your face for 20 minutes. The effect is achieved due to the special acids in its composition, which dissolve sebum.
Take a couple of ripe strawberries and mash them with a fork. You can add a little flour to make a thick gruel. Apply it on face for 20-25 minutes and wash off with cold water.
You will need three tablespoons of honey and one cinnamon powder. Mix them up. The pilling effect is achieved due to the fine grinding of the spice. Massage your face for a couple of minutes and then wash off with warm water.