How To Draw Out Blackheads

4:14 pm - 04/19/2010
This was posted here a few weeks back but i didn't see it in any of the tags or memories. anyways i tried it and was super skeptical since ive done all the face masks and pore strips as well as the black head erasers. this works amazing! it wasn't harsh on my face at all and it looked amazing just after the first day.


Step 1: Clean Your Face

Wash your face with warm water using a glycerin based soap. Then use some kind of gentle exfoliant scrub to clear off any dead skin. You'll want to do this to ensure you don't push bacteria back into your pores when you draw a blackhead out.



Step 2: Open up your pores nice and big

There are generally two ways to do this. The easiest way is to do the entire process of drawing out a blackhead in the shower. The steam in the shower will open your pores and prepare your skin for the next step. If you want to know how to draw a blackhead out in front of your bathroom mirror, simply soak a face towel in hot steaming water. Then pat the hot, steamy towel on your face until you feel your skin getting warm and your pores opening up.

Step 3: Draw out the blackheads

There are many ways to draw out a blackhead. Some people use earwax remover. Yes, earwax remover. Here's what you do. Apply the earwax remover to the patch of blackhead plagued skin and let it sit for a couple of minutes then rinse it away with warm water. Here's what you'll see.
The earwax remover melts away the hardened cap of the blackhead, allowing your skin's oil to begin flowing normally again. You'll see little yellowish looking strings of oils pushing out of the pores.
If you're feeling reluctant about putting earwax on your skin, and many people do, you can still squeeze out blackheads the proper way.
To draw a blackhead out the right way, use two small pieces of tissue paper to form a barrier between your fingers and your skin.
Gently, pushing outward, squeeze the blackhead out. Do not apply extreme amounts of pressure if the blackhead doesn't naturally get pushed out.
Carefully push until the root of the blackhead squeezes from the pore. You'll notice that the root of the blackhead is a bit darker and thicker than the head.

Step 4: Kill the remaining bacteria in the pore

Using a cotton pad or a cotton ball, apply Salicylic or Benzoyl Peroxide to the skin. Do NOT overmedicate. Just put one or two drops on the cotton and pat the affected area of skin until the pores appear clean. The idea here is to kill any remaining bacteria in the pores so new blackheads won't form. If your skin isn't sensative and you don't have access to acne medication, you can substitute this part of the regimen with a drop or two of rubbing alcohol.
Again, try not to overdry the area. Use your judgement.

Step 5: Tighten your pores back up.

After applying the medication to your face, wait about 5 minutes. Let the medicine really sink in and clean your skin. Then splash cold water on your face until you feel your pores tighten up again. The idea here is to clean out your skin and then seal it up like a vaccum, keeping your pores fresh and clear.
If your blackhead outbreaks tend to be pretty stubborn, you'll want to do this regimen for about 5 days in a row to stop the recurrences. However, if you notice irritation from overwashing, take a day or two off.
After 5 consecutive days of this treatment, your blackhead issue should be resolved.





Here's the website: www.natural-acne-control.com/how-to-draw-a-blackhead-out.html
rewrites 19th-Apr-2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
did you use the earwax remover? it sounds so disgusting that "little yellowish looking strings of oils push out of the pores" but it's so disgusting that i kind of want to see if it works? hahahah ew i'm gross
xsweetxangelx3x 19th-Apr-2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, I used earwax. It bubbles a little and gets warm when you put it on.

Here are the products I used:
-Basis Facial Bar
-L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub (it comes with a little scrubber)
-Ear Wax Remoxal Drops
-Black Head Extracter
-Stridex Alcohol Free Pads

I did it in the shower. Only the really deep ones have the gross yellow tail action... Its gross but exciting to see how long it is
binksgoesbang 21st-Apr-2010 01:05 am (UTC)
so after you remove the earwax stuff, the yellow strings just push out on their own?
xsweetxangelx3x 21st-Apr-2010 06:36 am (UTC)
in some cases, yes. ive noticed that once you rinse the earwax remover off you can see where the actual yellow strings are the most problematic. they bulge out a bit. you either have to use a black head extractor or tissue to squeeze them out at this point.
lolife 19th-Apr-2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Where can you find earwax remover?
xsweetxangelx3x 19th-Apr-2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
You can pick it up at any drugstore. It usually comes bundles with a little sucky thingy
ahota84 19th-Apr-2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised they didn't mention a metal blackhead extractor. That is the only thing that really scrapes them out for me.
xsweetxangelx3x 19th-Apr-2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
It doesn't say to use one but I did anyways and it worked better than it had before
timing 20th-Apr-2010 12:47 am (UTC)
The active ingredient is carbamide peroxide
dehaywardati 20th-Apr-2010 12:51 am (UTC)
i think it is carbamide peroxide:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbamide_peroxide
anerom09 20th-Apr-2010 02:38 am (UTC)
If you're feeling reluctant about putting earwax on your skin, and many people do


SHOULD I BE?
headband 20th-Apr-2010 07:30 am (UTC)
i have the same problem.. it sucks. :(
beslap 20th-Apr-2010 08:13 am (UTC)
Is it earwax you're putting on your skin, or earwax remover? If the latter, why should you be reluctant? It's not earwax...
hel_asphalt 20th-Apr-2010 10:17 am (UTC)
we do not have earwax remover drops in my country, but googling brought up a lot about home teeth whitening kits, i suppose it would be a bad idea to use those?
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