5. Remove Blackheads
Blackheads and whiteheads are related in that both contain dead skin, oil, and bacteria. Whiteheads have a layer of living skin over them whereas blackheads do not. Blackheads appear as small, dark spots on your skin and are the first stage in the development of acne, so it is a good idea to remove them. Once they are gone, you’ll have visibly smoother skin.
Removing blackheads can be difficult and while careful cleansing will get rid of many of them, it won’t take care of them all. To remove blackheads, you can use one of the following techniques:
- Mix a tablespoon of honey with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and dab it onto your skin. Rub the mixture around for three minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
- Create an egg white mask by applying a thin layer of egg white (no yolk) to your face and letting it dry. After fifteen minutes, when the mask feels tight, rinse it off with warm water.
- Purchase a cosmetic clay and follow the instructions to make a clay mask.
- Have a cosmetologist remove them for you. You’ll probably need a treatment every 2-4 weeks.