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DIY Peel Off Black Mask
What are blackheads?
Blackheads are, for the most part, clogged hair follicles or clogged pores that appear on our skin as small bumps. They look dark or even black on the skin, giving the name "blackheads".
This is a mild acne that most forms on the face but in some rare cases, they can appear on other parts of the body, such as the back, the chest, arms and even on the shoulders.
Preparing the skin
Before using any kind of peel off mask it is important to prepare the skin for best results. The most important thing to be done is opening the pores. If the pores are open on the face (or another part of the body), the blackhead extraction will be more successful. If the skin isn't properly prepared then the mask might just remove the dead skin instead, keeping all the blackheads in place.
What do you need to do?
It is simple, the first step is to wash and exfoliate the face with warm water. This will remove all the dead skin and start to open up the pores.
After exfoliation, get a towel with warm to hot water and place on the face for 1-2 minutes to help open the remaining pores.
When the pores are open then we can start making and applying the mask.
How to make the mask:
-activated charcoal powder
- nontoxic white school glue
-mint extract (any extract is fine) just a drop is needed.
In a small bowl add all the ingredients and mix well. The number of ingredients you use depends on how much you need for the mask.
How to use the mask:
After mixing all the ingredients and preparing the face, it is time to apply the mask. Use an old brush to apply the mask. Apply an even coat on the face or the areas you intend to remove the blackheads. Wait 30 minutes for the mask to completely dry. At this point, the mask should be matte and tightened on the face. Loosen an edge from the bottom of the mask and pull in an upward motion. The slower you peel the mask, the more blackheads will be removed.
After removing the mask, use a damp towel or cloth to remove any pieces that stayed on the face. Apply toner to close all the pores.
Other Black Masks
If you have no patience for DIY's, you can always buy a good black mask to use. It will cost more but is, in some cases, a time saver.