Blackheads are the bane of most people’s existence. Just when you think you have squeezed them all out for good, they reappear a few days later, usually just in time for a big occasion when you need to look your best. And while there are tons of products on the market that claim to get rid of them, from pore strips to face masks, most of them don’t work and come with a barrage of other nasty side effects (red, sensitive nose, anyone?). The struggle is real. So when we hear about new blackhead-removal hacks that people swear by, we are all ears. Or, in this case, eyes.
Floss ‘Em Out
Sukhi Mann is a beauty blogger who is super popular on the ‘Gram. She lets her followers in on what products she uses to keep her skin flawless, and one of these methods is getting people talking. She uses dental floss to get rid of blackheads (yes, you read that right) and it seems to be pretty effective.
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?DIY trick using disposable floss picks and mouthwash. This trick helps to extract whiteheads and blackheads. This hack definitely works❗️If you try it, tag me ? ♥️ ___________ ◾️All you need is a hot towel, floss pick, and toner. ___________ 1️⃣Take a towel and place it in hot water. Take the towel out and make sure it isn’t too hot. Also, make sure that the area is clean and place the towel on the problem area so that the heat will open up the pores. Do this for about 5 mins or so. 2️⃣Take the disposable floss pick and drag it in a scraping motion. This option is cheaper and less likely to scar you than using a metal extractor. Be sure to not over do it. 3️⃣When finished, rinse the area with a mild cleanser. 4️⃣Follow up with a toner (you can use rose water, mouthwash, or your regular toner.) ❗️If you have really sensitive skin don't use mouthwash or do a patch test first. 5️⃣Be sure to moisturize your nose after applying the toner. ———– Tag your bestie ♥️ ?SNAPCHAT: A_LLURE7 _____________ @hudabeauty @monakattan @alyakattan #hudabeauty #hairmakeupdiary #facemask #skincare #makeuptutorial #fashionarttut #laurag_143 #sukhimann_ #instadaily #instalike #instamood #instafashion #chico #fashion #instamakeup #indianvlogger #indianblogger #desibeautyblog #hudabeauty #allmordernmakeup #melformakeup #hypnaughtymakeup #inssta_makeup #makeupfanatic1 #brian_champagne #makeuptutorial #shimycatsmua #fakeupfix #associationofbeauty #hairmakeupdiary #liveglam #laurag_143 #brian_champagne
Instead of using the regular floss that comes in a reel, Sukhi uses the individual stick variety. This gives you a lot more control so you can really put some pressure behind it. After cleansing your face and holding a warm, damp cloth over the area you are going to be excavating for five minutes, you simply run the floss stock along your skin, pressing firmly but not so much that your floss turns into a cheese grater. You get the idea. After she has done this, she dips a cotton ball in MOUTHWASH and dabs this over the area to tone her skin. This step we wouldn’t recommend – you would be better following up with a legit toner with actual skincare benefits instead. Trust us.
Could this be the secret to at-home blackhead removal? Possibly, but we still recommend that you proceed with caution. Because you only get one epidermis and it needs to be loved and looked-after – with or without blackheads.
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