Today is a guest post from Sabrina at BESskincare.com. She’s going to share with us a cheap and all natural DIY trick that she used to beat of all her blackheads for good!
Acne is no fun. It’s physically unappealing and worse, emotionally tolling. I was fortunate that I didn’t suffer from acne in my teens, but as I entered young adulthood it seemed to crop up more frequently.
Though whiteheads are a nemesis of mine, what really irked me was the number of blackheads I could see running across the bridge of my nose and even in my little chin dip.
I tried using products like Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Astringent and Biore nose strips, but they only dried out my skin and paved the way for bigger blemishes and a severely uneven skin tone. Frustrated, I tried a more natural approach because I felt I had nothing to lose at that point.
I was watching an episode of Ellen DeGeneres one day and she had on her favourite DIY diva on and one of her beauty tricks was using white glue as a nose strip paste. It got me thinking; what else would work?
Clearly I wasn’t going to put glue on my face, that just sounds like a terrible and messy idea. Instead, I used egg whites!
Egg whites are rich with vitamins and minerals, such as selenium which stop acne outbreaks in their tracks. The protein content also helps tighten your pores so there is less of a chance that acne-causing bacteria will sneak its way in there. Bonus: the protein also reduces the look of wrinkles!
To put your egg whites to use all you’ll need is a some toilet paper and a makeup or small paint brush.
Whip an egg white until it is nice and frothy. Using your brush, paint a layer of egg white over your nose or chin; wherever you want to banish those blackheads from.
On top of your egg white layer place some toilet paper. To keep it in place, paint on another layer of egg white then let it dry and harden.
By the time your TP facial strip has dried, your skin will have been able to absorb all those blemish-battling bacterium while simultaneously grasping onto your current blackheads.
When you’re ready to remove the strip, do so slowly pulling from one edge to the other. You will be shocked to see your nasty little blackheads clinging to the paper strip. I sure was!
I used this nose strip every other day for about a week and a half before I noticed significant, longer lasting results. The more I used this method, the fewer blackheads I was seeing on my face. I also noticed my pores refining which gave my midface section a much more even-toned appearance.
Now, after each facial strip application I would dip a fresh cotton pad in water and put 1-2 drops of tea tree oil on it. Swiping this over my treated area ensured there was no left over egg white on my face and I’m certain my skin benefitted from the antibacterial, astringent properties of the essential oil. It also smells so fresh and invigorating.
I love sharing this tip and it’s so simple to do. Did I mention it’s ridiculously cheap as well?
Hope it works for you as well as it worked for me!
Author Bio: Sabrina is a beauty blogging jet-setter who loves sharing tips and tricks on how to look and feel your best via BESskincare.com. While she’s on the go she writes product reviews and creates quick and dirty DIY’s like How to Conceal Dark Circles.