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How to Get Rid of Stubborn Blackheads/Whiteheads

Blackheads/Whiteheads; how do we get rid of them? Many of us have them. Some on our faces, others on our chests and even our backs are usually not spared.

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Both blackheads and whiteheads are caused as a result of clogged pores. The oil and dirt fill up the pores and if you donโ€™t take care of your face properly, a blackhead or whitehead could lead to pimples, which are far worse.

 

The good news is that thereโ€™s a solution to blackheads and whiteheads. The only things you need to do are:

 

  1. Be patient
  2. Be consistent

 

Here are 3 things you can do to get rid of stubborn blackheads or whiteheads effectively. Remember this: patience and consistency are key to getting rid of these beauty issues!

 

Pick the right cleansers and toners

One of the major things you should do when it comes to blackheads and whiteheads is to choose a cleanser and toner that will get rid of whatever is blocking those pores.

 

Cleansers or toners that deep cleanse your pores are the best. These cleansers combat clogged pores by dissolving the fat and oil blocking the pores. This will help make your pores free from impurities and drastically reduce the number of blackheads and whiteheads on your face or body.

Cleanse your face daily.

 

Apply a clay mask

 

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Thereโ€™s a reason why clay masks are part of a beauty routine. Clay masks contain certain elements that help in absorbing impurities from your skin. This is what makes clay masks quite efficient at removing blackheads and whiteheads.

They draw out the fats and oil, dried skin and dirt that block the pores on your face. This will leave your face smooth and glowing.

Just a few minutes of putting on a clay mask and your skin will thank you for it!

Aim to use a face mask once a week.

 

Exfoliate

This may sound a little surprising to some but regularly exfoliating your skin would help clear your skin of blackheads and whiteheads. The particles in your scrub gently remove all the debris from the surface of your skin and in your pores. This leaves your skin feeling smooth and it helps lighten dark spots as an added bonus.

Natural exfoliants like baking soda, sea salt and Epsom salt are very effective not only as scrubs but as a means of getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads. They also help to reduce inflammation.

Aim to exfoliate once or twice a week.

 

Do you struggle with blackheads/whiteheads? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

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Beauty Plans for 2017

2017 is a year of paying attention to my beauty and skincare routine. I started paying more attention to my skincare last year and I plan to continue this year. I turn 30 in a few weeks (whoop whoop) and I now understand the importance of having a great skincare routine. I wish I started giving my skin some TLC like 5 years but it is never too late to start caring.

 

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Here are my beauty plans for 2017:

 

Exfoliate Weekly

I exfoliate my skin once a week and I plan to continue this routine this year. I am yet to find the perfect exfoliator for my skin so feel free to recommend any fab exfoliator in the comment section.

 

Use a Mask Weekly

I use a mask once a week and I LOVE what it does to my skin. My skin literally feels like a baby’s bum so I will be continue using a face mask every week. It is the best part of my skincare routine.

 

Have a Balanced Diet

I need to eat and drink right this year. I don’t drink the recommended daily amount of water but I am working on it. I plan to start exceeding the daily of amount of water I should be drinking. A balanced diet works wonders on the skin.

 

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Beauty Sleep

I have a new app on my iPhone that tells me when to go to bed so I get 7/8 hours sleep and it serves as a nice reminder. My skin feels amazing when I get my beauty sleep regularly. And I get more work done once I have had a good night’s sleep.

 

Makeup Free

I hardly wear makeup because I work from home, hardly go away worth applying makeup to, so my skin breathes easy. This is going to carry on in 2017.

 

Wipe it Off

And when I do have my makeup on, I make sure I wipe every trace off. I have not gone to bed with my makeup on in years now and my skin thanks me for it.

 

Do you have any beauty/skincare plans for 2017?

 

 

 

Caring for your Skin this Autumn/Winter

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Our skin reacts differently to different weather conditions. As we’re transitioning from summer to autumn and winter, you will experience some changes in our skin.

Summer is loved by many with the bright sunny long days, but the harsh sun rays can take a serious toll on our skin. So autumn and winter should be spent remedying the harm the summer weather has caused to our skin.

During the autumn and winter season, the chilly dry weather can cause our skin to dry out due to lack of moisture in the air. If not treated soon enough, your skin will start to crack or grow flaky or even become red or irritated. To avoid this skin issue, we need to pay special attention to our skin during the autumn/winter months, especially if you have a dry season.

These simple steps will help keep your skin protected from the autumn and winter weather, and heal the damage caused by the summer.

 

  1. Gently exfoliate your skin

Do not underestimate the power of exfoliating, Exfoliation is a very important part of any skin care routine. It helps remove dead skin cells and leaves the face feeling and looking very smooth. I think one of the best parts about exfoliation is that it helps to prepare the skin to easily absorb the benefit from moisturizers or creams.

There are various exfoliators for different skin types so shop around for the best product for your skin. If you have a dry skin, opt for an oil-based scrub. It will help to gently exfoliate your skin and supply it with the needed moisture at the same time. At the moment, I use Clean and Clear Daily Facial Scrub to exfoliate but I have recently bought a No 7 scrub so look out for the review.

 

  1. Cleanse your skin

Start off by gently yet thoroughly cleansing your skin. For autumn, you skin care routine will involve more moisturizing to help keep your skin hydrated. Also ensure the moisture gets locked in so the skin doesn’t dry out. I use this fab face wash by Premae Skincare and it is the truth. It wipes every trance of makeup off.

 

  1. Moisturize

Moisturizers will help keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple. To boost your moisturizer level, go for creams or serums instead of lotions. They are thicker and this forms a more protective barrier on your skin. They will also help prevent your skin from losing water. I am currently loving my No 7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Radiance Boost for All Skin Type. It is the best serum I have ever used.

Apart from moisturizing the face, we also need to remember to moisturize our hands with a good hand cream to prevent cracked, dry and flaky hands. Hello soft hands for that gentle touch!

Another part of our body that will need some TLC are our lips. My lips get so dry during the autumn/winter season so I apply a non-petroleum-based lip balm for better results.

How do you take care of your skin in the autumn/winter months?

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