Introduction: How to Cleanly Remove Blackheads Painlessly!

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Hey momoluvers! Today in making another beauty tutorial and my last for a little while probably. This is a DIY that is super simple and effective. I don't know about you, but I get REALLY bad blackheads and I've always popped them with my nails. It was creating pimples, damaging skin, and downright hurting! I thought there had to be a better way! And luckily there is. I found this on YouTube, but they weren't very thorough with the instructions. So I decided to make my own tutorial!

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Step 1: Supplies

1. Egg whites
2. Paper towel
3. Concealer brush
4. Face wash

Step 2: Prep

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Put the separated egg whites in bowl.

Rip the paper towel in half (most paper towels have two layers, simply separate them.)

Step 3: First Layer.

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Use the concealer brush to apply egg white liberally where you blackheads are.

Put a small square of paper towel on top of the egg white

Paint over it again with another layer.

Step 4: Add Layers

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Let that dry and apply another layer. Apply at least 2-3 more layers and allow time to dry!

Step 5: Removal

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When the nose feels like a cast and is a hard plastic texture, rip it off quickly.

Step 6: Wash the Face

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Now wash your face with cleanser. I hope y'all enjoyed this tutorial! If you haven't already, subscribe, become a member of the farm family and give a cow its wings! Love y'all •_£


odysseus_18 (author)2017-08-04

I ll try

Diableros (author)2016-11-26

Thanks for sharing! Great method!

pachytrance (author)2016-10-12

thanks for sharing

oldmanbreadboard (author)2016-08-18

Great instructable! The naysayers always amaze me with their negativity but as my grandad would say, "Some people would complain if you hung them with a brand new rope". They don't even stop to think that you are trying to help them with an all too common embarrassment for teenagers and other ages also. No one else may notice, but you feel like everyone is looking at the blackheads and just want them gone. When you are young the mirror shows imperfections probably only you notice. When you get my age, the mirror shows what everyone sees, a wrinkled old man. Smiling makes wrinkles much harder to see so you gripers, shut up and smile. Life must really stink if all you can do is try to bring other people down.

DeedsG (author)oldmanbreadboard2016-10-07

Well said, I agree. And I liked the "new rope" saying.. good one lol. I know someone who'll find that very amusing. have a good day fella.

BobD31 (author)oldmanbreadboard2016-08-21


well said :)

Chicken Farmer (author)2016-09-02

Actually hens lay eggs without a rooster. In commercial farmers there are no roosters as they do not want the eggs fertilized. Those eggs, non fertilized, are refrigerated and sent to stores - no babies in them.

The existence of a non fertilized egg is simply impossible. Chickens aren't like fishes, wich fertilizates their egg after they give birth. That's the same reason because of the homounculus experiment can't be done.

Kweek (author)GabrielM1692016-09-08

Basic biology dude, eggs aren't fertilized until the chicken mates.

GabrielM169 (author)2016-09-03

I have a doubt: the white of an egg its not what you show in the third image, and as my mother tongue* its not the English but the Spanish, it confuses me.

*I don´t know if that's the correct term, so I'll explain it here: I was meaning to the tongue that you learn and use because it's of your native region.

JenniferB320 (author)GabrielM1692016-09-05

I think those are egg whites - they're a little yellow from lighting perhaps.

Also, "mother tongue" makes sense and is used in English, but "native language" is a more common phrase for this thing.

gbethvv (author)2016-09-05

I have found that you can prevent blackheads easily by using yogurt
with active cultures everyday as a face wash. Makes your skin feel
great and doesn't dry it out either! Rub it on your face and let it sit
for a few minutes (or longer) then rinse it off.

Catley (author)2016-08-19

Thanks for the nice ible! Going to try it!

KimkaschiIler: Thanks. I
don't care what the things are called, but I appreciated the information
that in this particular case, we should not expect their removal to be
long-lasting, and you presented it in a tactful and polite manner, along
with supporting facts.

Oldmanbreadboard, in addition to your
interesting name (Do you often bake bread?), you have given us an
amusing saying that I had never heard before. Really funny in a weird
way. However, I do think that the context suggests that the complaining
people are being executed, and not attached to a wall as decorations,


I know this is off topic, so, people not interested in how languages change, please skip the following.

In defense of Shawnda and English grammar, and more for Luapy than for the bread maker:

There are two verbs that have different past tenses and past participles from each other, depending on the meaning.

hang - hung - hung: "I used some special hardware to hang the new
picture; but after I had hung it on the living room wall, my wife
insisted that I move it, leaving a nail hole where it had been.

hang (as in "stringing someone up") "In the old days, even petty
thieves were sometimes hanged." "The judge sentenced the murderer "to be
hanged by the neck until dead."

It is the use of "hung" in Oldmanbreadboard's comment that would not make sense.

is a similar problem with lie/lay/lain (as when resting on a bed) and
lay/laid/laid (as when putting an object down somewhere). When enough
people keep using a verb incorrectly, eventually that leads to a big
change in English grammar, and the new usage becomes the correct one. So very likely the day will come when Luapy is right. But not yet.

Meanwhile, we are in for a
period of time during which purists complain about mistakes and the rest
of us may sometimes resent being corrected for things we have been
saying all our lives. It was ever thus!

oldmanbreadboard (author)Catley2016-08-19

My name is from breadboarding electronic experiments which I have played with for about 53 years. You can guess the old man part, that white hair is not dye. As for the use of the word "hung" in the context I used, that was a saying of my grandfather's and sometimes here in the rural south, especially a couple of generations back, local use of English was completely different from standard dialect. In fact, I knew one old gentleman who used to say he "ruck" leaves from his yard, and "clim" up the stairs. Instead of thank you, a lot of my elderly neighbors would say, "Much obliged". As a kid that always struck me as funny. As a radio comedian once said, " I don't know if I saw it or I seen it is correct, so I will say "I became aware of it", so those hash-mark intellectuals won't ruin my story."

3mary (author)oldmanbreadboard2016-08-30

i totally get what your trying to say you know with the word hung that people made a big deal out of i agree with what you were saying

JudyP43 (author)oldmanbreadboard2016-08-19

Oldmanbreadboard, I'm probably closer to your age than most reading this post. I get it, I've heard this saying (about being hung with a new rope) pretty much all my life and it's something that most millennials don't understand, they tend to take things very literally. Thanks for your joviality! And for all others reading this please remember the "be nice" policy of this site.

luapy (author)Catley2016-08-20

"So very likely the day will come when Luapy is right. But not yet"

Please explain! or did you mean the day will come when my grandad will be right?

From the troll who never got the joke, to the smart arse who would like me to correct my grandads grammar in a "quote"

I don't know who is worserer LOL!!!

rbrown65 (author)luapy2016-08-28

English teacher?

Catley (author)luapy2016-08-20

"Worserer; that's a good one! LOL

But...Who is your granddad? Oldmanbreadboard? Wow!

wasn't really trying to correct him, because I believe that "sayings"
do NOT have to conform to modern grammar; in fact, they would often lose
their charm if put in proper modern English. Unfortunately, being an
English tutor and a translator, I tend to be alert to grammar details,
so I got sucked in by a couple of comments other people made about
"hung"--particularly one in which another poster was called a "stupid
troll." That upset me, but I can't find that post here any more.

I should have written, "It is the use of "hung" in Oldmanbreadboard's
comment that would not make sense" and ADDED to that, "in strictly
grammatical modern English" and made it clear that I wasn't trying to
correct the language of the saying. "Sayings"--fine. Regionalisms--I
love 'em. But they are not the model followed in the grammar books,
although grammar books will, as I mentioned, inevitably get rewritten
and rewritten as time passes, because things that were once considered
unacceptable often become common usage.

OK, so re 'the day that will
come' -- Not the day your grandad will be right, unless he is in the
habit of using "hung" in ordinary speech as the past participle
referring to an execution that cut off someone's breath; maybe he likes
to use it because it is widely used where he lives, so it is correct
there, but not yet in grammar books. I don't really care and have no
interest in insulting anyone, so I hope (or should it be "wish") no one
would feel that I have insulted them or their relatives.

ShawndaM (author)2016-08-18

Hanged. Hung is...a whole different conversation altogether. ?

3mary (author)ShawndaM2016-08-30

what oldmanbreadboard said with the word hung it is just meant as a phrase in what he is trying to explain don't scold him in something he may already know that is just rude and not polite and i'm sorry for judging you so fast but that's the way you seem

KenoshaPPE (author)ShawndaM2016-08-23

LOL.. this made my day.

linda.peck.7311 (author)ShawndaM2016-08-20


dek10000 (author)ShawndaM2016-08-19

Pictures are hung; people are hanged (until dead). You can hang person, and you can hang a picture. "Hang" is the presence tense for both uses of the word. I guess you didn't get the connection with the rope?

Hung is simoly past tense of hang. You may 'hang someone by the the neck' therefore you could have 'hung someone the the neck'. Hanged or hanging may refer tl the slecific action of execution from being hung by the neck, 'til death.

tixxxy (author)2016-08-23

r u a swamp family member?

rbrown65 (author)tixxxy2016-08-28

Y'all get a life

Articwolf27 (author)2016-08-21

Instructions not clear, nose caught in ceiling fan

rhonashill (author)Articwolf272016-08-28

hehehehhehehe giggled my ribs sore! :)

tydryzo (author)Articwolf272016-08-23

Pics or it didn't happen

Albul (author)2016-08-26

Thanks for a nice instructable!

The only thing is I haven't realized how much time it should take before I made it. And I didn't wait for every layer to get dry completely, so the whole pile of became sort of separated from the skin, especially on nostrils. But still I see the result! Next time going to have at least an hour for the whole procedure )

AnnabellaMarie (author)2016-08-24

Egg white facial masks were a big deal back in the day. And you used the yolk on your hair for a complete spa experience! (And to use the entire egg!) Try it on your whole face once or twice a week. It got me through my teenage years.

hen_matt (author)2016-08-23

I would enjoy getting rid of blackheads....

But, I don't condone the use of eggs (for any purpose). The newly born little male chickens gets GRINDED DOWN right after birth because they are of no use.

seabeejpd1 (author)hen_matt2016-08-23


drangiekerchner (author)hen_matt2016-08-23

That might be the case some places, but not always. There are a lot of humane farmers in the world. Our eggs come from our own yard, chickens run freely without a fence. If babies hatch they grow up (both genders). You can choose not to use eggs, but not all egg users are bad, and not all egg farmers are bad. Blackheads? I cannot find any good use for them. I love the simplicity of this tutorial and the low-cost, as well as the use of things that are easily found in most homes.

sheryldominy (author)2016-08-23

thank you

sj0305 (author)2016-08-22

I understood you completely - and I think you did a great job. Thanx for the instructable.

eboz64 (author)2016-08-21

Lmao - it's amazing how people can make me so angry AND just crack me up all at the same time! Why can't people just either say "wow, that's an awesome idea", or if they don't agree, just move on? My mother always taught me that if you didn't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. If you think someone's idea is stupid, or too much trouble, or ineffective, or someone used the incorrect tense, or spelled a word incorrectly, whatever, why not just think it in your head and continue on? Why stir up sh*t, or make someone who's just trying to share their experience and help someone else feel bad or inferior for doing so?

80sBaby81 (author)2016-08-21

I have a great one that works extremely well. Tablets of charcoal from health food store and mix with water or Elmer's glue(not paste). Brush it on your nose and let dry COMPLETELY, Then pull off from the bridge of the nose and go downward towards your lips. I love it works so good. My daughter has serious deep black heads and it worked on her!!!

gboss1 made it! (author)2016-08-21

Very nice tutorial. Takes a while to dry and there's surely products you can buy that do the same thing that come in a package, but this is a DIY site, right? And this method seems quite effective; I can see the little buggers sitting there in the removed cast. I'm sure to repeat this now and then on a lazy sunday :)

enderbrine813 (author)2016-08-20

How quickly does it act?

linda.peck.7311 (author)2016-08-20

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a lot of steps/time but worth a try especially with the cost of the cosmetic products designed to do the same thing.

boocat (author)2016-08-20

Wow, inexpensive alternative to those Biore strips! Paper towelling and glue from egg albumin. Now THAT is clever! Thank you so much for putting this up for us. Going to be doing this real soon.

VivianDinsmore (author)2016-08-20

I am also a member of the "oldmanbreadboard" generation and the young people of today are, at times, very literal. I am here also to tell momoluv that this instructable is something I have been trying to find an answer to for a while now. I am going to try it tonight. I believe it will do the trick. Thank you for your willingness to help and serve the community in this way. Giving us ways to help ourselves using what we already have. I think you ROCK.

RockeyDA (author)2015-08-13

whats wrong with black heads? i think it looks un natural- border line wierd when some ones face is free of all defects. also did not know they made special soap for face. i just buy a bar of Irish spring, the cheapest generic dandruff shampoo and call it a day.

p0laris (author)RockeyDA2016-08-18

Blackheads aren't "defects", they're dirt and oils you haven't cleaned off your face that seeped into your pores. Blackheads are the yellow teeth of your face.

AgnieszkaK2 (author)p0laris2016-08-20 I don't even know what to say... because it is so wrong what you said, Blackheads are generally results of hormonal imbalance, alergies or other sickness e.g sick thyroid or adenomas... Nose blackheads has nothing with poor hygiene but everything with your inner health

bigdeisel2d (author)p0laris2016-08-18

I've heard the oxygen in the air makes them black in color.

p0laris (author)bigdeisel2d2016-08-19

Interesting. Not sure I believe that one though (not that I've looked into it). I know if you squeeze one of those gooey little suckers out, it's only black on the surface so maybe that is true?

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