Blackhead Removal Smoothing Mask

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Introduction: Blackhead Removal Smoothing Mask

Winter is finally over!!!! Time for spring cleaning and I'm not talking about your closet. We need to get rid of the blackheads on our face. Blackheads form when hair follicles on the skin get clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells. When oil builds up, it pulls to collect dirt and dead skin cells. If not washed off, the oil falls back into the pore and forms a clog known as a comedo. When a comedo has an opening at the surface, it appears darker; this is the dreaded blackhead.

The Blackhead Removal and Smoothing Mask is quick and you probably have all the ingredients at your house already! This mask is super easy and you will have less blackheads and baby soft skin.
                                                       
What You Will Need:

Almond milk (or any milk that you prefer)
Unflavored gelatin (Jell-O)
Essential oil (I would suggest eucalyptus because it provides a cooling and refreshing effect)
Spoon
Small Bowl
Microwave or Stove

Benefits of the Ingredients for your Skin:

Almond Milk - Almond milk is used to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Another benefit is the  increasing of  smooth skin tone, radiation, glow, and softness.

Gelatin-  is an ingredient extracted from animal skin and bone and contains collagen-like characteristics that strengthen skin elasticity and stimulates collagen production to keep skin smooth, firm and reduces skin hyperpigmentation problems like dark spots and age spots.

Essential Oil- is a fragrant, highly concentrated natural constituents that are found in plants.

Step 1:

Wash and pat your face dry, this is very important because the mask will not stick.

Step 2:

In a small bowl, empty one packet of unflavored gelatin.

Step 3:

Add 3 drops of essential oil

Step 4:

Add 2 1/2 tbs of almond milk to the gelatin and essential oil mixture. Use the spoon and stir until it is completely moist. It will be very clumpy.

Step 5:

Microwave the mixture for 10 seconds,the mixture will look smooth and shouldn't have clumps. If it has clumps put it back in the microwave for 5 more seconds.

Step 6:

The mixture will be warm so please be careful when putting it on your face, make sure it is not too hot. The mixture hardens quickly, so you have to slather the mixture on your face quickly. Avoid eyes, eyebrows and your hairline.

Step 7:

When the mask is stiff and dry ( it usually takes 10-15 minutes) you can start peeling the mask.

Step 8:

If you missed any bits you can gently rinse it off with warm water.

Step 9:

Apply a great moisturizer

Step 10:

Feel your smooth blackhead free baby soft skin.

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    I have oily skin and black heads and white heads are a major problem for me. Did a facial recently and my face looked like it was battered after the steam and blackheads removal. Of course I used a cold compress and was back to normal! Lol.

    Is there another option for the oil? Can I use olive oil? As that's what I have sround

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    Hello Shazni!

    I am guessing that the olive oil you have is from the grocery store? This is not for the skin. But there is olive oil that is topical and there are great brands. I used the eucalyptus essential oil because of the healing properties, you can do lavender or a reader suggested Frakincense...which I will try in the future. There are a lot of essential oils. Also you do not have to put an essential oil (that is topical....meaning you can put it on your skin)....but the best thing to do is research and try it on your arm first. I always believe in research. Hope this helped! Let me know :) (Also I bought my essential oil at Walgreens for $8.99 in the skin and body section)

    Thanks :-) I have looked for eucalyptus oil before in pharmacies but never found it. I have to check where I can get essential oils. The place you mentioned would not help as I'm in Sri Lanka ;-).

    That's ironic shazni, since a lot of essential oils, like cinnamon and clove, are imported from Sri Lanka. Eucalyptus is produced in India. Can you order from Amazon? Coconut oil is a really good skin moisturizer, and you probably have a lot of that in your area.

    The thought crossed my mind as well bsims1.

    Shazni...you maybe able to find essential oil at an herb store? I'm really believe you can find one there :)

    Thanks! Coconut is easy as my Mom in law makes her own from scratch. I shall try herb shops too. Over here herb shops are called Ayurweda Shops. It's sort of an alternate medicine shop :-D.

    Shazni - I'd love to know how your Mom in law makes her own Coconut Oil. Maybe she'd create an instructable about it! :-)

    I shall ask her and try and make an instructable for you. But it will take some time as she is going on holiday soon.

    Great article. Clear instructions and great pictures. I'm looking forward to trying this, and am sending the link to others who I think might be interested. :-)

    I will have to try this... Do u think that tea tree oil will work?

    Unfortunately there isn't a way to get rid of milia naturally. You can go to a dermatologist and they will get a lancet and remove them, I do know that exfoliating your skin will help. I recommend dermalogica microfoliant because it is not to harsh. Please do not use an apricot scrub they are to harsh and will damage your skin. Also make sure you use sunscreen. Hope this helps.

    Hello Bookworm2310! You can use coconut milk or regular milk,That would be a great substitute! Please let me know if you try the mask

    I'm allergic to nuts. Can you think of a substitute for the almond milk?

    JaelynRae- I am so happy that the mask worked for you!!! Great suggestion with the Jojoba oil!!! Thank you for the compliments, also. I will have a new instructable on grapeseed oil soon and I hope you try it! I wish you all the best!!!

    I just tried it and aside from accidentally getting some on my bottom eyelashes, it worked great! I love how it really smooths my skin and makes my mineral powder makeup cover without looking dry...the way it used to.

    I made a few minor substitutions in case anyone is interested, I used:

    -organic grass fed geletin

    -pure unflavored coconut milk

    -5 drops of organic cold pressed Jojoba oil

    I followed with a light layer of jojoba oil and my skin has never felt so soft! :)

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    Forgot to add - you are amazingly blessed to have such beautiful smooth skin! Gorgeous!

    I am extremely light sensitive so I am always squinting, and as a result have forehead/brow wrinkle lines. So I am always a little envious of those with a naturally smooth forehead, not enough to willingly inject botox though. I am content to admire the beauty in others. ;)

    Jojoba or coconut (cold-pressed organic) oil would be a great substitute oil and both are pretty easy to find/buy locally. I use jojoba oil as a moisturizer at night and love the soft skin in the morning!

    Please let me know mevans37 of you try it!!! It sounds like your skin is sensitive so I would suggest to do a spot treatment... On the nose, chin etc. ;)

    Okay THAT IS IT!! I have read So many positive reviews that I MUST try this mask....I usually use a peeling cucumber mask, but it just smooths the skin and DOES expose the blackheads better so they can be exfoliated. But those Biore things don't form to my nose shape and so I peel away clean strips. This sounds like it works and it makes sense, if it can pull without damaging my skin. I'll let you know