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How to Remove Very Deep Blackheads

How to Remove Very Deep Blackheads

Blackheads are oil, dirt and sebum that get trapped in pores and then harden. They most often occur on the nose, chin and forehead.

Washing your face daily in the morning and evening before bed can help prevent blackheads from forming. And dermatologists can perform chemical peels to help treat blackheads as well as other similar acne problems.

However, since most health insurance plans will not cover professional treatment of blackheads, try this simple home remedy.

Things You'll Need
  • Exfoliating facial cleanser
  • Large pot or teapot
  • Water
  • Stove
  • Small bowl
  • Towel
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon mineral water
Using a large pot or teapot, boil water until the water reaches a rolling boil.

While the water is boiling, wash your face with an exfoliating facial cleanser.

Scrub in circular motions, paying particular attention to the area where you see blackheads to remove the dead skin that keeps the blackheads trapped in your pores.

Remove the pot from the burner, and put your face close to the steam. If you used a teapot, carefully pour the hot water into a deep pot or bowl.

Taking care not to burn yourself, place the towel over your head from the back to keep the steam on your face.

The steam will help to loosen the blackheads and make them easier to remove. Stay in the steam for 10 minutes.

Mix 4 teaspoons baking soda with 1 tablespoon mineral water together in a small bowl to form a paste.

Apply the paste to your entire face and let sit for 10 minutes.

The baking soda will help draw impurities out of the skin, including the dirt and debris from blackheads. Rinse well with warm water to remove the paste.