Do you have trouble with constant breakouts or blackheads? First step is to make dietary changes by limiting your intake of chocolate, chocolate milk, eggs, peanuts, avocados, cashews, cheese, cream powder, mango ripe, all types of milk (full cream, low or non-fat), coconut milk, fried foods, fatty meats and shellfish.
Make up and other products can also aggravate the situation, such as cleansing milk, sunscreen, foundation, pressed powder, as they are often comedgenic (clogging). Blackheads may also occur due to pollution, hormonal disorders, genetic problems, cosmetic and dietary changes.
Let's not forget the importance of diligently cleansing the skin to remove dead skin cell and oil accumulation, or the excess oils will cause blockage, resulting in blackheads.
Here's a simple recipe to create your very own full face peel-off mask to unclog pores with only two simple ingredients available at any grocery store: unflavored gelatin and milk (fat free works the best).
Just mix one (1) tablespoon of gelatin powder with an equal amount of milk. The more fat in the milk, the thicker the mixture will be. Fat-free milk makes a thinner mask for easier application. Heat the mixture slightly, If you use a microwave, heat for 10 seconds. After it has cooled slightly, apply the mask to clean face, using your fingers. It cools rather quickly as it's spread over your face and neck. Be sure to avoid the eyebrows and the thinner skin around your eyes. Leave mask on for 30-45 minutes, or until it is dry and has pulled tightly over the skin. Simply peel off quickly. It might sting just a tad (like a wax strip or band aid), but it's the best way to ensure unclogging of the pores.
After removing the pore mask, be sure to cleanse your skin to remove the excess dirt and grime that the mask has loosened up. Then apply your moisturizer. Use this peel about once a week.
Do you have a favorite homemade mask to unclog pores? Be sure to share it in our comment section below.
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