Friday, April 26, 2013

[FACEit] those blackhead removal masks weren’t cutting it so I had to try something else

I felt so bad about not giving you a solution to your blackheads in the last post that I had to try to find something that would give results.

Oatmeal Scrub

Put ¼ cup of oatmeal in a bowl.  Add 1 tablespoon of water (I used warm water) at a time until somewhat of a paste forms. Apply the mixture to your face and scrub for about a minute. 

I put a clump on my forehead, each cheek, the sides of my nose (because that's a big trouble are for me), and my chin.  Then I started to scrub, adding more of the mixture to my face as little bits fell off into the sink.  I recommend doing this over a sink because the oatmeal WILL fall off of your face. This mixture felt very awkward, I'm not going to lie.  It was mushy and soggy and strange.

I honestly had no faith in this scrub at all BUT IT WORKED!  It did not remove ALL of my blackheads but it got rid of most of them and the few it didn’t get rid of completely, it did remove partially.  The scrub lightened the blackheads that it wasn’t able to fully remove SO MUCH that they were barely even noticeable! It even made them easier to extract. 

This leads me to believe that the masks I told you about in an earlier post to remove blackheads, might be more effective used as a scrub for about a minute instead of a mask.

What blackhead clearing scrubs have you used and found effective?


  1. Wow definitely need to try this. I'm not a big fan of oatmeal but I enjoy creating my own natural facial scrubs etc. I use the one from Neutrogena and its pretty good. x

  2. I'm going to try this! I have blackheads on my nose and they are so hard to get rid of. oh and I just started a beauty blog maybe you could check it out ?

  3. Wow, so it really works? I need to try this as my pores always annoy me. Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this.

    I found the St. Ives Apricot scrub to be really really good. I've reviewed it on my blog if you wanted to have a look. xx

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