Remove Blackheads with cinnamon and honey
Blackheads! Those pesky buggers!
If you’re like me and your weekly schedule consists of your 9-5, gym and chores/cooking dinner etc. etc etc!
Then finding time to properly tend to your skin -however quick the treatment, can be last on your to-do list.
Terrible! Did you know in China the average woman spends 30-45mins a day looking after their skin?!!
Excuse me while I struggle to get my head around how they have time to do this!
I know I’m squeezing the most out of my day as physically possible but I have promised myself that this year I will start at least cleansing and moisturising my face everyday. So far I have managed to get this down to 10-15 mins, depending on the amount of make-up I’m wearing. Don’t forget to cream your neck ladies!
Since this new regime I have found that I have fewer blackheads, which is why I have only had to do this treatment once a week. If you are still struggling then you can do it twice a week but no more than this.
OH and DO NOT SQUEEZE THEM!
I had a really bad habit of doing this in my early teens and I now have to deal with small scars/large pores…so do not do this…ever!
Treat your self to a cleanse, get rid of any excess make-up, and then steam for 10 mins- if you don’t have a face steamer then you can do like those before us and use the hot water, face over the bowl and towel combo.
Once you have steamed, you are ready for a scrub.
All you need is:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Cinnamon works as an antibacterial and the honey disinfects and heals, oh and makes your skin soft and smell gorgeous!
Mix the two together, you can increase the quantities by how much you need but make sure to make sure they are equal parts.
Give your face a good scrub and you can even leave it on for up to 15 mins. Then wash off and moisturise. If you are prone to lots of blackheads then you may have excessive oily skin and may want to try a cream that is oil-free, and even make-up and primers as this made a massive difference to my t-zone.
Your skin should feel amazing right now. Try to resist piling on the make-up for a mini selfie-photoshoot for at least a few hours- yes my skin looked that good I was tempted! You want your pores to close and settle so if you are planning on going out try and do this in the morning.
If you don’t see a huge difference in the amount of blackheads that were removed first time, don’t panic, just repeat this process once more in the week. No more than twice.
I always do this on Saturdays as I have more time but it would be great to try and squeeze it in during the week as I would love to have this kind of skin for Fridays after-work drinks…! (just a thought!)
Blackheads love the heat too, so if you are sweating and working out or just live in a hot climate then you definitely want to aim for twice a week. Try twice a week and see how your skin feels, if it feels like it’s too much then it will let you know, you can always reduce to once a week afterwards.
Finally here are my final quick wins to keep those blackheads away!
- Cleanse and moisturize daily
- wash your face twice a day with cold water
- exfoliate your face (once or twice a week)
- avoid oily creams or soaps that contain essential oils
- avoid touching your face throughout the day
- drink lots of water
- try taking a multi-vitamin and eating more fruit and veg.
Why not also try our Charcoal blackhead mask for those really stubborn ones!