Ok, so today I’m going to share something a little embarrassing for me… some close up, no makeup, photos of my blackheads. Plus, my pores and red blotchiness! But hopefully it will be for the benefit of all of you! I’m sure many of you have seen this DIY blackhead remover photo circulating around Pinterest lately…
Clearly, this before and after shot is showing some pretty amazing results. I was a little skeptical, but also secretly hoping these results were true. I decided, what the heck, I have all the ingredients, and I would LOVE to get rid of my blackheads. So I decided to test this DIY out – check out my results below!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 Lemon
- Baking soda
Here’s what you do:
- Mix about a tablespoon of baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a thick paste. Adding more lemon juice or baking soda until you reach desired consistency.
- Gently massage the mixture into blackhead prone areas.
- Leave on for up to 20 minutes (I did it for 10 minutes), and then gently rinse with luke warm water.
Here’s my before shot…
And my after shot…
As you can see, not really the kind of results pictured in the original photo. Although, I can see a little improvement, even with some of my redness. So perhaps if this DIY blackhead remover is used several times, it may prove to be effective in eliminating blackheads. I’ll continue testing out this DIY for a few weeks and let you all know if I have improved results.
Do you have any tried and true DIY’s for removing blackheads? If so, please share in the comments section! I’d love to try them out!