How to Cure Blackhead FAST

Have you had trouble when all of sudden you get the call for an interview and you felt like your blackhead can change the result of your interview?? Here are my tips on how to cure blackheads fast. The definition of fast depends on your skincare routine and lifestyle too. 

  1. Basic skincare routine
    Before proceeding to other steps make sure you already have a strong basic skincare routine. (>3 months complete skincare). Basic skincare (cleanser-moisturizer-sunscreen)

  2. Twice a week routine

    Salicylic acid liquid
    Clean your face with plain water and pat dry. Apply salicylic acid(SA) liquid (toner or serum) for 20mins. My fav always be Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA. What this can do is it will penetrate deep down to your pores and remove the dirt inside your pores. 

    Clay mask
    Without washing your face after applying SA toner, directly apply the clay mask. And wait till dry (do not exceed 15 mins). Wash it with plain water.  My fav is Innisfree Hydrating Clay Mask. A clay mask will dry your skin as the blackhead caused by excessive oil production on your pores. 

    Oil cleanser
    Wash your face with an oil cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser. My fav is Hada Labo Oil Cleanser and for water-based cleanser always be my Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Oil cleanser will act as a magnet that will remove all the oil from your face which a water-based cleanser cannot do. 

    Skincare routine
    Follow by your everyday skincare routine (moisturizer and sunscreen). 

  3. Retinoid or mild AHA

    For daily maintenance wear a mild AHA toner in the morning skincare routine (cleanser-AHA toner-moisturizer-sunscreen). My all-time fav is Pixi Glow Tonic. For night add retinoid in your skincare routine (cleanser-moisturizer-tretinon 0.05% / adapalene 0.1%). AHA toner can act as an exfoliator, find the one that gentle enough so you can wear it every day. For retinol cream, it can control sebum and stimulate collagen in your skin.