5 Blackhead Removal Mask Facials to Deep Detox Pores
Blackheads suck. You know what doesn’t suck? Lounging around the house in a nourishing, deep cleansing blackhead removal mask that sucks impurities out of your pores and leaves them looking cleaner, tighter and smaller.
When you’re covered in one of these babies, you can’t help but admit that blackheads can be good for something. Hey, any excuse to pamper yourself, right?
So, if you’re looking to give your skin some TLC while wreaking serious havoc on pore-cloggers, here are the best blackhead mask facials to treat yourself to!
Indian Healing Clay
You knew this was going to be on the list, didn’t you? If you haven’t tried it yet – this is one of the most deep cleansing blackhead removers.
It really just pulls everything out of you, which is amazing when you consider that this blackhead mask is totally, completely natural. Indian Healing Clay is composed purely of 100% calcium bentonite clay, which is well-known for its very absorbent and unique detoxifying properties.
All you do is mix it with water (or milk or apple cider vinegar) and apply it to your face. Once hydrated, this clay swells open like an immensely-absorbent sponge and its electrical components change to a strongly negative charge – giving it the power to literally soak up and bind positively-charged toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals through electric attraction.
Blackheads – as well as whiteheads and pimples – don’t stand a chance.
Just keep in mind when you’re using this clay that metal can make the clay less effective so use a wooden or plastic spoon to scoop and mix. Also, this blackhead mask can be dehydrating – it really sucks everything out of your skin so once you’ve washed it off, be generous with the moisturizer. Your skin will thank you.
Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
This one’s yet another clay mask – with a twist: it bubbles while on your face.
And not only is having a crazy, fizzy bubbling mask on your face a lot of fun, but it goes deep into your pores to thoroughly clear out deep-seated gunk while simultaneously stimulating the surface of your skin to slough off dead skin cells.
This blackhead removing mask feels awesome and really soaks up excess oil but leaves your skin feeling supple and hydrated. Your pores feel cleaner, look tighter, and you’ll notice a definite difference, especially if you had a lot of blackheads to begin with. It really is the bubbles.
Plus, it has a really cool, albeit ridiculously long name: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. Now that’s a mouthful.
Just remember to close the jar quickly since the mask reacts with the air to produce the bubbles – and you want this to happen while it’s on your face, not the jar! Also, keep in mind that having a whole bunch of bubbles forming on your face can be wildly ticklish. Try not to scratch it, okay?
Oh, and you’ll be tempted to looks at your lumpy, grey, bubbly face in the mirror every few seconds a crack up. You’ve been warned.
Self-Heated Blackhead Facial Pack
Ever notice how it’s easier to remove blackheads after a hot shower? There’s good reason for that – the heat and steam from the shower helps your pores open up, in effect “loosening” the blackheads and other buildup that’s been clogging up your pores and making it easier for them to get out.
And that’s pretty much what happens with this Caolion Self-Heating Blackhead Mask. It’s made up of a potent combination of natural ingredients like pore-detoxing charcoal and deep-cleansing volcanic ash, which both help draw out blackheads, whiteheads and other impurities as well as to balance excess oil on your skin.
To help dislodge blackheads once they’ve been heated up, there’s also delicate bits of grain powder that you should gently massage into problem areas that are most prone to blackheads – nose, forehead, chin – after you’ve had the mask on for around 10 minutes.
Result? Blackheads removed. Clean pores. And softer, clearer skin.
Charcoal Peel Off Mask
All the above face masks are great for detoxing your pores of blackheads and buildup, but isn’t there is something so, very satisfying about seeing all the nasty gunk that came out of your pores?
Yes, we know it’s gross but come on – it’s like a train wreck, you just can’t look away.
Which is why Daiso’s Charcoal Peel Off is the best face mask for blackhead removal – it gets the damn things out of you! It does a seriously good job of latching onto any blackheads in your pores and just pulling it right out of your pores.
It does such a good job of pulling things out that you’ll want to avoid putting it on places like your eyebrows – once it dries, it will remove whatever it attached to it and that includes blackheads, dead skin cells, the unfortunate eyebrow hairs that got stuck to it, and the peach fuzz on your cheeks, chin and upper lip.
Apply wisely, remove carefully. And delight in all the blackheads that come out.
Dead Sea Mud Mask
Dead Sea mud is some of the most deeply nourishing stuff you can slather on your skin since it’s rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium that your skin needs to stay supple and healthy.
But it’s also great for stimulating exfoliation and drawing out impurities from deep in your pores, which makes Dead Sea mud the best blackhead removal mask for those of you with dry, sensitive skin.
If you want a deep-cleansing mask that also leaves your skin feeling nourished and replenished – scoop up some Dead Sea mud and put it on your pores.