How to Remove Blackheads With Duct Tape

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How to Remove Blackheads With Duct Tape
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Blackheads form when the skin's natural oil, also known as sebum, becomes trapped inside pores. The oil hardens inside the pores and appears as a tiny black dot on the face. Regular exfoliation can eliminate the occurrence of blackhead. For immediate removal, a sticky surface can help extract a blackhead.

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Things you need

  • Water
  • Face wash that contains 2% salicylic acid
  • Towel
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Splash water onto your face.

  2. 2

    Pour a dime-size amount of face soap that contains 2% salicylic acid into your hands.

  3. 3

    Massage the soap into your skin, concentrating on the patches of blackheads. This will later help the duct tape adhere to the actual blackhead.

  4. 4

    Wash the soap off of your face, and pat your skin dry with a towel.

  5. 5

    Cut strips of duct tape that will cover the areas of skin with blackheads.

  6. 6

    Place the strips onto your face. Rub your fingers over the tape so that it gets a good grip on your skin.

  7. 7

    Use one hand to pull your skin taut, and use the other hand to quickly pull off the tape.

  8. 8

    Repeat steps 5 through 7 until the blackheads come off.

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