Ah! I am so happy to be back! If you hadn’t been on my twitter lately, I recently came down with the flu along with going back to school. Mix those two together and SO LONG FREE TIME. Just kidding, however, I did take some time to focus on getting better and getting more rest since my schedule was ALL MESSED UP thanks to overnight shifts at work. I’m not a fan of those by the way. Anyways, today I will be talking about the vein of my existance…BLACKHEADS! Dun-Dun-Dun. I don’t know about you guys, but my skin is overly ridiculously sensitive. Anything can set my skin off to the oil works…especially when it comes to my nose. That is where I tend to get my blackheads. AND THEY ARE A PAIN IN THE BUTT TO GET RID OF. I kid you not, lovely readers. So, today I am going to be discussing ways to hopefully remove these bloody things!SO! First off, what are blackheads? Well, blackheads are those black or yellow bump of acne caused by excess oils that clog up the sebaceous gland’s duct. The oil that accumulates in blackheads mostly contain keratin and sebum. Don’t be fooled when people tell you it is because of bad personal hygiene…even those who wash their face regularly get blackheads and pimples. It’s a part of life…however we can take care of them and take them out when they make their sudden appearance.
This simple recipe is supposed to help prevent blackheads from popping up unexpectedly. You only need two ingredients and a mixing bowl:
2 Tablespoons of Oatmeal Powder
1 Tablespoon of Rose Water
Mix the two ingredients in your mixing bowl and apply to a clean, washed face. You can apply the mixture to your entire face or to your blackhead proned areas. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Oatmeal is typically a gentle exfoliant and cleanser and will help loosen up blackheads. Rose water is often used as an astringent and also nourishes and hydrates your face! Plus you can easily make your own by pouring water over rose petals in a pot and letting it sit on low heat! Simple and easy, ya’ll.
Ah! I have never done an overnight mask before…maybe because I toss and turn in my sleep. But, for all of you who don’t mind or are sound sleepers, this may be the perfect mask for you! For those who don’t know how amazing honey is for your skin, let me tell you; honey is a natural antiseptic and helps moisturize your skin. It brings out a lovely glow I must say! Cinnamon is also a heavenly antiseptic and is known to kill bacteria and contains antimicrobial properties. With all the antiseptics hitting these blackheads, they oughta be gone! So, what do you need for this overnight mask?
3 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
I swear, these recipes are by far the easiest to find in stores right? Anyways, mix the ingredients into a paste. Go ahead and wash your face, then apply the paste to your blackhead proned areas with a cotton swab or a cotton ball. Since this is an overnight mask, you may want to put a towel over your pillow just in case you toss and turn! So, let the mask stay on overnight and once you wake up, go ahead and rinse the paste off with warm water. Repeat this until your blackheads are all gone! I feel like the cinnamon smell would be elegant as well…
Last, but not least! A tomato a day keeps the blackheads away! This is by far the simplest way to take care of your blackheads and I can tell you all that it works wonders. I love tomato-based products, so imagine how much I love raw tomatoes! There is only one ingredient for this recipe and it is…you guessed it!
1 Small Tomato
ONE FREAKIN’ TOMATO! That is all it takes my darlings. The goal for this recipe is to scrub your face with a small tomato that has been smashed at least once every day. As you all know, tomatoes have a natural acid that helps remove dirt and oil from our skin thus helping prevent acne and blackheads. Not only that, but tomatoes also have tons of antioxidants that fight against free radicals and makes for a great moisturizer…perfect for winter, eh? I would highly suggest tomatoes simply because out of all the cleansers and exfoliators I have used over the years, my tomato-based exfoliator has made my skin more radiant, soft, less inflammed, and my blackheads have minimized as well. So, go ahead and give this simple recipe a try and I promise you will not be disappointed.
Ah! I am afraid that is the end of our post ladies and gents. I do have an announcement coming up within the next year, hopefully before the end of 2013. I will give you one hint…it has to do with my father. THAT’S ALL YOU GET UNTIL I AM ABLE TO GET THINGS SET IN MOTION! Haha, oh lord. Anyways, as for the delay in the SimplyTaylorRae YouTube Channel; I am currently on the hunt for a good HD video camera or a camera that takes awesome pictures and great videos. Either or…I have been hesitant to start filming before I don’t have the proper equipment…and I want to give you guys a personal experience, but also with quality. So, I promise I am not being lazy or anything. With that said, if you have any suggestions, please send them through the contact page! I am also taking requests for any health and beauty info you would like to learn or any questions you have. I want to get to know you all and what you’d like to read about!
Anyways, it is almost 12am! Time for bed. Tomorrow is going to be busy for me! My room is getting a makeover and I have cursed homework to do! The life of a college student…grand isn’t it? Good night everyone! Please have a great rest of the week and weekend, be safe, and remember to enjoy the SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE.
Thanks for reading~! ❤