The past 3 weeks or so I have had a smattering of spots on my face. And blackheads deluxe. Nice visual, I know, but I'm keepin' it real, people, keepin' it real. So I decided to do something I found on Pinterest: a DIY blackhead remover. I was excited. I had all the ingredients on hand so I had to do it IMMEDIATELY. I have no patience. NONE.
So I threw it all together..... Gel face wash, fine salt, and baking soda. Put it on my face gently with a cotton ball as it said. And started to wait the 5 minutes.
I then knew why it was a blackhead remover. Evidently, what they failed to mention in the Pinterest post was that there were tiny microscopic beings armed with flamethrowers raiding every pore. Cuz I was feeling it.
I don't think it would have felt worse if I just lit my face on fire.
So I'm trying to wash it off, throwing water all over the room and myself.
|Courtesy of Google Search|
Rinse AGAIN..... very GENTLY pat dry.... and look very carefully in the mirror expecting to look like the Cryptkeeper from Tales from the Crypt. I still had skin, but it was very nice and red. Like I'd been biatch-slapped by Medea. Oh and those pimples that have been giving me fits.... yeah, those were glowing like red traffic lights. AND .....
So I ran BACK to my Pinterest page and found a coconut oil cleanser I had pinned that day too. I had all those ingredients as well, threw it together and smeared it all over my face.
My face still stung, but it was fading.
So I may still have blackheads, but at least I have found a nice, new, soothing coconut oil cream that I've now spread all over my body, too. And it makes me smell perdy! :)
So....review on Pinterest Pins.
This one is a NO! NONONONONONONO!
This one is a YES!!!