Most people have to deal with skin problems at some point in their lives. Whether it’s acne during puberty or clogged pores as an adult, keeping your skin clean and free of blemishes is no easy task. Of course there are hundreds of products available that claim they can help you with your particular problem, but they are usually expensive and not always suitable for all skin types.
But a young YouTube star who goes by the name Alexandra offers a really good tip for keeping your pores clean, and it only requires three simple ingredients and a toothbrush!
- a clean, unused toothbrush
- 1 tbsp toothpaste
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- some warm water
Clean your skin
First wash your face and then use a towel soaked in hot water to warm all the skin areas where you have blackheads. This will open the pores.
Make the mix
Pour the baking powder, water and toothpaste into a bowl and mix them together.
Apply the mask
Now take the paste and apply it generously to the areas where you have blackheads
Brush it in
Use the toothbrush to massage the paste into your pores. It’s very important to make sure that the brush is very clean before you use it for this step.
Wipe it off
When you have brushed the paste in thoroughly, let it sit for about one minute. Now you can wipe it off using a towel, but be gentle; your skin will be very sensitive at this point.
To finish your pore cleansing simply rinse off the rest of the paste with warm water. The result will surprise you! Your skin has never been this clean. You can review all the steps in this video: