A Reddit user has revealed how she cured a severe case of blackheads on her nose in just four weeks, sharing astonishing before and after photos that have quickly taken the internet by storm.
The woman, known only by her username, yoofka, posted before and after photos on the site on December 3, revealing what her nose looked like with clogged pores and severe blackheads, and then what it looked like four weeks after trying a special cure.
She titled her unbelievable transformation: ‘The difference one month makes: blackheads’, and quickly sent the internet wild with her seemingly-simple cure, which she insisted had completely banished the hard-to-remove blemishes.
Before Yoofka found her blackhead-busting recipe, she was using an old skincare routine which she had hoped would clear her pores, but unfortunately failed to budge the blackheads at all.
Beginning her post by describing her old skincare routine so as to explain to users what hadn’t worked for her – and therefore might not work for them – she laid out the exact products she had been using, as well as the routine she had followed every day.
Yoofka revealed that she would opt for a ‘charcoal cleanser, Akaran Moisture Lotion with Collagen and Hyaluronic acid toner’ and then ‘moisturize with Botanicus Calendula Face Cream.’
Her old skincare routine included products and ingredients, such as charcoal, that are traditionally used to clear blackheads once and for all – leaving her all the more frustrated that nothing had changed.
So, she decided to change things up entirely – and in doing so happened upon a routine that she credits with totally removing her blackheads.
Indeed, after switching from her old skincare routine to the one she uses now, it only took one month for her to get rid of blackheads for good.
Yoofka’s current routine that gets rid of blackheads is a step-by-step skincare regimen involving six steps that she swears by.
First, ‘remove makeup with Lancôme Energie de vie cleansing oil, exfoliate with NEOGEN Dermatology Bio-Peel Gauze (green tea), cleanse with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser for all skin types.’
Then, ‘Apply Differin to a clean and dry face, moisturize before toning with Aquafor Healing Ointment (this ointment works miracles), and tone with Akaran Moisture Lotion.’
She even noted that occasionally, in between her skincare routine, she will treat herself and use some of The Face Shop sheet masks.
Swearing by this routine, she admitted, ‘my skin has never been more supple or texture-less in my 22 years! HG routine for me, for sure.’
Blackheads are caused by a buildup of oils and dead skin cells that clog your pores and once accumulated, they can be well-seen, obvious, and nearly impossible to get rid of, no matter how hard you try.
Unlike pimples, which can be popped and treated overnight, blackheads are tough to get rid of because no matter how hard you squeeze or poke at them, they still appear the same.
People have tried tons of different varieties to get rid of the stubborn black dots that appear usually on your nose, in the creases next to the nose, chin, and forehead. So, when this girl shared her secret, people were so grateful.
Obviously, upon seeing the insane results of this cure, the internet went wild, asking Yoofka a million questions and thanking her for all the help.
This post left Reddit users shocked and amazed, with people asking a ton of questions. One user asked, ‘what do you think made the biggest difference with your blackheads?’
User, yoofka responded, ‘I think it was the combo of using Neogen exfoliating pads, Differin (for texture) and then the Aquaphor!’ She also admitted that she gets her love of skincare from her mom and grandmother.
‘My mother’s side is Korean, and I grew up in E. Asia. I’ve just been taught from 13 years old to always moisturize first to lock in the moisture and then tone afterward because toner is never as moisturizing.
‘It’s worked for me. I went through a phase where I toned before (like everybody else lol) but I’ve always noticed that my skin was brighter and softer and more supple if I toned last like my mom and grandma always taught me,’ she shared.
While people can rejoice and try Yoofka’s blackhead cure, it’s still important to proceed at one’s own risk and be careful.
Especially because just recently, a 10-year-old girl from China, reportedly had to undergo open brain surgery after her mom squeezed the blackheads on her nose.
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