Let’s admit it – we spend too much time and money dealing with blackheads. Now, if only we’ve found something easy and doesn’t break the bank!

Well, actually we have.

Hot compresses is the answer. Celebrities such as Son Ye-Jin, Song Ji-Hyo, and Sun Li are said to be fans of this home remedy and we’re not surprised why.

Numerous netizens have tried this celebrity hack for themselves and reported noticeable results. Best part? It’s absolutely free!

What is the “hot compress method” and how to do it

Zero Cost Blackhead Removal before and after

As implied by its name, the “hot compress method” entails applying hot water over the face. But don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt!

After taking off your makeup, wash your face with a gentle soap to remove any remaining oil or grime from the skin’s surface.

Next, soak a towel in water that is between 38°C to 40°C, wring it, then place the cloth over your face for 10 to 15 minutes.

You can “reheat” the towel by soaking it in hot water again, when it gets cooler over time, then re-apply it onto your face.

The “hot compress method” aids in opening facial pores for better deep-cleansing.

Now, moving on to step 2.

Use a blackhead removal tool to gently press onto your pores to clear any loose blackheads or whiteheads that have popped out. Take note to avoid using too much strength so you won’t be hurting or damaging your skin.

Aftercare for the “hot compress method”

Hot compresses help boost blood circulation in addition to opening up your pores, which helps your skin absorb the goodness from skincare products subsequently.

You can apply a serum and moisturiser after that, or even apply a cooling mask on your face to give the method even more mileage.

While this is a zero-cost and effective hack, note that you’re not recommended to do it too frequently, as you may damage your skin or dry it out. You can keep it to once a week to once every two weeks, depending on your skin’s condition.

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