Pinterest Fail!-Lemon And Baking Soda Blackhead Treatment

Well, I have a Pinterest failure to share with you all…

We all get em’-the nasty little clogged pores prominent in our T-Zone areas, those pesky blackheads! I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS looking for the final answer to my blackhead clearing needs. I don’t find that the blackhead strips work very well, and you can only use an extractor tool so many times over your face. So, I turned to Pinterest hoping I could find a DIY holy grail, fix all solution to my skin problems.

Here is what I found:

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Two ingredients only…”easy enough” I told myself, and picked up all of the necessities.

Now, here is where it may have taken a turn and the reason as to why it did not work out for me: I didn’t use a fresh lemon, I used lemon juice-I don’t know how much of a difference that would make with the effectiveness of the “paste” but it could be a determining factor as to why it didn’t work.

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Ingredients-$1.59 total (Dollar Tree)

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First, I started out with equal parts lemon juice and baking soda. I added the baking soda in first, lemon juice second, and it foamed and fizzed up like crazy.

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I pretty much had to keep adding baking soda to get the consistency that I thought would be the right texture to put on the face. I ended up using nearly half a box of baking soda!

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Uhhh…gross. The texture was clumpy and very hard to apply to the face, it kept dripping down and on to my mouth. It was so salty and gross! I laid on my back for 20 minutes as directed, and could feel the sides of my nose drying out. After the 20 minutes I rinsed the concoction off of my face.

Upon first inspection, I was tricked. It looked like the magic potion had worked and I was blackhead free and clear! I even told my boyfriend how well it worked and how excited I was to find a solution to my icky problem…that is until I got in my car, in natural Michigan sunlight and found that indeed, there were still blackheads on my face.

Final thoughts:

I think its always good to try new things out because you never know if you have found a new “holy grail” solution to a skin care problem, and usually it is very low in cost to try these concoctions out.

However, I am kind of bummed it didn’t work out for me. I will keep trying until I find a good solution, you guys, and I promise to share it with you as soon as I do!

Stay tuned!!!

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4 thoughts on “Pinterest Fail!-Lemon And Baking Soda Blackhead Treatment

  1. Lol you aren’t alone. I tried the same thing because I too saw it on Pinterest and I’m always trying home remedies. I was super excited because I just knew it was going to work. So disappointing when it didn’t. But I just saw a great video on YouTube from a woman who tries all sorts of beauty stuff and she had blackhead tweezers. It worked really well so I just ordered a pair. Have you heard of or tried them before?

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