Probably about a couple of days ago I read about the benefits of black pepper and I was really interested. I never really looked into the benefits of this since it is so common, I guess I kind of overlooked it. But black pepper is said to improve digestion, aids in weight loss and is even good for your skin! Ever since I’ve started to pay attention to cleaning my face and paying attention to my appearance, I have always had blackheads on my nose. I absolutely hate them. I tried so hard constantly cleaning my face with products and I finally gave up. I just can’t get rid of them. I wanted to be able to wake up in the morning, fresh faced, and not have to worry about whats on my face, but every morning I woke up with blackheads. I just learned to suck it up. I came to the conclusion that I’ll always have them and I’ll just have to live with it. THEN when I came across these blog posts about how to seriously get rid of them I got really excited. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed once again. I decided to try this mask thing that I found. It’s 2 tablespoons of ground black pepper (I only used 1 because that’s a lot of pepper), 1 egg white (You can use yogurt or aloe vera), and a pinch of turmeric. When I saw it all come together I was like “Oh no, I don’t want to put this on my face” but I did it anyway. It was slimy, gross and cold. The instructions from the blog said it would be like a paste but she didn’t use egg whites, she used aloe vera so I’m assuming that’s why it came out like a paste. (Mine was just precooked scrambled egg batter basically) So I couldn’t really use it as a mask, I decided to gently scrub it on my face…… I scrubbed too much because after a while it started to burn. It wasn’t horrible but it was very uncomfortable. I waited probably about 2 minutes and rinsed it off with cold water, patted my face dry and moisturized with coconut oil. I was relieved that the burning was gone. I don’t necessarily recommend this mask but I do recommend looking into black pepper for your skin.
Have a great Tuesday!