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What seems like a nostalgic bottle of baby oil has actually been making its rounds on Chinese social media and it’s said to be able to clear all your blackheads in just one session!

johnsons baby oil blackhead removal hack

Credit: Johnson’s Baby

While there are plenty of baby oil options out there, this one from Johnson’s Baby received the likes of many users on RED (a.k.a. China’s Instagram) thanks to its affordable price tag.

If you’ve been looking for an alternative to harsh pore strips, here are five simple steps to follow to remove blackheads effectively.

Removing blackheads with baby oil: Step-by-step guide

Step 1: Start by rinsing your face with lukewarm water to help open up the pores around your nose area.

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Step 2: Apply a 50-cent coin size of baby oil all over your nose and rub it in a circular motion. Once you see that your skin is starting to absorb the product, add on a little bit more baby oil and slowly massage the product into your skin.


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After massaging for a couple of minutes, you will start to see stubborn blackheads and whiteheads loosening from your pores.

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Step 3: Once a fair amount of whiteheads and blackheads start appearing, use a pimple popping tool or dental floss to gently scrape them all out.

Step 4: To remove the remaining oil and residue left on your nose, simply grab a makeup remover to wipe it off and cleanse the area with a facial cleanser after.

Step 5: You started the routine by opening up your pores and you’ll want to end it by closing them. To do so, wipe the skin dry after cleansing and use a cold compress to calm the skin down before applying a layer of moisturiser to soothe the skin. Alternatively, you can also use a sheet mask.

Removing blackheads with baby oil: The results

before and after

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Many users on RED have raved about this method of blackhead removal after seeing drastic before and after results, and we can totally see why. Just look at the results above!

Will you be giving this hack a try?

Johnson’s Baby Oil retails for S$4.80 and can be found at Watsons.