Makeup Rules: The Real King Bob

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First Posted: 9/22/2014

Before we say bye bye, I would like to say hello to any of you who are newly discovering this column. The Real King Bob is a nickname and now a small piece of makeup history, abbreviated TRKB it also stands for The Right Kind of Beauty.

With new season’s approaching its time to shed and purge our skin of impurities. Here is a step by step regimen to aid in the removal of dead skin and unwanted blackheads.

Exfoliators are the absolute must have to begin this purging process. Any cleansing scrub will do. Try to use a scrub with round microbeads to help roll off the dead skin cells, which will ultimately save your skin from unwanted scratching and irritation caused by other scrubs with uneven particles. Make sure to use warm water and apply the scrub for 2-3 minutes in a circular motion.


Next take a pot of boiling water and pour it into a sink or bowl, then lean over the bowl so the steam rises towards your face. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap the steam so it has a direct route to your face. This process should be about two ten-minute sessions. This will open up your pores and allow easier blackhead removal.

Pat dry.

I sometimes use lemon in the water for its antioxidants and abundance of exfoliating fruit acids.

Finally I finish with a clay mask, clay masks are wonderful for oil control. They work by drawing out dirt, oils and dead skin that is trapped in one’s pores. Make sure to not over process your mask, leaving a mask on too long can over dry your skin causing more blockages and premature aging further down the road. Two of my favorites on completely different ends of the spectrum from each other are Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque and Aveda Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque.