(Closed) How to get rid of the “every pore is clogged” look?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just a note from a PP I saw; NEVER do a facial days before your wedding! It digs up all the dirt and yes your face maybe blotchy and red following for a few days afterwards from the treatment. The lastest I would do one prior to a wedding is about a week to 10 days.

Post # 18
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

What kind of makeup are you using?  I got a facial before my wedding and the lady commented on my many clogged pores (why gee thanks?).  And honestly I had no idea what was causing them either.  I mean I routinely exfoiliate, drink a lot of water, and use acne meds.  But then she asked about my makeup.  I always used concealer over my problem spots and then powder over everything.  She told me to buy some better makeup (I bought bare essentuals) and since then my face has been sooo much better.

Post # 19
21 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Kant: I’m definitely a fan of less is more when it comes to my ckin care regimen. I use a green tea cleanser and scrub from St. Ives, but whwat I really think makes a huge difference in regard to the look of my pores is using witch hazel as a toner and Mint Julep Mud Mask on a weekly basis!

Post # 20
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wish I could do the natural thing. I’ve tried pills, anti biotics, vitamins, topical cream, differin, pro active, and my skin still sucks. Zinc helps for sure- don’t take it on an empty stomach and don’t exceed 100 mg per day- and I was taking hair vitamins containing biotin thatade my skin badddddd so maybe check for that in any of you vitamins. I had the levulan ipl laser treatment done on wednesday. Still healing now but will let you know how it works. I’ve seen some amazing before & after photos so hopefully it helps!

Post # 21
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Kant:Try using oatmeal to wash your face at night followed by a 5-10 minute honey mask then wash in the morning with honey. I have been using it for a week or so and love it. Also, extra virgin coconut oil is a great moisturizer for everything. All of this is cheap and natural!

Post # 22
975 posts
Busy bee

Ok guys, I’m really stupid, what does toner actually do?

Post # 23
9 posts

Ortho tricylcen (the pill) inhibits sebaceous glands from secreting excess oil (which leads to acne and blackheads). I started using it a couple years ago and it transformed my skin! Better then all the face washes, acne treatment, exfoliants and gimicky expensive products out there. Nip it in the bud.

Post # 24
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I would get a peel and facial, to clear out your pores.  They will do an extraction.  Professionals really are worth the money here.  A glycolyic peel would be a good start. 

Then use some toner.  It can help to visibly shrink pores. 

Post # 25
1467 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the neutrogena microderm kit. Used it for 2ish weeks now and it looks amazing. Def. on my way to clearer skin. The good news, it lasts for a few months, at two times a week it’s only 22 ish dollars too. So ultimately, you’re not spending over 5 dollars a month for something that will go a long way. 

All the other things the bees suggested are really good ideas! Ultimately I think it may depend on your own skin as to what works. Bridal Party works well for me but not for everyone. Be sure to steam your face every night to open pores when you wash and give whatever you are using a better chance to work deep inside your skin! And I second the water, keep hydrated. I read somewhere once that your skin is your body’s number 1 backup in case you don’t lose nasties through going to the bathroom or sweating. Which is why I always attribute my good summer skin to the heat! Sweat does wonders and keeping hydrated and working out will eventually flush impurities out of your skin. 

Post # 26
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@PrincessEmilie7: but whwat I really think makes a huge difference in regard to the look of my pores is using witch hazel as a toner and Mint Julep Mud Mask on a weekly basis!

^^This^^ Witch hazel and the Mint Julep Mud Mask have both made a HUGE difference for my pores! They used to be crater sized…now they’re just pot holes. I’m well on my way!

Post # 27
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Jamcnair: That is exactly what I’m doing! And my skin feels so nice and fresh! I don’t feel the need to wear foundation anymore and my pores around my chin have been getting less clogged! Yay for natural ingredients!

Post # 28
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This may sound kinda crazy but it’s an extremely effective and inexpensive trick that I learned from my SIL. Moisten a cotton ball with lemon juice and sprinkle white sugar on top. Wet your face w a little water so the skin’s damp and gently scrub your face with the sugar/lemon cotton ball. I scrub for about 2 minutes then rinse. The lemon juice is antibacterial and cleans the pores while the sugar helps to dislodge gunk and dead skin cells. I’ve been doing this on my face for a few weeks now and my skin is smoother and breaks out way less.

Post # 30
16 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

I swear by philosophy microdelivery peel twice a week. I use philosophy when hope is not enough serum morning and night. I use Ole Henricksen sheer transformation moisturizer in the morning and philosophy help me at night. Switching to mineral makeup also made a huge difference in my skin. I finally feel like my skin is looking good, the routine takes work, but it is definitely worth it!!  Find a good estetician for a few facials in the months leading up to your wedding and get samples at sephora before you buy anything. 

Post # 31
950 posts
Busy bee

i have very oily skin so I use toothpaste. It burns a little but you get more bang for your buck than with facial cleansers and it makes my skin glow. I’ve even turned my SO- who also has oily skin- on to it. You don’t really need an expensive kind either. I usually buy toothpaste at Grocery Outlet for about $2 for a fullsize tube which lasts a month or two.

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