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

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 33
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Wannabee

@Kant:  BAKING SODA AND WATER!!! IT SERIOUSLY WORKS!!! I have had huge pores for 10 years and off and on acne, I refuse to use antbiotics due to nasty side effects (look it up) and searched you tube and there was a sweet asian girl that swears by baking soda and water for removing blackheads. I said, “what do i have to lose?!” I did it and my black heads are actually disappearing, my so-called genetic huge pores are shrinking, I believe my pores were clogged and stretched (my parents pores are invisible, so my issue is not genetic…it’s crappy heavy makeup) and in just 3 days, they are shrinking! I tried witch hazel but boy did that make my skin purge in awful looking and painful bumps. My mom even said in disgust, “I don’t even recognize your face anymore!” But somehow, I didn’t let that or any other comment about my skin break me down because I said to myself that my skin was going to get worse before it gets better, that calmed me down for sure because when i was in my 20s I had such low self-esteem partly because of my skin. But now, after 3 days, my mom looked at my face and was like, I don’t get it, how did your face clear up so fast?! LOL Thank God is all I can say. Now maybe I might be able to meet prince charming, so my parents can get off my case in that department too! Good Luck ladies! Remember, Baking soda and a few drops of good ole water, make a paste and place on acne, black heads, huge pores, and oily spots. It also lightens scars from old acne. It is recommended you leave the paste for 5 to 7 minutes. Another website suggested 15 minutes, (2 times per week). But time it based on your skin sensitivity levels. I have found 10 minutes works for me. Meanwhile drink plenty of water so your skin stays nice and plump.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Kant:  If you find out let me know becaues I have been battling this for years.  Also, you cannot permanently shrink your pores, only temporarily and it doesn’t last long :-/

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@notevenclose77:  Thanks I am going to try this tomorrow LOL!

Post # 36
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Wannabee

@shellzbellz:  Unfortunately, I cannot use bare minerals makeup as it makes my face itch like crazy.

Post # 37
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Worker bee

Invest in a Clairsonic brush… seriously.  I waffled for a good year before I took the plunge, and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to my skin.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lizzybeth5807:  Do you use it every day?  What is your schedule with it?

 

Post # 39
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Wannabee

@lizzybeth5807:  That’s great to hear that the clarisonic brush works for you! Unfortunately, it has done nothing for my super clogged pores. Even my esthetician (I used to go to one…she got to be to expensive though) said, “your skin is really clogged!” and she’d be there picking at the blackheads, after steaming my face. I don’t think picking the skin is all that healthy for the skin, but what do I know?…I’m no professional! *rolling my eyes*

Post # 40
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Worker bee

@jessyrez:  I use the brush most evenings with a mild face wash (Dior with the Crystal Iris extract), and then in the morning I just use a Simple premoistened face wipe.  I think using it only once a day is best for me– if I overdo it my skin will break out in revolt

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

This post looks like it’s a year old…but I’m glad it’s still helping people! 

 

@notevenclose77:  I swear by the products at MakeupArtistsChoice (dot com). They have professional quality peels and treatments, that make a huge difference. Recently, I started using their mandeleic acid toner in conjunction with my 2.5% bp cream, and it is making a huge difference! I can see my pores shrinking. 

I love their pumpkin mask and their lactic acid peel. They also have several more intense peels (glycolic, etc) for those who are interested in their anti-aging properties, want to treat cystic acne, etc. I use makeupalley (dot com) to look up their products and read reviews before purchasing- but I have to say, I’ve never purchased a bad product from them!! And I’ve been ordering for….seven years now?

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The Clarisonic brush is incredible! I also use baking soda and water paste to exfoliate. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@solidarity:  How often do you exfoliate with bakins soda and water?  I started using the regular Kiehls facial cleanser, toner, and moisturizer but only once a day (at night). If I wash my face thoroughly in morning as well I will break out so I only do it at night.  Wondering if I should do the baking soda and water once a week.

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve heard mostly positive things about the Calrisonic, but some people say it didn’t really do anything.  It’s a lot of money for it not to do anything… I guess there is a new “deep cleansing” brush head.  I may take the plunge soon and just get it.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Chemical peels and glycolic acid serum. Nothing else works at all for me.

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

About once a week. I also use a pumpkin enzyme mask by My’Chelle. You can get it at health food stores.

Post # 47
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Busy bee

A quick pore-minimizing trick that works for me is steaming. A lot of ladies will cleanse their faces during their shower routines, but I’m too conscious of my water use to keep my hot water running for very long, so I focus on my face after the shower.

I’ll get hot water in a bowl (either heating a pot up on the stove or filling the bowl after my shower) and hold my face over the bowl with a thin towel over my head to trap the steam. Just for a few minutes… it shouldn’t cook your face! Then I’ll use a very gentle exfoliating scrub (I like Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash); I’ll massage it on my skin for about a minute and then leave it on my face for another minute. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, apply a toner, and once the toner dries completely I finish with a moisturizer.

Get a good night of sleep and I wake up with a much better complexion. It’s not something I have time for every day, but it does nicely once a week or so.

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