Post # 1
Soo… My fiance and I just went over our budget again, the short version is we’re screeeeewed.
At any rate my skin isn’t… awful. It breaks out when I don’t wash my face regularly or when I’m sick, etc. But I’ve had blackheads since I hit puberty. Can’t get rid of them and I was really looking forward to getting a facial so I could finally have nice skin but now we can’t afford them…
I’m looking for something maybe you guys have used that has worked on blackheads? Is there any way to replicate what they would do if I went in for a facial? If I don’t get any good ideas I’m going to Sally’s and I’m gonna buy the whole store. (P.S. I’ve tried pore strips, baking soda, that elmer’s glue one, those suckers are stuck!) I’m desperate. Please help.
Post # 3
I’ll be lurking for answers, as this is one of my problems too.
Post # 4
You could try steam. I get black heads too and steam gets them out every now and then. I also have the skin tool, one end is flat with a hole in it, thats for black heads. The other end is a thick loop which is for white heads. I exfoliate every day, my skin is oily so I do it or my skin breaks out.
Post # 5
Well, here’s two things to try:
1. Steam Facial / Clay Mask
Steam will open up your pores and make getting the blackheads easier (be careful as the gunk inside them can get on other part of your face and make you break out more if you are not careful). I fill a bowl with boiling water, and add some nice herbs like lavender, or rosemary, or rose (whatever you like). Drape a towel over your head and the bowl, and sit like that for about 15 minutes.
You can follow with a clay mask – I have sensitive skin and only leave a clay mask on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with warm (not hot) water.
2. Honey Mask
This is my most favorite mask since its super easy and cheap. You just use regular old honey as a mask. Since its sticky, I put my hair into a ponytail, then put a headband on to keep back any little wispy hairs. Smooth honey over your face (don’t put right around your eyes), and let it sit on your face for about half an hour, then rinse with warm water. It makes your skin super soft and honey is anti-bacterial, so it will keep to keep minor breakouts in check.
Post # 6
Try the Beyond Belief ABH line. It’s available at Sally’s and I’ve had good luck with it.
Exfoliate, moisturize, and make sure to get enough rest and water.
I’ve used steam and a silver loop tool with good results on newly clogged pores.
Post # 7
You guys are wonderful. I will be trying these things when I get home. I’ll be sure to post results! My only concern is these blackheads have been here longer than… Well its been a really loooong time lol. Thanks!