(Closed) Pore Strips – anyone use them? Are they damaging to your skin?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I dont think they are…i use them and they work fine. No damage noticed:)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve used them a few times. I’m not sure if they are bad for your skin.. it’s kinda like ripping a band-aid off. I made the mistake of putting one on my nose over a pimple and it kinda ripped it off and started bleeding. It also leaves nasty residue all over your face. I don’t recommend them, but I don’t really know if they are “damaging”. It does say not to use if you have really sensitive skin or a sunburn or spider veins.. so it probably will irritate these things even more.

ETA – I used Biore. And I don’t recommend them because it didn’t really seem to remove any gunk in my pores, but I also didn’t have huge blackheads or anything.. I could just see that my pores were a bit clogged. It might make a more dramatic difference for different people.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@oracle:

I’ve never had any problems with them. I’m a big fan of Biore.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

Agree with PP,Biore:)

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

I’ve used them, and while the strips always seemed to pull “stuff” out of my pores, I didn’t see a noticeable difference in my skin. It was a little disappointing. I’ve used Biore and Ponds.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

They can actually rip your skin off, so definitely follow the directions. Also, I prefer to steam my face first, or do it right after a shower, because then your pores are open and the gunk will come out easier.

I’ve only ever used Biore, I prefer to go name brand for things like that

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t think they’re damaging provided you use as directed. I can’t imagine they are good to use daily or even weekly. I use them every couple of months, usually when I start noticing blackheads on my nose. I find they work really well!

I agree with PPs, Biore is the best!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper

I used to use them all the time (Biore) until I started seeing an esthetician on a regular basis. She was the one that told me they weren’t a good idea and actually encouraged more breakouts and black heads as they peeled off the layers your skin (or something to that affect).

Anyway I stopped using them based on her advice.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I use the Biore strips on my face and on my FI’s.  We do it together and then compare who has the nastier strip. 

I think they work wonderfully.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

They don’t work for me so I no longer use them. I did get a red nose for hours after though.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

umm I don’t think they work. I never really saw a difference.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I usually buy a pack once a year because I like to have them on hand if I start to notice the blackheads on my nose getting out of hand. I use them probably once every three or four months, and I really like them. They hurt to pull off, but they do a good job, and I don’t think they’re damaging my skin.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom swears by her Biore strips.  She uses them and they pull all kinds of ick from the sides of her nose.  I’m thinking of buying a box for Darling Husband…I’m sure he will love to find them in his stocking!

I WISH I could use them, but both times I tried, they left a perfectly shaped dark purple impression of a Biore strip across my nose.  Both times, it took several days to fade — talk about embarassing.  So if you have really sensitive or delicate skin, you might want to be careful with them.

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