(Closed) Skin care advice -specifically what to do about blackheads?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Try microdermabrasian, I have big ol’ honkin’ Italian pores and a 2x weekly microderm treatment is the only way I can keep them clear!

Neutrogena makes a really good kit for it (it looks like a little oblong egg with removable pads, I think it’s called the ‘bean’ ?)

I use the Mary Kay kit, but I’m bias! Most of them work very similarly though!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Biore makes pore cleansing strips that work really well!  They make them for nose and chin/forehead.  You can get them pretty much anywhere, CVS, Walgreens, Target, Wal-Mart etc for less than $10 a box.  Here is a link to the company’s website so you can see what they look like/read about them.

http://www.biore.com/usa/products/product_detail.aspx?pid=12

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissMedic:

you know what’s weird? I used those a few times too and while I could see the ‘dirt on the strip’ when I took them off I never noticed a difference in blackheads on my face.  Maybe I don’t do them right!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hey, I’m going through the same thing!! My dermo gave me Retin-A Micro to prevent breakouts (she said she tells people to use it forever except for when they’re pregnant.. it also prevents aging – yay!). After that I was still having issues with the pores so now I use a deep cleansing cleansing mask (the brand is Glytone) a few times a week. It was like 20 bucks through my dermo, but you can actually get the stuff online pretty cheap – the brand has gotten some awesome reviews. Some people complain about the mask drying them out – but I use moisturizer night and morning and don’t have a problem with that. It doesn’t have a lot of the harsh chemicals that some other products do so I find it to be fine on my sensitive skin. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh I forgot…. if you are really desperate and can’t seem to find things that work – you can get extractions done at a dermo (around $150 I think). They’re do a steam thing to losen the pores and then literally extract the blackheads from the pores. I holding out hope for my retin-A and mask though 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you can, I would recommend seeing a dermatologist.  I started getting blackheads in my late 20s, and for years have tried everything — monthly facials, tons of different products, etc.  It really wasn’t until I went to see a dermatologist that I have FINALLY seen a real difference in their appearance.  Get recommendations for a good dermatologist in your area.  If you are in New York, let me know and I will give you the name of mine.  She is amazing.  I’ve never had more compliments on my skin and how young I look (which never hurts at 33!)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just went to Aveda and got some new stuff that made a difference on my blackheads/pores in just a couple of days. My skin is dry so I bought their moisturizer and exfoliant from their dry skin line. The exfoliant is not a scrub, it is drying but the moisturizer counteracts it nicely (seriously I skimped on the moisturizer one day and I was peeling). If you want a more moisturizing option try the toner from the body shop. I used the soy and calendula which is another nice option.

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