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Offline rissy

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« on: April 10, 2006, 02:15:11 PM »
hi im new to the site and i love reading all the topics and getting loads of tips but one thing i need some help with is pesky blackheads on my nose. i am currently trying the body shop tea tree nose pore mask but it hasnt had any effect yet. anyone know anything which works on them? id really appriciate your advice and tips

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 03:12:20 PM »
unfortunately nothing will shrink your pores permanently, pore size is genetic. :( I have the hugest pores in the universe on my nose and I hate them, but all you can do is shrink them temporarily.
I wash my face every morning with Neutrogena 2-in-1 wash to get it really clean, and every 2-3 days I use either Lush Ocean Salt scrub or St. Ives blemish control scrub to slough off dead skin cells that clog pores.
After cleansing I use Lush Mask of Magnaminty every morning (you probably shouldn't use it so often, but I'm brutul to my skin), leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with small circular motions so that it exfoliates too.
After that, a good pore-shrinking trick I picked up recently is to pat your face to get rid of excess water, then soak a cotton pad in Mario Badescu special cucumber lotion and wipe it over your problem pore areas so that those areas are covered in the lotion, wait about 5 seconds and then splash your face clean with cold water. For some reason that method shrinks pores a treat without drying your skin out. I haven't tried it with any other toners but I expect it would work the same with most.

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 04:38:26 PM »
^good tips!
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 09:42:10 PM »
Despite what dermatologists say, I do believe it's possible to shrink your nose pores (at least mine seem to have shrunk) :)
Mine are much better now than they were a few years ago, it just takes alot of diligence and keeping them clear...following a good skin care regimen, eating well and drinking alot of water really helps too. I always had huge pores, thanks to my mom and so did Dirk, but his are also alot better now.
Arwen is right about exfoliation, because doing that will help get rid of most the surface dirt and oil that causes the pores to get blocked in the first place. I really like products with big levels of vitamin C, I use the Philosophy vitamin C microdermabrasion kit once a week, and the Bliss Sleeping Peel serum a few nights a week and the Sleeping Peel mask once a week...they are great!

There are alot of great masks out there, Lush Mask of Magnaminty is one of my favs for pore cleansing.

I also recommend getting a professional facial once in awhile...and I do squeeze the pores on my nose from time to time. If you make sure to do it gently when your skin is warm and clean (like right after a shower) and have a good mirror and bright light, it's quite safe. Alot of people will tell you not to sqeeze pores ever, but a facialist always sueezes them or uses a little pore tool (looks like a small silver stick with a tiny hole at the end), as long as you're not going crazy with it and doing it gently, it's a fast way to unblock a bad pore.

Oh, and try not to touch your face through the day...you'll get dirt and such on it and that's a big breakout causer ;)
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006, 01:57:11 PM »
thanks for the tips theyre really appriciated

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2006, 09:45:56 PM »
Ew, blackheads. I have tonnes but I don't really care ... they go away with time, right?

& anyway, I just paint over them with foundation;; probably the worst thing I could do to them, to be honest, but nevermind. I have good skin anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 05:38:33 PM »
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I really like products with big levels of vitamin C, I use the Philosophy vitamin C microdermabrasion kit once a week
oh,do microdermabrasion works?and,i have a very sensitive skin,so will it irritate?
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 05:46:55 PM »
no and yes

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2006, 02:34:33 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2006, 09:30:48 PM »
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I'm scared of microderm.... do you know why its bad??  

I want to use it to even out my skin tone but I'm not sure... :unsure:  
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2006, 09:51:15 PM »
I just don't believe it does anything deep down to clear your pores. It scrubs off outer layers of skin but it can't penetrate pores individually so I don't see the point.

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 10:16:50 PM »
Well...microdermabrasion does more than help pores...I love the Philosophy Microdelivery Peel kit. It does help remove a good bit of surface dirt which helps keep it out of the pores, but mostly it really brightens up your complexion, makes the texture smoother and makes your skin SO soft. When you're 29, you start wanting this ;)

I can't imagine that I'd have needed or wanted a product like this even 5 years ago...but as you get older you start to amp up your skincare...because if you're doing well in your late 20s you have a better chance of doing well into your late 30s :)
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 10:20:27 PM »
My skin is slightly uneven with small acne scars. Will it be good for that do you guys think?
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2006, 10:26:03 PM »
It's actually excellent for getting rid of old scarring...just don't do it if you have very sensitive skin because it will irritate it if you're very touchy to things. I would recommend going to a Philosophy counter and talking to them about their Microdelivery Peel, they can tell you if the product is right for you and give you a free sample if you want to try it.
I absolutely love it...it's so fast, only takes about 2-3 minutes and it's like a super-duper exfolliation with tons of vitamin C  :D  
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2006, 10:30:41 PM »
That sounds great!  :D  My friend is having it done professionally but thats a tad too expensive for me  :blush:  So I may give this a shot, thanks!
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