blackheads be gone??

on Aug 11, 2010 @ 03:14 pm

So, my skin has been pretty decent recently, knock on wood, but I cannot get rid of blackheads along my nose and chin. I never used to get them on my chin but suddenly I have them. Can any one recommend a good product for this, or any helpful tips as to how to avoid getting them???

much appreciated!

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nothing drastic on Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

I recommend trying a SCRUBLET - I use the L'Oreal Go 360 Clean facial cleanser with the little scrublet, and have noticed a difference in the size of my pores lately as well as getting fewer blackheads!
You can get the little scrubby thing to wash your face with at places like Sephora, the Bay etc as well, and use it with whatever cleanser you like. (I find that most cleansers that claim to help with blackheads really only target your zits if anything.)
The Biore pore strips didn't work very well on me, no matter how much I wanted them to, but alot of people have had good results so maybe give those a try.


ALPHA HYDROXY ACID A.K.A GLYCOLIC ACID on Aug 15, 2010 @ 02:28 am

I had blotchy skin so I went to my dermatologist and she recommended I try glytone essentials glycolic acid to smooth my skin because it was blotchy and uneven, for me it did so much more than that, it completely got rid of the blackheads I had on my nose which I did not expect! I have been using it for over six months now and I absolutely love it! I will never stop using this product, the only problem is you do have to buy it from a derm's office and it's 48 dollars but worth every penny. I know that neutrogena has a lotion with alpha hydroxy acid in it that's inexpensive, and it's called Healthy skin (make sure it's the one with alpha hydroxy in it, because some of the healthy skin lotions do not have alha hydroxy in them) I have never tried this lotion, but there are reviews about it on here and alot of people say it works and they some women say they love it so much they have used it for years. Also something I do to help clean out with pores is get a washcloth and run it under water as hot as your skin can stand squeeze the excess water out quickly and hold the cloth to your nose so it can steam open your pores, do it a few times until you can see the blackheads rising to the surface as soon as this happens, scrub your nose with the cloth to pull them out, this really works for me and I hope it works for you also

Biore Nose Strips works for me on Aug 16, 2010 @ 02:04 pm

I use the Loreal 360 scrublet as well and so far it's been really good on my skin. I use the sensitive kind and I don't seem to get any breakouts from it. I bought it shrink my pores and clean out my blackheads but it didn't work out that way. My pores seem smaller but a very small difference but nothing for my blackheads. I received a free sample of the Biore Nose Strip and absolutely love it! Although I wish it was bigger to cover my entire nose, it definitely pulls out those heads (you can actually see them on the strip). Good luck!

Biore Strips on Aug 16, 2010 @ 07:53 pm

julyprincess those Biore strips are the best I agree!They will defiantly get rid of blackheads and you wont believe what you see on that strip unreal!Also just simply keep your skin cleaned be sure to wash off all makeup at night and use a good toner after.

thanks and lemon juice on Aug 17, 2010 @ 08:25 pm

Thanks for all of the suggestions!!

I have tried the biore strips and find that they do not work very well. They tend to just irritate my skin, perhaps because of the adhesive and having to pull it off. I have been thinking about trying the scrublet, so im glad to hear some positive reviews. I am also on the search for Neutragenas Healthly skin lotion. I have heard so many good reviews about it but it seems to be hard to find.

Has anyone ever tried using lemon juice on their face to get rid of blackheads??


Lemon juice on Aug 17, 2010 @ 08:46 pm

Megroo: I would not try applying straight lemon juice to your face it would sting and if you have sensitive skin by any chance not good.But what is a really good thing is to add pure lemon juice/lemon oil to some hot water and put it in a bowl and steam your face with a towel over your head that would work wonders!If you feel your face can take it you could try dab a bit of lemon juice on it but I think a steaming of lemon juice would be more beneficial.Good Luck!

Honey on Aug 18, 2010 @ 10:50 am

Seems like I'm constantly making this suggestion - but it really works and what's better to smear on your face than a little honey?

I have tried the Biore strips and while I found them to work for me initially, they irritated my skin with continued use. My pores seemed to get larger - perhaps the product was simply too rough?

The best method for me is the gentlest. Simply smear honey over your skin after cleansing and wait 5-10 minutes (it's essentially a mask, okay?). Then rinse and go! It won't do the trick on the first treatment, but with continued use you'll find your skin beautifully moisturized, balanced and clear. Plus, if you get any on your lips, it's a delicious treat :)

By the way, it makes no difference if you use store-bought, organic, or fresh farm honey, nor does it matter if you use creamed or liquid. I personally find the little bottles that look like teddy bears with the skinny spout to not only be convenient, but handy on your bathroom counter!

We've loved on honey many times in the past. Here's an older chat thread you might read through, plus check out these reviews!


Ali de Bold
Steam on Aug 18, 2010 @ 05:32 pm

The most effective thing I've found is to once a week carefully steam my face. I haven't done this in awhile, but when I do I always see results. If the steam is too hot or close to your face, you risk broken capillaries and other damage so be careful. Take a large bowl and fill it 1/3 full with boiled water from a kettle. Let it sit for about a minute or so and then take a clean towel and drape it over your head with your head over the bowl. If you can sit like this for about 5 minutes, your skin will sweat and clean out the pores.

I like to add a sprig of rosemary to the water. Smells nice!

I know how you feel on Aug 19, 2010 @ 07:01 pm

I've had the same problem for years and not much has helped me. I finally ask my Dr and she gave me Retin A tretinoin 0.1% cream to try. It works great, but you have to be really careful with it. If you use it everyday you can dry out your skin so bad it will burn and you will peel really bad. You are suppose to peel some what, so I use a facial peel when I find myself getting to flaky and it takes it right away and I don't use it every night. Oh and sun screen is a big must with this, or you could find your self bunt really bad, even in the winter months. Ask your Dr. about it next time you go in. Something all of us lady's should be doing at least once a year, seeing our Dr!!!


Biore Strips on Aug 23, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

The biore strips irritated my skin and then i realized i was leaving them on for too long... i live in a really dry climate and only left them on half the time it was required and then they worked great.

also i use a blackhead roller for spot treatments (remember the rule, three strikes and you're out! aka stop using it and try the next day!) and i use a bit of sugar mixed in with my cleanser every second day as a gentle scrub. hope you find some relief!

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