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I'd like some clean pores, please!


I have a crater on my forehead (ok, more like the size of a pinhead) where I once had a monstrous zit. I am always having stuff trapped in there and it can only be removed completely by squeezing. I'd like to make all of my pores smaller (but especially this one!), but haven't found a good product yet. Ideas, please!
Oct 18, 2006 @ 11:43 pm

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Scents Of Peace

Egg on your face !

An old trick for shrinking pores and getting an instant lift is the application of egg white to your face. Really ! I need to mention that you MUST plan on not talking, chewing, smiling or any other facial movement during the drying time. It will be kinda icky at first and then all of a sudden it will begin to pull together and tighten on your face. Leave it as long as you can, at least 15 minutes, before rinsing off with warm water. You can use the egg yolk if you have "mature" skin. It's high in lecithin and does wonders all by itself. But for you, I suggest just the white. If you want to add an exfoliant, such as oatmeal or sugar, don't scrub hard, just wipe to remove so you don't irratate your pores. Another suggestion - add corn starch to help with oily skin. I have tons of tips for natural skin care if you want to know more ! "The best recipe for health is to apply sweet scents to the brain"
~ Anacreon (c. 570 BC - c. 485 BC)
Dec 19, 2006 @ 12:20 am

They are only pores

Step one - stop squeezing your zits. It's like putting a jackhammer to your face. Go to an esthetician and she'll perform extractions and can teach you how to do them yourself.
Step two - engage in a gentle daily cleansing routine. Prevention is always the best medicin. There are many pore minimizing products on the market.
Step three - Start using a primer before applying make up. Primer goes on after moisterizer and before foundation, or just by itself. Elizabeth Arden makes a vitamin Rich complex that will nourish your skin. Lise Watier makes one, but, it's not nearly as good.
Primer evens out skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Step four - Take a hiatus from make up. Your skin will want to breath and your pores will grow. Opt for tinted moisterizers, DuWop makes my favorite to date. You can buy it at Sephora or Holts for $20 or $30 dollars.
Step five - Drink Water
Step six - Give yourself a weekly facial. Steam your face, apply the eggwhite, or get a good clay mask. My favorite is Biotherm, my least favorite St. Yves, it has made more of my friends break out then just smearing butter on their face. I notice no benefit to my skin whatsoever.

Step seven - get a good nights sleep.

Step eight - get yourself a gentle toner. After you clean your face, toner will help close your pores. You can make your own with glycerin and water. You can buy a number of good ones, but, don't get anything too harsh. Talk to the cosmetic counter representative to choose the right one.

Step nine - Take Vitamins - Beauty starts from within, literally.

Step ten - admire your porceline like skin, your radiance and how good you feel.

Good skin and small pores, it's just taking care of yourself. Nothing more.

If you skip my advice, just keep the toner, the clay mask and the primer. OH AND THE WATER!
Jan 04, 2007 @ 03:06 pm

Good Advice KarmaCake!

Thanks! I read your advice and it was very informative! Thanks again!!!
Jan 09, 2007 @ 10:20 am

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