i have big pores on my nose and cheeks thats always clogged by oil or blackheads... i squeeze them (i know its bad but.. cant help myself sometimes) and the oil and blackheads keep coming back. tried using estee lauder idealist (many people seems to love that product for tightening pores) but it doesnt help for me.. any suggestions??
I too have very enlarged pores. I'd reccommend getting facials to try and keep the blackheads under control. Blackheads that keep filling up the pore creates the enlargement.
You can also buy your own blackhead extractor. These can be tricky to use but if can be very helpfull if used properly.
How about those acid peels that people always seem to talk about? I've also head about microdermabrasion which takes off the first layer of skin and at the same time helps to remove some of the blackheads and shrink the pores. Has anyone else tried microdermabrasion?
There is only one thing that beats a good facial to help refine pores and that is cell rejuvenation. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are great for this and get rid of your blackheads and large pores.
I do not recommend self extraction -- you could really damage your skin.
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so....i just go to salons (for facial) and ask for chemical peels? and whats microdermabrasion?
facials that uses high tech machines for peels and stuff are really expensive here...costs about US$70 per session and i have to register for 10 sessions or something~~~~~~~~~
and yeah i tried using biore strips but new blackheads just keep coming back after a few days..
I have the same problem.........I do squeeze them too I cant help it,. I suggest trying a salicylic acid or alpa hydroxy acid to help exfoliate -this has helped me somewhat. ........just make sure u get a good product cuz alot of products arent made with the correct ph to exfoliate the skin . beta hydroxy products are supposed to be better for large pores (salicylic acid) i use Paula's Choice one percent beta solution .........
I can get a facial at my dermatologist's office for about $20 Canadian but it's only for about 20 minutes. Or, I can go to a salon and pay between $40-75 CDN for a facial of anywhere between 1-2 hours. The thing with the salon facials is that they usually use lots of muds, creams, and exfoliants on your face as well as they will do an extraction. Personally I'd rather just get the extraction (at my derms office) but the stuff that the salons use make your face look and feel clean.
Here's some stuff on microdermabrasion: What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that sprays a stream of fine crystals directly on the skin. This crystal spray removes the surface layers leaving a smooth, fresh rejuvenated skin surface.
What conditions may be treated with microdermabrasion?
The following conditions may be treated with this technique:
Sun Damaged Skin
Acne Prone Skin
How many procedure are needed?
The average patient requires between 5-9 treatments, spaced one week apart.
Are there any side effects?
The procedure is almost pain-free and leaves the skin with little or no redness. Patients are usually able to return to the home or office immediately after the procedure.
If you do a search within the web you'll probably find some good FAQ's and other info about this procedure.