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Old 09-12-2002, 08:07 PM   #1
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this white stuff in my pores

Ok, I always get this white stuff in my pores. I think it might be a blackhead, but it's not black, so I'm not sure. I've never gotten a blackhead before, so I don't really know what it looks like. Anyway, you can't see it at all, but if I squeeze the area around my cheeks, this lump of white stuff comes out. It's kinda like the stuff around the tip of your nose, like when you squeez there? I know I should probably stop, but would it clog my pores then? I would I get rid of it? I use St. Ives. Apricot Scrub, and it doesn't seem to help.

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Old 09-13-2002, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: this white stuff in my pores

rar! someone reply! doesn't anyone know what i'm talking about?

Old 09-13-2002, 06:01 PM   #3
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Re: this white stuff in my pores

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Those are whiteheads. Not what most people mistakenly call whiteheads, which are really pustules. A whitehead is just a sebum plug, it is not infected or inflamed. When a whitehead is exposed to air, it oxidizes and blackens. Then it is called a blackhead.

You can have these extracted by a derm or a facialist or aesthetician. You can also go to the pharmacy and get a little tool called a blackhead remover and extract them yourself. It's a simple little metal spoon sort of device with a hole in it that you press over the white or blackhead. This way you are not picking or squeezing.

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Old 09-13-2002, 06:01 PM   #4
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Re: this white stuff in my pores

I know exactly what you are taling about, but unfortunately don't know what to do about it either. I can squeeze it right out and eventually it just comes back. I have really oily skin, so I am assuming its just accumulated oil in my pores. Sometimes it formes into a whitehead and when I pop those they usually go away, but sometimes get worse. Wish I knew what to do about them. I just started using a product called Carley's Clear and Smooth that claims to help with these, but I have only been using it a few days so its really to soon to tell if its working yet.

Old 09-13-2002, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: this white stuff in my pores

yaaa, i hate those. hm, well, not really, cause you can't see them. i squeeze them off my nose once in awhile, and no big postules ever form because of it. i suppose i do it cause i'm always afraid if i leave the stuff in there, it'll collect and form something nasty. i tried one of those bioré strips once, and it didn't do anything. is there anything like that that actually works?


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