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Bye-Bye to Blackheads?

JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
I have problems with constant blackheads on my chin and forehead. Is there a way to get rid of these and stop them from coming back? Maybe a certain scrub? I was just on the OCM and that didn't get rid of them. IS there maybe a certain facila that can or something a dermatologist can do without putting me on any kind of medication? Thanks! ~~jax
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.

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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have had success using two products that I was already using, but I switched up the order in which I use them. The guy (yes, guy) at the Clinique counter told me to use the emergency mask first then use a scrub, such as the 7-day scrub. The mask brings all the gunk up to the surface and the scrub cleans it away. I did this twice, a couple days apart, and my blackheads got much better right away.

    This goes without saying, but wash your face before using the mask.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    get monthly facials that include extractions and use a gentle scrub, like a baking soda mix, every second day.
    My blog:

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  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    get monthly facials that include extractions and use a gentle scrub, like a baking soda mix, every second day.
    Is there a specific name that I can use in reference to this facial? So that people will know what I am talking about? Thanks so much for the responses! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    look for "deep-cleaning". some places offer "teen" facials that specialize in extractions.
    My blog:

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  • mafaldamafalda Posts: 510Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    get monthly facials that include extractions and use a gentle scrub, like a baking soda mix, every second day.

    Do you know of how to use the baking soda mix? I'm assuming it's something made from the baking soda we put in the fridge right?
    "It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."- Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    yes, that's the stuff.

    just add a half teaspoon to your cleanser, or mix a teaspoon with warm water to a paste consistency in your hand and rub in gently in a circular motion.
    My blog:

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  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Thanks so much for the replies! I would love to try the facial idea, I've always wanted to get a facial! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    ^^^ sooooooo relaxing!!!!

    :D
    My blog:

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    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • mafaldamafalda Posts: 510Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    yes, that's the stuff.

    just add a half teaspoon to your cleanser, or mix a teaspoon with warm water to a paste consistency in your hand and rub in gently in a circular motion.

    Thanks. will try.
    "It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."- Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    I'm getting a facial this evening!!!

    Around the change of seasons my skin/pores always just gets all blocked up. A facial and the Spring and Fall seems to help me quite a bit.
    "I don't know! I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again!" -BART SIMPSON
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Can you get them at a salon? I don't even know where to look for a good facial! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • RaindiamondsRaindiamonds Posts: 218Registered Users
    You can make your own face scrub
    Cornmeal exfoliatin scrub
    2-3tsp of cornmeal and a little warm water
    pour cornmean into palm of yer hand and add little water stir it together with yer finger to make a paste
    then put it on your face then rinse with water

    2-3 tsp of baking soda and a little warm water same as above

    strawberry almond scrub
    2 tsp bakin soda
    1tsp ground almond
    1 ripe strawberry (its ok to use frozen berries if thawed)

    Mix the almonds and bakin soda together in small dish
    slice a single strawberry into the bowl and mash it all together with qa fork or yer fingers
    apply to yer face
    then rinse

    Milk and honey scrub
    1 tbsp ground almonds
    1 tsp honey
    1 tsp milk or cream
    mix all ingredients together in small dish apply to your face
    rinse

    As for the face scrubs do not do daily maybe once or twice a week

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Jaxie wrote:
    Can you get them at a salon? I don't even know where to look for a good facial! ~~jax

    some salons offer them.

    look for estheticians in the yellow pages!!

    :D

    (i've probably misspelt that!)

    :lol:
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    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I just wanted to say that I used one of Raindiamonds reccommendations last night, mashed up buffer asprin followed by pore strips and it took so mny blackheads away! I am amazed! I have the least amount of blackheads right now that I've had in about 15 years! Thank you so much!!
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.