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what really works for blackheads?

PoochiePoochie Posts: 293Registered Users
The little dark dots on my nose that you can see if you look closely. I wonder if, because I have light skin, it's just something I'll have to live with?

I use a face wash with salicylic acid, and I've been trying applying an acne cream to my nose as well to see if it clears up the blackheads. So far I've had little result except peeling on my nose.

Any suggestions? Does applying hydrogen peroxide help to bleach the little dots? (I heard that somewhere.) I'd appreciate any advice.

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Those Biore nose peel strips remove mine.
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  • PoochiePoochie Posts: 293Registered Users
    Thanks, suburban... I have tried those before, but I didn't use them every day or anything. Should I see a difference immediately? I think I stopped using them because I couldn't see any results.

    I'm thinking of trying Retin-A for this.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    another vote for the Biore strips. i also find that using my home microdermabrasion kit works to clean them away too.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    You should only use the 1x a week, not every day. I peeled that baby off and saw a mini-city of blackheads and fat tails from my pores. Check that your applying it correctly.
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  • apointeapointe Posts: 199Registered Users
    I've head a cheaper version of the pore strips is to put Elmers white glue on your nose in a thin layer and peel off when dry. Haven't tried it though!
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  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users
    You should only use the 1x a week, not every day. I peeled that baby off and saw a mini-city of blackheads and fat tails from my pores. Check that your applying it correctly.

    ewww....lol :laughing9: I've never used those, do they hurt?
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    You should only use the 1x a week, not every day. I peeled that baby off and saw a mini-city of blackheads and fat tails from my pores. Check that your applying it correctly.

    ewww....lol :laughing9: I've never used those, do they hurt?

    Not at all.
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  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    Question: I have heard that toner prevents blackheads. Is this true?
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    You should only use the 1x a week, not every day. I peeled that baby off and saw a mini-city of blackheads and fat tails from my pores. Check that your applying it correctly.

    i'm going to get some tomorrow...your description is just so vivid!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    realistic wrote:
    Question: I have heard that toner prevents blackheads. Is this true?

    nope!
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  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    boo! :thumbdown:

    :laughing9:
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The oil cleansing method and Biore strips got rid of my blackheads (that I've had since I was a teen). I still have giant pores, but at least they're clean! : )
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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    What Biore strips do you guys use, the ultra deep cleaning or regular? The regular ones suck for me and don't get anything, while the ultra deep get maybe 7 or 8 at the most. What really helps for me is a toner with glycolic acid. I use the one from Proactiv.
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  • La wavyLa wavy Posts: 52Registered Users
    I get a facial every so often and use a very gentle scrub ( Epicuren makes a great one) to try to keep that area clean.
  • petitfoxpetitfox Posts: 128Registered Users
    getting a facial is the best to remove black heads, plus you can ask your beautician lots of questions.
    Steaming the face opens the pores and makes it easy to remove black head. Cold water afterwards closes the pores again. Lotion is pretty much of no use, I find it finishes cleaning my face at night well, but as for skin benefits... hmm, don't think it does much. I prefer using a pure water spray instead of lotion.
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  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    I found an interesting thread on acne.org about blackhead strips.

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    I tried them years ago (Pond's - did not work) and never want to again. :confused3:
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  • petitfoxpetitfox Posts: 128Registered Users
    Yeah, I keep reading about Elmer's glue being fabulous for blackhead, doing the job better than strips and so forth. Never tried it.
    Anyway, seems obvious that it's not a good idea to exagerate whatever you do to the blackheads. The nose is a sensitive area, so it's better to treat it nicely.
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  • RumpledRumpled Posts: 30Registered Users
    the cheapest easiest thing that has worked fabulously so far as been
    baking powder


    not soda, powder!
    take a bit with you in a container in the shower
    and put some water in it, make a paste
    it foams up (baking soda on the other hand, does not)
    put it on your nose or forehead..where ever you have black heads
    it stings a bit (and I don't have sensitive skin!)
    but it makes them totally disappear, for me at least
    you can give it a try and see
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  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    I've been in love with the Biore strips since I was 16 or 17. I love ripping them suckers off and seeing what comes up. Unfortuntely, I never think to buy them on a regular basis so they're a treat. ;)
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    has anyone else tried the baking powder?

    if so, did it work?
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I used the pore strip thingys years ago. It's fun seeing the little blobs on the strips. What's not fun are the red capillaries I am now left with across my nose and I didn't use the strips all that often. Just be careful using them.
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