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Hey guys - Thought I'd ask you guys if anyone has any good techniques for unclogging pores, specifically on and around the nose. I used Biore strips way back when, then egg whites, which I won't use anymore....I've recently heard of people using non-toxic elmer's glue, but I don't really like that sound of that..haha.<br><br>
I exfoliate with a natural exfoliant a couple of times a week, but I'm up to trying something else if anyone has any other ideas.<br><br>
Thanks guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Perhaps occasional exfoliating is the best option, but thought I'd ask in any case.
 

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I used generic brand Witch Hazel and a cotton ball.
 

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I've read that things like those Biore strips (and anything else that forcibly rips stuff out) can actually be damaging to your pores. It's been awhile since I read that, so I really don't know how accurate that is. I tried them in the past, when they first came out, but would not personally use them again.</div>
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Yeah, I've heard that also. I don't really like spending that much money on things like that, either. I'd prefer a simple and natural root when I can.<br><br><br>
I have some Witch Hazel ... I'll give that a try. I actual make a stray made up of witch hazel and apple cider for my face that works well for clearing up acne.
 

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My daughter used Proactive with very good results.</div>
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Hmm I tried Proactive years ago when I was a teen with really bad acne. I'm already on two prescriptions for my acne so I'm not sure I wanna mix a third. I'll keep it in mind though and perhaps bring it up next time I'm at the dr's. thanks!
 

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Hmm I tried Proactive years ago when I was a teen with really bad acne. I'm already on two prescriptions for my acne so I'm not sure I wanna mix a third. I'll keep it in mind though and perhaps bring it up next time I'm at the dr's. thanks!</div>
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I think it kind of depends on the type of acne you have. My son did not have much luck with it. His acne was a lot different than my daughter's. He had more the large, infected-looking kind. (Sorry...don't mean to be gross) He did better with Retin-A.
 

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I love biore strips! There's something so satisfying about pulling out all that filth in one go...<br><br>
I've heard they make things worse in the long run too though.<br><br>
Sorry, I have no advice.
 

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I use the strips sometimes too, but they apparently make the problem worse in the long run so maybe they're not the best idea.<br><br>
As well as exfoliating, once a week steam your face; big bowl of very hot water, towel over your head which contains all the heat and keep your face at a comfortable distance from the water for 15 minutes. You'll sweat out all the **** in your pores. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Then, straight away after apply some sort of deep cleansing face mask (you could just do it on your nose if that's the problem area.) Definitely works, your skin will be fabulous the next day.
 

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peppermint face steam<br>
coffee ground peeling (seriously used coffee grounds is the best peeling ever, ever!)<br>
moisturise.<br><br>
Do twice a week and clean your face morning and night with water and moisturise.
 

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Have you tried any of the Skinvac products? They're supposed to be pretty good for unclogging pores, and they're cheap too.
 

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I use the strips sometimes too, but they apparently make the problem worse in the long run so maybe they're not the best idea.<br><br>
As well as exfoliating, once a week steam your face; big bowl of very hot water, towel over your head which contains all the heat and keep your face at a comfortable distance from the water for 15 minutes. You'll sweat out all the **** in your pores. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Then, straight away after apply some sort of deep cleansing face mask (you could just do it on your nose if that's the problem area.) Definitely works, your skin will be fabulous the next day.</div>
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Oooh yeah, steaming! I should make myself do that... whenever I've pictured doing that in the past, I say to myself, "Bleh that'll take too long" but it seems like one of the least invasive ways to do it so I'll definitely give it a go! Thanks!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Croxus</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2943817"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
peppermint face steam<br>
coffee ground peeling (seriously used coffee grounds is the best peeling ever, ever!)<br>
moisturise.<br><br>
Do twice a week and clean your face morning and night with water and moisturise.</div>
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Oooh coffee grounds? how would you suggest I do that? Do you add the grounds with a lotion/liquid of some sort?<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Have you tried any of the Skinvac products? They're supposed to be pretty good for unclogging pores, and they're cheap too.</div>
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No, never heard of that. I'm gonna write that down and look into it. Thanks!<br><br>
Thanks all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> -hugs-
 

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tw table sponns coffee grounds, like used ones, not fresh ones.<br>
a tea spoon of olive oil. aply after steaming or after showeing, rub into face and rinse off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
The coffee grounds are flexible and easy to cleane out your pores and does not scratch your face like commercial peeling will. The only thing is to make sure your hairline is covered or you will go plucking coffee ground out of your hair all day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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tw table sponns coffee grounds, like used ones, not fresh ones.<br>
a tea spoon of olive oil. aply after steaming or after showeing, rub into face and rinse off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
The coffee grounds are flexible and easy to cleane out your pores and does not scratch your face like commercial peeling will. The only thing is to make sure your hairline is covered or you will go plucking coffee ground out of your hair all day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Heh. Thank you!! I'm going to try this...there are always used coffee grounds in the kitchen :p yay!
 

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tw table sponns coffee grounds, like used ones, not fresh ones.<br>
a tea spoon of olive oil. aply after steaming or after showeing, rub into face and rinse off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
The coffee grounds are flexible and easy to cleane out your pores and does not scratch your face like commercial peeling will. The only thing is to make sure your hairline is covered or you will go plucking coffee ground out of your hair all day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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I do this with non coated asprin but minus the olive oil. What's in the coffee grounds that helps your skin?
 

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I heard of using aspirins. Been meaning to try that. I think that's more to get rid of spots though?
 

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I do this with non coated asprin but minus the olive oil. What's in the coffee grounds that helps your skin?</div>
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I'm not sure how the coffee grounds helps your skin aside from exfoliating and perhaps helping to minimize pores. Tried to quickly find some specific info but no luck yet... I did find a page with <a href="http://lifehackery.com/2008/08/21/home-7/" target="_blank">11 ways to use coffee grounds</a>. Not really related to unclogging pores except for one of them. :p
 

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I heard of using aspirins. Been meaning to try that. I think that's more to get rid of spots though?</div>
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Yeah pretty much. The asprin reduce the inflammation from acne and the redness.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I'm not sure how the coffee grounds helps your skin aside from exfoliating and perhaps helping to minimize pores. Tried to quickly find some specific info but no luck yet... I did find a page with <a href="http://lifehackery.com/2008/08/21/home-7/" target="_blank">11 ways to use coffee grounds</a>. Not really related to unclogging pores except for one of them. :p</div>
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Thanks for the link. It was interesting. I don't agree with some of those (putting coffee grounds on your pets, in your shoes, in your closet) but a couple of them sound useful.
 
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