Reply
Senior Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-16-2013

blackheads

Does anyone have a help idea on ridding my nose of blackheads?

Honored Contributor
Posts: 12,562
Registered: ‎10-03-2011

Re: blackheads

I sound like broken record, but Dr. Young's Camellia Deep Cleansing Oil (get it on Amazon) has been such a great product for me. It gives a thorough cleansing, but keeps my skin soft and hydrated without giving it an oily finish. If you're afraid of putting oil directly on your face, I was skeptical as well, but it doesn't make your face oilier. In fact, if you have any oil issues or combo skin, it works to normalize and stabilize your natural oil production.

I've also recently started using a Foreo Luna Mini and really like it so far.


Super Contributor
Posts: 2,103
Registered: ‎05-25-2014

Re: blackheads

Try the Skin Vacuum mask from SKINN cosmetics. Dimitri's going to be on SHOPHQ all weekend long, so you might be able to find it in a good kit.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,015
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: blackheads

Tired of dinking around with expensive products? Use Biore strips, you will be shocked.

Highlighted
Super Contributor
Posts: 2,103
Registered: ‎05-25-2014

Re: blackheads

Just be aware that if you do use a pore strip (Biore or otherwise), it may cause extreme irritation if you are currently using any retinol or have skin issues such as rosacea, psoriasis, etc.

Super Contributor
Posts: 2,103
Registered: ‎05-25-2014

Re: blackheads

On 6/25/2014 Colonel Meow said:

Just be aware that if you do use a pore strip (Biore or otherwise), it may cause extreme irritation if you are currently using any retinol or have skin issues such as rosacea, psoriasis, etc.

Also, the strips usually just grab the top layer of the blackhead and/or any sebaceous filaments that people mistake for blackheads.

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,874
Registered: ‎12-26-2013

Re: blackheads

My HG product for blackheads and large pores has been the daily use of a BHA - Beta Hydroxy Acid (salicyclic acid). I have combo/oily skin.

I use a 2% BHA gel from Paula's Choice, 2x a day. You can call and ask for some samples before buying. BHAs clean out congested pores and help even and smooth out skin tone and the skin's surface.

Also, using any type of clay mask is usually very helpful in clearing out the pores......and keeping them clear.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,015
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: blackheads

I use retinol (non-prescription) and the pore strips cause a few hours of redness. But seeing that little forest of filaments and blackheads with a 10X loupe makes me realize how ineffective certain cleansers are. In my case that means the Clairisonic.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,756
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: blackheads

Superfine sugar.

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,906
Registered: ‎09-26-2011

Re: blackheads

On 6/25/2014 Harpa said:

Superfine sugar.

OH, Harpa! Thanks soooo much for your sugar remedy. I just went into my bathroom and tried this. You are a genius! It works. Best exfoliating scrub I have ever used. Take a bow, Harpa, you are awesome!