Alright, seriously. (skin help) 22 replies, 36570 views

sherman
1/17/2011 12:27:00 PM
So, I've been getting clogged pores on my nose and chin for the last couple of months. I know that pores get bigger and more annoying as I get older so I'm looking for a solution.

Aside from getting a baby pimple here and there and dealing with blackheads, I've never had any serious skin problems or regime.

I've been researching it a little bit and the innanet says that I should wash my face morning and night, exfoliate twice a week and use a mud mask once a week.

Is that a good practice? I don't freaking know. I have combo skin, oily on the t-zone but then I get stupid idiot dry skin on my nose/forehead/chin.

I need your help, womenz. What do I do?
Yodel Toast
1/17/2011 12:44:00 PM
mine is similar to yours, but also very sensitive. I get a lot of dry patches too. I exfoliate lightly just about every day though, because I need to remove the dry skin. I use day cream to help also, and its been helping my skin out a lot.

as for the clogged pores, its all about finding a regimen that works for you and sticking to it.
(I use purpose facewash and have those little buf-puff exfoliating pads that are the one time use, and my day cream is avon, I think) I don't use face masks, so I couldn't give you advice on that unfortunately.

and buy an extractor. I looove mine.

Heatherquest
1/17/2011 12:52:00 PM
Originally posted by: Yodel Toast

mine is similar to yours, but also very sensitive. I get a lot of dry patches too. I exfoliate lightly just about every day though, because I need to remove the dry skin. I use day cream to help also, and its been helping my skin out a lot.

as for the clogged pores, its all about finding a regimen that works for you and sticking to it.
(I use purpose facewash and have those little buf-puff exfoliating pads that are the one time use, and my day cream is avon, I think) I don't use face masks, so I couldn't give you advice on that unfortunately.

and buy an extractor. I looove mine.


Those things work, but you have to be careful not to go at it too hard or you risk scarring your face (DO NOT WANT). I have the worst combo/sensitive skin imaginable. I keep to a pretty strict routine of using a medicated (usually something with salicylic acid in it) cleanser and light moisturizer (heavier on dry patches) in the morning. I almost always user a toner in my T-zone or other breakout/oily areas. I try to exfoliate every other night just to keep the dry skin down (it clogs your pores and causes breakouts) and almost always use a medicated overnight cream. Best thing to do is not touch your face or pick at it. Keep with a regimen and you'll see results.
Yodel Toast
1/17/2011 12:54:00 PM
yes, not touching your face is key.

the extractor helps me out a lot, I don't go at it too hard though, I know you can definitely do some damage with that thing.
InTheButtLikeWhat
1/17/2011 12:57:00 PM
Originally posted by: sherman

I've been researching it a little bit and the innanet says that I should wash my face morning and night, exfoliate twice a week and use a mud mask once a week.

i have lousy skin so wtf do i know but this sounds excessive like it would dry your skin out bad.
carcarodoncarcharias
1/17/2011 1:07:00 PM
Wait, what is that thing/how do you use it?
Yodel Toast
1/17/2011 1:12:00 PM
Originally posted by: charizard

Wait, what is that thing/how do you use it?

my estetician showed me how to use it, the bigger side is for whiteheads, the smaller side for blackheads. you place it over the affector pore, and press slightly, and all that crap in your pore comes out. its nuts.
InTheButtLikeWhat
1/17/2011 1:14:00 PM
a pimple popper
amber ?
1/17/2011 1:35:00 PM
god, if I had one of those I'd be squeezing out everything on my face. I love pimple poppin and black head squeezin
Brett Weir
1/17/2011 1:38:00 PM
Pour boiling hot lava into each pore until you look like ghost rider
amber ?
1/17/2011 1:41:00 PM
tommy has a very small dick.
Gatsby
1/17/2011 6:44:00 PM
I used to never have a problem with my skin until after I had lorelei. now my skin breaks out terribly. I ended up going to a dermatologist and she put me on a wash/cream combo that is lovely :)
Katebreed
1/17/2011 7:08:00 PM
Diet has a lot to do with it as well. Drink lots of water and make sure you get enough omega fatty acids (fish or flax seeds) and vitamins A and E (green leafy veggies and nuts like almonds).
Brett Weir
1/17/2011 7:40:00 PM
Originally posted by: amber ?

tommy has a very small dick.

blackeyes
1/17/2011 7:45:00 PM
why do girls always love popping pimples? this is something ive noticed pretty much since i hit puberty
Walktheblock
1/17/2011 7:45:00 PM
Cut your face off.
sherman
1/18/2011 4:13:00 PM
I'm gonna go to the dermatologist. F trying to figure this out on my own. Thank you for the suggestions though.
amandaaa
1/18/2011 4:37:00 PM
Originally posted by: Yodel Toast

mine is similar to yours, but also very sensitive. I get a lot of dry patches too. I exfoliate lightly just about every day though, because I need to remove the dry skin. I use day cream to help also, and its been helping my skin out a lot.

as for the clogged pores, its all about finding a regimen that works for you and sticking to it.
(I use purpose facewash and have those little buf-puff exfoliating pads that are the one time use, and my day cream is avon, I think) I don't use face masks, so I couldn't give you advice on that unfortunately.

and buy an extractor. I looove mine.


Those extractors are amazing, my boyfriend calls it "the scary tool." I go after him with it when he gets pimples or something, There is another one of those with little daggers on the end of it that also works wonders. Those things are amazing.
Freaky Girl
1/18/2011 10:12:00 PM
get the queen helene mint julep mask. it's like, four dollars and will last a long time and works really well for shrinking pores and just generally makes skin clear and glowy. i use it twice a week and it has helped dramatically. it's at most drugstores, but if you can't find it, CVS makes the same thing but with a different name.

pads containing salicylic acid can be really good, but since you have combination skin you should be careful about only applying it to areas that are oily, because otherwise it can be really drying.

for face washes, my favorite ever is paula's choice, which can only be ordered online and is a bit expensive, but works crazy well and lasts quite a while. that brand makes different washes for all skin types. also, paula's choice makes this stuff called BHA liquid that is a good alternative to salicylic acid pads, but is more expensive.

make sure to use oil-free make up and oil-free moisturizer with SPF ever day!
amber ?
1/22/2011 1:10:00 PM
Originally posted by: amandaaa

Originally posted by: Yodel Toast

mine is similar to yours, but also very sensitive. I get a lot of dry patches too. I exfoliate lightly just about every day though, because I need to remove the dry skin. I use day cream to help also, and its been helping my skin out a lot.

as for the clogged pores, its all about finding a regimen that works for you and sticking to it.
(I use purpose facewash and have those little buf-puff exfoliating pads that are the one time use, and my day cream is avon, I think) I don't use face masks, so I couldn't give you advice on that unfortunately.

and buy an extractor. I looove mine.


Those extractors are amazing, my boyfriend calls it "the scary tool." I go after him with it when he gets pimples or something, There is another one of those with little daggers on the end of it that also works wonders. Those things are amazing.

got one. I dunno what is going on, but nothing is coming out. I even watched how to videos online. I am pissed. I was waiting for fireworks.
kendraaa
2/6/2011 11:05:00 PM
I used to have really awesome skin. when I hit around 23 it said FUCK YOU and became a problem for me. I tried everything in the god damn world, and finally using (mostly) natural skincare has become what works for me. I use lush and ole hendrikson. I don't even care if it's more expensive than buying whatever at the grocery store, because it's the only thing that has saved my face. I used to get the worst breakouts ever when I was pmsing and now they are just red bumps that never fully form. it took me two years to figure this out, but hey, now I know what I have to use.
sherman
2/8/2011 10:28:00 PM
I actually bought some Clearasil (sp?), the regular face wash and the exfoliating one and it works, really well. I didn't want to go expensive before I at least tried something. My only issue is I still have wicked dry skin on my t-zone. Like, I sit there every morning and peel it off. Gross, I know. I've been exfreakingfoliating too.
kendraaa
2/9/2011 12:18:00 AM
my skin just freaks out even worse with all the harsh/over drying ingredients in the cheaper stuff. if my skin would respond well to it, I'd buy it as well. plus any cheap exfoliator actually tears your skin and that terrifies me.