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    How do you get rid of blackheads? I havent had a problem with them until just this past year. I see there are the Boire strips and a "tool" to remove blackheads but in your opinion what is the best way to get rid of them. And this may sound dumb but what exactly is a blackhead?

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    Keep your skin very clean and exfoliate. Wash your face and neck thoroughly every night with a gentle cleanser and either splash lukewarm water on your face, or wipe it off with a washcloth. Make sure you remove all cleanser. Always use warm, not hot, water because the latter will case broken blood vessels etc. I learned this the hard way.

    Then exfoliate every single night using a cotton pad over your face and neck. I use Aveda exfoliant -- it's pricey but a little goes a long way and it really works. The dermatologist also told me that if you squeeze a pimple or a blackhead, always dab a little alcohol on it to prevent the infection from spreading. And of course, don't touch your face if you can help it, and also don't ever touch your face without washing your hands.

    If you do those things, you won't get many blackheads, if any and you won't be treating the symptoms instead of the problem.

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    Ive gotten them on my nose. I use to use a Buff Puff but havent in about a month. Ive never used a exfoliant but Im willing to try.
    My son sometimes gets some nasty looking blackheads on his nose also. Im guessing its from sweating and not using an astringent maybe? He always gets them on the bridge of his nose, its weird.
    PB Ill take your advise. Thanks

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    I got some indian mud, it dries really hard, but my blackheads are completely gone whenever I use it. I bought it at the drugstore and it was a dollar for a jello sized box. Dunno what the brand is sorry!

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    Yes, your son probably needs an astringent. You could use one too, but alcohol is tough on the skin. Maybe an alcohol-free toner right after you exfoliate would help, too. There are some good ones that aren't too expensive.

    The secret is clean skin.

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    I thank God I have not had any problems with my skin, no acne problems, even in my teen years. And I only use Neutragena products.

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    Mud masks are the best.

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    I've found that exfoliating and using a toner keeps those suckers at bay. I used to get some nasty ones on my nose too.

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    Nothing really new to add except what everyone else has said. A gentle exfoliant and a toner. If they are really bad you can get your Doctor to prescribe a retin A cream.

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    Get a facial. Well worth the money. They can take anything out.

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    The bioré strips are fun!

    It looks like a porcupine!
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    damn i have this problem too on my nose and shit b/c i have the biggest poors ever! and i'm oily as hell all the time thnx for the advice tho.

    i shall try the mud! and exfoliation!!

    the strips are crap; that is such a load of crap its not even funny that anyone could be foolish enough to buy into them!

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    What, they work! they yank out a whole forest of goo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok
    What, they work! they yank out a whole forest of goo
    They do-but the goo comes back if you are not diligent. To really get the most out of the strips I find they have to be SOPPING wet and then I let my dry to concrete stiffness. They should HURT to yank off.

    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom
    How do you get rid of blackheads? I havent had a problem with them until just this past year. I see there are the Boire strips and a "tool" to remove blackheads but in your opinion what is the best way to get rid of them. And this may sound dumb but what exactly is a blackhead?
    That tool only works if you have larger blackheads. Mine are tiny, due to my delicate pores and cannot be extracted even after being steamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok
    What, they work! they yank out a whole forest of goo
    no but they don't get them all, especially the big nasty oogly ones that are several inches long!

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