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Nothing I do works to get rid of my nose blackheads

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I've seen a few dermatologists and they all just tell me to wash my face twice a day and avoid touching my skin (duh). I've tried pore strips and just about every scrub/wash on the market with no results. I can push them out easily but they always come back, so I always avoid doing that since I figure touching my skin will always make it worse. I've heard things about using earwax remover to get rid of them, but I haven't found this product anywhere. Does anyone have any advice?

This has been going on for years.

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I have the same problem...But what you can do

is get a facial at a massager. They will cleanse your

whole face & it'll feel really good at the same time.

Some places are $15 an hour. I tried the facial & it

felt like renewing. I didn't break out for a looonnng time

and my blackheads went away. But get a facial every

month. Hope this helped =)

EDIT:

Also, beware of foods WITH ALOT of SALT.

The pores will get smaller & blackheads will go away.

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I would also suggest a facial, but definitely by a licensed esthetician. You want someone who is actually trained in skin.

Also,

my boyfriend and mom have had great success with blackhead minimization due to the glycolic washes I've given them. Try a glycolic face wash, and give it time to work. Good luck!

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Where should I look for a glycolic face wash?

The brands that I've used successfully:

- DDF

- Peter Thomas Roth < both gel washes (@ Sephora or online sites)

- Skin Effect -cream wash- (@ CVS)

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Oh so it's an at home thing? I thought it was some kind of treatment you were recommending. I've tried all different types of washes, scrubs and so on - none of them do anything for me, as far as I can tell.

Would getting a facial done by a salon or something actually help extract blackheads from my skin? I thought that was more about moisturizing, anti wrinkle, etc.

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Just saying what's worked for people I know in the past.

Blackheads will not usually "go away". You just have to find ways to make

them less noticeable. One of the main components of facials is extractions,

which is extracting blackheads. With a steamer, extractor, and a substance

that liquefies the blackheads so they can come out.

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I might look into that. I'd feel pretty bad having someone extract all these though, I imagine it would take a while.

My skin has been pretty clear for a year or so, but blackheads are one thing I seem to always have.

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I might look into that. I'd feel pretty bad having someone extract all these though, I imagine it would take a while.

My skin has been pretty clear for a year or so, but blackheads are one thing I seem to always have.

have you tried paulas choice bha?

regarding the extractions, if you do perform it, please tell me how it goes!

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Just saying what's worked for people I know in the past.

Blackheads will not usually "go away". You just have to find ways to make

them less noticeable. One of the main components of facials is extractions,

which is extracting blackheads. With a steamer, extractor, and a substance

that liquefies the blackheads so they can come out.

Very intelligent post! When dealing with blackhead, a more reasonable goal is "reduction" not "elimination". :clap:

I also agree with not getting extractions/facials at cheapo salons. A skincare clinic is a much safer and effective choice.

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They steam and exfoliate before performing the extractions...so I say this is a good starting point.

Also be sure to voice any concerns. I always tell the lady doing my face to try and not rupture any active zits I may have on my face.

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How is extraction usually done professionally? They don't just go one by one do they? They have some kind of gel/liquid that helps them come out?

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When I got it done they steamed my face, applied an enzyme liquid, rinsed that off with a cloth...then used a tool the resembles a pen to pop out blackheads. It is one at a time, and you feel pinching. You shouldn't bleed after they extract, that means they were doing it too forcefully. Some blackheads might remain because any respectable esthetician would not risk damaging the pore if the blackhead is not willing to come out with safe pressure.

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^ Yes.

Thank you by the way.

You can also *ask* your esthetician

if it's possible to skip the massage portion

of the facial to devote more time to extractions.

They may not do it but it's worth a try.

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Just set up an appointment for Wednesday, I hope this helps. It's encourage to hear about some other people's good results at this place.

Is it customary to tip the esthetician afterwards?

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Cool, I hope you like it. It is customary where I live. I'm pretty sure in all service industries tipping is the norm- although people don't always follow it.

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I think extractions are not meant for everyone.. but thats just my opinion

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Just to clarify - I am only talking about blackhead extractions, not comedones or inflamed acne.

aren't comedones the same thing as blackheads?

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I meant *closed comedones sorry

like whiteheads?

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