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Persistant Blackheads

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So here's my deal, I use to have moderately bad hormonal acne (inflamed) to the point where I couldn't take it anymore. So I started experimenting (as well as starting birth control pills). I've come up with a regimen that keeps my inflamed acne in check, however I'm still struggling with the non-inflamed stuff, mostly blackheads on my nose.

Here's what I do:


Witch Hazel astringent

Olay SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer for normal skin


OCM with Sweet Almond Oil and Castor Oil (2:1 ish)

Also, I do a honey and Aspirin mask twice weekly, but I just started that so I don't know if it's working yet or not.

The skin on my nose is also pretty dry right now so I'm experimenting with my oil blend.

I'm on and off about taking vitamins. Does anyone think taking zinc and vitamin d would significantly affect my skin?

Like I said, non-inflamed acne is all I'm worried about. My nose is terrible, like blackhead in every pore terrible. But also my chin and between my eyebrows. I also have some weird bumping things on my temples that pop if I squeeze them. I'm a compulsive squeezer, I'm constantly pulling all sorts of gunk out of the pores on my nose.

I'm looking for advice for what I can do to add to or modify my current regimen. I love the ocm so I really want to stick with that. Also, I'm a student, so affordability is a huge factor.

Suggestions, please??

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I'm still iffy about exfoliating but I think that may help you. Though I don't know the frequency at which you should either.

And have you tried Biore blackhead strips? I can see the gunk actually get out! But I still have them in every pore of my nose just like you. Steaming the face before is extra helpful too.

Or you can use whisked egg whites on a clean face and apply toilet paper and firmly press it on and let it dry for 20-30 minutes and peel it off to clean all your pores out.

I take zinc and d3 but I haven't seen a difference quite yet and I'm pretty forgetful some days.

Cleanse with Clean & Clear Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser
Moisturize with Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer

Tone with Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
*EVERY OTHER NIGHT: Raw Manuka Honey Face Mask overnight

Never felt happier with my skin! amused.gif

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what is the honey aspirin mask helpful with....fading the red or the size of the pimple? I make a spot treatment of aspirin, water & aloe and sometimes a drop of liquid sal acid 2% to decrease the swelling but im looking for something to fade how red some of them are

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