just_icarus wrote:hellacioush wrote:i think preparation H has witch hazel in it doesnt it? thats my big thing- witch hazel. also tea tree oil. i actually put about 15 drops of tea tree oil in a bottle of witch hazel and use that as toner. (just shake it up before you use it to mix up the oil!) it works great and makes your skin feel soooo much cleaner.
for anyone considering this as a toner, if you have dry skin make sure you have a good moisturizer as well. witch hazel and tea tree oil can be harsh on dry/sensitive skin.
BluDDie_Nukkles_Zanna wrote:damn... this makes me wish i got zits more often. this is so gross, but i used to have gnarly acne and i loooved popping my zits. now all i ever get are the occasional cystic zit that wont pop sorry.. im a little obsessed. i think i should have been a dermatologist.
deviant_behaviour wrote:this might sound gross as but does anyone get clogged pores between their boobs? i think its from wearing bras that push them together the skin doesn't get to breath much. is there any way to sort these out? if i try and sqeeze them the skin goes all patchy-red and its hard to explain to my boyfriend without grossing him out.
TechnicolorGirl wrote:I add something here that'll help you prevent getting blackheads. I read a book called, "Blue Eyeshadow should be illegal" by Paula Begoun. She explains that ingredients in cleansers & moisturizers cause blackheads. If Isopropyl mystrate (sp?) is one of the first few ingredients in the product your gonna get blackheads from it.
I used to go for facials at Elizabeth Grady and they kept selling me this product that had Isopropyl mystrate as the first ingredient in it. I havent been back there since. Evil marketing, eh?
Another thing that works great for blackheads is hygrogen peroxide, put it on a cotton ball and rub over them, it will bleach em. WATCH out for your eyebrows & hairline, it'll bleach them too! Don't do it everyday.
One more skin trick, exfloiate with baking soda. Use a tablespoon of it with a lil bit of water and make a paste.
This is my first post, hope it helps someone out!
just_icarus wrote:why would exfoliating with baking soda help exactly?
and i'm not sure i'd want to bleach my blackheads... i want them gone haha.
i have issues with clogged pores on my nose, and now that i've got my nose pierced again they're accumulating where i can't scrub and it's gross-looking because they kind of stick out. little white thingies popping out. grossssssssss
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