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How to COMPLETELY clean out my pores?

Asked by leopardgecko123 (777points) September 21st, 2011

There are blackish dots on my nose and I am pretty sure they are deeply clogged pores. I have tried steaming for an hour, many masks, I am not sure if these help pores but I’ve had many peels (I had to stop because my skin is really sensitive), home remedies, and anything else I could find! NOTHING WORKS! And I mean nothing! NOTHING worked the slightest bit to even clean out a tiny bit of my pores!
First of all, I do want to make sure that these ARE clogged pores.
Second, I have been to at least seven dermatologists. NOTHING worked!
It is driving me crazy! If you have any idea of something that actually DOES and WILL work, please tell me! I will be so extremely grateful for the rest of my life!

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Afos22's avatar

Work out and sweat it out.

chyna's avatar

A chemical peel applied only by a professional.

SpatzieLover's avatar

If you have black heads, then you have enlarged pores. If you have enlarged pores, you’d have to shrink them to keep the blackheads at bay.

To do this properly, you need a dermatologist.

If you want to do things at home you will need an extractor and regular use of a product containing salycilic acid

I have enlarged pores and always have. I gave my best tips here.

I now buy my acid in a bottle and do my peels at home. Initially, you should have a professional do this. That way you’ll know how much pain is “normal” for the process to work properly.

Judi's avatar

keep it as clean as possible, and don’t forget to use a moisturizer so the clean pores don’t get dust in them. I suggest using a salicylic acid toner if you can handle it.

YARNLADY's avatar

It’s not a do it once and forget it – but rather an ongoing process. Wash with warm water and mild soap at least three times a day, eat a healthy diet, lot of fruit and vegetables, very little meat or snacks, and drink a lot of water – 6 to 8 glasses a day.

KateTheGreat's avatar

Buy this stuff called “Terminator 10.” It kills any pesky zit or blackhead and dries it up. It can be found at Wal-Mart or a many grocery stores. Comes in an orange box and it’s cheap, easy, and the best thing ever created.

I had a zit the night before a performance once and I put that stuff on and when I woke up, it was like it never existed.

Facade's avatar

Start getting facials every month.

augustlan's avatar

You could try Biore Pore Strips. It’s kind of like a really strong tape that you press on your nose and then yank off. It pulls a lot of gunk out of your pores when you remove it.

dreamwolf's avatar

I second @augustlan they’ll always fill back up, so be ready to become a Biore advocater.

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