Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beauty Call: Bye Bye Blackheads

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - $14 for a pack of 14
Other than removing unwanted hair, blackheads can be a pet peeve. Blackheads are little bumps embedded into the pores of skin and usually develop when the skin produces too much oil. If you are still unsure of what a blackhead is, see for yourself. Take a mirror (preferably a magnifying mirror) and look on your nose, forehead and cheeks for tiny dark dots. Chances are you probably have them; if not, then I envy you. Luckily, there are ways to get rid of blackheads. Regular cleansing of the face can help prevent an over abundance of blackheads and pimples.
To get quick results, however, I use Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips. I’ve been using Biore Strips for quite some time and I have always had a positive experience with the product. The thing to remember is to wet the area so the strip has some grip to it. Once the strip has dried on your nose (it will feel like paper mache), it is ready to be ripped off. I usually count to three and then peel off the strip in one motion, which is a tad painful. But in the end, it’s worth to see the blackheads on the strip rather than my nose. After, I use my toner to close the pores, and voila!
According to, the product got an average vote of 3.8 out of 5. Some said that the product opened up pores (which is why I use toner afterwards to close them), and the glue stays on the nose after the strip is ripped off. Others said that they love the product and it does the trick. The Biore Strips get a thumbs up in my books. Although a tad pricey, it is worth the money and you can do other things while waiting for it to dry (like write a blog, perhaps?).
Try This:
*Dab Visine or Pepto Bismol on pimples or red spots on your face to reduce redness.
* Use a teabag on skin, especially for puffy eyes. The antioxidants in the tea will help reduce inflammation.
Feel free to share your experiences with Biore Strips, face masks, or any other cleansing products.


  1. There have been times when I've run out of facial products and have used toothpaste on red spots/ blemishes. It works very well.

  2. This is my number 1 concern too. What can you suggest in a lip stick shade?