Jan 8, 2010

How to Get Smaller Pores in the T-Zone Area

Do you know of any gal who does not care about small pores? I don't! It seems we are on this constant hunt for the next beauty product to make the skin more flawless than yesterday. For me, my small pore secret for the T-zone area is Biore pore strips. This little baby really works wonder for yours truly. I would place strips on my nose, right above my eyebrows and the area between my eyebrows. Usually I will cut one large strip into smaller sections for areas above eyebrow and between eyebrows. This post is slightly TMI, but I just have to show the result to prove my method really works as promise. Doesn't the strip look like a little forest of clogs. Even though Biore strips are recommended as weekly treatment, I tend to apply strips only once a or twice max per month. I am fearful overuse might damage sensitive skin on the face.
By now, I have this strip application down to a science. If you just apply the strip without preparing your face first, the result is not as effective. This is what I do:

1. Exfoliate with facial scrub first.
2. Open up pores with a hot shower. Hot towel works but not as effective as a hot shower.
3. Apply strips immediate after the shower for max result.

I feel such sense of accomplishment in the end. I refrain from squeezing clogs from my face to avoid accidental damage. In moderation, this is pretty effective for me. What is your method to achieve smaller pores around the T-zone area?

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21 comments:

  1. I don't think I have my own method yet, but yours seems perfect. I used to use these kind of strips too until they stopped selling them here for some reason :S

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  2. Ooo I might try and find some of there seen as my pores become bigger by the day - they seem to have pretty good results! :) x

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  3. I love using these strips. It's satisfying to see what you pulled out, isn't it? So gross. :-)

    I put one on my boyfriend once. He was horrified by the whole process and was just about in tears when I pulled it off of him. Whiny!

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  4. I haven't purchased those in a while, but was thinking of doing so again, I too was worried that I might overuse. They are great- I found a holistic recipe to try using egg whites that I may try, crazy as it sounds. It's supposed to do the same thing. Icky but interesting!
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  5. I lõve this product! I just need to remember to use it more often!

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  6. Sounds so great!



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  7. I've heard these are pretty good.

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  8. i use this same method! but i am not as disciplined. i dont do it as often as i should.

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  9. Exfoliating and then moisturizing works for me. I have not tried the Biore strip but I might given you have beautiful skin!

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  10. I haven't used these in a while. They used to make my nose red and peel. I have stupid sensitive skin. :(

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  11. I love using these strips. I never used them after a hot shower, but that's what I am gonna do next timw.

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  12. I'll have to try your tips - for some reason these never work out for me, but I always wish they would.

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  13. I love that you took a photo of your used strip :D

    I recently bought a new box of these, and it's time for another application. Your idea for applying it post-shower is great! I'll have to try that.

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  14. Wow...now I want to try this, but I'm worried about what I might find! Better to get it out than leave it though, I suppose.

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  15. Oh great tips savvy. I never thought to prep before applying the strips!

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  16. i want to try that biore deep cleansing pore strips, hope it will available soon at Indonesia.

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  17. I am cursed with hereditary large pores in my T-zone - my mom has them too. I use a dermatologist-prescribed gel that is supposed to exfoliate and minimize them, but it is only so effective. I didn't get a ton of benefit out of the pore-cleansing strips when I tried them, but didn't try using them immediately after showering - great idea! Perhaps I should give them another go.

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  18. I love these strips! Hubby does too. ;) I def have to try your method with the hot shower, thanks! :)

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  19. I love Biore! really interesting to see the stuff it pulls out :)

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  20. whoaa! lots of gunk on the strip. I always remove mine hoping for the same results but there is nothing. I will have to try the hot shower tip .. great idea.

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