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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Clean Pores Using Pore Strips

The Truth Behind the Strip

Having trouble dealing with oily skin and pesky blackheads? Are you washing your face only to find oily skin the next morning? 

Depending on who you ask, pore strips are revolutionary or revolting. You plaster these odd-looking pieces of paper across your nose and then peel them off to reveal the darkness that lurks in your pores. 

There can be something satisfying about this oily skin care regimen. However, even after washing your face regularly and using these strips as directed, there are times when you need the help of an esthetician to get the job done. 

What causes blackheads?

Even with the most thorough of oily skin care regimens, dead skin cells and sebum can clog your pores, leading to blackheads and even more serious breakouts. Blackheads occur when the buildup reaches your skin’s surface. 

It reacts with oxygen and turns black. Pore strips were made specifically to target blackheads. If you look closely after you remove the strip, you will see dozens of black hair-like stalks. That’s what is inside your pores. Thankfully, once removed, you have a clearer-looking complexion. 

Pore Strips Are Not a Cure

While pore strips can help reduce the appearance of blackheads, they won't stop them from forming. Over time, your pores can become clogged again and the blackheads reappear.

Seeing a Specialist

Estheticians are a type of specialist who specializes in both dry skin care and oily skin care. They are similar to a dermatologist except that instead of only working in a medical office, you can also find them in spas and salons. 

If someone is suffering from persistent acne, an esthetician can perform many different types of skin care treatments. As part of a dry skin care regimen, an esthetician may perform microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a treatment where instead of using processed chemicals like salicylic acid, it uses microcrystals to remove dead skin cells. 

Persistent blackheads and acne ruin your self-esteem. Thankfully, there are ways to rid your face once and for all of those pesky black dots!

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