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Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:13 am      Reply with quote
What product do you think is the best for treating enlarged pore? making it appears smaller.
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:31 am      Reply with quote
If you have large pores, the best thing you can do is make sure ... absolutely certain ... that you keep them clear of gunk.

Blackheads and congestion make large pores look far worse than they are.

Once you get your pores clear ... there are a number of products you can try ... just be sure those products won't clog your newly cleaned pores!

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:48 am      Reply with quote
Avoid overly drying products with alcohol!
Once I did this, my pores were certainly not invisible, but they looked cleaner and less visible.

I squeeze out the gunk from my nose pores every week or every other week. The nose strips don't work on me. But my nose has gotten better since I've started coming to the EDS forums.

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:01 pm      Reply with quote
First thing is to find out what caused enlarged pores, too much oil? or due to skin lost its elasticity. If it's due to the former, try to use exfoliates to clear the pores thus it will make your pores appear smaller. If it's due to the latter, then you may want to use actives that could simulate the production of collagen, i.e Retional A, Vit C...etc. HTH
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Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:54 am      Reply with quote
I found using DHCC really good for this, at least it helps clean the pores so that they aren't as noticable (like iaimei mentioned).
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Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:00 am      Reply with quote
i do manual de-gunking of the pores with peel off masks and biore strips and alternate with acid products such as JM bioglycolic lotion. the JM is awesome at pore refining. also pearl powder in a moisturizer seems to help a lot.

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Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:05 am      Reply with quote
I would suggest the OCM method.

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Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:37 pm      Reply with quote
Lara1 wrote:
I would suggest the OCM method.

What is OCM method Question Thx.
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Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:45 pm      Reply with quote
OCM is oil cleansing method, usually mix Castor and olive oil, or any oil you like. You can cleanse your face with it and follow with regular moisturiser. It helps to eliminate comedones in the pores and keep them clean. You can do the search on this forum and find many posts about OCM.
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Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:49 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Lara. I will look into it further. Thanks.
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Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:14 pm      Reply with quote
Yes ... OCM is great for keeping the pores clean! I've been using OCM for almost 2 years now ... and still loving it!

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I did OCM this afternoon with 50% Castor Oil and 50% Jojoba Oil - massaged for 7 minutes - three plugs were purged - very cool - the funny thing is after placing the warm wash cloth and wiping the excess oil off my skin - I thought I would still be oily - Quite the contrary - my skin looked great - and I actually had to add some jojoba oil to moisturize my skin.

I hope the OCM continues to work. I DO NOT think I will use it every day but probably at least once a week.
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:15 am      Reply with quote
I'd always been very lucky in this department but in the last year or so I'd noticed that my pores appeared larger and less smooth. I started a bha/aha product and it's worked wonders. I then added a pearl cream that seems to have helped even more. I purchase my products from I Feel Pretty, great products and customer service and the price is incredible.

Edited to add that many swear by the OCM but for me it caused extremely dry, peeling skin that actually felt like a burn.

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Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:16 pm      Reply with quote
Aprin masks help my pores ...
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Here is a home recipy that works:

Rosewater and lemon juice (I don't know really about exact quantities, since I read about it somewhere on the web and they didn't provide more information - I used equal quantities to fill a shot glass): you dub your skin with a cotton pad, and leave it on for 20 mins, then rinse off with lukewarm water. I tried this some months ago and amazingly it worked (lemon has astringent properties so it cleared up my face a bit too), it stung only in the beginning, and by the end of the 20 mins it didn't sting at all. It dries up on the skin, so it feels a bit sticky and icky, but all in all it's a good remedy for when you don't have a pore concealing/minimizing cosmetic at hand.
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:13 pm      Reply with quote
mjlover wrote:
Aprin masks help my pores ...


What is Aprin masks? Where can I buy? Question Question

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Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:44 pm      Reply with quote
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mjlover wrote:
Aprin masks help my pores ...


What is Aprin masks? Where can I buy? Question Question

TIA


Aspirin mask. Do a search on this site and you'll get tons of info.

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Chrissie wrote:
Jira wrote:
mjlover wrote:
Aprin masks help my pores ...


What is Aprin masks? Where can I buy? Question Question

TIA


Aspirin mask. Do a search on this site and you'll get tons of info.


Thanks Chrissie Smile
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Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:25 pm      Reply with quote
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I squeeze out the gunk from my nose pores every week or every other week. The nose strips don't work on me. But my nose has gotten better since I've started coming to the EDS forums.


Oh! Skim honey! I hope you are being veeeeerrry gentle! You don't want to break your capillaries by being too zealous! What about a peel and then a clay mask afterward to "suck" it all out?
I used to squeeze the sides of my nose and now I have a really lovely set of red capillaries to show for it. They are a devil to get rid of. Grrr.

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:06 pm      Reply with quote
OCM (I use a bit less Castor oil in the mix though) followed by an acid mix really helped me.
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:37 am      Reply with quote
Can I use baby oil with the caster oil? Or does it have to be some sort of cooking oil? =P
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Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:32 pm      Reply with quote
Baby oil / mineral oil is a petroleum-based product and those are controversial to use in skin care. And, I've never heard of them used in OCM any way. Stick with natural oils (come from plant) and find the right percentage balance that works with you with the castor oil.

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Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:49 pm      Reply with quote
lunarmm wrote:
Baby oil / mineral oil is a petroleum-based product and those are controversial to use in skin care. And, I've never heard of them used in OCM any way. Stick with natural oils (come from plant) and find the right percentage balance that works with you with the castor oil.


Corn oil would work, right? my mom uses it for cooking, so i can try it...

My t-zone is kind of oily, should i still use it? i hate the shine on my face and i don;t want more =P
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:24 am      Reply with quote
Egg white mask is good:

egg white of 1 egg
1 teaspoon of honey
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Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:24 am      Reply with quote
Hi -- I use salicylic acid with great success! Not only will it clean out your pores but it will refine the skin texture. Smile
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