Pore Strips for Removal of Blackheads
The most effective way to remove blackheads is with the use of pore strips. These are used in combination with other products like toners, creams or gels. They work well when they are applied regularly and properly. There are many types of pore strips available which include:
1) Microsponges – These are small plastic tubes that have tiny holes in them.
When you apply the strip to your skin, it comes into contact with the pores in your skin and removes dead cells from those pores. The microsponge strips do not leave behind any residue so there is no need to wash off these strips after using them. You can buy microsponges at drugstores or online.
2) Paper Towel – These paper towels are made up of two layers of cotton fabric.
One layer is sticky side and the other is non stick side. When you put the non stick side over your face, it sticks to your skin and prevents the sticky part from getting onto your eyes or clothes. These strips can be used on both dry and oily skin types. You can purchase paper towel strips at drugstores or online.
3) Wax Strips – These strips are made up of warm wax that has been molded into a strip and solidified.
This is then covered over with a protective layer which is usually made up of paper. When you apply this strip to your face, the wax will harden when it comes in contact with your skin. You can then pull this strip off quickly to take away dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from your pores. You can buy wax strips at drug stores or online.
4) Black Mask – These are like colored strips that you apply to your face in order to deeply clean your pores and remove dirt from your skin.
These strips come in various colors to signify different types of dirt and oil that is being pulled from your skin. For example, a green strip means that it has removed excess oil, while a brown strip means that it has removed dirt or dead skin. These strips can be bought at drugstores or online.
5) Silver Algae – These are like paper sheets that you put over your face and leave on for a few minutes so that they can draw out impurities from your skin.
You may feel a gentle tingling when you first apply this to your face but it should go away in a few minutes. It helps to apply this before going to sleep and then rinsing it off in the morning. You can buy this at drug stores or online.
6) Sticky Tape – These are made of surgical tape that has a sticky surface on one side.
You use this to remove dead skin cells from your face which helps to keep your skin looking fresh. This can be bought at drugstores or online.
7) Masks – There are many types of masks available on the market.
These masks will come in various shapes and sizes to fit your skin type. Some masks can help to tighten your skin, while others will help to hydrate it. You can buy these at drugstores or online.
There are many other types of strips and masks that are available on the market which you can use to clean your pores on a weekly basis. If you do not want to try strips and masks, there are also waxes and scrubs that you can use in order to clean your pores. You can try any of these options to see which one gets the best results for your skin type.
Which strips and masks have worked best for you?
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