Do you like me who get very annoy with all the sebum and gross stuff in your pores. I do know that there are some wonderful pore strip or gel out there; but those things do get expensive plus painful, and worst of all no matter how good the products are, they can't really really clean your pores. So the question is how to clean those stubborn holes in your face? All you need is a pimple extractor. And following these steps:
1. Clean your face
2. Steam your face (you can chose to do this right after a hot shower/right after using the steam room would have the best effects)
3. Extract all the yucky things out of your face
4. Rinse your face with cold water
5. Following up with routine skincare (optional)
** The most important steps in the whole procedures is extracting after steaming your face. There are several reasons:
1. After steaming, your pores are opening up which make it easier for the yucky thing to get out
2. After steaming, your pores are opening up which make the whole process are painless which is the most important thing for me to consider
** Remember to close your pores by rinsing with cold water ok
Monday, May 24, 2010
Well, I love this cleanser: DHC cream wash. It is very cheap, $9 for 2.1oz. And the tube will last you forever. For people who use Clarisonic: this work very well, foaming up nicely. Comparing to my beloved Kanebo - this one wash just as well and way cheaper.
I coupled this one with DHC deep cleansing oil and the result is very satisfying (clean but not drying). Using this along can be a little dry afterward. But if you read my previous post: You all know that I prefer cleanser that dry out my skin because a good cleanser does not discriminate between dirt particles and mineral oil particles in the skin. If you are concern about the dryness, you can use it at night only with some kind of cleansing oil or a toner will fix the problem right the way.
Anyway, pick this out and give it a try guy. Totaly worth it.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Available at dhccare.com for $25 (6.7oz). I bought mine when they have a sale some time ago, not much cheaper just a few dollar. I bought this to replace the Shu Uemura (SU) cleansing oil that i love. Smell wise, DHC can't compare to SU. However, it's not bad or any thing like that. Just smell very artificial i guess. The cleansing power is very good. It takes off my make up. However, I should note that: I don't wear heavy base makeup. I use BB cream. I don't do my eyes so no eyeliner what so ever. My mascara is washed off with warm water and i usually use makeup remover to remove it 1st before using the cleansing oil. In the end, I also use Kanebo cream wash to wash my face with a Clarisonic to make sure that nothing will stay on my face.
If you want a cheap and effective cleansing oil, I am highly recommend this. Well it's not that cheap but compare to SU. This is way cheaper with the same cleansing power.
Why should you use cleansing oil? Well, before using cleansing oil my skin condition was bad: acne prone, redness, and so on. My skin actually has been improving a lot since I apply this method: makeup remover -> cleansing oil -> cream wash. I love cleansing oil because aside smelting my makeup away, I also use it to massage my face while its doing it job. It likes killing 2 birds with 1 stone. (Notes: I don't like killing anything especially animals.)
I hope you will pick up some kind of cleansing oil after reading this post. For my part: I am in search of another cheaper and more effective oil next. I just like to try new things