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Can someone recommend me a good skin card product ? Basically I need something to make my face really clean, like I got "black heads" and I have tried mud masks and everything its just not helping!

I mean does it matter if I use 1 designed for women ? That's what I have been using because there's nothing really for men

Thanks for all the advise, greatly appreciated
 

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I think you should invest in a steamer. I got one from by Kaz for 20-25 bucks. Personally I think people overlook this but the benefits are wonderful 1) you are opening your pores making skin care products more potent 2) It really relaxes your facial muscles. I use a steamer along with my Aspirin mask 3 times a week and blackheads are gone.
 

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Benzethonium Chloride is a superior bacteria killing agent found in hand sanitizers. I recommend the use of it.
There are quantery formulas which condition the skin and have this agent in them.
 

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Ingredients to AVOID

MINERAL OIL A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, mineral oil can attract dirt and causes blackheads and eruptions. It can accelerate free radical damage, thus speeding up the aging process, because it causes toxins that build up in the skin.

ALL WAXES SUCH AS PARAFFIN, BEESWAX, CANDELILLA WAX, CARNAUBA WAX Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

LANOLIN A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

PETROLATUM This familiar, semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons is derived from petroleum. Literally, "paraffin jelly" or "petroleum jelly," it is not absorbed by the skin and suffocates the pores. All petrochemicals pollute water and destroy marine life. Avoiding these chemicals is essential for humans, animals, fish, water, land, and air.

ACETONE Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

BORAX (Sodium Borate, Boric acid) Used in baby powders, bath powders, eye creams, skin fresheners, and protective creams as a preservative, borax is rapidly absorbed by the skin. Despite repeated warnings from the American Medical Association, it is still widely used in many products.

ALCOHOLS SUCH AS ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, SD ALCOHOL 40, ETHYL ALCOHOL Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

FD&C When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.
 

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Hello Every1

Can someone recommend me a good skin card product ? Basically I need something to make my face really clean, like I got "black heads" and I have tried mud masks and everything its just not helping!

I mean does it matter if I use 1 designed for women ? That's what I have been using because there's nothing really for men

Thanks for all the advise, greatly appreciated
Hi,

Here are some good tips for healthy skin based on my 25 year knowledge and self experimentation;
The essential keys to healthy skin are not found in a bottle or jar of expensive skin care product. They are found in the every day habits and diet of every woman attempting to improve her appearance. Nutrition especially is a very important detail that many women might overlook when attempting to improve the appearance of their skin.

Every Day Ways to Attain Healthy Skin
The proper consumption of water is an essential first step in improving skin health. It ensures the body is receiving enough oxygen and stays properly hydrated, flushing out the bad and constantly supplying nutrients needed for healthy skin.
Another natural method of maintaining healthy skin is to avoid over exposure to the sun. By using sun screen on a daily basis and staying out of direct sunlight for more than a couple hours at a time, women can avoid unsightly sun spots and dry skin that result from too much UVA or UVB rays.
Sleep is a great method of rejuvenating and enhancing healthy skin. By getting at least 6 hours of sleep every night, women are giving their skin the time it needs to rejuvenate and repair from the stress of every day life. Without that rest, the effects of stress and sleep deprivation will make their first mark on the surface of otherwise healthy skin in the form of bags, puffy eyes, dry skin and blemishes.
Nutrients are another essential aspect of retaining healthy skin. Without the right balance of nutrients on a daily basis, skin will begin to show signs of its age and wear. Vitamins such as B1 which enhance circulation and B2 without which skin will start discolor, are vital to keeping healthy skin as shiny and supple as possible.
Healthy skin that is washed on a regular basis will remain blemish free as well. Depending on the level of oil production for any given individual, how skin is washed will change. A daily regiment of non-soap cleansers and toners will keep oil and dirt free of the pores and blemishes from ruining otherwise perfectly healthy skin.

Five Tips for Healthy Skin
Additionally, these simple tasks can help to reduce the wear and tear on your skin that leads to common skin problems and unsightly blemishes.

• Keep hair out of the face to reduce the chance of excess oiliness and blemishes
• Oily hair care products only increase the risk of facial blemishes.
• Nutrition and a proper diet ensure hydration, oxidation, and nutrients for healthy skin.
• Fish consumption or fish oil supplements help supplement healthy skin.
• Use warm water and a non-soap cleanser to wash your skin, keeping it clear and unobstructed.

Along with the common aspects of a healthy lifestyle, these tips will ensure that your healthy skin remains that way for years to come

Sincerely,

Maya McMahon
Skin Care Specialist
 

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I tried the nivea young range...deep clean, its quite good as it, made my black heads less big and black! LOL. You can try it if you want. It wokred for me x Good Luck x
 

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Here are three options I know of. Men have more oil so if you have blackheads most natural ingredients may not be strong enough. My ex-bf used differin gel and it worked amazingly (he bought it online which was lucky for me as I use the retin-a and bought it from the same site thanks to him). The site he bought from is netmedorders.com These are both really strong and also tretinoin is anti-wrinkles so it will clear the skin and help fine wrinkles. If you do not want to go that strong I would try salicylic and alcohol which you can buy cheap (like 1.99) at Walgreens, at least here in Miami but it is in the hispanic section so you may not have it where you live. There are sites that sell salicylic acid washes, scrubs, etc skinbiology.com has these if you need them though after someoone in another thread told me copper-peptides I spent a fortune on may be ruining my skin I am not sure I trust them now! Third option---go for a facial and let them recommend a good regimen--may be your best bet!
 

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Here are three options I know of. Men have more oil so if you have blackheads most natural ingredients may not be strong enough. My ex-bf used differin gel and it worked amazingly (he bought it online which was lucky for me as I use the retin-a and bought it from the same site thanks to him). The site he bought from is netmedorders.com These are both really strong and also tretinoin is anti-wrinkles so it will clear the skin and help fine wrinkles. If you do not want to go that strong I would try salicylic and alcohol which you can buy cheap (like 1.99) at Walgreens, at least here in Miami but it is in the hispanic section so you may not have it where you live. There are sites that sell salicylic acid washes, scrubs, etc skinbiology.com has these if you need them though after someoone in another thread told me copper-peptides I spent a fortune on may be ruining my skin I am not sure I trust them now! Third option---go for a facial and let them recommend a good regimen--may be your best bet!
I'm about to save you a fortune on retin-a (tretinoin)
Thank me later.

I checked out that site Netmedorders.com
WOW........a 0.05% 45 gram tube (cream) will run you only $128.73


A 0.05% 20 gram tube (cream) will run you $2.08 here
Tretinoin by alldaychemist.com specilizes in prescriptions drugs

Do the math....lol

I like the gel better as it penetrates better.

As to the ligitimacy of this site and their products, search around here and do a Google.

Truely one of those times when "If it sounds too good to be true, it ususally is"
is not true.
 

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Always experimenting....I'm using 0.1% tazarotene from ADC mixed half-half with Bariederm ointment at night instead of Retin-A. Already after 3 nights I see the difference! It is helping with shrinking pores on my nose and smoothing stubborn lines under my eyes. As I become accustomed to it, I can move up to full strength. So far no irritation from it.

Anyone else have better success with taz than retin-a?



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I have heard that using Revitol stretch mark will significantly diminish the appearance of stretch marks, make skin brightener and protects the skin against anti discoloration and uneven skin tone.
 

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Hi, im trying to get any info on african black soap and shea butter. I,ve heard it helps with acne, rashes ,dark spots and won't dry or make your skin oily. Could this be to good to be true?
 

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I agree with fawnie. This soap looks really good. I think I just might order some. Never heard of this soap before, so thank you for sharing!!
 

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Hi there,

Women have thinner skin than men because the male's testosterone makes men's skin thicker.

As men approach late middle age and they lose testosterone their skin becomes thinner and more fragile.

I don't know your age but if you are younger then your skin can be treated the same as a female's. I suggest:-

- exfoliation ONCE weekly because if you shave you're exfoliating anyway.

- Use a product such as a cream with abrasive particles or a soap-free cleanser. Use a 'Buf-Puf' polyester sponge.

Ugly though blackheads are, try to avoid squeezing them because they can turn into painful spots. Steam your face once a week over a bowl of boiled water. Use a towel to cover your head. Add one drop of tea-tree oil.
When the blackheads rise to the surface you can remove them with a blackhead removal tool which exerts gentle pressure.

Splash your face with cold water and use an alcohol-free toner.

Beware of sun-damage and use a sun-cream during the day and a cream that is not too drying at night because you can over-dry your skin and make matters worse.

I hope this help,

Best wishes

redrose
 
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