My pores have gotten out of control as I've gotten older. Looking in a magnifying glass is somewhat horrifying, almost like taking a trip to the grand canyon!
Lately I've been exfoliating more. I think this is key. It keeps the stuff from above infiltrating the pores below. I do this almost every other day, but do so very gentley.
I use a good Green Clay mask twice a week. I get the clay from Mountain Rose Herbs. They have a website.
Before I put the mask on I steam my face. I've been looking for an ozone facial steamer, but can't afford one yet. So I just steam it over a hot pot of water. I have heard that Fenugreek leaves, mashed into a mask is very good, but I haven't tried that yet. I will soon though.
Now here is one thing that sort of strange, and considering what site we are on is probably not a "purist" kind of thing, but if you grind up three uncoated aspirin, and mix it with a bit of honey and slather it on your face until a bit dried, this does amazing things for your skin. Because I don't take pharmaceuticals anymore, I don't do it often because it does soak into your skin. But if you have oily skin, or any hyperpigmentation, the acids in the aspirin do an amazing job on your skin. You can also use it as an exfoliant.
Anyway, that is my politically incorrect post of the day!!
Girls...The reason you suffer from large pores is because you've evidently never
been caught with 'egg on your face'. :-)
Try this one time...and see the unbelievable difference.
"Wash" your face by putting a little salt or baking soda in with a little mayonnaise...the mayo has to be real mayo...not fat free. Gently rub that all over your face. Splash with warm water to be sure you get it all off.
Next...break open a raw egg and spread the egg white all over your face...spread
a lot on there to get a good cover...let that dry for about 20 minutes....try not
to laugh or even smile, as that will 'crack the egg white' :-)
After 20 minutes, gently wash that off with warm water...be sure to get it all off...and you won't believe the difference.
I've just discovered Purple Emu Oil...and I've been singing it's praises for about
I have been blessed with very good skin...maybe because I've never been one to use
the commercial cosmetics, etc...I don't know. I've always used things like the
above. But recently I found an old Purple Emu Oil sample that a friend had given
me over 10 years ago...and read up on it on the internet to see what all it was good
for...I was amazed at the testimonials for wrinkles...so decided to try it for that
and Lichen Sclerosis...a condition that I had battled for about 14 years...
I have really good skin... even at 61 and was afraid that even if it was good for
the skin...I wouldn't be able to tell it on mine. But I was just amazed after
a couple of days at how much better my skin looked. I quickly ran out of the
Purple Emu Oil and went to my health food store and bought Emu Gold...and it didn't
even come close to comparing to the Purple Emu Oil...Emu Gold had Vit E added..which
you would think would make it even better...but it wasn't nearly as good as the
Purple Emu Oil....I have now ordered and received a huge supply of Purple Emu Oil...
I also ordered the soap...and I can even tell a big difference on my legs...which have always been a problem for me...because I've just
never spent the time pampering my legs. But just using this soap has made a huge
Just thought I'd share this info...hope it helps someone.....
Oh and that Lichen Sclerosis...just in case anyone else suffers from it. It had
it under control within 3 days...unbelievable...I've posted about that on the
gynecology forum and the Lichen Sclerosis forum.
Chemical peeling with salicylic acid in polyethylene glycol (PEG) vehicle is used clinically to improve the cosmetic appearance of skin that has been damaged by exposure to the sun. It is well known that cancers of the skin such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma may be induced by the sun. However, the carcinogenic potential of chem. peeling agents has not been studied. To evaluate the effects of chem. peeling with 30% salicylic acid in PEG on skin tumor formation in treated vs. control mice. To serve as a model of sun-damaged skin, hairless SKH/h1 mice were irradiated with UV B for 14 wk, with or without treatment every 2 wk with 30% salicylic acid in PEG for a total of 18 wk. Not only was the total number of tumors greatly reduced in the treated vs. the control mice, but skin tumor development was also slower in the treated vs. the control mice. At the final treatment, the fractions of T and B lymphocytes and natural killer cells from spleens of both groups of mice were comparable, and interferon-gamma production did not differ. The authors' findings suggest that chemical peeling with salicylic acid in PEG may help to prevent as well as to reduce the number of UVB-induced skin tumors.
great tip about willow bark, I shall try that ! I too, when I look at my chin, think
I am looking at the grand canyon. My skin is SO oily right now due to
adrenal fatigue, I think. I do hope my skin will get better as I recover. | :