We’re grateful to live in a world where there are so many amazing skincare products at our disposal. Just one trip to Sephora and Ulta and it becomes clear just how many ways there are to take care of your skin.
Though the skincare possibilities are seemingly endless, there’s one commonly used product that is actually doing more harm to your skin than it is good. Can you guess what it is? The answer may surprise you.
Pore strips are used to remove the superficial portion of blackheads on the nose. Its sticky adhesive attaches to the top layer of dead skin cells, dirt, hair, oil and blackheads to clean the surface of your nose.
While there’s nothing quite as fascinating – or gross – as looking at a freshly ripped-off pore strip, it should be noted that it’s doing more to your skin than pulling out your blackheads. Pore strips also remove the natural oils in your nose. Without these, it can make your pores pore vulnerable and become more prone to irritation and blemishes.
They could also scar the skin if any damage was caused to a pore while removing the pore strip. Not to mention, using pore strips could also cause spider veins if your skin is thin, as they make you more susceptible to broken capillaries.
If you're seeing any kind of irritation at all, you should definitely stop using pore strips. Make sure to check out all the natural ways to remove blackheads that will keep your skin healthy and looking good.