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5 Things to Know About Pore Strips


They Treat, not Prevent

As satisfying as blackhead removal with a pore strip can be, it's only a temporary fix. It won't stop your pores from collecting oil, dead skin and even dirt. Such a process is a natural, ongoing occurrence in the skin. What a pore strip can do, however, is get rid of the buildup before it leads to a breakout or becomes aesthetically unappealing.

So, as a treatment, pore strips aren't a one-time remedy. They must be used over and over again. Fortunately, they're a simple, fairly inexpensive part of a skin care regimen. However, if you're interested in reducing costs further, you can make your own pore strips. Keep reading to learn how.