How to Use Biore Pore Cleansing Strips
Biore Pore Strips are great at making pores less visible if used correctly. Most Biore strips are meant to be used on the nose, so if you wish to use them on another part of your face, you will need to purchase a combo pack. This article will show you how to use these strips.
Using Biore Strips on Your Nose
Wash your nose using facial cleanser and warm water.Consider using an exfoliating cleanser. This will remove any surface dirt and the bulk of the blackheads.
Wet your nose using water or a damp towel.This will open up your pores, making the blackheads easier to remove. Also, your nose must be wet in order for the Biore strip to become adhesive and stick to it.
Remove the strip from the packaging and bend it back and forth.This will make the strip easier to mold against the curve of your nose.
Peel the shiny, plastic cover off the strip.Discard the plastic strip. Remember which side the plastic was on, as that is the side you will be placing against your skin.
Make sure that your nose is still wet, then place the strip against your nose.Position it so that the curved, arrow-like shape is pointing downward towards the tip of your nose. It should be covering just the tip of your nose.
Smooth the strip down against your nose with your fingers.If your nose was wet enough, you should notice the strip sticking to your skin. If there are any air bubbles that you can't smooth out, simply press down on them for a few minutes until they no longer pop up. You want the strip to be as smooth against your nose as possible.
- If the strip doesn't stick well to your skin, dampen your fingers and try to press the strip down against your nose.
Let the strip sit on your nose for 10-15 minutes.It will began to get hard, similar to paper maché. Try not to pick at it, or wrinkle your nose too much.
Grip one end of the strip and gently peel it off.Lift it upward and away from your nose. Do not tear it off; not only will this hurt, but it won't pull out most of the blackheads.
- If the strip is painful to remove, you may have left it on for too long. Dip a Q-tip in some water, and place the tip against one of the edges of the strip. This will dampen the adhesive. Try to get part of the tip under the strip. Once you are able to get a good grip on the strip, put the Q-tip away and try to peel the strip off again.
Rinse your nose using cool water and facial cleanser.The blackheads will be gone, but there might still be some sticky residue left on your nose from the Biore strip. Avoid using hot or warm water, since this will risk irritating the tender skin. Once you have gotten all the residue off, rinse your nose again using cool water; this will help close the pores back up and prevent any dirt from getting back into the pores.
Using Biore Strips on the Rest of Your Face
Purchase the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips Combo pack.The regular Biore packs have only the nose strips, which are not meant to be used on any other part of the face. You will need this pack so that you can use the non-nose strips on your chin, cheeks, or forehead.
Wash your face using warm water and facial cleanser.Consider using an exfoliating cleanser, as this will help get rid of any surface dirt and the worst of the blackheads.
Wet the area to be de-pored using warm water or a damp towel.This will help open up the pores, making the blackheads easier to remove.
Remove the Biore face strip from its packaging.Make sure that your hands are dry, or you will activate the adhesive too soon.
Twist and bend the Biore strip.This will make it easier to mold against your chin, cheeks, or forehead.
Peel the plastic backing off the strip.Remember which side the backing was on, as this will be the side that's going to be pressed against your skin.
Make sure that your skin is still wet, then press the strip down against it.Smooth the strip down against your skin, making sure to get rid of any air bubbles or wrinkles. If the strip is not sticking very well, dampen your fingers a little, and try to smooth it down.
- Avoid placing the strip too close to your eyes. The skin in that area is too sensitive and fragile for these strips.
Wait 10 to 15 minutes.During this time, the strip will harden, like paper maché. Try not to move your face too much, or the Biore strip may start to peel off. For example, if you are wearing the strip on your forehead, try not to raise your eyebrows too much.
Gently peel the strip off.Once the strip is hard, grip one of the corners and carefully lift it away from your skin. Avoid tearing or ripping it off; not only will this hurt, but the strip won't grab as many blackheads.
- If you put the strip on your forehead, start peeling from both sides and work your way towards the middle.
Rinse your face using cool water and facial cleaner.The Biore strip would have pulled away all the blackheads, but it may have left behind some sticky residue. Cool water and facial cleanser will get rid of that. Avoid using hot or warm water, as you may irritate the skin.
QuestionCan I leave the cleansing strip on overnight?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo. It is ill-advised to do so. Leaving the strip on for a long period of time will make it much harder to remove and will not make it any more effective.Thanks!
QuestionWhy can't I use the nose strips on other parts of my face?QushyqushyCommunity AnswerYou can, but the shape of the strips is already cut to suit the shape of the nose area.Thanks!
- Always wash your face before using the strips. Oily residue from makeup and creams may prevent the strips from sticking.
- Make sure that your skin is wet before applying the strip. Biore strips will not stick to dry skin.
- If the strip is difficult to remove, wet one of the corners a little and try to peel it off.
- Do not leave the strips on overnight. This will not make them more effective.
- Do not use on your skin if you have sunburn or severe acne.
- If the strip causes irritation, discontinue use.
- Do not use the Biore nose strips more than three times a week, and the chin and forehead strips more than once a week.
- If you are using any prescribed medication for acne, ask your doctor before using the strips.
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