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Can i steam my face then use a facial scrub and afterwards use a homemade face mask or is it best to use face scrub and face mask before steaming. Also should i use a gentle cleanser before applying face masks or can i apply straight on?
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Steam face->scrub face->use ur face mask
Best to do it all before bed. And yes, its okay to gently cleanse before exfoliating esp if you wear makeup.
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Cleanser first (unclogs pores and allows you to start with a clean face)
Facial scrub
Wash face
Steam
Facemask
Wash off facemask and use moisturizer

At least thats what my dermatologist told me
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(Original post by theaemii)
Cleanser first (unclogs pores and allows you to start with a clean face)
Facial scrub
Wash face
Steam
Facemask
Wash off facemask and use moisturizer

At least thats what my dermatologist told me
I mean i would defo want to try it out if a dermatologist advised that haha.. i have alot of blackheads so i thought steaming then scrubbimg is better but idk ill keep trying different ways thamk you though
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(Original post by Unknown1232003)
I mean i would defo want to try it out if a dermatologist advised that haha.. i have alot of blackheads so i thought steaming then scrubbimg is better but idk ill keep trying different ways thamk you though
Yeah, i feel that! I think that is just the best way to do it in general, but whatever works for you It wont hurt to try different ways. I know that salicylic acid scrubs can help with blackheads, and there are also those extractor tools but it can be a bit painful after a while in my experience, although it works :P I know some of my friends have used the blackhead peel off masks, but I havent tried it yet myself, so you could always give that a shot. Just try to only put it on the areas you actually have blackheads cause otherwise ive heard it can hurt a lot pulling it off haha
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The idea behind the steaming is that it kinda loosens the dirt and grime on your face and 'opens' your pores (pores don't actually open and close but can get tighter and looser) so your products can penetrate your skin well.

Also with blackheads, ive heard that chemical exfolation combined with claymasks is better for your skin than manual extraction bc manual extraction can damage or bruise the skin and leaves a temporary hole where dirt can get in. I think the 'proper' way (not a dermatologist here) is to use salicylic acid on the blackhead (you can get BHA serums), leave for a while, then apply a clay mask. I don't think the results are as dramatic and satisfying as squeezing or vacuuming blackheads but it's supposedly healthier
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