What's it do? Who's it for? How do I use it?
Sounds like something you might find in a jewelry showcase eh?
My skin is fairly clear and I doesn't really give me too much woe. I take super good care of it and that could be the reason that I'm not crying over it at night.
I suffer from one main problem that I've had for years and nothing really helps it. Blackheads. On my nose.
I don't have a ton of blackheads but I have about two stubborn ones that won't go anywhere. I've tried just about everything even having them professionally extracted only to have them pop back up over and over and over again!
Nose strips. Don't work.
Various lotions and potions. Don't work.
Extracting them? Works temporarily but they pop back up like an ugly penny!
They bug me really bad. I guess you can't really see them unless you have a 10X zoom but I know they are there and for me that's enough!
I was busy blabbering about blackheads in my Biore PJ Party
post a few weeks ago remember?
And a lovely reader and friend, Gezebel
, had suggested Silver Powder.
Hmm....a solution maybe????
I rushed to Mario Badescu's site to check this out!
I happily ordered it as it's only $12 bucks USD so what's the harm right? I also crawled the internet for a coupon so I saved $1.80 USD with a coupon code I found! YAY me!
I got this super fast. Within a day it was on my door step! Go Mario Go! Props for awesome shipping time.
More props for the awesome freebies my box came with. They included a mini slew of all sorts of skincare wonder that I've never tried. I got a Cucumber Tonic Mask, some Enzyme Cleaning Gel, Moisturizer, Cucumber Cleansing Oil and some Eye Cream! Wahooooo for freebies! The Muse likey samples!
Anyway about that Silver Powder I mentioned....
Well. The verdict is in and I like it.
It didn't work the 1st time or the 2nd time for that matter. It was however successful at turning my nose a strange pale white color temporarily.
However, that 1st and 2nd use did "fade" the blackheads. I know weird but the effect was interesting. I really had to look to see them. So I went from viewing them in my 10X mirror to hauling out the big guns and peering at them with my 12X! Yup sadly those two evil suckers were deeply embedded in my nose.
But I wasn't giving up!
Last night I attempted a 3rd run with Silver Powder. It deserves to be mentioned that several people around the internetz mentioned that using silver powder and proceeding to use a nose strip seemed to pick up more blackheads and that's what I did the first two times without too much success!
However, this third run I just applied, waited 10 minutes, and washed off with a wash cloth.
And....mmm..pretty successfully this time around!
My nose is looking pretty darn good. I do see a tiny bit of one blackhead that's sorting hanging on but I think I can successfully wash him away with a final run of Silver Powder!
So how do you use Silver Powder anyway?
Basically Silver Powder is just a white loose powder sorry to disappoint but no silver here. Basically you take a dampened cotton ball and dab it into the loose powder. You proceed to take the cotton ball with the now damp Silver Powder and pat it on your nose (I rubbed it a bit as well). This creates a bit of a mask over your nose (or if you prefer you can of course use it on any clogged pores you have on your face! I only have blackheads on my nose so that's where I used it!). You live this on for 10 minutes and wash with cold water after the time is up! Some folk like to use a nose strip afterwards as I mentioned above and that works very well but I found just washing it off works just as well!
The Muse Approves of Mario Badescu Silver Powder! It takes a bit of elbow grease but with a little patience you can happily kiss your Blackheads goodbye plus it's $12 bucks for a HUGE supply! This stuff will last you a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers to that!
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