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Ask any girl who has blackheads on her nose. It is definitely the bane of her life. She’s sure to have an array of resources with her at all times to combat this menace. Face scrubs, clay masks, face packs, facials, clean-ups at the parlour, DIY home remedies and more ! Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes I do not have the patience or time to go the regular route and feel like cheating. Taking a short cut. In an ideal world, I would not do this but it isn’t and I’m flawed. For such times, my arsenal includes these nose strips from Bioré.

The nose strips are easy to use, they have clear instructions on the back which should be followed to the T. Washing the face with warm water before application helps open up the pores. Post application, washing with cold water helps soothe skin, remove any residue and tighten up pores.

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There is also a list of “Cautions” that elaborates : Avoid using on acne blemishes, swollen, sunburned, excessively dry skin or skin prone to spider veins. If strip is difficult or painful to remove, wet strip thoroughly until it slides off easily. Forceful removal of the strip should be avoided and may cause skin abrasions.

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The product is of a standard size which is slightly big for me so I like to trim off the excess from the edges. This ensures that the strip covers my nose and not my inner cheeks which are sensitive to peel off strips. I was satisfied with the results after use, it managed to pull off my pesky blackheads. The process was fairly simple and took all of 15 minutes to complete.

Having said that, the product does contain harsh chemicals and isn’t suitable for regular use. Also, it is a temporary fix at best and definitely not a solution to the problem. I try to be really careful while removing it because developing spider veins is a very real concern while using this product. I haven’t had any side effects till now but limiting its use for times when you are in a tight spot is a good way to go. Better safe than sorry !

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Pros

  • Quick and easy
  • Effective

Cons

  • Contains chemicals
  • Availability
  • Possibility of spider veins

Verdict : B +

Price : Approx Rs.1200 on Amazon

Recommendation : This can be plan B. When there is no other (better) option available. It works, provided you are careful.

Guest Review by Akanksha (Skin tone Medium, Skin type Combination)

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