*This post is sponsored by Bioré, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Everyone has something that leaves them feeling a little insecure. I’m about to share something that I’ve struggled with since middle school.
A hairy nose.
Of all things, I think this perhaps has been my biggest insecurity. The other things were easy to hide — wearing baggy clothes, or hiding behind other people in pictures — you can’t quite cover your nose without looking at least a little bit crazy.
I would spend hours plucking out unwanted hairs, causing irritation and bruising. I even tried shaving them with a razor.
None of this worked.
For the past 15 years, this has been something that hindered my self-confidence.
With each visit to the hair salon, I always ask for my stylist to touchup and shape my eyebrows….you know, gotta stay on fleek *wink wink*
While she was shaping my eyebrows, she mentioned something that literally changed my life. She said, “Have you heard of Bioré Pore Strips? They’ll help with removing those black heads on your nose.”
At first I was embarrassed — she touched at one of my biggest insecurities, noticing the hair on my nose. Me thinking I know everything tried telling her that it wasn’t blackheads, but hair that I can’t seem to get rid of.
She kindly put me in my place, and urged me that they were indeed blackheads, and that the Bioré Pore Strips would remove them easily.
I am sooo thankful that she fought me on this.
Immediately after leaving the salon, I went to my nearest Walmart and purchased the Bioré Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and Bioré Witch Hazel Toner.
Still in my insecurities, I was skeptical at first. Would these products really work?
I can now say that this was the best decision I’ve ever made.
What are blackheads?
Blackheards are small bumps that form on your skin when your pores become clogged with oil and dirt. Seen as a mind type of acne, they can form anywhere on your body, but for me, formed mostly on my nose.
What makes Bioré Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and Bioré Witch Hazel Toner Special?
Although Bioré has a number of products that help to heal and rejuvenate your skin, these Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and Toner products take the prize.
They contain something called Witch Hazel! Witch hazel is a natural cleanser and toner that helps to clarify the skin, reduce bacteria and shrinks pore to help block the development of more blackheads.
Did you know this? ‘Cause this totally blew my mind, I had no clue!
The fact that Bioré has infused this powerful ingredient into their pore strips and toner makes them even more effective.
My New Skincare Routine
Now that I know that my ‘hairy nose’ isn’t hair at all, but plugged pores, I have have adopted the Bioré Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and Witch Hazel Toner into my skincare routine.
With the amount of makeup that I wear throughout the week, it makes sense that my pores will become clogged. So before applying the pore strips, I make sure to give my face a good scrubbing, removing all makeup.
In order for the strips to stick, you have to apply them to your nose while it’s wet. Twisting the strip so it can lay evenly on your nose, you simply place the strip across your nose.
I personally like to lay it lower on my nose so that I can wrap it along the bottom rim of my nose to cover all my ‘problem’ areas.
Then the magic begins!
After waiting 15-20 minutes, the strip becomes stiff, letting you know that it is ready to be removed.
I slowly start removing the the pore strip from the corner of my nose. This part kinda feels like peeling off an old bandaid, so I make sure to take things extra slow.
And that’s it! I am constantly amazed by the amount of guck and blackheads that are removed by these trips. My nose is left super smooth and ‘hair’ aka blackhead free!
To complete my skin care routine, I will use Bioré’s Witch Hazel Toner to round everything out. This toner helps to give your pores a deep cleaning, further controlling oil buildup that leads to pesky blackheads. I simply pour some of the liquid on a cotton pad, and dab onto the areas of my face prone to blemishes, pimples, and of course, blackheads.
I love how the Bioré Witch Hazel Toner leaves my face feeling soft and smooth…simply put, my face feels super clean. I make sure to follow this routine at least two times a week, maybe three depending on how my skin is feeling.
Its amazing how something as small as this quick, thirty minute skincare routine, completely altered my confidence. I no longer have to worry whether or not people can see how ‘hairy’ my nose is, or the blackheads that plagued me for years.
Have you tried Bioré Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and Witch Hazel Toner before? How has your skin improved since using these products? So far, I’m a fan!
Try these products for yourself, visit your local Walmart, or click links below:
Bioré Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips: Here
Bioré Witch Hazel Toner: Here
Until Next Time,