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Slightly delicate: need to squeeze blackhead on 12 year old dd's nose!

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MintyyAeroEgg Tue 02-Apr-13 17:39:25

Or is there an alternative?

I've had a go at it, but its not coming out easily and I don't want to damage her skin and also she is being a bit of a baby about the discomfort.

What about those nose pore clearing strips? Would one of those get a proper blackhead out?

Any advice for ol' Mintyy and her pre-teen dd?

ShatnersBassoon Tue 02-Apr-13 17:40:20

Put a hot flannel on it for a minute or so before attacking it.

Doesn't she want the satisfaction of doing it herself though? grin

Loveleopardprint Tue 02-Apr-13 17:43:46

I have the same problem with my 13 yr dd. She had two blackheads on her top lip but won't let me at them!! I tried nose strips. They take out the little ones but no success with larger ones. I have a black head tool I bought on amazon but haven't been allowed to use that either!!

MintyyAeroEgg Tue 02-Apr-13 17:48:12

I know Shatners! I am jealous of her little blackhead smile. I haven't had one for at least 20 years!

Fanjounchained Tue 02-Apr-13 18:09:29

Steam her face ? Should soften it up nicely so you can pop the little bugger....Nothing like the satisfaction of popping a blackhead....

rubyrubyruby Tue 02-Apr-13 18:29:17

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Fluffycloudland77 Tue 02-Apr-13 18:31:38

www.boots.com/en/Tweezerman-Skincare-Tool_927184/

These are very good, they cause as much bruising or lead to more spots.

Dishwasher proof too. TMI.

Startail Tue 02-Apr-13 18:37:05

Mintyaeroegg envy much as I like squeezing them I've had blackheads for the last 33 years and they show no sign of buggering off and I bet the menopause will just bring more.

GlaikitHasHerFizzBack Tue 02-Apr-13 18:40:55

Tell her if she doesn't let you she will turn into this
*DO NOT CLICK THE LINK UNLESS YOU HAVE A STRONG CONSTITUTION*

QOD Tue 02-Apr-13 18:44:44

Just kick her out, make her live somewhere else, the stress of looking at those blackheads, at them mocking you for weeks, its just, its just too much

Speaking with bitter experience

Jimjamatron Tue 02-Apr-13 19:06:29

Get her one of those tweezerman tools. I have two noticeable scars on my nose where my mum squeezed blackheads when I was about 12. To be fair they must have been massive and hugely annoying to look at but as I get older, the scars are getting worse/more noticeable. (I am 33).

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 02-Apr-13 19:19:10

I'm using Retin A cream for my blackhead--s--, after about 20 years they are teeny little black dots.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 02-Apr-13 19:19:25

Damn strikeout fail.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 02-Apr-13 19:34:02

<<sigh>>
my 13yo DS is getting a bit plukey.

I have bought him:
Boots Skinclear FaceWash
Boots Skinclear Scrub
Boots Skinclear Rabid Action Gel

And one of those metal spot thingies.

Little blighter winces like a puppy if I suggest he uses it, so I make him use the Boots treatment.

BTW the nose strips did nothing. Waste of money IMHO.

I thought teens were desperate to attack their spots.confused

Where can I send him to? I'll pay postage............

I can't wait for DS1 to hit puberty grin I'm just going to strap him down and attack.

auldspinster Tue 02-Apr-13 20:15:02

You can get much cheaper versions of the tweezerman tool on ebay. I've still got a blackhead problem on my nose at 37 - it no fair sad

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 02-Apr-13 20:25:48

My DS is developing a monobrow too....no way can I pluck his eyebrows though.
It'll be a dawn raid with wax when he's asleep. shock

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:31:45

auldspinster try retin a cream, it's brilliant stuff.

SanityClause Tue 02-Apr-13 20:32:10

DD1 was quite spotty, at about 11 and 12.

It was upsetting her, so we went to the GP and got some topical antibiotics. Her skin looks so much better, now, although it tastes ghastly when I kiss her goodnight.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 02-Apr-13 20:36:46

Retin A cream-

do you need to use high SPF suncream with it?

missalien Tue 02-Apr-13 20:39:47

Where do you get retin a cream?

RunningAgain Tue 02-Apr-13 20:41:22

Also interested in the retin a cream. Would love to get rid of my blackheads.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:41:52

Yes, the rules are;

Apply a pea sized amount over the face excluding the eyelids in a thin layer.

Apply 20-30 minutes after cleansing

Apply every other night to start off with

Wear SPF 30 or above.

Do not use any other exfoliants whilst using retin a eg salycilic acid or facial peels.

I got mine off amazon. blush

FannyFifer Tue 02-Apr-13 20:48:55

That blackhead video is superb, that is my dream job. grin
Where do you buy retin a cream?

RightsaidFreud Tue 02-Apr-13 20:51:45

PLEASE be careful! My mother used to do to this to me as a spotty teen and after one horrible little(or rather large!) blackhead blighter being removed, i was left with a small hole in the side of my cheek! Still hasn't closed 10 years later! I have no idea why.

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