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Why the heck did I buy an illuminated magnifying mirror

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Drywhiteplease Fri 07-Nov-14 21:50:25

Oh my goodness, just switched it on, put on my glasses and it's horrible shock Bloody scary I tell you. sad's the question. Without my glasses, in a normal mirror my skin is ok.
But after close inspection my pores are a bit clogged up.
I cleanse, tone and moisturise daily.
How can I deep clean my pores ?
Are face masks a waste of time?
Am I over moisturising?
Or should I just take my glasses off and get rid of the mean mirror?

Sicaq Fri 07-Nov-14 22:00:18

Don't know about pores, but those mirrors are terrifying. I can see whole bloody canyons when I use mine, but to normal human eyes I know I look younger than I am. No-one sees your skin like it appears in those evil mirrors.

TravelinColour Fri 07-Nov-14 22:03:19

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lurkingaround Fri 07-Nov-14 22:06:10

Throw away the flipping mirror. Can ANYONE else see your skin like that? No. Your skin is fine. The mirror is evil.

Drywhiteplease Fri 07-Nov-14 22:29:50

I bought it because, being increasingly long sighted, it makes plucking my eye brows easier.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 08-Nov-14 06:55:37

I'd suggest normal mirror - preferably antique and a little bit mottled. Also candle light.

My old cleaner used to leave the bathroom mirror on the magnifying side - I'm sure she did it deliberately wink

Do you double cleanse? I find that helps and also have been using some acid stuff on my skin recently which has helped but do read the instructions before use.

ZaraW Sat 08-Nov-14 07:24:49

I really rate the Clarisonic face brush, my skin has never looked better.

Marylou2 Sat 08-Nov-14 08:49:17

You could buy a clarisonic, double cleanse with a hot cloth cleanser each night (I like lush ultra bland) , use Alpha H liquid gold every other night. Add a Factor 50 to your moisturiser and drink 2l of water a day.I did all this after staying in a hotel with an ultra magnifying mirror, and a bit of Botox tooblush . My skin looks immeasurably better. Or you could save a fortune and dump the mirror.

FelixTitling Sat 08-Nov-14 08:50:34

I was bought one of these mirrors.

Gave it away quick smart.

Kundry Sat 08-Nov-14 09:05:00

Put away the mirror.

The absolute best thing you can do for your pores is look at them like everyone else does - from a metre away without magnification.

I got a bit massively obsessed with my pore size and then started looking at other people's faces - low and behold my pores are exactly the same size as everyone elses!

Pores are normal. They don't open and close, they are the size they are. I promise you, only you care about yours. Also google sebaceous filaments - your pores aren't clogged, they are meant to look like that grin

Drywhiteplease Sat 08-Nov-14 16:03:50

Thanks everyone. Clair sonic stuff sounds good. So does candle light grin

nooddsocksforme Sat 08-Nov-14 19:19:06

how close do you stand when you talk to people-do you stare or get an over all general impression. The best advice I ever got in a small clothes shop is that no-one except you is immediately looking at the worst bits-whether skin or figure-people glance and have an overall impression. those mirrors show details no-one else ever sees

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