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  1. #1 Not sure if this is even possible 
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    Hi,

    So, I'm no scientist and I may not be the brightest when it comes to those areas. But I had this idea (not sure if it is even possible).

    I wondered if it was possible to clear facial pores (blackheads, pimples etc) by inventing a lotion that is mixed with (let's say) iron particles. You put it on your skin, let it sink in and wait until it mixes with the gunk you have stuck in your pores. After that you could run a magnet over your face to extract the dirt mixed with (let's say) iron.

    Would that even work our would the person be poisoned by the (let's say) iron? Would it mix with the dead cells/dirt in the pores if it didn't kill you before? Would the magnet pull out both the dirt and the iron or only the iron and leave the dirt behind.

    I know it's a funky question but hey, why not ask, right?

    Thank you for your consideration and it's totally fine to make fun of me if this question has an obvious answer (that, of course, I don't know about).


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    Poisoned- not really... But that would probably do more physical damage to the skin than the products already out there that use pumice or gel beads.
    The only point of the iron is to use a magnet. But that would only mean that the iron could get pulled to the magnet (not all of it would if it was lodged in well) and there's no guarantee it would take dirt with it.

    By washing with the products currently available, you probably get more dirt out.

    Bacteria are often the culprit for acne and the problem you run into there is that even if you can kill of them on your face, it will get reintroduced to your face in short order.


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    Gotcha! I had the idea after watching those nose strips pulling out the dirt because it got stuck on the glue. Some pores just don't open very well so washing would not be enough. I personally don't have the problem but there are people out there with severe acne and other skin conditions. I thought this might have been a way to help them but I guess what you are saying makes a lot of sense.

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    I know what you mean.I've known people that had severe acne and have seen many odd treatments, including facial peels.

    It seems like some people are more resistant to acne than others- the cause is probably unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    I know what you mean.I've known people that had severe acne and have seen many odd treatments, including facial peels.

    It seems like some people are more resistant to acne than others- the cause is probably unknown.
    Facial peels? Oh, so that's what Hannibal Lector was doing in the ambulance scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
    Gotcha! I had the idea after watching those nose strips pulling out the dirt because it got stuck on the glue. Some pores just don't open very well so washing would not be enough. I personally don't have the problem but there are people out there with severe acne and other skin conditions. I thought this might have been a way to help them but I guess what you are saying makes a lot of sense.

    Thank you for your reply
    It's usually not the bacteria themselves that procure acne. It's mostly the (over)reaction of the skin, due to hormones. I could imagine substances you could ingest that would moderate these hormone reactions. However, the results they would have on the person itself could be greater then the acne itself. I would say no to that. But if a person is no longer in puberty, i'd say go for the cytokine receptor blockers or hormone receptor blockers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
    Gotcha! I had the idea after watching those nose strips pulling out the dirt because it got stuck on the glue. Some pores just don't open very well so washing would not be enough. I personally don't have the problem but there are people out there with severe acne and other skin conditions. I thought this might have been a way to help them but I guess what you are saying makes a lot of sense.

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    It's usually not the bacteria themselves that procure acne. It's mostly the (over)reaction of the skin, due to hormones. I could imagine substances you could ingest that would moderate these hormone reactions. However, the results they would have on the person itself could be greater then the acne itself. I would say no to that. But if a person is no longer in puberty, i'd say go for the cytokine receptor blockers or hormone receptor blockers.
    Perhaps I am dense, but I thought once a person has entered puberty, that person remains thus until death. jocular
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    Maybe it's just Jocular that is stuck with it.

    Whaddya say, pizza face? Wanna grab your bike and hang out at D.Q. with us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Maybe it's just Jocular that is stuck with it.

    Whaddya say, pizza face? Wanna grab your bike and hang out at D.Q. with us?
    See, the really significant change I experienced at puberty was the sexual aspect. It overpowered, all-encompassed, profoundly impressed, thus setting the stage for lifelong puberty. Having reached old-age still thus-afflicted, I must move cautiously all the time, lest I be declared a "dirty old man". jocular
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    I seem to have seen this in other forums posts , the problem is indeed a gotcha
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