I Hve used biore strips before and I followed instructions perfectly. Unfortunately the strips are not the same quality I am used to. They stick really well, too well. The last two times I used them it tore off skin from my nose causing bleeding and pain. The material seems cheaper, the white fuzzy layer was hard to pull off along with the sticky inside layer. The two layers separated a few times so I had to be very careful how i pulled it off for it to come all together. I am very disappointed and scared to try and use them again. Especially as my nose needs to heal. They did do their job of cleaning the pores though.