I was hoping for it to work easier/be more effective. I know you have to take a hot steamy shower prior to using it to open pores, so I showered, I applied a hot wash cloth, and still, I couldn't make it work. I read the instructions carefully, but it didn't work as I hoped. Maybe it's not for my skin, I dunno, but I am a bit disappointed. I will practice a bit more, maybe I'll figure it out. It was worth the try though.