Clogged pores are troublesome situations that can happen to anyone at any point. They come about due to very common factors- it is essentially the build-up of dead skin sealing the pores underneath and therefore leading to a build-up of oil and sweat. Pollutants in the atmosphere, makeup and oil from your hands can also contribute to the issue so like we said, it’s a pretty common issue for people to get. Unfortunately they give way to blackheads, whiteheads or even acne. So your safest bet is to learn how to unclog them. Here are some simple ways you can go about doing that:
By using the best body exfoliating mitt you can get your hands on, you can cleanse your skin and remove any build-up of dead cells. Usually, you can exfoliate in two ways- chemical or physical. The physical contains a grainy substance that you have to massage in and the chemical based is usually used on more sensitive skin. The chemical based exfoliate contains several compounds that specifically combat clogged pores.
This is one of the more natural methods that you can try to open up your pores. Heat is known to stimulate them so by using steam, the warm, moist air helps open up the pores and therefore makes you more susceptible to other facial treatments like facial masks, for example. So you can use this method in conjunction with something else for full effect.
Pore strips are adhesive strips that are used to remove hair, oil, dead skin etc. However, since this works with an adhesive, it is recommended that you use this only once a week (after wetting your skin) and you have to clean your skin well after the procedure is done. However, this method is not for people with allergies or sensitive skin as it can cause irritation.
Go Makeup Free
When you do wear makeup, make sure to wipe it all off once the day is done because this is a classic recipe for clogged pores. Make sure to schedule in some makeup-free days so you can give your skin a little room to breathe. On these days you can use one of the treatments mentioned above to stimulate your skin and ensure there’s no build-up of dead cells.
If you decide to head to a specialist for facial treatment, you could also ask him to perform an extraction. This is a process where the specialist uses a tool (or at times even his hand) to apply pressure around the blackheads to be able to extract the content built up within the pores. Usually an antibacterial is applied afterward to prevent further breakouts and depending on your needs, another facial treatment can also be arranged. However, if you do this without the help of a professional, it can result in worse breakouts and damaged pores so make sure to schedule an appointment!
These are the best ways you can go about getting rid of those clogged pores- you’re guaranteed to have clear, healthy skin after trying these out!