Clogged pores is a main contributor to acne breakouts and skin irritation. Clogged pores look like small spots on your skin that don’t have whiteheads. They are mostly found around the nose, cheeks and chin area. It takes a lot of extra effort to get rid of clogged pores but it’s all about consistency! I’m going to share 5 ways to get rid of clogged pores. They are all easy to do and very inexpensive!
- Steam your Face
Steaming causes your face to sweat which opens up your pores and helps remove dead layers of skin, releasing dirt that can start a breakout. Steaming your face will also help soften your blackheads, making them easier to remove. To steam your face you need to:
- Fill a bowl with hot water, water enough that it is steaming.
- OPTIONAL: You can add a green tea bag or tea tree oil if you have acne prone skin. It will help detoxify, cleanse, hydrate and refresh your skin.
- Hover your head over the steaming water, make sure your face does not come into contact with the water. You don’t want to burn yourself.
- Cover your head with a towel so the steam goes directly onto your face.
- Do this for 10 minutes.
- Now is the perfect time to use your serums and toners as your pores and open.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money if you want extractions. The Body Shop has a double-ended Blackhead remover which can be used for both blackheads and whiteheads.
The perfect time to do this is after you have steamed your face as your skin is soft and your blackheads are easier to remove.
If you haven’t seen my post on the Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub then check it out after this! The product is a gentle baking soda exfoliator. To see further results you can mix baking soda with honey or lemon to lighten dark spots and smooth the skin.
4. Clay Masks
Clay masks are known for absorbing the excess oil in your skin, leaving it matte and smooth. Doing a clay mask once a week will help reduce the oil in your skin, helping unclog your pores. I recommend using the L’Oreal Detox Mask or The Body Shop Seaweed Clay Mask
Hope this gives you an insight into how you can solve your problem, let me know if you’ve tried any of these methods; how did they go for you?