Best Tips and Products for Unclogging Pores

Posted by in Body, Treatments, Skin Care

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If you're wondering why you should spend precious minutes of your day devoting time to unclogging pores then here’s something to think about - clogged pores are the biggest cause for blackheads and pimples. And we all know how those two can make for a bad day for everyone. Just as it’s important to dress according to the season, it is equally important to apply the right beauty products. If you think about it, you’re applying products onto your skin which then penetrate and affect the way you look and feel. Reason enough to be paying closer attention?

We dug deep and found a list of the top beauty products as well as skin care tips and tricks to help you get rid of those pesky clogged pores:

Clay it

To keep your facial skin fresh and light it’s necessary to apply a good face mask once every week. If you’re on the hunt for a dependable product we recommend Clarisonic’s Deep Pore Decongesting Clay Mask £22.00. Its non-drying formula detoxifies and removes impurities from clogged pores and uses kaolin and bentonite clays which helps give you smoother, softer-looking skin. If you’re looking for a product to help with the rest of your body, check out BeingTRUE’s Energy Work Active Body Peel £ 19.28 which cleanses pores whilst also helping to revive dull or discoloured skin.

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The Daily Ritual

If you notice that you’re frequently dealing with blackheads then it may be time to double-check your daily beauty regime. Dermatologists worldwide recommend washing your face not once but twice as it is believed that the first wash removes surface grime whilst the second wash actually manages to reach and clean the pores. An effective face wash is Clearasil’s Daily Clear Vitamins & Extracts Scrub £4.26 which gently exfoliates your skin, helping unblock your pores. For squeaky clean pores stick to this simple new beauty ritual: wash your face twice, cleanse and moisture.

Homemade Exfoliator

We can’t stress this point enough - exfoliation is necessary to get the blood flowing to the face and remove grime from your pores. While there are some excellent exfoliators available online, if you're looking to whip up an all-natural homemade beauty treatment then the only two ingredients you need are granulated sugar and olive oil. In a circular motion gently rub a mixture of the two onto your face and neck for 2-3 minutes. In case you have sensitive skin don't worry - for a softer touch you can replace granulated sugar with icing sugar.

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Bake it!

Not many people are aware of this but baking soda is one of the best exfoliating agents available in the market today. It helps remove dead skin and regulate its pH balance, a necessary factor to help keep skin looking young. To use mix 1tbsp of baking soda with 1tsp of water and apply it gently, slowly massaging it on your face by moving your fingertips in a circular motion. Follow this up with a gentle face wash and finish the treatment by applying a hydrating moisturiser.

Steam Clean

Another one of the natural ways of achieving the goal of clean, unclogged pores is to steam your face. This method is an excellent way to soften your skin and provide it with the right amount of nourishment. All you need to do is keep boiled water in a pot and lean over the heated water, with a towel over your head. To intensify the effect of the steam, feel free to add green or chamomile tea to the water.

With the kind of world we live in it is becoming increasingly hard to protect our skin from dirt, dust and pollution - incidentally the main causes of clogged pores. However what we can do is give our skin some extra love and care to help it fight its daily battles. Inculcate these skin care tips and tricks into your daily routine to see amazing results within a week.

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