Goodbye, Blackheads: 5 Effective Methods For Cleansing Clogged Pores On Your Face

Date February 27, 2018

Only a few women are lucky enough to be endowed with perfect skin. Most of us have to periodically fight against clogged pores. As our skin surface, including the face, is exposed to dust and dirt every day, it is inevitable it becomes dirty. Just washing is sometimes insufficient in order to fully clean the pores.

Blackheads on the face don't look very attractive and blocked pores often provoke the development of inflammations. However, it's possible to cope with this problem - even at home!

Here we present 5 ways of cleansing your pores that will allow you to effectively remove blackheads, prevent the appearance of acne, and return the shine to your face.

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1. Herb and essential oil inhalation

Hot steam is a great method of opening clogged pores and thoroughly cleansing the skin. All you need is to simply boil water and bend over it covering the head with a towel.

Adding calming herbs and essential oils will improve the effect. The best option is to mix a handful of fresh chamomile flowers with melissa leaves. Also, you can add a few drops of bergamot, juniper, lavender, rosemary and sage into the inhalation water.

Keep your face over the steam for 10-15 minutes. Then wipe it with a towel and apply a moisturizing cream.

Tip: It's possible to achieve such an effect by placing a warm towel on the face. If you apply a facial peel to the face during this procedure, the result will be even better.

2. Tonic of lemon juice, powdered sugar and vegetable oil

Lemon juice perfectly cleanses the skin and reduces the size of pores. Sugar functions as a natural scrub, while vegetable oil thoroughly moisturizes the skin. Try to prepare the special tonic on the basis of these ingredients.

Recipe: Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of vegetable oil into 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply the mixture to dry skin in places where the pores are most dilated. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and then wipe the face with a wet towel.

3. Cleansing mask from oat flakes

This method will not only help you reduce pores, but will also considerably improve skin color and the state of the skin.

Recipe: Mix some oat flakes with a few drops of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture to the face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then, massage the skin with circular movements and wash with warm water.

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4. Salt scrub (for deep cleansing of pores)

Attention! In order to avoid traumatizing the skin and spreading the infection, this shouldn't be applied if there is acne and other inflammatory manifestations on the face.

Recipe: Add salt (or ground coffee) into the same amount of make-up removal milk (1 teaspoon) and stir well. Apply the mixture to a well-steamed, moisturized face with light massaging movements, avoiding the areas around lips and eyes. Pay special attention to the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). 

Leave the scrub on the face for a few minutes and then wash with water.

5. Ice cubes for an instant result

This is an instant solution to clogged pores on the nose, forehead and chin. However, if there are burst blood vessels on your face, then you should avoid this method.

Method: Wrap ice cubes in soft fabric and place on the dilated pores. The skin will instantly become more elastic and the excessive greasiness will disappear.

This method can be used every day before applying make-up.

Recommendations of cosmetologists to preserve the achieved result

It is necessary to maintain the result that you achieve. This is what specialists recommend.

  1. Give up cosmetics that contain mineral oils. They clog pores and provoke skin impurities.
  2. Limit the application of cosmetics with a fat base and give preference to intensively moisturizing creams.
  3. Use light fluids instead of usual cosmetic foundation tints.

By following these recommendations, you will soon notice that your face has acquired a healthy appearance. If your pores are still clogged after a month, you should go to a certified doctor-cosmetologist.

You may also need help from other medical specialists, as cosmetic problems on the face may indicate the malfunctioning of the endocrine glands and other disorders in the body.

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