How to Clean & Unclog Pores
To Unclog Pores
Facial pores can very easily become clogged with make-up, natural oils, dead skin cells and even dirt. Washing your face daily does not necessarily get rid of the clogged pores on your nose and face. After time, the clogged facial pores may become enlarged, increasing pore size, and then develop into blackheads or white heads (pimples). Over cleansing can also lead to clogged pores. It leads to overstimulation of natural oils that can get caught inside your pores forming a plug.
With blackheads, once an overabundance of oil, dead skin cells and dirt become trapped in a pore; it starts to oxidize, turning black. Blackheads occur as clogged pores on the nose, face and back most often, from an increase in oil production and irritation from clothing. Oily skin on the face and back can also be caused by hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy or certain medications. Blackheads often clog pores on the T-zone (forehead, cheeks and nose), where oil production is very high. Blackheads are an early stage of acne. They are open to the air and so far, non-inflamed. They could easily become the pustule filled blemishes if they are not treated. This is because the clogged pores that resemble tiny black dots may become irritated, inflamed, or even infected.
Prevent Clogged Facial Pores
To prevent the pores on your face and nose from getting clogged, use a skincare product that is right for your skin type. Regular cleansing with the correct product is necessary. Avoid make-ups and moisturizers that are full of harsh chemicals, as this will cause irritation and over production of your own facial oils. Be certain to remove all make-up before sleeping to allow your skin to breathe. Avoid irritating garments.
How to Unclog Pores
To unclog pores start with very warm water. This will open the pores, so that a cleanser will be able to get at the residue of debris left in your facial pores. The warm water will also help to rid your face of the oils that might eventually clog your pores. Steam will also unclog deeply clogged facial pores. Try heating clean water in a pot. Remove it from the heat source once it boils. Wrap a towel around your face making a hood over the steaming water. Keep your face about a foot away from the steam. This should cause you to break a sweat, eliminating all the debris and harmful toxins from your pores. After steaming, apply very cold water to close your pores back up.
Many facial serums use ingredients that help minimize your facial pores. SELLA All Natural Skincare offers the most beneficial serum for the job. Naturally occurring ingredients shrink your pores to their smallest size yet.
Exfoliating, at the very least, once a week is essential for shrinking and unclogging facial pores. Your pores can’t become clogged with dead skin cells if you exfoliate them away. A great way to do this is with a clay mask. Clays have strong extracting capabilities that pull out debris from your clogged pores. Depending on how clogged your pores are, it may take more than one application to unclog pores.
Lastly, blackheads can be extracted by a skin care specialist, such as an esthetician, or at home using extremely sterile technique. Specialized extraction tools are used to apply pressure to the area surrounding the blackhead to squeeze it out, without scarring or infection.