Clogged skin pores actually result in dead cells of the skin that get trapped in the skin. The dead skin cells normally shed out into the environment. If these dead cells get trapped in the skin, they convert into pores.
Pores are small openings in the skin that secrete sweat and oil. Clogging of these skin pores results in acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. These blackheads whiteheads make skin dull and the complexion becomes dark.
So, What are the Reasons for Clogged Skin?
There are many environmental factors that contribute in clogging of skin pores some of which can be
- Toxins present in the air
- Oil from oil glands
- Touching your face
Activated charcoal is the best ingredient for skin care and treatment of skin disease. Nowadays, it comes in the form of a mask. You just have to apply this mask on your skin and after some time you have to peel it off or rinse with water.
Some masks, when applied on skin, become hard while some others need to be rinsed with water after application on skin.
While using the charcoal mask you should remember some cautionary measures. Sometimes it may become dangerous leaving skin dry and rough. In other ways, it may clog pores instead of unclogging.
Steam is an old method of skin care. Steam is part of skin facial treatment. It helps your skin pores to open. Before any kind of skin treatment, steaming done to open your skin pores so that you can easily apply moisturizers and masks. In this way, the moisturizers and masks are more easily absorbed into deep skin and you can get better results.
Extraction of clogged skin pores using the extractor tool is a typical way of getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads. After extraction, antiseptic is applied to maintain skin naturally. You can also apply soothing masks for this purpose.
Exfoliation means a kind of treatment that is used to clean skin and remove black and whiteheads. This also unclogs skin pores. Exfoliation may be done by mechanical or chemical methods.
Mechanical methods include brush, scrub and cleansing cloths.
Chemical methods include alpha and beta hydroxy acids, retinol, and enzymes to unclog skin pores.
Hydrate Your Skin:
Hydration of your skin that floods your skin surface and moisturizes it is a good way to get rid of clogged pores. Pores remain open for some reasons like dehydration. Open pores become clogged and cause acne, whiteheads, and blackheads. So hydration must be done regularly.
Use of Lemon:
Lemon is used to help dry skin and acne. But lemon is highly acidic so never put lemon directly on your skin. Take some lemon juice and add water to it and drink it daily. This will hydrate your skin and maintain its normal pH.
Nowadays, serum and massagers are also used for treating clogged skin pores. It's highly advisable to apply the serum before makeup. It will support your skin barrier properties and reduce irritation as well as inflammation. It also increases the moisture level of the skin.
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