Clogged pores is one of the leading causes of acne and skin blemishes, resulting in round reddish spots on the skin. When sebaceous glands produce excess oil in the skin, it could combine with dead skin cells and form a plug. Bacteria within the plug begins to grow and results in a blemish. Clogged pores are most visible on the face, and can also occur on other parts of the body such as the back, neck, arms or chest. Preventing pores from becoming clogged requires daily deep cleansing and skin care maintenance.
People with oily and combination ( oily + dry) skin type are most prone to clogged pores as a result of excess oil combining with bacteria and impurities in the skin. Proper maintenance for oily skin type is the key to preventing acne, blemishes, clogged pores, white heads and blackheads. It is common that people with clogged pores will have whiteheads/blackheads and acne breakouts as well.
Tips for Clearing Clogged Pores
1. Double Deep Cleansing
Cleansing step is the most important step to clearing clogged pores. Without a good cleansing regime, clogged pores will worsen with time as they are dislodged in the skin. With good cleansing habits, clogged pores can be cleared with regular cleansing and exfoliation.
Do double deep cleansing twice a day (in the morning and at night) using:
|b) DR’s Secret Cleanser
To remove dead skin cells and impurities within the skin.
– Apply a dime size amount into palm
and rub with water till foamy
– Rinse face in slow circular motions for 30 seconds
– Rinse with water and pat dry with towel
2. Skin Exfoliation To Remove Impurities
|Exfoliation helps to unclog pores without invasive skin extraction. With regular exfoliation, clogged pores, whiteheads/blackheads can be cleared up over time by removing dead skin cells and impurities on skin surface.|
3) Apply Less Makeup
Apply less make up and do not apply foundation that is heavy on your skin. Excessive foundation can clog into your pores, making it difficult to clean, resulting in blockage. Before bedtime, remember to remove all traces of makeup and refrain from sleeping with makeup on.
4) Keep Your Hair Away From Face
Keep your hair away from your face to preven the oils from your hair from rubbing against your skin to reduce clogged pores. Reduce the amount of contact between your skin and other materials to prevent irritation.
5) Do not Touch Your Face
Keep your hands off your face to prevent transfer of oils and bacteria from under your nails and hands to your skin. Do not pop your pimples or blackheads with your nails as it might result in infections.
6) Use Toner to Tighten Your Pores
Tighten your pores by applying Toner to firm up your skin after cleansing step. DR’s Secret Toner helps to firm up your skin and regulate sebum secretion, sooth and hydrate skin.
7) Moisturise Your Skin To Encourage Healing
After double deep cleansing, it is essential to nourish the skin with a water based moisturiser to encourage skin cell renewal. This is to prevent over drying of the skin from exfoliation step. Exfoliate only two to three times a week, and use Moisturiser after exfoliation to prevent dryness.
8 ) Apply Sunscreen to Prevent Make Up from Clogging Pores
DR Secret Sunscreen can be used as a makeup based to prevent clogged pores, by forming a protective layer to prevent make up from seeping into the skin. Apply light make up after Sunscreen step for best results.
7) Extra Step for Enlarged Pores
Enlarged pores, especially around the nose area, use DR’s Secret Refining Serum to close up enlarged pores to prevent formation of blackheads in the future.