Our skin releases the oil and sweat from small openings on our face that are pores. Due to dirt, pollution and other factors these pores get clogged. When pores get clogged it leads to blackheads, whiteheads and skin concerns. Everybody has pores but oily skin people have more visible pores than other skin types. Open pores can be seen by naked eyes because of improper skincare and a lot of stress.
Pores are the outer surface of your skin that helps the skin to breathe and take oxygen. Sweat leads to clogged pores then it is not able to release the toxins. So, here I came up with some helpful tips, home remedies and skincare products.
1. Cleanse your face daily
First of all, remove the makeup and then cleanse your face with a mild and gentle face wash. Not cleansing properly and not removing makeup is the biggest mistake you commit. Makeup and dirt on your face lead to clogged the pore quickly. Before using any remedy or any product you have to cleanse the dirt on your face. Wash your face two times a day. A natural cleanser is a great choice as it will not irritate the skin and cleanse very well, try Shesha Ayurveda face wash powder.
2. Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliating the face with a gentle scrub is important as it will remove the dirt and impurities from the face and let the pores breathe. Exfoliating is the ultimate solution to get rid of clogged pores. You should exfoliate 2 times in a week. This will reduce the blackheads as well as whiteheads. Here you can use non-comedogenic labeled products. Or, you can use DIY face scrubs that I have told you in this article.
3. Steam your face
Steaming your pores and face can really help to open the pores again. Fill the boiling water in a bowl and angle the face over the bowl to allow the steam to rise on your face. After steaming, pat dry your face and relax for a couple of seconds. Then use a face mist or toner that is helpful in removing blackheads as well as whiteheads. Finally moisturize the face. You can also add essential oil to the boiling water to intensify the steam.
4. Use face mist
Using a face mist helps you to reduce the appearance of pores and makes your complexion better. Shesha Ayurveda pure mogra water is made out of the mogra (jasmine) flowers and distilled from pure mogra petals. This is an excellent face mist for dry and mature skin. This is made by using a traditional method of distillation. This toner keeps your skin well hydrated and reduces pores.
5. Use charcoal mask
Activated charcoal is an ingredient that is trendy and found in many skincare products like face wash, face scrub and face mask. You can use any of the charcoal based products to unclog your pores. Directions for use vary from product to product, you will see it on every product that how to use it. Activated charcoal offers benefits like removing dirt, pollution etc.
6. Multani mitti face mask
Multani mitti also known as fuller’s earth is a powder based clay. It helps to soak up the oil from the face and cleanses the dirt. It clarifies the skin by cleansing the oil and sweat from the face.
Mix multani mitti powder and water to make a paste. Apply it to your face for ten minutes then wash it off and pat dry. This face pack is a good way to go for acne prone skin as well.
7. Oatmeal face scrub
Oatmeal is a very simple and effective way to reduce open pores. It helps to free the pores of excess sebum. It removes the oil, cleanses the pores and makes skin clear. Oatmeal absorbs the oil as well. Dip 1 tbsp of oatmeal in water and take it out when it becomes soft. Then mash it and apply and leave it to your face evenly for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off and pat dry.
8. Select makeup carefully
If you are a makeup addict and you have to apply it on a daily basis then there are more chances of clogged pores. Be careful while choosing your makeup, use lightweight and oil-free makeup for your skin. If you wear heavy makeup then the foundation will absorb into the skin and clog the pores. Clogged pores can be avoided by using a primer. Before using the makeup use a face primer so that it will act as a barrier and makeup won’t absorb into the skin.
9. Fresh fruit face pack
Papaya banana and orange are easily available options to clear the clogged pores. Take any one of these fruits and peel it off and wash it thoroughly. After that mash it and apply it to your face. Leave it for at least 10 minutes then wash off. The nutrients and enzymes present in the fruits clear the pores deeply and give you clear glowing skin. You can also use cucumber as it soothes the skin and gives a cooling effect.
10. Honey and sugar face scrub
This is the most popular scrub out there because of its results and its effects.
The combination of sugar and honey not only cleanse the pores but also adds glow to your face.
Take the honey and sugar in equal amounts and mix them well. Then gently scrub your face with it for a few minutes then wash off. Pat dry and apply moisturizer. Using the natural ingredients regularly can easily dissolve the blackheads and whiteheads.
Note- Don’t overuse a face mask and over-exfoliate your face. Using once or twice in a week is enough for any face pack or face scrub.
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