There aren’t many of us that are blessed with heavenly clear and glowing skin, so the majority of us will have to face the embarrassing moments of breakouts and oily skin.
From skin inflammations to excessive blackhead coverage, clogged up pores are pretty much inevitable for those who are stressed, eat oily based foods or regularly wear make-up.
So, here are a few top tips to help tackle those invasive breakouts that make you want to run and hide in embarrassment.
- Stock you shelf with Parsley & Thyme
Let’s start with the home remedies. Full of astringent, Parsley helps to pull toxins out of clogged skin. By making a homemade cleanser, you can regularly wash your skin with natural, unperfumed ingredients that won’t irritate your skin. Simply immense the parsley into a bowl of boiling water and allow it to soak and cool. Once cooled, dip a face cloth in the bowl and apply to your face. You can also do the same process with Thyme. For an efficient effect, filter the mixture and pour into a cleansing bottle and store in the fridge to use multiple times.
- Use powder instead of Liquid Foundation
Because clogged pores are often due to oily skin, liquid foundation will only contribute to this build up. If you can avoid foundation all together and just a light application of powder onto the skin.
- Find a Mask with Activated Charcoal
Charcoal mask works very effectively against clogged pores as it will attempt to remove the build-up on top on or underneath the clogged-up skin.
Pore strips will help pull out the impurities while mud-based, charcoal masks will help to cleanse the embedded area.
- Remove Make-Up daily with a Cleansing Oil
It’s probably a given now but if you use daily facial wipes to remove your make-up, you’re not only causing damage to the environment but also to your skin.
Facial wipes may appear to be removing your make-up but in reality, they are just smudging the oil and dirt from one place to another, causing a build-up of dirt on your skin which can lead to inflammations and breakouts.
The trick is to cleanse your face thoroughly with a cleansing oil or micellar water. The oil helps to effectively remove impurities and make-up, including waterproof products. Leaving your skin feeling fresh and cleansed. It also works to lock in moisture and retain your skin’s natural glow.
Using exfoliants will help to lift impurities and dead skin cells out of the skin bed that can lead to clogged up pores. For a thorough effect, apply the exfoliator with a cleansing brush or rough edge facecloth to dig deep into pores.