Clogged pores are one of those eternal problems when in skincare. A lot of what we do is entirely about countering that problem to ensure that our skin is as healthy as possible. Things don’t always work out like we’d hope though. Clogged pores end up appearing and being a source for problems that we then have to solve. Figuring out good ways to banish clogged pores when they turn up is necessary for getting your skin back to a clear and healthy state. Fortunately, it isn’t that hard to do. A lot of what we routinely do supports the banishing and countering of clogged pores. We just need to modify those habits a little to try to get over the initial hurdle represented by clogged pores. Typically this is going to involve reassessing your current skincare routine and habits to ensure nothing you’re doing is making things worse and then working towards healthier skin. Let’s take a quick look at some of the things you may want to consider trying.
Evaluate Your Habits
If you’ve been maintaining an otherwise decent skincare routine and are suddenly encountering clogged pores, it is time to take a look at some choices you may have made recently. A big culprit for clogged pores is forgetting to or not making the effort to remove makeup before going to bed. This can end up grinding the makeup into your pores along with anything trapped in the makeup or below it. It is a less than ideal situation that then starts creating the perfect environment for bacteria to live in and may lead to a breakout. The problem can also come up for those of us fond of exercising when we don’t make the effort to wash up after the exercise or any other time we’ve spent sweating a lot. Sweat itself isn’t the problem, but it can pick up debris and oils on your skin and end up carrying them into your pores. This is another way in which they can get clogged. Avoiding it just takes showering if you’ve been sweating a lot to ensure sweat doesn’t rest on your skin. If your habits aren’t the problem, it may be time to evaluate your routine.
Back to Basics
Clogged pores can also be the result of choices made when it comes to one’s skincare routine. Sometimes we end up using too many products or using them in such a way that we clog our pores. Remember that you should be applying all of your products based on how thick they are and starting with the thinnest products. Go from serums to creams to ensure you’re not accidentally rubbing a thicker product down into your pores when applying another product. Additionally, we can sometimes end up in a situation where we’re accidentally using too many products on whole. If you feel like you routine has gotten too long it can be a good approach to simply return to basics. Rinse your face with lukewarm to warm water to help clean away the initial layers of built of grime and oil before applying a gentle cleanser. The cleanser should help break up thicker things such as anything caught in your pores. Lastly, remember to exfoliate regularly to help reduce the chances of buildup in your pores.
See A Professional
Sometimes it can be difficult to gain proper control back over our skin after a particularly difficult time with clogged pores. Too many factors may be working against us for us to shift our skin back towards being healthy on our own. Chronic issues with clogged pores are a good reason to talk to your dermatologist. They can give you a clearer picture of possible causes and ways to counteract the problem in a safe and lasting way. Additionally, you might want to consider going to a spa for a facial. European facials in particular often include extraction which will help clear out frustratingly clogged pores. A facial is also typically an more intensive version of a basic skincare routine that will rinse, cleanse, exfoliate, and otherwise clean your skin as thoroughly as possible. All of that can help to shift stubborn clogs if you have trouble on your own. That’s part of why facials exist. It may take effort to recognize that a little extra help is needed, but accepting it can help you get back to happy, healthy skin.
The pain and frustration of clogged pores can sap our confidence easier. All that inflammation and potential issues with our appearance tends to immediately target our self-worth. Try not to let that happen though. A skin issue doesn’t lower your value as a person. All it means is you might need to put in a little bit more effort to get your skin the way you want it. Making that effort will help move you towards looking like the best you possible.