Our skin has numerous pores for sebum production. They’re also home to hair follicles, but they do get clogged at times. Clogged pores can be a problem, as they can pave way for blackheads, whiteheads or acne outbreaks. Want to know how to clean your pores at home?
Pores get clogged in face, upper back and upper chest, more often. Though they’re not clogged for everyone, sometimes, they do due to build-up of grime and dirt. Also, when skincare regimen is not appropriate, dead cell and buildup of dirt or grime can clog pores. Not all clogged pores are problematic, sometimes, they’re just clogged. They can trigger blackheads, whiteheads and in worst cases, pimples or acne.
How to Clean Pores at Home?
You can use Revitol Pore Minimizer to shrink pores, though when they’re clogged, you need help! There are many simple ways to clean clogged pores and ensure they aren’t clogged. However, what works for you best will have to be tried and tested.
Apple Cider Vinegar is a very potent remedy for clearing clogged pores. Just dab a cotton ball in ACV and apply on your face. Rinse off after 15 – 20 minutes. Many say this clears their pores, shrinks pores and also, keeps them clearer! Regular use of ACV is said to reduce acne breakouts, lighten existing scars and even skin tone. if you have sensitive skin, dilute it with one part water.
Those with oily skin will love this better! Add nutmeg powder 2 – 3 pinches to a spoon of milk and apply the paste to your face. Massage gently and wash off. This is said to even oil production and also, help with clearing pores and exfoliation. You can use buttermilk, instead of milk. Though this does not clear pores right away, it does help reduce dirt build-up and clear pores eventually.
This is more like a homemade pore strip! Add 1 Tsp. of unflavored gelatin to 1 Tbsp. milk. Heat till the gelatin dissolves well and then, apply on your face. You don’t need to cover your entire face, just where you have clogged pores or blackheads. Once it dries off, peel off for cleaner pores. However, it smells awful! If you don’t like the smell, consider adding a drop of lavender essential oil, or vanilla essence to counter it.
Many swear for the efficacy of egg white, though I don’t like the smell personally! However, you can try it out if you have clogged pores and see if it helps you. You just need to apply egg white to your face after rinsing and peel it off, when dry. When it is drying, it might tighten your skin a bit. It improves skin elasticity and shrinks pores, which is a bonus.
Time and time again, this method works wonders for many. Just add a few drops of water to baking soda and apply on your face! Not only will it help clear clogged pores, it leaves your skin soft and fresh. What’s not to like about it?
Add sugar to lemon juice and rub it gently over your face. It exfoliates and cleanses your face. It helps clear pores and also, leaves your face shiny and soft. Lemon helps reduce scars and pigmentation, as well. You can do this few times a week, depending on your skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look at other options.
Make a quick scrub with oatmeal powder, raw milk, lemon juice and honey. Apply it on your face and massage gently. Wash off with warm water. This exfoliates and lightens your skin and clears pores. It does not leave your skin dry or parched, so suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin too. Those with sensitive skin, can powder oatmeal well in a mixer, instead of mortar and pestle.
You can use any facial clay that you get in your area, including fuller’s earth, kaolin clay, French green clay, etc. Just mix water to make a thick paste and apply on your face. After about 15 – 20 minutes, wash off. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer. You can add essential oils or rose water to make it more potent.
General Skincare Tips
Stay hydrated by drinking adequate water every day. This is very important for healthier skin and body.
Cleansing (daily), exfoliation (2-3 times a week), toning (after cleansing, exfoliation or facial), moisturizing (daily) and nourishing are very important.
Don’t squeeze or prick pores or pimples with your fingers or nails. They worsen the problem, can cause infections and leave scars. Always, try home remedies to soothe and heal them, instead.
Do try these simple methods to clear pores and sport a clearer and blemish-free skin naturally. As always, feed us back with your results. You can use Revitol Exfoliator to exfoliate your face or Revitol Pore Minimizer to shrink them.