Clogged pores are a combination of excess oil, dead skin, makeup residue, bacteria, pollutants, and other environmental debris. Your pores are actually part of your hair follicles and are officially referred to as sebaceous glands.
The main function of these glands is to secrete sebum, which is an oily substance that provides moisture and protection for your skin. While sebum production is vital for maintaining your skin's health and suppleness, having too much of a good thing can lead to clogged pores. The overproduction of sebum can cause excess oil to mix with dead skin cells and other pore-clogging material. This can lead to clogged pores on your cheeks, nose, or other areas of your face.
Clogged Pore Prevention Tips
Since your body naturally produces sebum, you will never be able to remove it from your pores completely. However, a well-planned skincare routine can help prevent your pores from getting clogged with dirt, oil, and other impurities. Make sure to include the following elements in your routine:
Washing your skin twice a day with our charcoal cleanser can clean away impacted clogs helping to remove oil, lifting skin dullness for cleaner pores and brighter skin.
Consider washing your face or using our exfoliating rub after working out or sweating excessively.
Use our refloating rub a couple of times a week to get rid of dead skin cells and to help create a more even skin texture and tone.
Apply our Dead Sea mineral mask at least once a week to help control oil and purify your skin.
Once you find a regimen that works for you, make sure to follow it vigilantly. By putting time into caring for your face every day, you can unclog the pores on your face and help prevent clogged pores from happening in the first place.