How to get rid of CLOGGED pores that cause pimples and acne? Find out

Clogged pores are the biggest cause of acne and pimples, here’s how you can unclog them and say goodbye to acne and pimples. Check it out
How to get rid of CLOGGED pores that cause pimples and acne? Find out
  • 0
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

The term pore is used to describe the small openings in the skin in which oil and sweat reach the surface from their respective glands below. There are two types of pores - oil pores and sweat pores. Sweat pores are there over your entire skin and are often ignored due to its small size. Oil pores are the ones that catch most of our attention. When people talk about having large pores or blocked pores, they are typically referring to the oil pores. While they are a bit problematic at times, the hair follicle in them helps in transporting the natural oils of the skin to its topmost layer which helps in keeping the skin soft and supple. Now that we have established what these pores do, it becomes easier to know how they get clogged. 


Typically, your pores do a great job of sweeping out oil, dead skin cells, and other gunk that may end up there. But, the pores that transfer the oil are open and often attract dirt and dust. Moreso, the dead skin cells also stick to the oil in the pores causing it to clog. All acne blemishes begin as a pore blockage. This includes blackheads, milia, small pimples, and large inflamed breakouts. 

Now, for some people, these breakouts are a common occurrence because of the oily skin that attracts gunk. But, for others, humidity can play a huge role. Change in seasons can result in your skin acting oily or dry. This can also increase the number of breakouts on the skin. 

While you cannot close the pores because duh, the skin has to breathe! But, all you can do is to make sure it does not get clogged. Here are some ways of doing it:


Invest in a cleanser:

Cleaning your face helps you get rid of the dirt on the top layer of the skin. Invest in a good cleanser that does not leave an oily residue after cleaning. 


Find a Mask with Active Charcoal Ingredients:

Activated charcoal that is used to remove anything under or on top of the skin contributing to clogged pores.


Do not use makeup if necessary/ Remove it properly

Makeup, both liquid and powder can end up seeping in the skin. It can easily get the pores clogged if not cleaned with utmost care. So avoid using makeup if not necessary.


Try an At-Home Peel or Gel:

Peel masks seep into the pores to pick out all the dead skin and gunk that is trapped in the pores. It will unclog the pores giving you a healthy radiant skin. 


Use Beauty Products That Suit Your Skin Type:

Not all products are made for all skin type. What suits your friend might not suit your skin. So taking suggestions from people except for experts is a big no!


Steam Your Pores:

Steam is a good way for all the pores to slowly open up. Clean your face thoroughly after and use a toner to lock in the lost moisture. 



Exfoliating your skin can help you get rid of all the dirt and gunk from within. It also lifts of all the impurities and oils produced by the skin. Exfoliation can cause micro-tears in the skin, so make sure you do not use it daily.


What else would you like to know? Let us know in the comments section below.


For more Fashion & Beauty updates: Follow @pinkvillafashion

Add new comment