Your skin has pores. You might barely notice it because they are not very visible, but for some, pores can be really large. You must be lucky enough but even with that, you need to check out for clogged pores. When oil, dirt, dead skin, and other undesirable debris get in the way, your pores get clogged. Inflammation due to excess white blood cells too can cause pores to clog.
Why is necessary to unclog your pores? That is in order to prevent acne and blackheads. Not only are these embarrassing but can cause an overall look on your face. Everyone wants to become flawless and feel beautiful and handsome. So get rid of impurities for a smoother and younger look.
My Clogged Pores Home Remedies
1. Lemon and Brown Sugar Scrub
Lemon and sugar are natural exfoliants. In addition, lemon is a good anti-oxidant for the effective unclogging of pores. To prepare, mix lemon with about 2 tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of water, slightly crushing it in the process of mixing to make the crystals finer. Gently scrub it in a circular motion on your face, especially around the nasal area, where dirt can mostly accumulate. Repeat this process once every week for better results.
2. Raw Honey Scrub
Honey contains anti-bacterial properties and can help open up pores to unclog it and successfully eliminate accumulated dirt and oil. Just apply raw honey directly on your skin and massage it gently. Leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
3. Honey and Baking Soda Exfoliant Cream
Adding 2 tablespoons of honey to a teaspoon of baking soda can help unclog your pores and exfoliate in the process. This is much recommended for those with blackheads. Apply it directly and massage your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
4. Honey and Cinnamon Cream
Cinnamon has skin-lightening properties. Mix 2 tablespoons of it to 3 tablespoons of honey for a complete exfoliant and lightening cream. Apply it directly on your skin and leave it there for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Do this once weekly.
5. Honey and Yogurt Mask
Prepare 2 teaspoons of yogurt and the same amount of honey. Add a teaspoon of jojoba oil to it and mix the ingredients thoroughly to create a thick paste. Apply it directly on your face, leaving it for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water.
6. Almond, Egg, and Lemon Scrub
Exfoliate, unclog your pores, and enhance your skin complexion with this easy-to-prepare facial scrub. Prepare the egg white (fresh). Whip it until smooth and refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Take the egg white out of the refrigerator and add lemon and crushed almonds to it. Apply it directly on the face by gently massaging it in circular motions for 15 minutes then rinse it off with water.
7. Steaming Your Face
Exposing your face to a pot of steamy water is perhaps the cheapest way to unclog your pores effectively and remove impurities and unwanted particles. Just be extra careful not to burn your face in the process. To do this, prepare a pot of water and set to boil. Once steam starts to come out, remove the pot from the stove and lean over the pan to have the steam on your face. Make sure to cover your head with a towel so that all of the steam will be concentrated on your face. Stay for 15 minutes to allow thorough skin penetration. Dry your skin off with a clean towel afterward and moisturize your skin. Do this twice weekly.
8. Baking Soda Facial Cleanser
Baking soda not only works as an effective exfoliant but also regulates your skin’s pH to give it a smooth and youthful glow. Exfoliation unclogs pores in the process and eliminates unwanted particles, dead skin cells, and other impurities. To prepare, add a teaspoon of water to 2 teaspoons of baking soda, mixing well until a paste is formed. Apply it on your face by gently massaging it in circular motions for 5 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. This should not be used as a daily cleanser though. Use it only once weekly.
9. Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Lemon, and Honey Cleanser
If you wish to add some twist to your regular baking soda cleanser, adding a teaspoon of cinnamon, lemon juice, and 5 tablespoons of honey will give it a kick. Thoroughly mix all these and apply it directly on your face, gently massaging it. Use this at most twice a week.