Clogged pores can lead to bad news, and treatments can be expensive. Oil, make up and dirt combines with dead skin cells and there you have it, clogged pores. These pores are prone to becoming enlarged and even painful. Over cleansing can make it worse, and plugs may develop. Here you will find out how to clear clogged pores using homemade techniques.
How to Prevent Clogged Pores on Your Face
Your pores on your nose and face are especially prone to clogging. You need to find a remedy that works well for you, because everyone’s skin is not the same. Epping your face clean is really important, and it is really good to avoid anything containing harsh chemicals. Wear makeup only when necessary because your skin needs to breath. Always wash your face before bed and as soon as you wake in the morning.
How to Unclog Those Pores
The first thing you will need is warm water. Warm water tends to open the pores up, and this allows your cleansers to really do their job. Steaming is great for unclogging the pores and that is something easily done at home on a budget. You don’t even need to add anything unless you just want to. After steaming your face about 12 to 18 inches away from hot water heated to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit with a towel draped over your head for about 15 minutes do a cold water rinse. This will make your pores close back up, and it will give you a radiant glow. Make sure you ease toward the steam to avoid scalding though. Blackheads may require a special sterile extraction technique either at home or by a professional.
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Natural Skin Exfoliation at Done Home
Many people are unaware that effective skin exfoliation can be done at home with a few cheap and simple ingredients. Sugar, salt and oatmeal are fantastic ingredients for a homemade skin exfoliator.
Oatmeal Facial Exfoliator
All you will need for a basic at home exfoliator is 2 teaspoons of oatmeal ground up and void of any sharp pieces. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and water until a good paste has formed. Apply the oatmeal paste onto your face using circular motions. Rinse your face and pat dry. It is that simple!
All Over Body Exfoliator Done at Home
If you want total body exfoliation without the spa prices then you can go to your pantry and find pretty much all you need to pamper yourself right there.
All you need is a cup of sugar (or sea salt), a half of a cup of almond oil. Vegetable oil can be used in the place of olive oil if need be. You can add fragrance if you wish, but you don’t have to.
Mix the oil and sugar well. You will want about 15 drops of fragranced oil if you have decided to splurge, and apply the mixture in the shower to an already wet body. You can use a loofah in circular motions for the best results.
Salt scrubs should not be used on the facial area.
Exfoliation with Baking Soda
You can even use baking soda for a gentle natural scrub and exfoliation session right in the comfort of your home. All you have to add is water. You can add other essentials if you want. You only want to add enough water to the baking soda to make it stick to the skin. The total body only requires around 10 teaspoons; the face alone will require around 3 teaspoons. Use a wash cloth in circular motions for the best results. Rinse well and voilà.