How can I unclog my pores naturally?

Oily skin is prone to clogging and therefore to acne. Your skin produces sebum, a type of natural oil that helps to keep your skin supple and protects it from the elements. However, very often, especially during adolescence, hormonal changes cause an overproduction of sebum. Excess sebum within the pores of the skin forms a plug. Very often bacteria within the blocked pores cause an infected inflammation which can be seen as a pimple. Blocked pores can also result in blackheads or white heads. If your pores are clogged for an extended period of time, they can start to become enlarged. If this happens, they become more susceptible to repeated clogging. Enlarged pores can also be extremely unsightly.

Just as it is easier to remove oil or grease with warm water, sebum is easily washed off with warm water. Wash your face thoroughly every morning and evening with warm water to get rid of excess facial oil. Try not to use too many cosmetic products on our face as many of them are harsh and tend to make you skin flake. Do not use hot water to wash your face as this will strip your skin of all its oils and will cause it to become very dry. Dry skin is prone to dry skin diseases and fungal infections. You can use lemon juice to wash your face. Lemon juice has the ability to dissolve fatty acids and will help to remove excess oils while keeping your skin soft and smooth.

One of the best methods to unclog pores is by using a paste made out of Fuller's Earth and water. Apply an even layer of this clay to your face and allow it to dry before washing it off with warm water. As Fuller's earth dries, it absorbs excess oils from your pores.

answered by M W

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