How to Keep Your Pores Clean

How to Cleanse Your Pores

Dead skin cells, excess oil and everyday dirt that we get from the environment are the most common causes why we have clogged pores. Cleaning our skin pores are important to avoid having enlarged pores, whiteheads, blackheads and skin infection that can lead to acne breakouts.

How to Keep Your Pores CleanThere are simple things that you can do to help maintain your pores clean. This will help prevent different skin problems to develop.

  • Facial Cleansers
    Washing your face regularly is the simplest thing you can do to help your pores clean. There are different kinds of facial cleansers from foaming wash to facial scrubs. Just remember to use the right facial cleanser based on your skin type. Facial scrubs are great to use to clean pores. However, it is not recommended for daily use as it can dry out the skin. Washing your face twice a day is enough to cleanse your skin. Overdoing it can strip the natural oil off your skin resulting to dry skin and irritation.
  • Toners
    It is a great practice to use a toner after cleansing your face. Toners help reduce pores preventing accumulated dirt and dead skin cells block the pores. It also helps regulate and maintain the pH level of the skin. It’s important to maintain the skin’s pH level (5.5) as it can directly affect the health of the skin—the higher the pH level (alkalinity) means the skin is prone to wrinkles and fine lines; while lower pH level (acidity) can result to acne breakouts and skin inflammation.
  • Exfoliation
    Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells on the top most surface of the skin. It helps remove accumulated dirt and clear up clogged pres. There are two ways to exfoliate the skin. First is by physical exfoliation (scrubs, washcloths and exfoliating tools. The second is by using chemical exfoliators or chemical peels. Physical exfoliation is an exfoliation technique that you can do one to three times a week depending on your skin type or need. When using over the counter chemical peels, make sure that you follow the instructions carefully to avoid any skin damage or irritation. It is better to consult a specialist when using chemical peels.
  • Steaming
    Steaming is also a simple and good way to cleanse your face. The steam opens up the pores and helps remove impurities that are causing clogged pores. When steaming, make sure that you wash your face first to remove accumulated dirt so that it won’t get trapped in your pores. Prepare the things that you need: water, pot, large bowl and clean towel. Fill the pot with water and heat it until the water starts to produce steam. Pour the water in the large bowl. Place the towel over your head, shoulders and the pot then lean over so that the steam is focused on the face. After steaming the face for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse the face to wash away the impurities that clogged your pores. Remember to moisturise afterwards. Steaming can be done once a week. Over steaming your face will result to dry skin, skin damage and irritation.
  • Pore strips and other treatments
    When you suffer from whiteheads and blackheads, you can try using over the counter pore strips. Pore strips are made of fabric with specially formulated adhesive. When applied on the affected area (usually on the nose), the blackheads will stick on the pore strip so that when you peel it off the blackheads will go with the strip. However, pore strips don’t really cure or treat blackheads. It’s just a quick way to lessen the appearance of blackheads. You can also use a round loop extractor (blackhead extractor). Round loop extractor is an instrument used by specialists to remove blockages that causes whiteheads and blackheads. However, when using a blackhead extractor at home make sure that you sterilize it properly before using it to avoid any skin infection and irritation. It’s still best to let the experts use the special tools as they are well trained.

Microdermabrasion is also a great way to cleanse your pores. This treatment is offered by different skin clinics and salons. It is a non-invasive skin exfoliating and rejuvenating technique that uses special equipment to spray tiny pressurized crystals to the face and later on suctioned to remove dead skin cells.


AQI Clear Acne Value Pack is a range of skin care products that can help cleanse your skin and unclog your pores.


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