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How to Unclog Your Pores

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Clogged pores happen when dead skin cells get trapped in your pores rather than shedding. If you notice a lot of whiteheads, blackheads, etc. then this is a sign your pores may be clogged. To clear things up, you can try several unclogging methods.

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Use a Face Cleanser

The first thing you should try is simply washing your face. Pores are supposed to unclog themselves naturally, but washing your face regularly can help the process along. Cleaning your face helps wash away any impurities and clear up your pores.

There are many different cleansers you can try. You want to find one that is best suited to your skin type. Some skin is dry and others are oily. Some skin is more sensitive than others. Try out a few cleansers to see what your skin reacts best to.

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Get In a Hot Tub

Sometimes it’s helpful to try methods that indirectly benefit your pores. If you scrub your face too much to try to unclog your pores, it can negatively affect your skin. For a gentler approach, you can try spending some time in a hot tub. Warm skin allows your pores to open up and get rid of sweat and other impurities.

The steam from the hot tub is a relaxing way for you to unclog your pores. All you have to do is sit there and enjoy the bubbling water. After you get out of the hot tub, you can wash your face to help clean out your newly opened pores.

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Try a Face Mask

There are many types of face masks you can look for and they all have different benefits for your skin. You can even find masks that are targeted toward unclogging your pores and clearing up your skin. For example, charcoal masks are typically used to pull dirt and other impurities out of your skin. This leaves you with soft, smooth, clean skin. If you want, you can even try making face masks at home. Honey masks are great for clearing up your skin and you can combine them with many different ingredients to benefit your skin.

Unclogging your pores can help your skin feel and look much healthier. While your skin should unclog naturally, there’s still plenty you can do to help. You want to find an unclogging method that works best for you. Try out a few to see what you like.

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