Deep Clean Your Skin
We are all too familiar with the battle against clogged pores and we are willing to try anything to rid our skin of the annoying speckles of dirt and oil trapped in our pores. Clogged pores are caused by pollutants, bacteria, debris, and dead skin cells. Along with environmental causes, clogged pores can also be a result of:
As sebum travels through our hair follicles, dead skin cells mix with it along with dried sweat and this combination actually acts as a protective layer for your skin. However, too much of this mixture in your skin can lead to clogged pores, acne, and blackheads.
How can I get rid of my clogged pores?
Before you lose hope and give up the idea of ever having clear skin, there are several ways to treat clogged pores using ingredients that you may already have at home. Here are just a few of the many ways you can cleanse your skin and minimize the look of pores:
Is there anything else I can do to have cleaner pores?
There are plenty more DIY mask recipes that you can find online or even construct yourself. These home remedies may help you see an improvement in your skin, however, for a deeper clean with more dramatic results, consider microdermabrasion, purchasing a facial cleansing brush, or getting them manually removed.
Chemical peels are also very popular. You can get non-prescription strength retinoid products or chemical peels. Taking it to the next level is also possible with strengths that can be prescribed specifically for your skin. At Mosaic Dermatology locations, our patients especially love the medical grade TCA peels that are done every 4-6 weeks. You have an instant sensation of clean and tight pores in most cases.
If your skin problems persist, or if you are interested in learning more, contact your local Houston dermatologist to make an appointment. With same or next day appointments as well as Saturday availability, you can give your skin the attention it needs.