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Pores? What is it actually mean? The skin considered as the largest organ found in your body that consists of pores or as the dermatologists say “follicles” or duct that is found attached to sebaceous gland “Oil gland” that produce sebum which is considered as oil substance that maintains your body’s moisture level.
How my pores get clogged?
Simply your pores considered as home or opening upon the skin of the hair follicle, which extends downward through several layers of skin. In addition to the oily substance and sometimes sweat as an excretory substance. In case you are oily skin type the sebaceous gland produces an excess amount of oily substance that usually combines with dead skin found on the skin’s surface and sometimes dirt! All the previous mentioned conditions favor the growth of certain bacterial strain that called “P. acnes bacteria” therefore, blackheads, whiteheads, papules are formed.
What are the causes that may initiate clogged pores? And how can I get rid of it?
There are many causes for clogged pores because the stimulation of the pores to be blocked is very common and we do it without thinking…keep reading the causes are interesting and to prevent and treat clogged pores!
Performing different activities along the day or during exercising; you are definitely sweating and got moist, therefore dust and dirt may stick and attach to your skin leading to clogged and blocked pores.
People who also used to touch their skin with unclean hands are susceptible to getting clogged pores easily, moreover, it has been found that most of the baseball players are very susceptible for clogged pores especially on their forehead due to sweating and the presence of the helmet all the time that does not allow good aeration.
It has been identified by researchers at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome that smokers are susceptible for clogged pores; this condition called “Smoker’s Acne”. Moreover, according to a report in the British Journal of Dermatology, it was found that women are of high risk to this condition than men.
- Sun and sunscreens
The harmful radiation of the sun has an adverse effect on your pores as it damage the surrounding tissue of the skin and making the pores appear much more large.
You have to choose perfectly a specific sunscreen that has lightweight and have two main components zinc and titanium dioxide, on the other hand, you have to avoid using sunscreens that are comedogenic (pore-blocking) .
- Stress and puberty
It has been found that hormones produced during stressful events can stimulate the sebaceous gland to produce more sebum (Oily substance), as a result the pores get blocked. For the same reasons, puberty will lead to clogged pores and develop whiteheads or blackheads instead.
Try as much as possible to respond less to your stressful events, and usually remember that everything will pass and nothing deserve but your overall health deserves everything.
- Environmental pollutants
Toxins, Automobile exhaust, smog and many other air pollutants are not only affecting your respiratory system but also they can clog your pores, you must use cleansing wipes frequently for your face and hands.
- Lack of exfoliation
The accumulation of dead skin on your face will lead clogged pores and prevents newly replenished skin from reaching the surface, therefore, you have to make sure that you exfoliate your face with the skincare products such as the light chemical peels that is effective and suit your skin.
Wearing makeup 24/7 is like having a pillow over your nose and you can’t breathe! Your skin too can’t breathe…
Makeup can trap sweat and bacteria therefore, blocking your pores and develop blackheads and sometimes skin irritation.
- Other common causes
- Genetic reasons
- Allergenic reactions
- High sugar diet and
Is there any kind of home remedies to unclog pores I can use?
As we said the problem is mainly due to the presence of dead skin that clog the skin’s pores, therefore, you need an excellent exfoliator that can remove the dead skin and is able to infiltrate the skin in order to let the pores become unclogged
Sugar can be an ideal exfoliator that help you to get rid of dead skin…its preparation is as easy as follow:
First, you have to crush the sugar then add some lemon juice until it form a paste, then you can place the paste on your face and massage it gently then leave it for 10 minutes before washing your face with pure water.
An excellent cleanser and exfoliator that effectively remove all the impurities and dirt because it contains papain, which gives your skin a smooth texture, free of any kind of impurities.
You can cut the raw papaya and then rub on the skin for 10 minutes then rinse your skin with warm water.
As we said before, the problem with the oily skin type people is that they have an excessive oil production from the sebaceous gland…but don’t worry honey can deal with the excessive production that consequently can clog your pores.
The honey usage is easy you just place an amount of honey on the affected area and gently massage it in a circular motion for 10 minutes then wash with a warm water.
The most effective and simple way is using the steam, as it will help to open the pores and eventually remove all the dead skin and the impurities that usually clog the pores.
You will just need to heat the water until it boils then allow your face to be steamed in order to allow the steam enter the pores for only 15 minutes.
Baking soda is not only used for the industrial usage but also can be used as an exfoliating agent and improves the skin texture.
You can prepare a paste formed from a mix of baking soda and water then place this paste gently on the affected area and leave it for 5 minutes then rinse it with warm water.
“Unclogging the pores is very simple but demand an extensive care”