Clogged pores are a nuisance. Whether you are young or old, acne can hit your skin hard. Pollution, hormones, the foods we eat, and genetics are all factors that contribute to the clogging of our pores. It can be infuriating, to say the least, however, there is hope.
The secret to cleaner skin: At-home treatments
Clogged pores have many causes. What may appear to be a blackhead is actually your pores hard at work. Your pores naturally try and clean themselves by secreting oil and getting rid of dead skin. Germs get into your pores and mix with the natural cleansing process and you’re stuck with major skin problems. Another cause of blocked pores is milia. These are tiny cysts that have opened, trapping dead skin cells.
To unclog your pores, you’ll need to do more than simply washing your face twice a day.
Normal to sensitive skin: Try washing your face with a gentle cleansing soap. Use a gentle exfoliating facial sponge to remove dead skin cells and pollutants from your face.
Normal to oily skin: Use a glycolic cleanser to wash your face and remove excess oils. You’ll also need products that contain keratolytics such as leave-on gels, lotions or creams. These will soften the skin and cause the outer, damaged layer to shed.
Acneic skin: For those who have acne-prone skin, try products that contain glycolic and salicylic acids or a foaming benzoyl peroxide cleanser. Clogged pores on acneic skin will take time to unblock and you may have to couple your at-home treatment with professional facial every 4-8 weeks.
Professional treatments for clogged pores
Besides at-home treatments, getting professional treatments can help keep your skin looking fresh and free of acne.
Acne treatment: To get rid of blemishes, cleanse the skin and unclog the pores, a skincare specialist will create a treatment based on your needs. For example, you can undergo ozone therapy (to increase the flow of oxygen in the pores), chemical peels, blue light therapy (to target acne) and galvanic therapy (to rebalance and tighten the skin).
Deep cleansing facial: During this treatment your skin will be cleaned, exfoliated and given ozone facial steam to stimulate circulation and moisten the skin. Your facial tissues will be softened and relaxed, making it easier to remove oil and blockages.
Multi-vitamin facial: If your skin is missing its natural glow, this treatment uses a blend of vitamins A and C and mixes alpha and beta-hydroxy acids to restore the skin and remove surface debris. Besides improving the skin’s appearance, the tone, elasticity and texture will also be enhanced.
Anti-aging facial: Clogged pores happen at all ages which is why this facial is beneficial to all skin types. Your skin will be radiant and appear more youthful after receiving this treatment because it eliminates the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
You don’t have to live with clogged pores. At IGBeauty, we are experts in skincare and know how to treat clogged pores, and a multitude of other skin nuisances. The secret to cleaner skin lies with us. Contact us at 416-484-4884 to schedule an appointment. You may have problem skin now but we’ll make sure you’ll leave glowing.