For skin that produces excess oil, the most common cause of clogged pores is insufficient cleansing or exfoliation, therefore, dead skin cells clump together rather than shed, clogging up your complexion. On the other hand, using cleansers that are too harsh or exfoliating too often can strip the skin of its essential oil. To compensate, the skin produces too much sebum and blocks pores.
Thankfully, Origins understands that blocked pores are a reality for many people, and has a range of facial cleansers and exfoliators, including Checks and Balances™ Polishing Face Scrub. It contains Bamboo and Mineral Silica to help reduce the look of pores and smoothen the skin.
How to target clogged pores
One of the best ways to target clogged pores is to follow a regular skincare routine and include a facial scrub a few times per week. Choose a product that doesn't contain anything like paraben, phthalates, propylene glycol, or petrolatum. Natural skincare ingredients in our Checks and Balances™ Polishing Face Scrub include Mint to refresh the senses, Bamboo to help buff skin, Mineral Silica to help polish and unclog pores, and Red Tourmaline. People with normal, dry, oily, and combination skin can use this scrub up to four times per week, depending on which skin type you have.
How to prevent clogged pores
One of the best ways to avoid clogged pores is maintaining a consistent skincare routine. Use a pore specialist cleanser like Clear Improvement™ Zero Oil Cleanser With Charcoal on a daily basis to help remove excess oil and pollutants, which is great for normal to oily skin types. Up to four times a week, use a gentle exfoliator such as Checks and Balances™ Polishing Face Scrub to help reveal smoother skin and minimize the pore visibility. Follow up by balancing the skin's PH with a toner, and then apply serum, followed by a moisturizer that helps clearing and minimizing the look of pores. Try out Clear Improvement™ Pore Clearing Moisturizer With Bamboo Charcoal for normal to oily skin that's acne-prone, with 1% Salicylic Acid, Bamboo, and Charcoal to help prevent breakouts and keep pores clear.
What are our best products for clogged pores?
In addition to exfoliating cleansers to help clear clogged pores, consider adding a purifying mask to your beauty regimen, such as Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores. Formulated with Bamboo Charcoal and White China Clay to help absorb environmental toxins, dissolve impurities, and unclog pores. Apply to just-cleansed skin without makeup on once per week or as often as needed, then allow it to dry, and rinse with lukewarm water.