Due to pollution in the city, skin situation becomes worse. Skin becomes dry and rough. The pores become clogged. Just cleaning the face with water does not help in any way. There are some easy home remedies which help to get rid of the problem. They are much convenient and easy to use. Clogged pores happen to both men and women

Reasons behind clogged pores:

  1. Sweat-

    When the exercise is too much, it increases sweating, and it increases the chance of clogged pores.

  2. Pollution

    Pollution brings with itself, dirt and toxins which causes the skin to have pimples and even blocks the pores. It makes the skin dirty.

  3. Oil

    If the skin is oily it blocks the pores. Bacteria increases and as a result, there are blackheads and other skin problems.

 

    Effective ways to clean clogged pores

 

Steam-

Steam is beneficial to clean pores. Wash your face with a cleanser, take five cups of water in a bowl and boil for few minutes. Add a few drops of peppermint or fresh green tea into the boiling water. Green Tea is an added advantage to get rid of the problem. Cover the head with a towel and bring your face close to the boiling water. Take steam for about ten to fifteen minutes. Also, add tea tree oil for an added advantage. After that wipe your face, and then wash with lukewarm water. Never rub your skin as it may damage the tissues of the skin. Also never do over steaming, as it may dry your skin and make it rough.

Honey and Lemon Mask-

Honey acts as a healing agent. It has an antibacterial property which helps in facing various problems. Apply honey on the face and leave for about thirty minutes. It has a great impact on the face. Mix a tablespoon of yogurt, cinnamon, lemon, and olive oil and apply on the face. Yogurt helps in smoothening the skin. The acidic nature of the lemon helps in lightening the skin and acts as a scrubber. Apply the mixture on the face and leave for about thirty minutes. For a better result apply the mixture on the face three times.

Parsley-

Parsley is very useful in removing dark circle and dark spots on the skin. It acts as a deep cleanser. Parsley can be used independently over the face and can benefit the skin. For an added advantage it can be used with lemon and honey. Boil parsley in water and let it cool down for few minutes. Grind it and apply on the face, leave for few minutes. Wash it off with cool water. Mix parsley with lemon and honey and apply on the face. Leave for thirty minutes. For better results apply the mixture two times in a week. Parsley is the healthiest food. It also helps in sebum secretion. Regular consumption of parsley can help in opening the clogged pores. Parsley helps in taking out toxins from the skin, hence making it clean and free from clogged pores.

Sugar Scrub-

Scrubber is essential in removing dead cells. Sometimes scrubber does not suit the skin. It is very beneficial to use a sugar scrub. Mix sugar mixed with half a lemon juice and water and apply on the face, leave the mixture for about thirty minutes. Wash with cold water for better results. Take two tablespoons of sugar and mix with two tablespoons of honey and apply the mixture on the face. Give a gentle massage with the scrubber on the face. Allow it to dry for thirty minutes, and then wash with warm water. Sugar contains glycolic acid which helps in clearing pores.

Baking Soda-

This is an excellent mask for cleaning pores. Mix baking soda with a teaspoon of water and honey, apply on the face. Leave the mask for about fifteen minutes and then wash with lukewarm water. Baking Soda is an exfoliating agent, which helps in cleaning pores of the skin. It also helps in making skin look young and beautiful. Take a teaspoon of water and two teaspoons of baking soda, mix them well and apply on the face. Gently massage the face with the mixture for about five minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Another option is to take two tablespoons of baking soda, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and five teaspoons of honey. Mix them well and apply on the face. Let it dry and after ten minutes wash the face with normal water. For a better result apply this remedy once in a week.

Clay-

Take in equal quantities clay, oatmeal, and water. Mix them well and apply on the face. Leave the mixture for around ten minutes. Wash with cold water. In a week apply twice for a better result. The mixture starts to get tight as the skin gets dry, it is a good sign. Clay starts taking all impurities from the pores and makes it open. Wash the face with normal water and apply moisturizer. It helps in making skin smooth.

Fuller’s Earth-

Fuller’s earth has lots of benefits. It helps in taking out excess oil from the skin making it radiant and glowing. It helps in taking out dust and dirt from the face and helps in cleansing. Take a mixture of fuller’s earth, oatmeal, and water and apply on the face. Leave the mixture over the face for about thirty minutes. Wash with cold water. For a better result apply this mixture once in a week. Take a teaspoon of the fuller earth with a tablespoon of yogurt. Apply the combination on the skin and leave for about fifteen minutes. For a better result apply the mixture on the face.

Raw Papaya-

It helps in cleaning pores and makes skin soft and supple. Apply the mashed papaya on the skin and leave the solution on the skin till it gets dry. Apply the solution twice a week to remove dead cells. Papaya mixed with honey causes additional benefit. Take four papaya pieces, and two teaspoons of honey. Mix them well and apply on the skin, for additional benefit add a few drops of papaya oil. Apply the pack daily to get rid of clogged pores. Another method is taking one- fourth of ripe papaya and makes it into pieces; add one tablespoon of honey and a half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into it. Apply the mask on the face and leave for about twenty minutes, wash with cold water. The third method is to take a tablespoon of papaya, add a teaspoon of oatmeal and honey into it. Mix well and apply the pack on the face. Leave the mixture for about twenty minutes. Wash with normal water. Papaya has many benefits; it helps in cleaning pores by taking germs from the skin.

Egg Mask-

Egg mask helps in making the skin tight and makes it glow. It helps in removing the impurities. It helps in opening the pores and removing dust from them. Apply the egg mask over the face and leave for about twenty minutes. Remove the mask after fifteen minutes and clean with water. Take an egg white and mix with a teaspoon of honey. Mix them well and apply on the face. Leave the pack for about ten minutes. Clean with the normal water.

Exfoliation-

Exfoliation is very beneficial in removing dead cells and cleans pores. It helps in removing dirt and dust which has blocked skin pores. Steaming and scrubbing are best ways to open pores. There are several benefits of exfoliation. Clogged pore makes skin look ugly and dull. Regular exfoliation helps in making skin free of impurities and germs. It is an anti-aging treatment, which helps in making skin return its beauty. Exfoliation helps in repairing the skin and also helps in protecting skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Lemon juice, yogurt, and honey are the three natural exfoliators. Honey helps in killing germs from the skin. Massage honey gently on the skin for about ten minutes, wash with cold water. Yogurt contain lactic acid; it makes skin toned and smooth. Apply yogurt on the skin, massage for ten minutes and after twenty minutes wash with cold water. Lemon juice helps in removing dead cells from the skin. Take a mixture of a teaspoon of lemon juice mixed with a teaspoon of apple and grape juice. Mix them well and apply on the face, after ten minutes wash with cold water.

Conclusion:

Using this home remedy, we can also enjoy a beautiful skin. Drinking lots and lots of water is very beneficial for skin. The pores of the skin get blocked through dirt dust and impurities. Good Daily routine helps to maintain skin properly. Clogged pores happen due to excessive oil which blocks the pores of the skin.

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