There’s nothing more bothering than a clogged pore, which will quickly turn into an imperfection on the surface of our skin. Whether we are talking about pimples, zits, or blackheads, none of these are on the wish list of people. Both women and men would like to have a skin free of any imperfections, especially since we are talking about the skin on the face. While it may be tricky to keep dirt away from your pores, especially in the cities and during the summer, when our pores are more open than in the cold season, it is not impossible. All you need is a proper skin care routine, so do take a look at the tips below, as they will help you maintain a clear skin at all times.
- Keep excess oil from accumulating in your pores
While this is a problem mostly met in people with an oily skin, during the warm season it becomes everybody’s problem. Due to high temperatures, our skin produces more sebum and the pores are more dilated. So, if you don’t clean your face as you should, the excess oil may end up accumulating inside the skin’s pores. These oil reserves will appear like small bumps on the surface of the skin and it is quite difficult to get rid of them. To prevent this from happening, wash your face in the morning and evening with adequate products. If you have an oily skin, cleaning is even more important, just make sure to use the right kind of products for your skin
- Dealing with blackheads
Blackheads appear when the pores are enlarged, allowing oil to get inside. Once the oil gets trapped within the pore, it will oxidize in contact with the air and will become the black spots we all hate so much. Unfortunately, once a blackhead is formed, the only way to get rid of it is by getting out of the pore. This is why scrubbing your skin will not help you in this case. You either remove it manually, with the right kind of tools, or you use a blackhead removal mask. To keep pores clean, you can use products based on salicylic acid. Also, especially during the warm season, it is important to shrink your pores, so that dirt and oil won’t get trapped inside so much. This can be possible if you apply a tonic once you’re done cleaning your skin. Just do be careful to use an alcohol-free tonic if you have a dry skin.
- Do your best not to touch your face too often
Your hands are often carriers of bacteria and dust, so each time you touch your face with unwashed hands you risk causing pimples or an acne breakout, if not even blackheads. So, do your best not to touch your face if your hands are not washed first. Also, never squeeze your pimples as you can wake up with a much bigger problem than just a small pimple. Salicylic acid products help again, as they will dry the pimples and get rid of the problem without aggressing your skin.