FABULOUS HOW-TO: UNCLOG YOUR PORES FOR A CLEAN, CLEAR SKIN

unclog pores

Blackheads are these nasty, annoying bumps on your skin caused by hair follicles clogged by dirt. They usually appear on the face but they can also appear on the back, neck, chest, even on your arms and shoulders.

Unlike acne that can disappear with the help of cleansers, exfoliators, and topical treatments, blackheads are stubborn little buggers that are hard to banish altogether.

Help your skin decongest and get rid of blackheads for good with these tried and tested hacks.

1. STEAM

Perhaps, the simplest technique to treat blackheads or prepare your face for a more intensive treatment is to steam your face. Steaming helps open your pores, making it easier to unclog it. Simply put hot water in a bowl, add a few drops of tea tree oil then lower your face over it.

2. USE PORE STRIPS

This is one of the classic ways of removing blackheads. Pore strips target specific areas such as your nose, forehead, and chin.

3. USE PEEL-OFF MASKS

Works just like pore strips, only it can be applied to your entire face. Not only will it eradicate those pesky blackheads, some peel-off mask often contain ingredients that benefit your skin, and even formulated specifically for your skin type.