When combating clogged pores, you have to avoid strong actives if your skin is sensitive. Read on to find out how to unclog clogged pores gently and safely.
THE SURPRISING NATURE OF CLOGGED PORES
Clogged pores are pores that have been blocked by a mixture of sebum, dirt and dead skin. It is a common skin concern that may result in blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.
When your pores are clogged, they can appear larger and maybe even darker – looking like black dots on your face.
Clogged pores are common on people’s faces. However, they can occur anywhere on your body, including your scalp, neck, back, shoulders and chest.
If you can’t tell the difference between clogged pores and blackheads, fret not because they are all treated similarly.
FROM WHAT CAUSES DO PORES GET CONGESTED
A buildup of dead skin cells, oil or dirt can clog pores. Possible causes include:
- Oily skin due to age, hormones or genetics
- Too much dead skin cells
- Over-cleansing and over-exfoliating
- Using comedogenic products
The term ‘comedogenic’ means that it has a high likelihood of clogging the pores, subsequently leading to blemishes and blackheads.
Oils, silicones and butters are usually examples of comedogenic ingredients.
On one hand, they have excellent nourishing properties that can do wonders for dry skin without causing any blemishes. However, blemishes may arise if a highly comedogenic substance is used on oily skin.
THE BAD SIDE EFFECTS OF POPULAR CLOGGED PORES TREATMENTS
You may have heard of using Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) to clear up clogged pores.
AHA/BHAs like glycolic acid, salicylic acid help to exfoliate and dissolve away dead skin cells and debris, minimising the appearance of pores and preventing them from enlarging.
AHA/BHAs isn’t for everyone. Those with sensitive skin may find that these exfoliating acids may be too drying and irritating for their skin.
Common reactions to AHA/BHAs include:
- Burning sensations
THE BEST WAY TO TREAT CLOGGED PORES
Wanna know the equivalent of AHA/BHAs but without the undesirable side effects?
We introduce to you: the Red Clover Flower – the milder and natural alternative to any harsh or drying products you might currently be using.
Did you know that a treatment that combines scientific and natural ingredients can have a huge impact on your skin’s health?
And the Red Clover Flower does exactly that!
Originating from a naturally derived flower, it is compatible with sensitive skin as it is gentle and non-comedogenic.
The Red Clover Flower is also clinically-proven to rapidly clear existing acne spots, prevent their reappearance and refine skin texture in just 15 days. It also reduces sebum production, leaving behind a shine-free and clear complexion.
This star ingredient is used in our best-seller: Pore Minimising Booster!
Our Pore Minimising Booster is made with a minimalist formula – simple yet effective and is used at the optimum dosage which is designed to target specific concerns quickly and safely.
REAL USERS REVIEW OF PORE MINIMISING BOOSTER TO TREAT CONGESTION
The result? A shine-free and clear complexion that lets you flaunt off your newfound confidence.
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Here’s what you can expect, according to a consumer study conducted on Asian women.
ZAN KWA’S CLOGGED PORES JOURNEY
Snowperk Ambassador Zan Kwa, who was not used to getting acne before, was struggling with acne due to a damaged skin barrier.
Due to the overuse of BHA-based products, her skin type started becoming too oily and soon after, she started having bad acne breakouts.
In a desperate state, Zan Kwa chanced upon a snowperk advertisement on Facebook.
After taking the FREE skin type quiz and an in-depth consultation with the snowperk skincare specialist, a personalised routine was recommended to her.
After using snowperk, Zan Kwa’s stubborn skin concerns started improving – she was waking up with a fantastic face glowing with no oiliness.
She also started seeing no new breakouts and her acne scars were actually starting to heal and lighten.
Zan Kwa is impressed by how snowperk products are so simple yet effective as only patented concentrated actives are used.
To find out more about Zan Kwa’s journey with snowperk, click here.
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WHAT ACTUALLY WORSENS CONGESTION
These factors do not directly cause clogged pores but can make them worse:
- Picking at pimples
- Oil from your hands transferred when you’re touching your face
- Washing your skin too hard
- Clothing, garment or things that rub against your skin
- Stress and anxiety
START TREATING YOUR SKIN THE RIGHT WAY
You can help prevent congestion by sticking to a skin care routine that’s right for your age, skin type and skin concerns.
Just take our FREE skin type quiz to better understand your skin type and get a recommended skincare routine by our skincare specialist that addresses your unique skin needs.
You can also book a FREE consultation with our skincare specialist to have a more in-depth consultation about what are the right products and skincare routine for your skin type.
We’d love to hear what you think of our solution in helping people with clogged pores. What other methods do you use to unclog pores? 🤔✨