A pore is a duct in our skin attached to sebaceous gland under the skin that produce sebum. These pores help to throw out dead skin cells and other waste elements. However, sweat pollution, dirt, makeup residue clogs the pores. Sebaceous glands keeps producing sebum, but which quite often cling to dead skin cells and can’t get released out of the skin. This causes bacteria to thrive resulting in acne, pimple, blackheads and white heads. To keep skin healthy and glowing, it is necessary clear the clogged pores, allow oxygen to flow through them freely and prevent bacteria from thriving. Here are some effective homemade packs which will help to exfoliate your skin, remove all the impurities that clog the pores and you will enjoy a clearer, smoother and healthy glowing skin.
Below Are The 6 Homemade Packs To Unclog Facial Pores:
1. Parsley Soak
Parsley has natural astringent quality which can help to pull out toxins and impurities from the pores and can unclog the pores effectively. Parsley will also help to balance excess oil secretion and control breakout and reduce inflammation and acne scars. Here is how to use parsley for unclogging facial pores.
Hot / Boiling water – 1 bowl
A piece of wash cloth
Wash parsley thoroughly and submerge them in a bowl of hot water. Let it soak until the water is cooled. Dip wash cloth in this parsley soaked water; wring excess water from the cloth and keep it on your face for at least 10-15 minutes. Repeat the process daily for best result.
2. Baking Soda- Honey Mask Recipe For Clogged Pores
Ordinary house hold baking soda can be used for gently exfoliating the skin. Unclogging the pores that are clogged with dead skin cells it leaves the skin soft and smooth. It also neutralizes the pH balance of the skin, the oil gland secrets less sebum and minimizes the occurrence of pimples and blackheads. Adding honey to it will help to absorb the impurities and kill bacteria from the pores and will further help to moisturize the skin without making it oily. Cinnamon will work as a natural astringent and lemon juice as usual will make your complexion bright.
Baking Soda -2 tablespoon
Cinnamon powder ½ tsp.
Lemon juice- 2tsp
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and apply the mask on your entire face. Leave it on your skin for 10 minutes and wash off using lukewarm water. Apply this mask once a week to keep the pores clean.
3. Activated Charcoal mask
Activated charcoal works almost like a magnet to pull toxins that your skin soaks up from the environment around you. It penetrates deep down in your skin and pulls the excess oil and pollutants trapped inside the pore leaving your pores clean.
Activated charcoal powder from 2 capsules
1 tsp. aloe vera gel
Gently pull apart the capsule from middle and empty them. Mix charcoal powder with aloe Vera gel and allow the mask to dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with normal water. Apply moisturizer.
4. Sugar, Honey And Green Tea Scrub
Sugar scrub is another effective and safe remedy for unclogging the blocked pores. It works as natural exfoliating agent for removing dead skin cells and unclog the pores. Adding green tea which contains powerful antioxidant qualities and honey which has amazing skin soothing properties will not just to clear the clogged pores but will provide your skin a natural glow.
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Brewed green tea 3 teaspoon
Add sugar and honey in brewed green tea to get a thick paste like consistency. Apply the mask on you cleaned face. Gently scrub in circular motion. Leave it on your skin for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Exfoliate once a week with this scrub to unclog the pores and get clean soft skin.
5. Bentonite Clay Mask
Like other clay masks Bentonite clay mask is very effective remedy for clogged pores. This volcanic clay ash acts like sponge and effectively pulls out toxins from skin when applied to the skin. Oatmeal is also a good exfoliator and also makes skin soft and smooth.
Bentonite clay -1 tablespoon
Water- 1 tablespoon
Make a thick paste combining Bentonite clay, water and oatmeal. Apply the mask on your entire face. Wait until it dries and wash off. Pat dry and apply moisturizer. Your skin will feel clean and clear.
6. Jojoba Oil For Clogged Pores
Jojoba oil closely resembles human sebum. As their composition is almost same, it can in reality help to reduce sebum production and also help to dissolve hardened sebum that plug the pores. Regular use will unclog the pores and make you skin soft and smooth.
Simply apply jojoba oil after cleaning your face at night. Wash off in the morning. Balancing excess sebum secreted by sebaceous gland it will help to get rid of clogged pores.