Our Favorite Cleansers and Masks to Help Unclog Pores
If you have oily skin, washing your face with a lightweight cleanser like a micellar water might not be enough to unclog your pores, especially during the summer months when you’re dealing with a buildup of sweat and sunscreen. To help you get a deep cleaning routine in gear, we’re sharing some of our favorite cleansers and face masks for oily skin and large pores, ahead.
What Causes Clogged Pores?
Clogged pores can occur when makeup, oil or daily grime start to build up. Add summer sweat and a thick sunscreen to the mix, and this kind of congestion is more than likely. To help combat clogged pores, it’s important to remove all makeup and residue from the day, as well as give your pores a deep clean with acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or charcoal.
Our Favorite Cleansers for Clogged Pores
If you have oily, combination or acne-prone skin, this gel cleanser needs to be on your radar. The cleanser is formulated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid and micro-exfoliating LHA to purify the skin while unclogging pores and removing excess oil.
The buildup of impurities can make pores appear larger and more noticeable. Great for normal to oily skin types, this face wash purifies and gets rid of toxins, while reducing the appearance of large pores.
Prefer cream-to-foam cleansers? Let us introduce you to your perfect match. To use, gently lather the cream with lukewarm water and apply to your wet face, massaging in circular motions.
This decongesting cleanser, which contains LHA, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and glycerin, helps remove pore-clogging debris without drying out skin.
Formulated with benzoyl peroxide, this cleanser is perfect for anyone who is struggling with blackheads and other types of pimples. In addition to fighting breakouts, the gentle cleanser removes grime without leaving your skin feeling dry, stripped or tight.
Our Favorite Masks for Clogged Pores
Daily cleansers aren’t your only option for unclogging pores. This mineral-rich cleansing mask helps revive the appearance of dull-looking skin by eliminating debris and dead skin cell accumulation.
This cleanser, formulated with kaolin clay and charcoal, can be used either as a daily cleanser or a detox mask. When used as a daily cleanser, it removes surface impurities, but when used as a mask, this formula draws out impurities and leaves behind a healthy glow.
To unclog pores, you don’t need a harsh exfoliator. Instead, try this sugar scrub that gently polishes away any pore-clogging impurities to reveal a fresh, clean complexion.
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