People with clogged pores, particularly those with pores that have become enlarged due to oil and dirt, should know there are three specific steps to cleaning those pores and thereby allowing them to shrink back to size. Steaming is the first crucial step. Boil water and allow it to rest just long enough to have it be hot and steamy. Add a drop or two of essential oil and lean over. Five minutes is generally a good enough time for a steam, although 15 may be needed if the nose has clogged pores. With dirt and oil loosened by the steam and the skin super-heated and hydrated, it’s the perfect time to use an exfoliant. Massage it in and leave it for about 20 minutes. The final step is to rinse your face and dab on a toner with a cotton ball.
- To steam pores, you put a small towel over your face and lean over a bowl of hot water that also contains the essential oil of your choice.
- Exfoliate your skin with a high mineral salt that will get deep into your pores.
- Tab toner onto your face regularly to avoid future breakouts.
“Steaming is the best way to unclog pores and deeply cleanse them.”