Blocked pores on the face are one of the most annoying and difficult skin issues to clear.
What are Blocked Pores?
Blocked pores are a common skin concern and most people will experience blocked pores at some point in their lives. But do you know what’s inside those pores to make them so clogged up? Here’s the gross bit -
- Dead skin cells
- Oil / sebum
Now you know what’s in those pores, we’re pretty sure you’ll want to clear blocked pores on your face ASAP. Let’s go...
How to Get Rid of Blocked Pores
So you want to unlock pores on your nose and unblock pores on your face – of course you do! Who doesn’t want super-fresh and glowy skin? If you mean business and want to tackle your clogged pores head on, there’s no denying the benefits of a Hydrafacial.
A Hydrafacial is a great all-round beauty treatment, but it’s particularly powerful at unblocking and cleansing pores. Water pressure is used to open up the pores so that all the gunk inside them can come out easily.
This expert treatment works to slough off dead skin cells, remove impurities, boost collagen production, hydrate and moisturise your skin and leave your skin looking super fresh. It’s a brilliant option if you want to boost your skin’s health and there’s no downtime involved. You can enjoy it as often as once a week – which you might want to because Hydrafacials are seriously addictive.
As well as the Hydrafacial, you could also try a chemical peel. Chemical peels are ideal if you’re prone to acne, and can help with hyperpigmentation, scarring, and clogged pores too. At Este, we tailor our chemical peels to each client so that you’re sure to get the peel that’s right for your skin. Chemical peels are a great way to get rid of dead skin, unblock pores, and reveal brighter, new skin thanks to boosting new cell growth.
Home Remedies for Blocked Pores on Nose
Want to try your hand at beating those blackheads and whiteheads in the comfort of your own home? Why not? With so many great off-the-shelf products available, it makes sense to give it a go at home first. We’ve taken a look at some of the best home remedies for blocked pores on your nose and face and this is what we’ve found...
Blocked pores can be stubborn little things to deal with so to save you some hassle trying to figure out the best way to slay them, here’s our pick of the best:
- Retinol – wait, hear us out. We know retinol is most well-known for being used to treat signs of ageing but it can really help tackle blocked pores too. Use sparingly, always apply sunscreen when using this product, and make sure you moisturise plenty too. Retinols can help boost collagen, can thwart sebum production and also help to slow down dead skin cell production too. All of this means blocked pores can be dealt with and end up looking smaller. Result.
- Raid your kitchen – if you fancy saving a bit of cash (and who doesn’t?!) have a look in your kitchen for Greek yoghurt and Bicarbonate of Soda. Sounds weird? Not really. Firstly, a few teaspoons of Bicarbonate of Soda can be mixed with a small amount of water to create a paste. Then rub on, leave for ten minutes, and rinse. It’s a great exfoliator and can cleanse deep down into your pores. If you have sensitive skin, just be careful and don’t use too much. If irritation occurs, stop using. As for Greek yoghurt, this kitchen staple is packed with Lactic Acid which will help destroy dead skin cells and offer gentle exfoliation too – a great option if your skin is prone to irritation.
- Invest in a facial exfoliating brush – this one by Rio gives you exfoliation, cleansing, and massage all in one. Facial muscles are calmed and toned while the super-soft brush bristles work to exfoliate your skin.
- Go old school with pore strips – yes, they’ve been around for years, but these feisty little strips are still hanging around for a reason – they work. Loaded with skin-friendly ingredients like tea tree, witch hazel and menthol they don’t only help clear your pores, they work to cleanse too.
If blocked pores are winning the battle and you’re fed up of feeling like you just can’t beat them, now’s the time to talk to us at Este. Whether it’s a Hydrafacial or a tailored-to-you chemical peel, we will get your skin behaving again.