Clogged pores are responsible for everything from blackheads to bright red pustules and everything in between. They’re every skincare fan’s bad dream and can be extremely hard to get rid of, especially blackheads. While there are many different ways that people try to get rid of them and prevent them from occurring, there are as many people who find their search for a solution to be fruitless. Their pores stay clogged, the blackheads never go away and that’s just not okay!
Thankfully, you actually don’t have to live with clogged pores. Though it might take a little bit of time to really clear things up, it can be done with a little bit of patience, consistency and of course help from our friends in the plant world. Enter: the magical clogged pore destroyer, jojoba oil! Yes, that’s exactly right, a plant oil (jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax) can unclog your pores! It sounds counterintuitive, and maybe even a little crazy, but it’s true, and it really does work.
How does it do it? First, jojoba oil has a chemical makeup that is very close to the chemical composition of your skin’s own sebum. This makes it really easy for your skin to absorb and work with jojoba oil, which means that its ability to penetrate into your pores is greatly enhanced. This is a good thing because jojoba oil is an expert as softening and dissolving the hardened combination of sebum, dead skin cells and dirt that makeup the filling for things like blackheads. By oil cleansing with jojoba oil every day, you can both prevent and get rid of your stubborn clogged pores.
Another way to help your skin stay clear and clogged pore free is to gently exfoliate on a regular basis. If you are one of the many people who prefer to stay away from manual exfoliants due to sensitive skin, a simple enzyme mask will do the trick just fine. Once a week is a great place to start and will help to ensure that there’s never enough dead skin cell build up on your skin’s surface to cause any real issue.
The last thing to be aware of when trying to prevent clogged pores is to make sure that if you wear makeup or sunscreen or other cosmetic products, that you are washing your face at the end of the day to get them off. This can be with your favorite cleanser, with jojoba oil for oil cleansing, or even with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. The point is to make sure that your skin doesn’t become clogged by the buildup of makeup and other products you put on it.