How do I Clean Deep Pores?

Felicia Dye

People with deep pores commonly have many skin care concerns. One of those concerns is the best way to clean their skin. If you have deep pores, it is possible to develop a regimen that will not only clean your skin but which can also improve the appearance of your skin.

There are skin care products specifically designed to deep clean pores.
There are skin care products specifically designed to deep clean pores.

To begin with, you need to be concerned with the type of skin cleansing products you use. People with normal skin may be able to focus primarily on cost and think about other factors as secondary. However, people with deep pores need to focus primarily on the formulation of the products and consider the cost as secondary.

Using an exfoliant can help clean out pores.
Using an exfoliant can help clean out pores.

Caring for deep pores is like addressing a special need. Before you buy any skin care products, take note of what they are designed for. Your first choice should be cleansing products that specify that they are formulated for large or visible pores. A second, but not necessarily equal choice, are products that are designed for oily skin.

A chemical peel may help skin care products work more effectively.
A chemical peel may help skin care products work more effectively.

The directions on many skin care products state you can use them one to two times per day. You should make it a habit to clean your skin twice daily. Generally, it is a good practice to cleanse in the morning since the body’s functions slow down at night and to cleanse at night since your skin has likely been exposed to numerous pollutants during the day.

People with oily skin tend to have larger pores that people with dry skin.
People with oily skin tend to have larger pores that people with dry skin.

People with deep pores should tone their skin. Toning is designed to remove dirt left behind during cleansing and to remove any residue left by your facial cleansers. Some beauty professionals say toning is not generally necessary if the appropriate time and effort is put into thorough cleansing. However, deep pores can be much more difficult to thoroughly clean than normal skin, so it is wise to take this extra step.

Applying a steamed towel to the face can help unclog the pores and reduce the occurrence of acne.
Applying a steamed towel to the face can help unclog the pores and reduce the occurrence of acne.

Deep cleansing masks are also highly recommended for your skin type. If you can find oil reducing or skin tightening masks, these are good choices. Otherwise, any mask that has agreeable ingredients and is designed for deep cleansing should be sufficient. You should use the masks at least once per week.

Two other things you should consider are chemical peels and microdermabrasion. These procedures are designed to remove the top layers of skin which often include dirt and dead cells. The exposure of the fresh underlying layers allows skin care products to work more effectively. It is generally recommended that a person have these procedures done every four to six weeks.

Cleaning deep pores may help reduce the appearance of blackheads.
Cleaning deep pores may help reduce the appearance of blackheads.

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Discussion Comments

fify

I actually think that what we eat and our hormones play a much bigger role in how our skin is, rather than what products we use.

When I eat healthy (no junk food, no soda and no chocolate), exercise and drink lots of water, my skin looks amazing. My pores are cleared up and smaller and it looks very fresh and healthy regardless of what I put on it. Of course, hormones plays a big part too. Hormones might be affecting the amount of oil your face is secreting, giving you deep and enlarged pores.

I'm not saying that we shouldn't have a good skin care regimen, we absolutely should. But if there are serious skin problems, bad acne, very deep pores, large blackheads, etc. I think you should visit a doctor to see if there is another underlying problem.

If not, try a good exercise program that makes you sweat. My favorite is hot yoga. It's a yoga class that's done in a super hot room. I sweat like crazy and drink so much water after that class, but my skin looks great afterward, it glows!

Maybe exercise, healthy food and water is all you need for clean pores.

turquoise

I think it's hard to clean very deep down with face wash and exfoliaters. But they say that salyclic acid is really good at cleaning deep pores because it can get through the oil unlike some other cleansers. There are also new warming cleansers and exfoliaters that claim to go deeper down into the pores because they heat up while on the skin and open the pores.

Aside from these, I think deep cleansing is best done by more intense treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels like the article mentioned.

burcidi

What exactly do "deep pores" mean and how do I know I have them?

I have oily skin and clogged pores that are enlarged. I do cleanse my face twice a day and use a clay mask or exfoliating scrub once a week. This helps make my pores smaller but they are still very much visible. If I forget to cleanse my face, the next day, I can see that the pores are bigger and then it develops into blackheads and whiteheads.

Does this mean that my pores are "deep"?

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