Between the sweat, sebum, humidity, environmental aggressors and the regular mask-wearing, it’s safe to conclude that your pores don’t have it easy. Clogged pores often lead to blackheads, whiteheads and the dreaded acne breakouts, bringing you further away from achieving that flawless complexion.
If you’ve been noticing regular breakouts and bumpy texture, your skin may be congested – leaving you more prone to skin blemishes and issues. To help you understand more about this skin condition, here are the answers to some of your pressing questions!
1. What is congested skin?
This term is used to describe skin with clogged pores, comedones and rough texture. Congestion happens when the sebaceous glands overproduce sebum, leading to blockage in the pores combined with dead skin cell build-up and related debris.
When your skin is congested, you can begin to notice bumpiness underneath the skin, whiteheads, blackheads, and a general dull appearance. Breakouts will also typically appear on the T-zone and cheeks.
2. What are the causes of congested skin?
There are a number of reasons that can cause congestion: overactive sebaceous glands, poor skincare routine, incorrect use of skincare products and insufficient or over-exfoliation.
Your genetics and lifestyle also play a part in how easily your skin gets congested. Over-active oil glands triggered by hormonal fluctuations, poor gut health and an unhealthy diet can give rise to blemishes and breakouts.
3. What is the best way to treat congested skin?
Start by getting to the root of the problem: clearing out your pores. This means adopting a strict cleansing routine and regular exfoliation with hydroxy acids to keep your pores clear and improve oil control. When removing makeup, do it with an oil-based cleanser followed by a pH-balanced cleanser.
Opt for an oil-free moisturiser for daily use, and apply a mud pack once a week to detoxify your skin while keeping the sebum production under control. Use a toner with Glycolic Acid or Lactic Acid to gently remove impurities and leave your skin more radiant. Look at the ingredient list carefully; steer clear of comedogenic makeup and skin care products.
Let our Adonis Oxy Clear Essence Set provide effective results for your skin. With its unique formula, it is designed to regulate sebum production, target whiteheads and blackheads, and clear out your pores. Plus, grab the chance to redeem FREE Auras Facial (worth $180) that offers a host of benefits for soft, hydrated and glowing skin – and 3 complimentary sachets of Blackhead Mask to deal with those pesky bumps!
4. What else can I do to improve my congested skin?
It’s good to be prepared with an effective skincare routine, but you can also make certain lifestyle changes – starting with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet to help tackle congested skin.
Facials are a great way to exfoliate the dead cells and reduce clogged pores. Take note to get your extraction facials done by an experienced and professional aesthetician so you can achieve the best outcome without causing more issues for your skin. Here at Adonis, we offer a range of facial packages that are specially tailored to detoxify and nourish your skin. Your skin will feel cleaner and look more rejuvenated than before!