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If you have been experiencing acne and breakouts, it all starts from your pores. These are small openings in the skin that release oils and sweat. When they get clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells, they can develop into blackheads and pimples.
While breakouts can be caused by hormones and diet, sometimes clogged pores can occur due to your daily activities. So, it’s time to do a check on any bad skin habits you may be doing that could be clogging up your pores – starting with the list below.
1. Not washing your face before bed
When you’re plain tired and exhausted, it’s tempting to just get into bed. But skipping your cleansing step should be avoided.
Otherwise, the makeup, oil, debris and environmental pollutants that accumulate on your skin all day will settle deep into your pores while you sleep. This not only contributes to enlarged pores, but breakouts are also just waiting to happen.
2. Not exfoliating regularly
Your skin regenerates itself around every 27 days, which means there are dead skin cells that will sit on your skin unless they are cleared away.
By exfoliating regularly, you can remove the build-up of skin cells that can cause blockage in the pores, along with impurities like oil and debris. Exfoliating once or twice a week is great for clearing pores and smoothening the skin.
3. Not changing your bedsheets weekly
You might not feel like your bedsheets and pillowcases are dirty, but they are filled with stuff you can’t necessarily see: bodily secretions, sweat, and skin cells, as well as bacteria, dust mites and even animal dander (if you have pets).
Weekly washings are recommended. Not only will the build-up of bacteria and impurities clog the pores on the sides of your face, it can also cause health issues like sneezing and contact dermatitis.
4. Skipping the post-workout cleanse
The perspiration left behind on your skin after your workout actually allows bacteria to proliferate, causing irritation, redness and breakouts. All that sweat mixed with dirt can easily clog your pores, so it’s crucial to cleanse your face as soon as you have ended your workout – or use a facial wipe to remove the grime and freshen up your skin.
5. Not using pore-clearing skincare
Too much of sebum can also lead to clogged pores, which is why it is crucial to invest in oil-control products, especially for oily skin types. Serums that contain active ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid can combat excess oil, exfoliate the skin and keeps the pore clear.
Level up your skincare game with our Adonis Oxy Clear Essence Set at only $78 (price before GST). This set is exclusively curated to penetrate the pores, clear hardened sebum oils and improve your congested skin. If you have any stubborn comedones, this blackhead removal treatment is a must-have!
Purchase the set and enjoy a FREE Auras Facial worth $180 which includes deep cleansing, cold mist therapy and extraction facial. A complimentary set of 3 blackhead mask sachets will also be given for a quick fix to those pesky bumps!
Steer clear of these bad skin habits, and ensure you practise good skin hygiene to restore a healthy complexion. With our range of facial treatments available at Adonis, you can look forward to clearing your clogged pores and achieve baby-smooth skin again!