How To Decongest Clogged Pores

You can have clogged pores at any age! But the likelihood of them occurring depends on several factors.

What Are Congested Pores?

Pores are small openings in your skin, each corresponding to a hair follicle. The openings become clogged when a combination of dead skin cells, oil and external impurities like pollution accumulate in them. Blackheads form in open pores filled with a mix of oil, dirt and dead skin cells, which appear black due to oxidation. Whiteheads are small, round, white bumps on the skin's surface.

 What Are The Symptoms Of Congestion?

  • Oily, Shiny Appearance (Excess Oil)
  • Rough, Bumpy, Uneven Texture
  • Enlarged, Flattened Pores
  • Blemishes

How To Decongest Clogged Pores

  1. Exfoliate
  2. Detoxify & Clarify
  3. Balance
  4. Professional Treatment
  5. Maintain an up to-date skincare routine



Exfoliate - To stop dead cell buildup. Exfoliation is an important step to a proper skin care routine, but make sure you're making it’s the correct one for your skin’s condition and type. You have a choice to use a manual exfoliant such as granule scrub, enzyme or acids. If you select a scrub, don’t overuse it or rub too hard. You don’t want to irritate or inflamed your skin. Avoid overworking the scrub on your cheeks. Most people begin on their cheeks, then over-work the product. Leaving the cheeks red and irritated. Enzymes and acids exfoliants help dissolve dead skin cells.

Detoxify & Clarify

Removing or reducing harmful substances that can affect or damage the skin. detoxify and clarify your skin.  Look for ingredients like activated charcoal, clay or certain acids.  

 Balance Skin

Surface skin lipid (SSL) film, is a mixture of sebum and keratinocyte membrane.  In the epidermis, lipids act as a protective barrier that prevents the absorption of impurities and dirt. This lipid structure is necessary for skin barrier health, antimicrobial activity, and pH maintenance.  According to National Institutes of Health (NIH):

“Skin hydration (moisture) and sebum (skin surface lipids) are considered to be important factors in skin health; a right balance between these components is an indication of healthy skin and plays a central role in protecting and preserving skin integrity [1]” 

Professional Treatment

When necessary for deep pore cleansing, blackhead extraction, and whiteheads treatments. 

Maintain an up to-date skincare routine

To prevent future congestion and keep pore clear between professional treatments.




Raspberry Refining Cleanser

  • Clarifies and exfoliates
  • Lessens future breakouts
  • Reduces oil and debris

Retinol 2% Exfoliating Scrub/Mask

  • Provides chemical and physical exfoliation
  • Resurfaces and refines the skin

 Detoxify & Clarify

Charcoal Clay Cleanser  

  • Provides deep cleansing
  • Reduces oil
  • Detoxifying and purifying

Clarifying Toner Pads

  • Reduces congestion
  • Lessens oil production
  • Soothes cystic breakouts


Cacteen Balancing Moisturizer

  • Balance surface lipids and water



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