Keep your pores clean — here’s how!
A little bit of effort can go a long way, especially when it comes to those annoying pores on our beautiful faces. If you don’t think you have clogged pores, (ugh, the word clogged is terrible), go grab a magnifying mirror and take a good look at your nose. Are you convinced?
They will get dirty… again… but there are preventative ways to keep your pores cleaner, longer. Just a few easy tips, a couple times a week, and you are in the clear.
Take Off Makeup. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. I’m talkin’ before bed, or as soon as you are done for the day and ready to chill out, makeup free. Makeup can lock oil and dirts in your skin, creating build up and clogged pores if not taken off. How important is your makeup routine before you leave the house? Pretty high on your list, right? Don’t forget!
Wash Before + After Workouts. Take makeup off before working out to avoid buildup. Wash your face after a workout, to clean the dirt and sweat off of your face. I always like to carry natural cleansing wipes in my bag for times like these.
Clean Those Sheets. Your bedding is full of nasty dirt and pore-clogging bacteria. Make sure to wash your sheets weekly, and keep your pillowcase as clean as possible. Those 8+ hours of snoozing should not be spent collecting dirt on your face.
Love For Lemons. The acidity in lemons is great for breaking down the dirt-filled oils on your face. Simply slice a lemon and lightly rub it on your face twice a week.
Hands Off. Our hands are full of dirt and oils. Don’t spread that love onto your face. By keeping your fingers away from your face, especially the “T-zone” (forehead, nose, chin), you’re already taking steps in the right direction.
+ What tips do you have that help keep the pores clean? Let us know in the comments!