How to clean clogged pores on face?

The clogged pores must be the major source of irritation whenever you are up for applying the makeup, or going out for a fine lunch. They are nasty and destroy the entire freshness of the face. What are clogged pores exactly or in simpler terms? Normally people call them blackheads and whiteheads; basically, pores are the skin opening or the holes you can say, and this is the exact point from which the human hair growth takes place.

clogged pores on face

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The worst part is that clogged pores are not only present on the forehead at the nose area but also checks. The pores get filled with the natural skin and the layer of dead skin makes them look real bad. Also, with dirt and grease on these pores, they look uglier and gets black. This makes them visible enough that without clearing them, you won’t be able to get the glow and clearness required.

You don’t have to worry much because there are ample amount of ways through which clogged pores can be cleaned easily. This excerpt highlights the easiest ways which won’t even require much of your time, and you will see the results instantly;


You can use any branded cleanser and rub in on the area which has clogged pores. Gently massage the entire area for ten minutes and rinse it with cotton. While removing the cleanser, make sure you are using hard strokes on the area so that dead cells can be removed easily. Repeat the process twice a week, you won’t come across the same problem ever.

Use of Jojoba oil:

You can use other types of oils too but jojoba oil has some sort of specialty, and it is said that it produces the desired results instantly. When you clean the clogged pores with jojoba oil, it quickly gets into the pores and dissolves the entire dirt while cleaning the pores completely. Apart from this, the use of the jojoba oil is very essential for the skin.


This process of cleaning the clogged pores is used mostly in the saloons. It requires you to first conduct a good massage on the entire face and then take steam for 5 minutes from any steamer. After that you can use the pore cleaning tool and get rid of all the blackheads and whiteheads. It’s a painful process, indeed, because the pressure exerted on the plucking tool hurt in the nose area specially.

The mentioned ones are the most commonly adopted ways of removing the dirt from the clogged pores. However, if you wash your face twice a day and use a mild cleanser daily, you won’t face this clogging issue. Also, you can use cotton dipped in milk for cleaning the face, this helps in providing freshness to the skin and also helps in enhancing the fairness. Also, try using those products which are oil-free, this would help you keep the face safe from the dust at least. Also, apply less makeup because it also leads to blocking the pores which results in dull and stiff skin.


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  1. says

    Hi Hira!
    As a mother , I find it hard to maintain a skin care routing. But I learned 2 useful tips: I clean my face after the shower, the steam in the shower works like the steaming process in the salons, this helps remove dirt from the pores faster.
    I also remove all makeup before going to sleep ( I am already not a big fan of foundation, making cleaning my face easier! ).

  2. says

    My pores are big and I’m using an alcohol free toner but still I feel like my skin is not fair enough and it’s not toned.

  3. says

    i have big open pores on my face it try some toners but no use plz give me some effective tips so that it really helps me a lot plz plz plz……

    • says

      Neutrogena has a nice scrub, and so does Burt’s bees. Before beginning to cleanse your skin, rinse with warm water for a minute, cleanse or scrub, then rinse with cold water to close your pores. Change your pillowcase once a week because oils can get on it, and could make it worse as you sleep. You could also make a sugar honey scrub. Hope this helps and good luck

  4. eashita says

    How can I remove these clogged pores from my face and please also tell me how can I get clear skin because every time I do a treatment for clogged pores its left scars and bumps, so please tell me some good scrub which I use every day to clean my skin.

    • says

      You should buy an exfoliating face wash like St. Ives apricot scrub which I personally use. It rubs the dead skin off and cleans really well and it’s also very pretty cheap.

  5. daevika says

    I have tried everything like steaming, using many expensive products but they don’t work. I want to know the causes of clog pores and also wants a permanent solution that they don’t come back ever in my life again.

    • says

      Usually you get clogged pores with makeup, touching your face a lot, not cleaning your face well, oil and dirt. You should exfoliate properly and daily, just not so often that you dry your face out. Use a face mask with honey.

  6. says

    I have pores on my face as well as oily skin too. I don’t wear any makeup on my face. I am using Neutrogena face wash after the few hours of its use oil start coming on my face. Can you tell me the permanent solution of this problem.

    • says

      Avoid washing your face in normal soap or anything which is too astringent. If you completely strip all the natural oils from your face thinking that oily skin is your problem, then your face will fight back by producing even more oil! You need a find a balance. Make sure that you wash your face every morning and cleanse every night to remove all traces of makeup. Keep Your Skin Moisturized. Do Gentle Exfoliation. Use steam to get rid of pores. Always Extract Blackheads it can cause clogged pores.

  7. Deepika joshi says

    hiiii hira!!!!how to get toned milky white skin with glow…and also how to get healthy black hair..plzz help

    • says

      Apply raw milk every night when you are going to bed. Don’t wash it stay it over night. At morning wash your face with a good face wash. Take 4-5 almonds. Soak them overnight and peel them off in the morning. Grind them to make a fine paste. Now add some honey, walnut powder to make a thick paste. Now apply this on your face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water. This home remedy not only lighten your skin complexion but also creates a nature glow on your face. At least done one hour Cardio exercise must if you want clean and healthy skin. After doing cardio exercise when you sweat rub clean towel on your face and neck? Treat your hair from within by taking multivitamins. Drink at least 8 glass of water and eat healthy foods like fish fruits, nuts and vegetables. Comb regularly but be gentle. Don’t use any heat products. At night soak some dried gooseberries, at morning wash your hair with gooseberry water.

    • says

      Take ½ bowl of chickpea flour. Add ½ cup milk. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder. Add 1 tsp fresh cream, Mix well, Apply and massage on the face, covering all hair. Leave it for 25 min and let the paste dry, Remove the dried paste by rubbing palms in the direction opposite the hair growth.

    • says

      Cream is a dairy product that is composed of the higher-butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization. You can also used whipped cream

  8. sk says

    i am a 23 yr old guy….earlier i had many pimples on my face.Now the pimples had gone but have left many scar(holes )due to scratching those pimples.plz suggest some effective steps also my skin is oily and i am using acne aid bar from last 2 yrs to wash my face.
    thank you

  9. says

    i have clogged pores on my cheeks for years now and still its nt going away its only spreading..i did maricle to get rid of them bt its nt going away now i have lots of clogged pores and scares too plz help me out

    • says

      Avoid touching the face at all times and use a cotton swab or makeup cloth to apply makeup and cleansers. Unclog Your Pores with Steam. after that Rinse your face with cool water. Wash away the particles that emerged from your pores with cool water, which will help your face tighten back up. Apply moisturizer to protect your face from drying out. Use a dry facial brush. Gently brush your face by moving the brush in small circles. Concentrate on the areas where your skin is the driest. se a facial scrub. You can also make your own with sugar, honey and green tea. after that use clay mask

    • says

      I’m about 3 weeks into accutane and I’m going to stop in about a week. My mum doesn’t ralely want me on accutane (she’s scared of the depression thing) and I have exams. I was planning on taking it during my exams but became a bit worried about the depression links etc and I had a dizzy spell and was convinced my heart was beating faster. I advise anyone with acne not to take this drug.

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