The main function of pores is to remove sweat and fat to the skin surface. When they are blocked, "black dots" are formed, which, when inflamed, provoke the appearance of acne. Most often, such unpleasant phenomena are observed on oily and combination skin in the forehead, nose and chin.
Using a steam bath to cleanse the skin improves blood circulation and sweating. The procedure is indicated for oily skin with acne, but those who suffer from dilated vessels, asthma and cardiovascular diseases will have to refuse it.
Steam treatments can also be used to clean dry skin, but the exposure time should be reduced to 3 minutes and no more than 2 times a month. For oily skin, the steam cleansing procedure will be effective if applied for at least 8 minutes, once a week.
For home cleaning, you will need a small, stable container and a terry towel. Prepare a decoction of herbs for dry skin - lavender, coltsfoot, lemon balm, chamomile, dill, calendula; for oily - rosemary, sage, linden blossom, oak bark, peppermint, horse chestnut, willow and birch leaves. Take the selected ingredients in equal proportions and pour 250 ml of boiling water into each spoonful of the collection.
After steaming, perform a salt cleaning. To do this, take one teaspoon of baking soda and fine table salt each. Thoroughly lather a cotton pad, dip in salt and baking soda and spread over the face in circular motions. For owners of oily skin, the mixture can be left on for up to 5 minutes.
Use volcanic clay lotion daily to keep pores clean.
The yeast mask has proven its effectiveness in the fight for clean pores. Combine fresh or dry yeast with 3% hydrogen peroxide and herbal decoction for oily skin or cream for dry skin. Apply the thoroughly mixed ingredients to the skin for 10 minutes, perform the procedure once a week. Contraindications to the use of such a mask are excessive facial hair growth and vasodilatation.
Bulgarian cosmetologists offer their own method of quickly getting rid of "blackheads". Mix equal proportions of oatmeal and corn flour, add whipped protein. The resulting mixture is applied to the skin until completely dry, after which it is removed with a dry terry towel. The procedure for rolling off the mask should be carried out with particular care, trying not to stretch the skin. Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry with a towel.
Use pore tonics and lotions to keep your pores as dirty as possible.
The English cleansing mask is suitable for owners of delicate skin prone to redness and flaking. In one container, combine 2 tbsp. l. apple or orange juice and 1 tsp. honey. In another bowl, mix the oatmeal and vegetable oil thoroughly, the consistency should be easy to apply.
Massage the mixture of oil and flakes onto cleansed, steamed face. Continue to massage the skin for 2-5 minutes. Without removing the mixture from your face, start rubbing in the composition based on juice and honey. After 5 minutes, apply kefir pre-mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Leave the multi-layer mask on your face until it dries completely, then rinse off with cool water or chilled chamomile decoction.