Deep Cleansing Your Pores
A great way to improve the appearance of your skin and help fight acne is to deep cleanse your pores on a regular basis, here are some good ways to do that.
Hot Towel Method
This is the quickest and easiest way to deep clean your pores. Simply take a clean face cloth and run it under steaming hot water until the cloth becomes very hot. Carefully ring it out and quicky drape it over your entire face as you lay back and relax. You can leave the cloth on until it becomes cool for a good, effective steaming, or if you’re in a hurry, even just a few minutes does your skin good. After removing the cloth, splash your face with cool water to clean out your freshly opened pores, then cold water to close them up again.
This one is an oldie but a goodie. Simply boil a kettle of clean, fresh water. Pour the boiling water into a bowl and lean or lay with your face over the bowl. Drape a towel over your head and the bowl. The steam should now be trapped by the towel and be directed onto your face, allowing it to completely open and cleanse your pores. As the water cools, the steam will disappate. After this session you should splash your face with cool water to clean out your freshly opened pores, then cold water to close them up again.
Homemade Mask Method
There are lots of recipes avaliable online for homemade facial masks. Here is a good one for deep cleaning: You’ll need one very ripe banana to start. Peel and mash the banana and mix it with a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to your face and let it sink in for a good 15 minutes before washing off.
There are also lots of products you can use that make pore cleansing easier. You can purchase pore cleansing strips which you apply to your nose and allow to harden before pulling off. There are deep cleansing scrubs and cleansers. You may also wish to invest in a facial steamer, which provides results similar to the kettle method but of more professional, salon quality.
I hope this article gave you some good ideas to get started on deep cleansing your pores. Remember deep cleansing is meant for maintaining your skin, and should only be done once a week at the very most. Too much deep cleansing will only irritate your skin and cause further problems.