7 natural ways to help unclog your pores and get rid of unsightly blackheads

Are you ready for your close-up? Probably not if you have clogged pores. Most people have had a pimple at some point in their life, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing to deal with. It’s important to understand not only how your skin works, but how certain things impact it. Learning more will help you remedy your acne and keep your skin looking fresh.
According to Web MD, the leading causes for clogged pores includes elevated hormone levels and a build-up of bacteria. This is good to know because it will go a long way toward understanding why the following natural remedies work so well. Let’s discuss. 
1. Sugar 
According to an article found on Top 10 Remedies, sugar can be used to exfoliate the skin. Massaging the granules on your skin will brush away dead skin and unclog pores. To use,
make a paste by mixing two tablespoons of sugar with a small amount of lemon juice and water. Apply the paste directly to the problem area and massage for five minutes. Rinse the area thoroughly. Repeat once per week to help prevent build-up in the pores. 
2. Lemon
Remedies and Herbs indicate that the citric acid found in lemons is good for cleaning away the dirt and grime that builds up in pores. It can also be used to exfoliate the skin. All you've got to do is apply fresh lemon juice to the clogged pore. Allow it to set for 10 minutes before rinsing. Do this no more than once per week to avoid over-drying the skin. 
3. Honey
Honey helps to hydrate skin and prevent clogged pores. Simply apply raw honey directly to the troubled area. Allow it to set for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. 
4. Steam
Looking for a cheap and efficient solution? Steam is it. According to an article from Natural Beauty Tips, steam works to open up the pores and allow the trapped impurities to escape. To use, wash your face completely. Boil a pot of water. Once the steam appears, remove the pot from the stove. Bend your face toward the steam and allow it to permeate your face. Do this until steaming stops. Repeat twice per week to rejuvenate your skin. 
5. Baking Soda
Remedies and Herbs insist that baking soda is a great option for exfoliating the skin. It helps remove dead skin and built-up oil on the skin. All you've got to do is mix a tablespoon of baking soda and just enough water to form a paste. Massage in a circular motion for a few minutes before rinsing. 
6. Water
Don’t underestimate regular rinsing with plain water. Throughout the day, you will sweat and touch your face. The oils from your sweat and your hands will clog your pores. Make a habit of rinsing your face to avoid a build-up. Simply splash fresh water on your face. Repeat several times per day, especially during warm months. 
7. Fuller’s Earth
Top 10 Remedies discusses the benefits of using fuller’s earth to pull excess oil from the skin. It helps keep pores clear and skin soft. To use, mix one tablespoon of fuller’s earth, water, and oatmeal. Apply the mask directly to the pore and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. 
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