7 Products to Detoxify and Minimize Pores
Our skin is constantly exposed to impurities — things like oil, dirt and dead skin cells — that can clog pores and leave our complexion looking dull. As if that weren’t annoying enough, these blockages can lead to blackheads and breakouts if left unaddressed. To keep our pores clean and fresh, we like to take preventative measures by incorporating detoxifying skincare products into our daily routines. Ahead, we rounded up a few of our editors’ favorite products to help decongest pores and remove unwanted buildup from the surface of the skin for a clearer complexion.
Formulated with 10% glycolic acid, this resurfacing serum exfoliates to even out skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores while keeping the skin hydrated thanks to hyaluronic acid. Use once daily to see results in as little as one week.
Clear out blemishes, whiteheads and blackheads in a pinch with this salicylic acid-infused toner. The alcohol-free formula made with tea tree oil and aloe vera will leave your skin feeling fresh, renewed, soothed and hydrated instead of dried out.
Looking for a spot treatment that will zap zits without being too harsh on your skin? Look no further than this gel from CeraVe. Along with acne-fighting salicylic acid, the formula also contains calming niacinamide and barrier-strengthening ceramides so you can fight the pimples without damaging your moisture barrier.
Incorporating a clay mask into your skincare routine is a simple way to help give your pores a deep clean once a week. This is one of our favorites because it combines a blend of natural earth clays with a hydroxy acid to help decongest pores and exfoliate the skin’s surface.
Deep cleansing and exfoliating are keys to achieving smaller-looking, decongested pores. Because this mask is rich in minerals, it helps detoxify the skin by eliminating toxins from its surface. With regular use, pores will appear smaller and skin will be clearer.
This cleanser has a unique gel formula that boasts a combination of salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lipohydroxy acid to fight existing and new acne. We love that it is gentle enough to be used daily to clear out pores.
Say goodbye to congested skin and excess shine with a swipe of this soothing tonic. The formula, which contains chamomile, arnica and salicylic acid combats redness and irritation while gently exfoliating so skin feels softer and looks clearer.
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