Cleaning clogged pores is something that you can accomplish in a few different ways depending on your preferences. Clean clogged pores with help from a professional aesthetician in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Kristy Charlier, professional esthetician, and today I'm going to talk to you about how to clean clogged pores. Clogged pores more often than not are seen down the oily areas of the face usually like down the T zone so across the nose, around the chin line. Sometimes you see a bit of clogged pores along the cheeks. This more often is related to people who over use their blush so you've just got to watch this area little bit. Sometimes if you suffer from acne a more cystic type acne you actually will get more of the clogged pores along the mandible, along the jawline here underneath the chin. Clogged pores are a mixture of oil and dead skin cells that are being built up in the hair follicle because the sebaceous gland is attached to the hair follicle and you know, it stimulates oil. This is accelerated obviously in puberty and stress related where your adrenal gland actually stimulates your hair follicles to produce more oil. So you want to make sure that you are cleaning out these pores on a daily basis with a good cleanser and you know, an exfoliant maybe once a week or twice a week depending on your skin type. So looking at Chelsea's skin she has a few clogged pores, just mainly around the hairline here. That could be like from some of the oil in her hair leaking down onto her forehead and so you want to make sure you are cleaning out these pores and you know letting the skin breathe up here as well. Today we're going to go ahead and cleanse Chelsea's skin with L'Oreal Paris Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser. So now we're going to go ahead and cleanse Chelsea's skin but first you want to make sure the skin is damp. This will enable the product to move around the skin more easily okay. So you want to get about a pea size amount of cleanser, just work that into the fingertips. You just want to make sure that you lather up in your hands and on your fingertips so you've got it everywhere. I'm going to do circular movements around the face, around the cheeks and the jawline. Make sure that you go underneath the jawline as well. Pay particular attention to the chin. This product also comes with a scrublet. You actually push it from the back and it pops out here. You want to start on the forehead in a circular motion just around the edge of the skin, just gently. You don't want to apply too much pressure here, otherwise you can damage, microscopically damage the capillaries here and you don't want to do that. This would be great to do in the shower preferably at nighttime when you've, after a day of being out in the environment. Actually in the shower we'd like warm water so you've got a little bit of steam action that is going to open up that pore so that this scrublet can actually get in and deep clean the skin. This product has a salicylic acid. It's a beta hydroxy acid and that will accelerate the oil out of the pore getting rid of that dead skin cell debris. It also has a citric acid which will help keep the acid matte with the natural moisturizing barrier of your skin intact. It also has glycerin which softens and protects the skin. It actually is a humectant which means it draws moisture from the air, outside air to the skin. So it's actually bringing moisture down into your skin. So this will help Chelsea's skin. It won't dry it out too much and keep her natural barrier intact. As you can see from Chelsea's skin, it's nice and clean. You've got the renewed skin cells at the top, the salicylic and the citric acid, the beta hydroxy acids have actually got in there and removed the dead skin layer. The glycerin has left the skin naturally moisturized and is leaving Chelsea with a nice natural glow and now she's ready for a moisturizer. So that's how you clean clogged pores. I'm Kristy Charlier. Thank you for watching.