Clean­ing out clogged pores

Sunday Trust - - BEAUTY - TAM­BARI

Pores are tiny open­ings in the skin that re­lease oil and can make you sweat. When pores be­come clogged, it can re­sult in black­heads, white­heads, acne and dull­ness to your skin com­plex­ion.

Causes of clogged pores in­clude bac­te­ria from the air, non-come­do­genic makeup, oil and dirt from your hands trans­ferred when you touch your face and also sweat.

How do you clear your pores?

• • • • TRENDS STYLE FASH­ION Pore strips can be used to get rid of dirt and oil trapped within your pores. The strips come in dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes, de­pend­ing on the part of the face you want to ap­ply them to. But avoid pore strips if you have skin al­ler­gies or a sen­si­tive skin. Fol­low pack­age di­rec­tion be­fore you can use the strip. Also, wet your skin be­fore use and cleanse af­ter it has been washed off. Char­coal masks are a trendy sk­in­care in­gre­di­ent. It can now be found in fa­cial and body cleansers, scrubs and masks. It re­moves dirt, pol­lu­tion, and bac­te­rial from the face. Rinse your face be­fore use and leave for 10 min­utes be­fore re­mov­ing it. Scrubs are also a good way to ex­fo­li­ate and clear clogged pores. But some scrubs can be harsh on the skin. You should know the ac­tual prod­uct to use if you have a sen­si­tive skin. Chem­i­cal op­tions for face pore in­clude al­pha hy­droxy acids (like gly­colic acid), bet­ter hy­droxy acids (like sal­i­cylic acid) and retinols or top­i­cal en­zymes to clean the pores. Some of the chem­i­cal meth­ods in re­mov­ing pores can be harsh; there­fore, it is im­por­tant to get help from a pro­fes­sional so that they can also help you to de­ter­mine how often

As soon as we hear the word “fat”, the likes of obe­sity, high choles­terol lev­els and over­all un­health­i­ness come into the pic­ture. This is why fat-free and low fat foods have be­come quite pop­u­lar. But ac­tu­ally, our bod­ies need some of these fats. Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Aysha Adama of Nisa Hos­pi­tal, our bod­ies need these fats to ab­sorb vi­ta­mins A, D, E and K. It is also es­sen­tial for a healthy skin and hair, as well as in­flam­ma­tion. But it is es­sen­tial to know which fats are ac­tu­ally good for you. Here are few.

Av­o­ca­dos: These fatty fruits are su­per healthy and are con­served to be su­per foods. It is rich in healthy fats, which in­crease good choles­terol and lower the bad one. Av­o­cado oil is so good that it is even used for hair and skin too. It also en­sures healthy and proper growth and de­vel­op­ment dur­ing preg­nancy.

Co­conut oil: Co­conuts also pro­vide an ex­cel­lent source of fatty acids, which is easy to di­gest and help in the func­tion­ing of the brain.It is also an ex­cel­lent op­tion for our skin and hair.

Ex­tra vir­gin olive oil: Em­pha­sis must be put on the ex­tra vir­gin, as this is best qual­ity of olive oil that con­tains you can use the treat­ments. • Steam­ing is also an ex­cel­lent fa­cial treat­ment for your pores. A spe­cial­ist may use a skin steamer to fuse warm, moist air onto your face.This helps your pores to open.Af­ter the pores are open, you can use treat­ments like masks and mois­tur­iz­ers be­cause they are ab­sorbed more deeply into the skin. This may of­fer bet­ter re­sults in treat­ing pores.

Ways to avoid clogged pores • Fol­low a daily sk­in­care reg­i­men • Look for a face wash­la­beled, “Won’t clog pores” or “non-come­do­genic” • Al­ways re­move makeup at the end of the day, es­pe­cially be­fore go­ing to bed • Wash your face reg­u­larly • Avoid touch­ing your face fre­quently • Avoid the use of nat­u­ral bak­ing soda or at-home sk­in­care rou­tines to scrub your face be­cause it can cause skin dry­ness and ir­ri­ta­tion. This is be­cause the pH of bak­ing soda is too al­ka­line for the face. all the good fats and nu­tri­ents your body needs. It is great for heart health, blood pres­sure, high choles­terol lev­els and blood cir­cu­la­tion.

Fish: Sar­dines, sal­mon and mack­erel are great op­tions when se­lect­ing fish. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which is key to a healthy heart and for its an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties.

Nuts: Ground­nuts, wal­nuts, al­monds, you name it, are lit­tle snacks you en­joy. They are the per­fect way to in­clude healthy fats in your diet. Even peanut but­ter on bread can do the trick. Eat­ing nuts reg­u­larly can keep your ar­ter­ies clear and your heart healthy.

Dairy: But not the fat-free or low fat prod­ucts. Full fat milk, yo­gurt and the likes are rich in pro­bi­otics and help in en­cour­ag­ing healthy di­ges­tion, boost the im­mune sys­tem, and over­all, pro­mote good health.

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