Clogged Pores: Why It Happens And How To Cleanse Face Properly

exfoliating to unclog pores

Clogged pore culprits

Clogged pores can happen for many reasons. Whether you’re working out a little too much and not properly washing your face, wearing too much makeup which clogs your pores, or your glands produce too much sebum or oil, your face may rebel with pesky white or blackheads!

The more oil that your skin produces, the more of a risk pore clogs become. Medications, face products, skin that’s too dry or oily, etc. are all culprits of clogging pores.

Clogged pores can occur due to the buildup of dead skin cells, which is where exfoliation comes in handy!

How exfoliation helps clogged pores

It is important to regularly exfoliate if you dream of clearer pores in your future. A perfect example of a quality skin exfoliator is Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub, which provides you with baby soft skin after just one use. Plus, it’s a SIBU fan-favorite! As an extra added bonus, it’s all-natural!

Scrubs like this deeply clean pores and remove dead, dull skin cells that clog pores and cause breakouts with apricot and sea buckthorn (sea berry) seed powder. With scrubs containing ingredients like SIBU’s, you can achieve the softest, most supple skin you’ve ever had.

Face and body scrubs promote a youthful glow, as they remove pesky dead skin cells. However, it is important not to overuse them.

Adding scrubs into your circulating skincare routine once or twice a week will result in smoother, softer skin. For sensitive skin, start using scrubs once every other week to err on the safe side. You can always adjust accordingly.

Exfoliating allows for the reduction of clogged pores, ultimately leading to a fresher looking complexion.

Cleansing for Clogged Pores

Daily cleansing plays a major key in unclogging pores.

Try double cleansing if you had a sweaty day or wore makeup. Typically, the first time you cleanse removes the dirt, but the second time you cleanse will allow for a much deeper clean.

Bar soaps can get a bad rap. Probably because most strip your skin of moisture and leave it too dry.

Think: major drugstore brands. But the right bar soap is probably the answer to your cleansing needs.

Glycerin is a great skincare ingredient to look for in a soapy cleanser. Glycerin is a humectant, which means it retains moisture in the skin.

Look no further than our Sea Buckthorn Face & Body Bar featuring glycerin to cleanse in a non-harsh fashion. This bar contains plenty of natural oils like our premium Himalayan sea buckthorn oil. This soap is an anomaly: it keeps your skin clean, yet doesn’t dry your skin out!

The main ingredients (including glycerin, oatmeal, sea buckthorn (aka sea berry) and essential citrus oils) combine to make one crazy good cleanser. On top of being your go-to bar soap, it's also a great makeup remover, anti-acne/anti-inflammation/anti-dryness soap and even pretty sweet for shaving!

As this bar soap melts away the excess sebum and oil, it destroys bacteria and microbes that can cause acne, rosacea and eczema. It’s one of our top selling products, and for good reason!

Face Masks for Clogged Pores

Face masks are so underrated for clearing up skin texture!

Clay masks have been used for hundreds of years. No wonder so many people swear by this skincare product’s benefits. Overusing may dry out your skin, but using once or twice a week will improve skin by leaps and bounds.

Our Purifying Clay Mask pulls out impurities deep down inside the pores. SIBU’s clay mask, and clay masks in general, promotes healthy skin cell turnover with natural enzymes, controls excess oils and sebum (resulting in less clogged pores), naturally calms & soothes irritated skin, and brightens the face.

Other Precautionary Measures to Ensure Pores Stay Clear

Ensure you’re not clogging your pores without realizing! Products like hairspray, the wrong skincare products/makeup, etc. all may contribute to the demise of clear skin.

Don’t forget to change your pillowcase often, especially if you use lots of hair products, which are active contributors to acne. Switching over to a silk pillowcase may benefit skin health as well – silk absorbs much less bacteria than cotton and other common fabrics used for sheets.

All in all, exfoliation plays a key factor in keeping your face and body smooth and without too many impurities. By exfoliating, your pores unclog, resulting in clearer, smoother, glowing skin.