Hot and muggy days mixed with city pollution hanging overhead can make your skin and pores feel extra clogged. How? Oils in your face pull in dead skin cells along with dirt, creating a plug that clogs your pores and causes unhealthy-looking skin. When washing your face isn’t enough, unclogging your pores requires a deep cleanse. Here are several ways to get perfect pores from the comfort of your own home.


Clean: Get all the traces of dirt and makeup off your skin by using more than just your hands when you clean. Our Deep Cleansing Pure Complexion Sponge uses 100% natural ingredients (like charcoal) that’s designed for a better clean to reveal smooth, refreshed skin. Need more exfoliating power? Try a gentle face scrub paired with a cellulose sponge.


Steam: One of Huffington Post Canada’s favorite treatments when skin is looking lackluster is good old-fashioned steam. Pop on your spa headband and grab a bowl of steaming hot water. Place a towel over your head and breathe in the steam for 10 to 15 minutes to soften skin.


DIY Mask: Lots of DIY facemasks use honey as an ingredient. It has healing properties that can help tighten your pores. To make a simple mask, combine a few tablespoons of raw honey with a dash of yogurt and olive oil. Smooth it on your face with a soft foundation brush and let it set for 10 minutes. Remove with warm water and revel in your softer skin.


Moisturize: After using a mask, add in other skin care saviors like a blackhead removing strip, toner and moisturizer. Apply while skin is still moist to help lock in moisture and keep skin hydrated and supple.


Prevent: Prevent sun exposure that causes pores to sag and appear larger by using a daily SPF. Want to hide the appearance of pores when you apply your makeup? Look for a pore minimizing serum that uses light reflecting pigments to distract from the look of pores.


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