What are they?
Clogged pores are synonymous with congested skin. Sabaceous glands underneath your skin produce an oily matter that lubricates your skin and hair. It sounds gross but it’s for the greater good! Sebum prevents your skin from drying out and protects it against environmental damage. But dirt, oil, sweat, dead skin cells and make-up can stick to the sebum and get backed up in your pores like a bad traffic jam. The glands continue to produce oil, now in excess, leading to blockage and acne. Clogged pores can affect any skin type.
It happens to the best of us, even Kendall Jenner. She looks flawless at every angle, but if you remember she struggled with acne for years, since middle school actually. Dermatologist Dr. Kidd explained to Seventeen last year that together, they developed a simple skincare routine which clearly worked. Once an insecure teenager, Kendall is now a red-carpet and runway sensation!
How do you treat them?
Congested skin should be washed twice daily with a gentle cleanser. Rinse really well, pat your skin dry, wipe your face down with an acne fresh pad and then uses a sunblock which contains acne medication. In the PM, she uses a renewing serum to help calm inflammation and ensure skin is moisturized.