7 Brilliant Ways to Unclog Your Pores

Deven Hopp


On any given day, your skin is battling sweat, pollution, and pore-clogging face makeup. We'll be the first to admit that keeping pores spick-and-span is work. Playing the "ignorance is bliss" game is one strategy, however we propose a more proactive approach (more on that later). But first let's look to what the experts say about how to unclog your pores.

Dr. Karen Hammerman of Schweiger Dermatology Group revealed one of the most affective ways to get rid of the dreaded clogged pores is using a vitamin A derivative [retinoids], as it's "the best way to clear clogged pores and prevent blackheads from forming."

And Dr. Jessica Weiser of New York Dermatology Group agrees: "Retinol is the best way to clear clogged pores and treat blackheads. While prescription-strength retinoids are the most effective, using an over-the-counter retinol can also be helpful to alleviate skin congestion."

To help, we've compiled a list of all the best DIY pore-unclogging treatments, plus, the best over-the-counter products too. Keep scrolling for all the best at-home, off-the-shelves and professional remedies for clogged pores.

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