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How to Deal with Clogged Pores on Your Chin

How to Deal with Clogged Pores on Your Chin

Clogged pores on your chin that won’t go away or keep coming back is an irritating but common skin problem. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through 5 different ways to deal with clogged pores on your chin, including:

“When dead skin cells mix with oil and dirt on the surface of the skin, it’s a recipe for clogged pores,” says board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin founder Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “And because the chin and nose tend to be oiler of the face for many people, getting clogged pores in those areas may be more likely.”

Unclogging pores on your chin could be as easy as switching up your cleanser, adding a topical treatment or targeting the area with a high-tech skin care device. Read on for five ways to help deal with clogged pores on your chin.

1. Wash With a Clarifying Cleanser

Cleansing your face twice a day with a clarifying cleanser can help unclog pores and keep breakouts at bay. LovelySkin LUXE Clarifying Gel Cleanser contains three powerful yet gentle exfoliators—salicylic acid, glycolic acid and afaLUXE™—that work together to clear pores and sweep away the dead skin cells that contribute to clogged pores. afaLUXE™ also helps improve your skin’s barrier function and balance skin's moisture levels as well.

LovelySkin LUXE Clarifying Gel Cleanser

“For patients dealing with clogged pores, adding this cleanser to their routine is often my first recommendation,” Dr. Schlessinger says. “It’s very effective at both clearing existing clogged pores and preventing pores from becoming clogged in the future.”

2. Swipe on a Purifying Toner

Adding a purifying toner to your skin care regimen is an easy, low-maintenance way to help improve clogged pores on your chin. Epionce Purifying Toner contains willow bark extract, which acts as a natural astringent, removing oil and dirt dwelling in your pores.

 Epionce Purifying Toner

It also has antibacterial properties that help zap acne-causing bacteria, leading to fewer future breakouts. For best use, just grab a cotton ball or pad, spritz on some toner and give your face a thorough swipe once nightly. That’s it—you’re done!

3. Incorporate a Daily Exfoliant

To up your pore-unclogging efforts, try adding a chemical exfoliant. LovelySkin LUXE Exfoliating Gel Mild 11% encourages cell turnover with afaLUXE™, a dermatologist developed molecule combined with Dead Sea minerals and vitamin C.

LovelySkin LUXE Exfoliating Gel Mild 11%

“Exfoliation is an important step in preventing clogged pores, but facial scrubs with physical exfoliants can sometimes be too abrasive on the skin,” Dr. Schlessinger says. With an 11% blend of afaLUXE™, this gel gently exfoliates the skin without irritation while supporting the production of collagen and improving skin texture, too.

4. Draw Out Impurities With a Clay-Based Mask

For pore-clearing benefits with a spa-like feel, try a once-weekly clay mask. There’s a reason that clay is a popular ingredient in so many face masks, says Dr. Schlessinger: “Clay absorbs excess oil from the surface of your skin and helps draw out blockages from your pores,” he says.

 PCA Skin Purifying Mask

Try PCA Skin Purifying Mask, which contains red clay as well as micro-fine pumice to help soften rough skin texture and buff away built-up dead skin cells. For best use, just apply a thin layer to your face once a week, wait three to five minutes, wash with warm water and be on your way!

5. Try a Pore-Extracting Device

For a specific trouble area, like clogged pores on the chin or sides of your nose, you might need a little extra power to get the job done. That’s where the DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser comes in.

DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser

When used on wet skin, this high-tech handheld device helps loosen and extract the blockages in clogged pores with ultrasonic waves. With the device in “extract” mode, you can target those trouble areas to unclog stubborn pores. With the device in “infuse” mode, you can give your favorite serum a boost by enhancing its penetration into your skin.

For a one-two punch of pore-unclogging power, try Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum, which contains salicylic acid and farnesol to clear clogged pores and agarikon mushroom extract to encourage tightened pores for reduced oiliness and shine.

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