11 Best Home Remedies For Clogged Pores On Face, Nose, Cheeks, And Chin

Now a number of people are suffering from clogged pores which are a harmless type of acne if not squeezing them. However, these tiny flesh-colored bumps make you annoyed and your skin does not look nice because of clogged pores that are common at the face area, including nose, cheeks and chin. Therefore, to know more about clogged pores and natural home remedies for this condition, please continue reading this article on TrueRemedies. Here are the top 11 home remedies for clogged pores on face, nose, cheeks, and chin.

Top 11 Proven Home Remedies For Clogged Pores That Work Well

I. What Are Clogged Pores?

Clogged pores are also known as comedones, skin-colored and small bumps. These bumps are common at nose, chin, cheeks and forehead with acne. Comedones can be blackheads or whiteheads and they can occur with or without acne. Clogged pores can dilate follicles in the skin. These follicles are clogged because keratin combines with oil and bacteria.

II. What Causes Clogged Pores?

Below are some of the most common reasons for clogged pores:

  • Dead cells
  • Excessive oil by the skin
  • Excessive sweating
  • Usually accessing dirty environment
  • Inappropriate face cleansing
  • Bacteria and hormones
  • Allergic reactions and makeup
  • Diet with a high level of sugar

Your skin pores get blocked at no fixed age, but they are popular with most men and women during their puberty. The emission of various hormones in your body increases during puberty, which motivates the secretion of more sebum. Hormonal changes will cause clogged pores (or comedones) for your skin.

III. Home Remedies For Clogged Pores

1. Steaming

Steaming will help the facial pores open up. It also removes all the impurities blocked inside pores.

Ingredients:

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  • A bowl of hot water
  • Towel

Directions:

  • Wipe off the makeup on your face and then clean your face by splashing a lot of water to make the dirt or the rest of makeup removed from your face.
  • Take a bowl of hot water and put it on anywhere with a suitable height.
  • Sit down, bend over it and use a towel to cover your head to prevent the steam escaping. 
  • Keep it for 5-10 minutes and have a break if you feel it too hot for your skin.
  • Pat your face to make your skin dry and then relax for a few seconds.
  • Add toner to oily skin (recommend using witch hazel because the combination of them and dry skin can moisturize directly, do not need any toner).
  • Apply moisturizer to your face.
  • Steam the face 1-2 times a week.

Note:

  • Maybe add any essential oil (only a few drops) to help steaming become more effective. You can choose is tea tree oil.
  • Avoid steaming for a long time because it easily brings about skin dryness.
2. Exfoliating

Exfoliating, like steaming, is one of the best ways to remove clogged pores and help to get rid of the impurities and dry or even dead skin cells. There are a variety of options to help your skin exfoliate, including dry brushing by using a dry facial brush. However, choosing a suitable brush is very important, or your fragile and sensitive skin will be hurt. The facial brush you should use has soft bristles, which are made of natural fibers.

Ingredients:

  • Facial brush

Directions:

  • Clean your face after removing the makeup.
  • Let your face be dry properly.
  • Use the facial brush to brush lightly in circular motions, focusing more on drier areas. 
  • Be careful when brushing the skin around the eyes because the skin of the eye area is very thin. Brush these more gently.
  • Use warm water to clean your face.
  • Apply moisturizer to your face.

Note: 

  • You can exfoliate the clogged pores and your skin by using facial scrubs.
3. Sugar Scrub

Thanks to tiny particles inside scrubs, your facial skin can be exfoliated. Although you can buy scrubbing gels or creams, it is highly recommended using homemade scrubs if your facial skin is sensitive. One of the most popular natural scrubbing ingredients that help to open up the pores and make scar tissue broken up is sugar. Sugar is often used in skin care routines as an exfoliant. It can help eliminate impurities and dead cell build-up from pores and lower their size[1]

Recipe 1:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice (from ½ a lemon)
  • Water

Directions:

  • Get sugar powder by pressing it.
  • Add lemon juice to it and then mix enough water to this mixture and you will have a thick paste.
  • Use this sugar paste over the face whenever your skin has clogged pores.
  • Gently massage in a circular motion in about 5 minutes and then use cool water to wash the face cool water.

Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • A few teaspoons of brewed green tea
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Directions:

  • Take some prepared green tea, put it in a bowl and cool it down.
  • Then add 1 tablespoon each of sugar and honey to the bowl containing prepared green tea to make a consistent paste. 
  • Apply this scrub after cleaning your face.
  • Massage lightly and circularly, especially dry areas for 5 minutes.
  • Then use cool water to wash your face.
  • Finally, moisturize your face.

Note: 

  • You only should exfoliate your face once a week.
4. Fuller’s Earth Mask

Fuller’s earth mask – one of the clay masks contains tremendous oil soaking properties. The fuller’s earth makes oil soaked up and gets rid of dense properties from both skin and any material. Therefore, this mask is suitable for people having oily skin and battling with clogged pores on their face because it not only opens up pores but also helps your skin become smoother and brighter thanks to its skin whitening properties. 

Recipe 1:

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth
  • Enough rosewater to make a paste

Directions:

  • Mix 1-2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth with rosewater to get a paste.
  • Apply this mask to your face after cleaning your face and leave it dry.
  • Use water to wash your face after drying off.
  • Repeat this recipe once a week to get better results.

Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth
  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • Water

Directions:

  • Mix fuller’s earth,  oatmeal, and enough water to achieve a paste.
  • Apply it to the face after cleaning it.
  • Keep this mask on your face for 15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off, let your face dry and add moisture.
  • Do this once a week.
5. Egg Mask

Egg mask is one of the best home remedies for clogged pores. The white part of an egg contains not only skin-tightening properties to keep your pores in control but also skin-toning properties to help your skin become softer[2] [3]. It is necessary for you to use the white of eggs, even the whole of eggs to tighten pores if you have acne horizontal skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons of egg white
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey (Not compulsory)
  • 1-2 egg yolks (Not compulsory)

Directions:

  • Clean your face and spread the egg white over your face after cleaning it well. Add honey if necessary.
  • Keep it dry, use water to wash the mask off and then pat your face dry.
  • Stir the egg yolks before using this on the face to provide your skin with whole nourishment (Not compulsory).
  • Let it be there for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off, make your face dry, and then moisturize.
  • Apply this mask once a week. 
6. Parsley

Parsley can bring benefits for oily skin – the key cause of clogged pores on the face, including nose, cheeks and chin. Thanks to natural astringent properties, parsley keeps pores clean. When directly applied to the skin, it will remove toxins from the skin. Additionally, parsley can control acne breakout and reduce skin redness and acne scars

Ingredients:

  • A few sprigs of parsley
  • 1 bowl of hot water
  • Washcloth

Directions:

  • Wash the sprigs of parsley properly.
  • Put it into one bowl of hot water and stir well.
  • Keep it until the water cools down completely.
  • Dip the washcloth into this bowl.
  • Take the washcloth out and remove excess water.
  • Spread this washcloth over your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Do this method daily.
7. Baking Soda

Baking soda is one deep pore cleanser, which helps your skin to exfoliate gently and remove clogged pores. It not only helps get rid of dead skin cells or other impurities but helps balance the pH of your skin, which aids your skin to look younger and become smoother[4] [5]

Recipe 1:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Water

Directions:

  • Mix two ingredients well to have a smooth paste.
  • Spread this over your skin and massage it gently and circularly.
  • Keep it for a few minutes before washing it off.
  • Pat the skin dry and apply moisturizer well.
  • Repeat this recipe once a week.

Recipe 2:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • Lemon juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder

Directions:

  • Mix these prepared ingredients well.
  • Spread this mixture over your face and keep it for 5-8 minutes.
  • Use water to wash this mask off.
  • Repeat this recipe once a week. 
8. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice becomes a good natural astringent to help tighten pores and clean the skin. It contains citric acid with the role of an exfoliating agent to clear off both dirt and oil clogging the skin pores[6]

Here are two ways to use lemon juice for clogged pores:

  • Divide a lemon into two equal parts and then scrub one part of the lemon over the affected skin. Keep it in about 5 minutes and then use lukewarm water to wash your face.
  • Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and then roll this ball on your affected skin. Massage the area gently and wash your face off.

Read more: Top 17 Benefits Of Hot Lemon Water On Beauty And Health. This article was medically reviewed/fact checked by Alexandra Dusenberry, MS, RDN.

9. Bentonite Clay Mask

Clay is famous for not only pulling the toxins out from the skin but also unclogging pores naturally and effectively[7]. Therefore, masks made from clay are excellent home remedies for clogged pores. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal

Directions:

  • Mix three ingredients well, and you will have a paste.
  • Spread this mixture on your face, especially the affected skin.
  • Keep it be completely dry about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Use water to wash the clay mask off, pat the skin or face dry and then add moisturizer to the skin.
  • Apply this method once a week to help open up your clogged pores.

Note: 

  • You can combine some activated charcoal with bentonite clay because activated charcoal is an effective agent absorbing skin impurities well.
10. Honey

Honey consists of natural antibacterial properties, which can help open up pores and make pores unclogged more easily. Moreover, honey makes the excessive level of oil on your skin less and tightens the skin pores[8]. It is also an efficient moisturizer, making the skin hydrated and helping it to become smoother.

Recipe 1:

  • Simply use raw honey to massage your skin, keep it for few minutes and then use lukewarm water to wash it off. 
  • Do this method twice or three times a week to get highly effective.

Recipe 2:

  • Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and 3 tablespoons of honey well.
  •  Spread this mixture over the skin, let it be there for 20 minutes and use lukewarm water to wash it off. 
  • Do this method at least once or twice a week.

Recipe 3:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of baking soda to get an exfoliating scrub. 
  • Then spread this mixture over the skin and scrub gently. 
  • Keep it from 10 to 15 minutes and use lukewarm water to wash it off. Apply this method 1 to 2 times a week to remove clogged pores.

Recipe 4:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of olive (or jojoba oil) with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt well.
  • Spread this mask over the face and let it be there from 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Use lukewarm water to wash it off. Repeat this way once a week.
11. Hemp Seed Oil

The hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids that are useful for your skin[9]. It also balances excessive sebum which is produced by your sebaceous glands, so it helps to remove clogged pores.

Directions:

  • Use lukewarm water to wash your face.
  • Pick up hemp seed oil with a suitable amount onto the palm and spread it over the face.
  • Rub the oil lightly for a minute.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water and use a towel to dry your face.
  • Spread some hemp seed oil over your face again if your face is too dry.
  • Apply this method once or twice a week.

Taking good care of the skin is essential to help prevent pores from getting clogged. Make these natural home remedies for clogged pores as a part of your skin care regimen, and you’ll soon notice improvements.

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