We’ve found the best products and ingredients to ease congested skin, to help tackle the symptoms and leave your skin clear and balanced.
What the skin feel is:
When your skin just feels… bleurgh (approved scientific terminology). Your skin feels congested, blocked and your pores are clogged - you feel like you just want to deep clean it of its congestion and strip it (but hang on in there, be gentle, that’s not really the best thing for it). You may have blackheads, some redness, millia (a build-up of keratin under the skin surface that looks like lots of small bumps), shininess or oiliness, or pores looking larger than normal.
The cause of this can be a huge array of things; have you had a boozy night and not quite taken your makeup off properly? Has Auntie Flo come to visit? Is the skincare you use too comedogenic? Or are you simply just not quite cleaning your face effectively enough? The trick with skin congestion is to clean well but not harshly. Try gentle exfoliation using acids (at night 2-3 times a week, and make sure to use an SPF), or enzymes which can help break down build-up of dead skin cells and unclog pores.
BYBI products that help ease congestion, leaving skin clear and balanced:
Smooth & Soothe Scrub - a brightening facial scrub with soft beads made from jojoba to exfoliate without irritation.
Swipe Clean - a facial cleansing oil and makeup remover that gently yet effectively cleanses skin without stripping it.
CBD Booster - seriously effective at highly calming and soothing, inflamed, blemish-prone skin.
Ingredients that help and why they are great for congested skin:
- Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract - contains carbohydrates (monosaccharides and oligosaccharides) which moisturise by forming a protective film on the skin, helping to retain moisture and balance the skin. AHAs and the enzyme Bromelain exfoliate by destroying the squamal desmosomes (the “bridges” that hold together skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin), removing the layer of hardened dull skin leaving behind soft, smooth and more elastic skin. Found in Smooth & Soothe Scrub. See ya congested skin!
- Papaya seed oil - contains the enzyme papain which helps to combat congested skin by dissolving excess sebum and gently exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving the skin fresh, cleaner and brighter. Found in Swipe Clean.
- Cannabidiol - is a cannabinoid (non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant) that initial studies have shown is a part of the endocannabinoid system within the body. It is thought that cannabidiol has a role to play in reducing redness, increasing moisturisation and reducing sebum production, giving it excellent soothing, calming and balancing properties, without congesting the skin. Found in CBD Booster.
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