& What You Can Do To Clarify It
Breakouts, enlarged pores, dullness, blackheads, whiteheads, uneven texture and bumpy skin.
Sound familiar? You may have congested skin! Congestion is common and a combination of purifying and clarifying skincare products can help.
What really is it?
Congested skin is more than just breakouts—it can appear as dullness, bumps under the surface, or small white or blackheads. It comes from a buildup of dead skin cells, sweat, impurities and excess oil. Some skin is naturally congested and has a slower turnover rate than other skin. Though congested skin can appear for many different reasons, there is a reasonable solution to it. And we’ve got it.
How do I decongest?
You’re in the right place. Even though congested skin can result from under washing, skin type, environment, or other factors, there’s some happy solutions.
1. Remove makeup and cleanse regularly.
Congested skin can often result from leftover makeup, sweat, or other impurities clogging your pores with gunk. At the end of the day, make sure always to clean your face—even if you weren’t wearing any makeup! We city dwellers are exposed to a lot of dirt (and god knows what else) on a day-to-day basis, and our skin is better off without it. Use Swipe Clean oil cleanser to melt away grime and stubborn makeup, and follow up with Milk Melt oat cleanser to purify, calm, and rebalance the microbiome. Both cleansers are gentle enough that you won’t feel stripped—instead, you’ll be clean and clear :)
2. Mask at least once a week
For some extra purifying and exfoliating power, we recommend masking at LEAST once a week. If your skin is slower at turning over dead cells, then you may benefit from Acid Gold, our AHA Resurfacing Mask. Use Acid Gold to banish dull, dead cells and exfoliate.
3. Use skin-clarifying acids
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) work to break down dead skin cells, which can sit on the surface of the skin and clog pores. Gentle AHAs like lactic acid, found in our Day Glow tonic, help to shift these cells leading to brighter, more even skin with fewer breakouts.
4. Support with Booster Serums
Once your skin has been properly cleansed and exfoliated, your pores could use a little extra hydration. Be sure to moisturise after your routine, to keep your skin happy!
Adding a few drops of Balance Booster is ideal for stressed-out blemish-prone skin and enlists the calming powers of CBD to reduce redness and regulate your skin’s natural oil production. Just add a few drops to your moisturiser, or simply apply on its own, and say hello to clean, clear, clarified skin.
Add a few drops of our Bakuchiol Booster which is light, easily absorbed and will help to rebuild areas of uneven texture caused by skin congestion.
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